alumni impact

Alumni Spotlight: Alex Pojdenic

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Operations Director

Taking a leap of faith, Alex Pojdenic (NBC 2018) quit his job in an effort to refocus time and attention full-time on the things he was passionate about .Personally and professionally, his goals began to align when he enrolled in the Natural Building Certificate during the summer of 2018.

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Cameron McMahon: Marine, Student, Entrepreneur

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Operations Director
Marine, Student, Entrepreneur
In 2012, I completed my service to the United States Marine Corps Infantry. Thanks to the GI Bill, I was finally in a place financially where I was able to pursue my plans full time.  I had heard of Yestermorrow for years and even helped a friend tow an outhouse that a class built over the Ap. Gap to their home. Admittedly, I didn’t...

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Matt Wolpe: Combining Design/Build and Social Justice

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Bronx urban farm

Matt Wolpe, co-owner of Just Fine Design/Build in Oakland, CA, finished his Yestermorrow internship—an intensive six-month “work and learn” experience—in 2008. That experience allowed Matt to complete a selection of courses that have made him “able to carve out a satisfyingly wacky niche of work that would not have been possible without the springboard of Yestermorrow.” Since leaving Yestermorrow, matt has worked to combine his design/build interests with education and social justice.

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