Welcome to the Plungers Website


Hello to everyone who is visiting this site.  This site is intended for all of our wonderful Friends and Family who would like to travel along with our AmeriCorpsêNCCC adventures.  Our Adventures began on January 23rd when 180+ people from around the country came together in Perry Point, Maryland.  Our teams were designated a week later and what you're about to see is the stages of the AmeriCorps delirium over our ten month service term!  Enjoy and Good Luck to all you potential AmeriCorpsêNCCC Members!!!



----->Team Brochure <-----





“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Emily Fissel – Team Leader

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Washington State University

Foreign Language (Spanish) & Literature

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

“Just Breathe! And floss your teeth.”


Erika Smithson – CAP

Hometown: Cedar City, Utah

Skills: Get it done attitude, organized & positive

Area of Study: Sociology

Favorite Hobby: Snowboarding

“Whatever happens…happens.”


Ben Maki – Civic Responder

Hometown: St. Joseph, Michigan

Area of Study: English & Philosophy

Skills: Leadership and Insight

Favorite Authors: Kerouac/Kesey/Hesse

“I am you, you are friends, we’ve got the means to make amends.  I’m lost, I’m no guide but I’m right by your side.”


Linda Charles – Team Photographer

Hometown: Jamestown, New Mexico

Skills: Listening, Patience & Comfort

Favorite Book: When The Legends Die

Hobby: Enjoys Mysteries

“Anyone can do anything if they put their minds to it.”


Katie Liermann – Tool Swamper

Hometown: Perry, New York

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Area of Study: Economics

Favorite Book: Ishmael

“It is hard to begin.”


Anna Norstedt – ISP Coordinator

Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Cornell College

Area of Study: Philosophy & Women Studies

Favorite Author: David Sedaris

“Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you’ve got.”


L. M. – Chainsaw Man

Hometown: Beach City, Southern State

Area of Study: Real Life

Favorite Food: Crème Broulee

Favorite Season: Autumn

"You're only young once, then you get ugly."


Erin Mahoney – Service Learning Coordinator

Hometown: Waupaca, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Area of Study: Sociology & Women Studies

Favorite Food: Lasagna and Ice Cream

“Don’t get your undies in a bundle.”


Justin Lim – Media

Hometown: Newberg, Oregon

Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles

Area of Study: Accounting & Human Resource Management

Favorite Cartoon Character: Garfield

 “No one will ever love you for your work or accomplishments, people will only love you for the way you make them feel.”


Deborah Prager – CAP

Hometown: Sebastopol, California

Skills: Very calm and level headed

Favorite Animal: Dolphins

Wants to live in Greece.

“If I don’t let myself be happy now, then when??


Mike Siegel – Tool Swamper

Hometown: Hollister, California

Skills: Dependability, Dedication and Pride

Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan

“Make the most of every project and understand why we are doing them.”


Jessi Lou Buchholz – Media

Hometown: Salem, Oregon

Skills: Follows Directions & Great Back Rubs

Favorite Movie: Oscar

“Nothing is given to man on earth except a potential and the material on which to actualize it."



That's us as individuals, now see us as a team!!!


It's induction time, everybody SMILE!!!

Team Meditation...We're a deep group!!!

Team work baby, come on now...TEAMWORK!!!

First Team Accomplishment...getting the van out of the snow!

Ahhh, Emily made us a cake...What about a red wagon?

We figured it out, our first project is in Delaware!

Nap Time for Ben. Disaster Training!

Team games, team games!

Touring a Habitat for Humanity site in Wilmington, Delaware.

Team Karaoke: Madonna "Like a Virgin"

Beach Party, I night out on the town!







Team Building, I think we've all had to walk across lava before. We got a strategy that works...lets do it.
More team building, we love Erin! We're all about supporting each other!!!
Marc is Jessi Lou's type of Man!!! Green hash browns?  How does that work?
Day project at the Stepping Stone Museum.

Dang, it's warm...time for a short break.

I'm thinking we all wish we wouldn't have worn pants today. I think we did a nice job.
Emily working on her modeling career. Putting some finishing touches on the place.
Alright, Monkey climbing time!  Is this considered PT? Working at an Aids Walk in New York City.
Peek-A-Boo Deb!!! Nice Hat Mr. Mike!
It sure was a dangerous game of tag. Anna and Justin Love Their Deserts!
Katie after a Cheesecake Fight. Justin to the Rescue!!!
And the Adventures Continue...
Ben's Favorite Pose...The Tiger Stretch.