Support Office

April Trent website

April Trent - Team Director 
April serves as the Team Director for the Appalachian Coal Country Team. Hailing from the southern coalfields of Appalachia, April brings the coal country perspective to the Team. April has a Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University and an array of volunteer management experience.



Erica Calderis-Dunbar - Office Manager
Erica began as the Office Manager for the Appalachian Coal Country Team in February 2012.  Erica first joined the Team in 2010 as the Summer Programs Coordinator serving organizations throughout the East and West. A native of Beckley, WV, Erica graduated from Mountain State University with degrees in Business Management and Business Marketing. During her studies, Erica was a member of the SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Team, a Non-profit organization educating people on concepts like market economics, entrepreneurship, and business ethics through educational outreach projects.  It is through this Erica’s passion for non-profit work began.



Brantley Kirkland websiteBrantley Kirkland - OSM/VISTA Leader
Brantley, a South Carolina native, works with reforestation and NCCC sites for the eastern and western OSM/VISTA Teams. He graduated in 2011 from Hampden-Sydney College in central Virginia with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs, writing his thesis on regional political integration in Central Asia. Brantley’s interests lie in the relationship between government, environment, and economics.





Amber Hendrickson - Volunteerism Coordinator

Amber is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan and a graduate of Utah State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She has experience working on political campaigns, fundraising initiatives, and event management teams; all while utilizing the skills necessary to recruit, facilitate, and retain volunteers. Prior to working with the OSM/VISTA Teams, she served as a Volunteer & Operations Coordinator for Appalachia Service Project, in southern West Virginia.



Jamie Brackman – DOI/VISTA Leader

Brackman is a native of Schuylkill County, PA, and is working with the ACCT on the new DOI/VISTA initiative.  Brackman graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Professional Writing in May 2012 and completed his first VISTA term with the ACCT in Brownsville, PA in July 2013.  Brackman has experience in fundraising, outreach, public relations, web development, and project management.