Born and raised in Oregon, Katherine has spent over 8 years working with nonprofits in the Portland area with a focus on advocacy and community engagement. She is passionate about the native plants and wildlife and began developing skills around habitat rehabilitation while volunteering with the Forest Park Conservancy. She joined the Backyard Habitat team in February 2023 and is excited to continue expanding her knowledge and skill set. Her hobbies include: hiking, backpacking, plant identification, creating nature inspired art, and reading with her indoor rescue cat, Merlin.