Krystle Minerich, our new Executive Director intern, is helping us grow into an efficient, fully digital organization. Administrative functions are only the beginning. Krystle is involved in everything we do, from outreach, public relations, program funding... you name it. This is an exciting time for us as we grow in our ability to serve forest education/recreation and be a solid stewardship partner with the city.
After nearly four years in the financial industry, completing my associate degree in business administration, and transferring to the University of Washington Bothell’s School of Business in 2011, I quickly realized my passions extended beyond office cubicles to include the larger biotic community. After taking a restoration ecology course at UW Bothell taught by Professor Amy Lambert, I rediscovered the wonders of nature that persuaded me to change my major to environmental studies with a minor in ecological restoration. My passion for the natural world stems from a long list of outdoor hobbies including hiking, camping, bicycling, swimming and gardening. My lifelong goal is to help restore and preserve our natural spaces to ensure future generations have an opportunity to enjoy and benefit from Earth’s rich natural heritage. I began working with Friends of North Creek Forest as a student volunteer last spring working with the University of Washington Restoration Ecology Network (UW-REN) team in North Creek Forest. As the new Executive Director intern I’m anxious to support FNCF’s mission of enhancing the ecological integrity of North Creek Forest and conservation of the entire 64 acres in perpetuity. Ten years from now, I envision a deepened relationship between the City of Bothell, nearby educational institutions and FNCF, the opportunities for community engagement and outdoor education within the forest are limitless; we have only just begun to tap into the possibilities.
Have questions for Krystle? Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next article we will feature our new Volunteer Recruiter/Coordinator. Thank you for staying with us. Every kind word, every hour you volunteer, every penny you offer, brings us closer to a 64 acre conservation success.