We’re so excited to welcome new Board of Director’s member Tracy Strandness to the Washington Wild team!
Tracy was born and raised in the Seattle area and developed a love for the great outdoors at an early age on camping trips with her family. She earned a B.A. in English at Pacific Lutheran University, as well as minors in Sociology and German, and flexed her creative muscle as a marketing director and office manager at a local retail brokerage firm.
Tracy left an abusive marriage, and in the ensuing years when she fought for the protection of her three young children, they would escape to the wilds of Olympic National Park where they found refuge, peace and respite while camping and exploring its rugged, primeval majesty. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for what these wild places offered her young family during those harrowing years inspired Tracy to start a social enterprise, Barefoot Eco Outfitters, to provide a vehicle to help protect the public lands of the Evergreen State through donations, volunteering and advocacy at our state capitol.
She is excited to be a member of the board, and for obvious reasons is most passionate about the Wild Olympics campaign, as well as working to help preserve our public lands for their vital role in our ability to thrive spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Interested in joining the Washington Wild Board? Learn more here!