Washington Wild Volunteer
Growing up in the Everett Area, hiking and camping in Washington have always been a part of Kristen’s life. These experiences led her to continue to be an advocate for nature and public lands as she grew up. This is one of the reasons why Kristen chose to work closely with Washington Wild as a volunteer graphic designer.
Kristen graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in art. From there she built her well-rounded design portfolio in graphic design, fashion, communications, and photo editing. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two young children, doing graphic design work with various community businesses including the Woodland Park Zoo.
When a former Washington Wild staff member put out a call for a graphic designer, Kristen jumped at the opportunity to get involved with the community. She likes that working with Washington Wild offers a meaningful way to utilize her skill set. Kristen also noted that as someone who is not necessarily outgoing, volunteering her professional skills was a great way to give back that matched her interests.
When asked about her favorite hike in Washington, Kristen didn’t hesitate to say Heliotrope Ridge near Coleman Glacier on Mt. Baker. “I love that you can completely disconnect from the city life on this hike,” she says, “It’s so cool to be up on a mountain and see a glacier.”
Kristen has been volunteering with Washington Wild for 3 years now. She started with general design work like projects for Wild Night Out and one-pagers for various programs. Now, she is Washington Wild’s go-to person for bigger projects, including working with us to design our print newsletters. We are so grateful to have Kristen on our team!