Katie came to the District in September 2008 with a 10-year background in natural area restoration, leading youth work crews, and managing education and outreach programs for local parks, recreation districts and watershed councils. Her primary responsibilities at EMSWCD were originally workshop coordination and events management. Throughout her tenure, her knack for streamlining processes has allowed her to move into areas of program evaluation and planning. Her key areas of focus with the Urban Lands program include:
- Program planning, evaluation and implementation
- Data collection and analysis
- Project management
- Managing the adult conservation workshop program
- Overseeing the Annual Native Plant Sale
Katie is our go-to person in the “way” we work, especially in areas of program and project planning, tracking and reporting. When something needs to be operationalized, it gets sent to Katie. She also provides guidance and insight to other organizations, offering her expertise in developing and refining education and outreach plans. Her work at the District allows her to combine her love for program planning and logistics with community outreach and education. In her free time Katie enjoys running, biking, and hanging out with her family and friends.