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Meet Our Team

The Faces of Our Program

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Earthworks. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.


Brad Rickman

Program Manager 

Brad is a valuable addition to the Earthworks team, having joined in 2024. With years of Adventure Education and Outdoor experience, he brings a love for the outdoors and a passion for providing life-changing programming to youth. Through Adventure Education, Brad aims to equip young people with the skills they need to overcome life's challenges and lead successful teams.

Venice Aureli 

Learning Guide

 Venice is originally from Rochester, NY, and grew up in East Irondequoit. Growing up she raced sailboats competitively and spent winters skiing. She moved around the west coast and finished her degree at the University of Montana. Her field of study was Agriculture and Environmental Studies.

 Being outdoors with her hands in the soil and growing food is her happy place. She is fascinated with watching things grow and is always trying to learn more. When she finds herself inside she is most likely spending time learning and trying to finish a variety of fiber arts projects. Her favorite things to do in the woods include foraging, hunting for bones, and outdoor cooking!

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