Kirsten grew up with Glacier National Park as a backyard, which fostered a serious love for the outdoors and implanted a strong land and water conservation ethic. She holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business from the University of Montana, and keeps an internal promise to return to the Treasure State at least twice a year. Kirsten spent nearly seven years as the corporate giving and marketing specialist at KEEN Footwear before joining The Conservation Alliance in 2017. Her spare time is spent outside of Portland, climbing, hiking and camping around the great state of Oregon with her husband. She loves the smells, solitude and incredible landscape of Oregon’s high desert and joined ONDA’s board in 2015 in hopes of conserving more of it.