Katelyn moved to Oregon in 2008 to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University. While studying at SOU, she fell in love with the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. After completing her degree, Katelyn worked as a seasonal botanist for several years and, in 2013, she purchased a 3-acre farm in Phoenix, OR.
Since that time, Katelyn has pursued additional education in permaculture design, pasture management, livestock handling, holistic farm management, and stays engaged in activities through the OSU Extension Master Gardeners and Land Steward Programs. Currently, Katelyn works as a Habitat Restoration Project Manager for a local river restoration non-profit where one of her main activities is designing streamside restoration projects to improve water quality.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking local trails in pursuit of wildflowers, working on projects at her farm and trail riding on her trusty mustang, Mojo. Katelyn is excited to be a part of JSWCD's board to promote wise resource use throughout Jackson County.
Current Term of Service: 2023-2026