Mt. Lassen Area Representative
Kristy grew up in Durham, a rural farm town in northern California. Her family raised sheep on 30 acres which began to cement her connection to the land. She grew up camping and fishing with her family in the Sierra not far from where she lives today.
Kristy attended California State University, Chico, and received a BS Degree in Parks and Natural Resources Management. After graduating, she headed for the mountains of Montana, first to work for Glacier National Park, then settling in Bozeman, followed by Missoula. Eventually she migrated back to the Sierra and settled in the Norman Rockwell-esque town of Quincy, nestled in the middle of the Upper Feather River Watershed. Prior to working for the SNC, Kristy worked for a number of watershed-related organizations based in Montana and Colorado. For the last 16 years, she was self-employed as a grant writer, project manager, and watershed education coordinator for multiple natural resource-related organizations. An avid stream fly fisher, she also enjoys gardening as well as camping with her husband Joe and two children, Ben and Sarah.
Kristy is delighted to be working for SNC because it blends her experience of grant development and writing along with her background in natural resources. She appreciates that SNC takes a proactive approach in working with its Sierra mountain communities. Kristy works as a Mt. Lassen Area Representative for Modoc, Shasta, and Lassen Counties.