Events

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Student Workshops/ Cleanups
Student Workshops/ Cleanups
Oct 29 – Nov 2 all-day
LL&W holds workshops for high school, middle school, and even college groups in the spring and fall.  Click here to learn more about our workshops or to register online for a student workshop.
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Student Workshops/ Cleanups
Student Workshops/ Cleanups
Nov 5 – Nov 9 all-day
LL&W holds workshops for high school, middle school, and even college groups in the spring and fall.  Click here to learn more about our workshops or to register online for a student workshop.
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Click here for a downloadable version of our 2014 schedule
Tammy

Tammy Becker

Programs Manager

Tammy is the high-spirited director of the LL&W educational workshops. She has a Bachelors of Social Work degree from Western Illinois University. Tammy joined the team in late 2002 and uses her expansive experience gained from the Peace Corps and Americorps to put together informative, fun and successful workshops. Tammy also works hard as a cleanup team member, a grant writer, and is the most positive personality within our group (that’s quite an accomplishment with this enthusiastic group of optimists)!

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.0725
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Michael Coyne-Logan

Crew

Mike graduated from Northern Illinois in 2000 with a degree in history and teaching. Before joining the crew in July of 2007, Mike worked as a teacher in Rock Island, IL. Mike has been doing volunteer work with LL&W since 2005 which lead to his decision to finally come on board.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.496.9848
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Ashley

Ashley Stover

Director of Safety & Maintenance - Project Coordinator

Ashley graduated from Western Illinois University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Her dedication, persistence, and organizational skills were displayed while volunteering for the MillionTrees Project in 2010 which led to her hire as a crew member and the MTP coordinator. She later took on the task of Safety Coordinator as a means to better keep the crew and volunteers safe in all off LL&W’s endeavors. Not only does she keep the supplies and logistics under control, Ashley also keeps the barge nice and tidy!! Ashley enjoys cleaning, as well as spending time with her friends and family…especially her niece, Keegan, and her dog, Smo.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.737.5913
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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John Bostrom (J.B.)

Crew

John B (J.B.) graduated from Black Hawk College in 2009 and attended Western Illinois University.  After volunteering with LL&W for several years and attending Alternative Spring Break, J.B. was urged to join the crew in the summer of 2011.  He’s a quick learner and “Jack of all trades,” who easily transitioned into his new role as crew member.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.5627
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Amber Pribyl

Office Manager

Amber joined the LL&W team in May 2012. As a former dental assistant, she was more in tune to personal hygiene than river hygiene. It was her well-known commitment to success, support of community development and volunteer efforts that connected her to the organization. Amber has become one of LL&W’s biggest cheerleaders. She enthusiastically manages the Quad Cities office with tenacity, and is dedicated to maximizing opportunities that enhance LL&W in making a difference. Amber’s hobbies include spending time with friends and family, live music and meeting new people.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.496.9848
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Amy

Amy McCoy

In 2012 Amy met the Living Lands & Waters Crew as a teacher when she brought her class aboard for a student workshop.  After being blown away with her vocals during the workshop and hearing her express her admiration for the company, Chad later contacted Amy to see if she’d be interested in coming on as the new Education Coordinator.  With 10 years of classroom teaching experience in Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from California State University at Fullerton, Amy brings a lot to the education program, not to mention an occasional “Star-Spangled Banner” at a clean-up event!

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.6279
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Dan

Dan Breidenstein

Multimedia Specialist & Project Coordinator

Dan has been a volunteer since 2010 and, after attending two alternative spring breaks and completing an internship with LL&W, was asked to join the team. Dan graduated from Western Illinois University with a major in Recreation Parks and Tourism Administration.  He is an avid disc golfer who enjoys longboarding, snowboarding, and listening to live music. His positive attitude is a great addition to the crew.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.6599
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Shelly

Shelly Hamm

Financial Manager

Shelly joined the LL&W office staff in the fall of 2013 after working for the Hillman Group, formerly Servalite Products, for 13 years as their Inventory/Information Manager. She brings to LL&W amazing organizational and business skills, as well as a great sense of humor. Shelly and her husband, Roger, have a 12 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. Both of their children recently enjoyed participating in a LL&W river cleanup with their Scout troops. In her free time, if there is such a thing with two young children, Shelly enjoys watching her kids’ sporting events and serves as their full-time taxi driver!

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.496.9848
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Kate

Kate Runge

Director of Marketing & Events Coordinator Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.0728
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Nelson Curran

Crew Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.1874
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Grace

Grace Waters

Development Coordinator Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.732.6461
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Eric Louck – “Yam”

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309-236-4996
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Jennifer Ryan

Programs Assistant Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.496.9848
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Capt Mike

Mike Hanlin

Captain

A retired educator from East Moline, Mike has been with Living Lands & Waters since the beginning. Captain Mike received his Masters License in the 60’s while working his way through college. After many years of teaching, Mike was approached by Chad to come aboard as Captain. They made their first trip up the Mississippi River together with one additional crew member. Captain is an environmentalist who enjoys the outdoors. Captain Mike always has a great story to tell about his experiences working with LL&W, and looks forward to future trips “Rollin on the River.”

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone: 309.236.7034
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Travis

Pooch

If Travis could be summed up in one word it would be “loyal,” loyal at least to, LL&W’s maternal leader, Tammy. Travis is smart enough to not stray too far from the gravy train. However, when he hears someone rummaging through the refrigerator he will be the first by their side. Travis was discovered in Southern Illinois with a patty of liquid nail on his head. Travis puts the word “chill” in chiller, his exceptionally laid back personality is great for any campfire.  A few of Travis’ accomplishments include; four time champion softest fur coat at the National Fur Convention, fastest hot dog eaten North of the Mason Dixon line, and a variety of firsts and seconds at the biannual Alaskan river dog bark off championship. Simply put Travis is a god among dogs.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone:
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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Pork Chop

Pooch

After wandering the hills and valleys of Montana for eight months of his lonely puppy-hood, Pork Chop was taken in by the loving embrace of Chad and Tammy. Right away it was apparent that he was made for life on the river. Never missing a boat or car ride, Pork Chop could be compared to a mix between Scrappy-Doo and Curious George. Pork Chop’s hobbies include, wrasslin’, running full speed ahead (usually into Travis or Rebel), and catching flies in mid-air. The crew is extremely happy to have Pork Chop aboard.

Contact:
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • 17624 Route 84 N
  • East Moline, Il 61244
  • Phone:
  • Fax: 309.496.1012
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