To build our skills as a historic preservation corps we are always seeking historic preservation and trades specialists to share their experience and knowledge with us. These partners have paid roles on our team, leading our corpsmembers in everything from masonry to window restoration. Some work with us for our full commitment of a project, 1-2 weeks, while others provide a day or two of time to put on skill specific workshops. We are always searching for experienced preservation specialists to add to our network.

Will you join us on our next project?

“The young individuals were eager and willing to learn all aspects of the masonry trade, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the group…The work, time and dedication of this group are a definite asset to our community.”

Mike Braun

Stone Mason, Braun Construction

“Learning to plaster takes years, to do it really well and do it fast…That’s the way it is, you know. It’s a hard job, not easy work… This has been the best couple of days of my last few years. It’s been inspirational to me. I would love to do it again.”

Curtis Bellows

Bellows Painting

How it Works

Technical specialists are paid consultants that play a vital role in our program. As a technical specialist you will be role model for the next generation by:

  • mentoring corpsmembers
  • sharing your experience in the field
  • providing resources for those interested in entering the field

We have a variety of opportunities for involvement including:

  • providing in the field training for corpsmembers and project facilitation
  • consulting on project planning and coordination with staff
  • providing specific training and workshop opportunities for corpsmembers

At Northern Bedrock we will work with you to ensure projects are the right fit for your knowledge and time availability.

Get Involved

With technical specialists like you we are providing the opportunity for young adults to learn real world skills and open the door to a future career. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a technical specialist, please contact Rhea Harvey at 218.409.6818 or

Building a Pathway to the Preservation Trades

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures, and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service.