Speaker Details: Tanner Yess

Tanner Yess

Program Director, Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek


Tanner grew up on the move with stops in the Caribbean and Kansas before settling in Kentucky. After earning a degree in environmental science, he worked on a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea. His Peace Corps service involved resource management, environmental education and eco-tourism. During graduate school, Tanner helped form Greater Cincinnati’s Tri-State Trails Coalition. He is a National Park Service Ambassador; a SHIFT Emerging Leader; and recipient of the 2018 Murie Center Rising Leader Award for connecting urban youth to Green Jobs.