Meet our Team: Stella Krone

Meet Stella—after only one year as a seasonal worker she returned to us as a crew lead for our 2022 season. You might even see her in the field as she maps and sprays invasive weeds along our highways. Whether she’s spraying on the roadside near Hoback or Togwotee you won’t miss her in her favorite (and stylin’) neon orange and yellow outfits. 

Stella grew up in Arkansas, studied Environmental Studies in college, and wanted to work outside.

The views are obviously an amazing plus, but really I love hiking around and seeing different parts of the county. It’s also great to work with people who have similar interests as me.

Her favorite memories while working at TCWP are the views, abundant wildlife encounters, and a paddleboard battle with co-workers at Crew Appreciation Day in the Palisades. 

Name: Stella Krone

Where did you grow up and what brought you to TCWP?

I grew up in Arkansas. I came to TCWP because I studied Environmental Studies in college, I really wanted to work outside, and I absolutely adore the mountains.

What’s your current role at TCWP and how long have you worked here?

I am a weed crew lead doing mostly highway work and this is my second summer.

Best parts of the job?

The views are obviously an amazing plus, but really I love hiking around and seeing different parts of the county. It’s also great to work with people who have similar interests as me.

The biggest challenges of the job?

It can be hard on your body, especially as we get farther into the season and it gets hotter. Rest is super important: mental and physical.

What have you learned between your first season at TCWP and now?

I learned a lot about the environment. Being around people who care about the earth is awesome and we always get to share what we know with each other. 

Best memory while working at TCWP? 

Going to the Palisades for crew day and having a battle on the paddle boards. 

Least favorite weed?

Spotted Knapweed

Coolest wildlife experience in the field?

One time on the elk refuge in the early morning I got to see 6 bull moose all together in one pasture. It was incredible. I also love seeing coyotes and badgers hunt together. 

Do you want to stay in Jackson long-term or do you have your sights set on something else?

At this point I’m not really sure—I like seasonal work and the opportunity to move around. I want to stay in the west though, I think. 

What is your favorite part of living in Jackson?

All of the incredible and easy access to nature. There is always something to do outdoors and it totally boosts my mood. 

Hobbies?

I love riding bikes, hiking, and chillin’ by the river. Really anything that gets me outside whether that be sports or just relaxing.