Our Youth Managers

Talia Bio Pic CroppedTalia Gerard, President, has been managing events and day-to-day operations as a member of the Youth Management Team for six years.  Talia is a Senior at Mira Costa High School and is an active participant in the Girl Scouts and her school newspaper.  When she is not in the office, at school, or scouting, Talia likes to play soccer and the bass.  She enjoys being a leader of the environmental movement and likes seeing the community get involved and embrace youth leadership.

Lina McDermott, Youth Manager, got involved with TREE MUSKETEERS after hearing about it through a friend. After participating in the LEADership classes, Lina decided to take on a leadership role as part of the Youth Management Team. Lina continues to volunteer and take management roles within the organization. As a Senior at Crossroads High School, Lina is also involved in softball and soccer.

RaquelGerardRaquel Gerard, Youth Manager, is a Senior at Mira Costa High School and joined us six years ago. As a member of the Youth Management Team, her greatest accomplishment is teaching other kids how to care for the environment. “If I could tell young people one thing about saving the environment, I would tell them even recycling just one time makes a positive impact on the environment.”  In addition to her responsibilities as a Youth Manager, Raquel participates in Girl Scouts, Yearbook, tennis and her local synagogue.

Utsa Parikh, Youth Manager, is a Sophomore at El Segundo High School. She found Tree Musketeers’ website while looking for opportunities to volunteer in El Segundo in the summer of 2013. In her free time, she enjoys aerial arts and running and she believes that being environmentally friendly is a fun and educational way to save the world!

FernandoFernando Aguilar, Youth Manager, is a very enthusiastic and optimistic teenager and currently attends Narbonne High School as a Sophomore. He is a proud member of Boy Scout Troop 267, ROTC and his high school wrestling team.  He is always looking to lend a helping hand, aspires to teach and learn from others wherever he can and always tries to lift the spirits of others no matter what. Fernando also enjoys DJing in his spare time.

Ashley LawsonAshley Lawson, Youth Manager, found out about Tree Musketeers through a brochure at El Segundo Middle School, where she is in the Eighth Grade. Ashley joined the team because she is dedicated to saving the environment and bringing people together. When not helping Tree Musketeers around the office or at tree care events she enjoys reading Jane Austen novels and playing soccer.

David LawsonDavid Lawson, Youth Manager, joined the Youth Management Team in the Summer of 2015 as one of the newest members. David’s enthusiasm and quick mind mean that he always has an innovative idea to contribute. When not at Tree Musketeers, David attends El Segundo Middle School as a Sixth Grader and enjoys building robots and playing soccer.

Lucas GlastetterLucas Glastetter, Youth Manager joined the Youth Management Team in 2015 after learning about Tree Musketeers in our LEAD courses. Lucas currently is in the Fifth Grade at Richmond St School and enjoys playing baseball and skateboarding when he has the time. Lucas may be the youngest Youth Manager but that doesn’t stop him from being an invaluable part of the team!