Leigh Gordon-Patti is a Forestry Trainee with the 2020 Openlands Forestry Training Program. Leigh joined the crew to focus on urban forestry and is excited to become a TreeKeeper! Leigh is looking forward to the climbing training, building on her tree knowledge, and the volunteer planting days. Leigh has a life-long love of tree-climbing and environmental stewardship. She has volunteered at a botanic garden, conducted soil hydrology research in Everglades National Park and restoration projects across Chicagoland. She is also a River Ranger with Urban Rivers.