Shelby is a nature enthusiast and environmental advocate who has proudly called Oregon’s Willamette Valley home for the majority of their life. They hold a B.A. in Environmental Studies – Sustainable Design with a minor in Outdoor Leadership from Pacific University. After finishing their education, they dedicated themselves to helping others create a connection, find belonging, and a sense of wonder in nature. They’ve had the privilege to work with several PNW based non-profits as an environmental educator and outdoor guide, encouraging folks to appreciate and protect the natural world around them. In their free time, Shelby finds joy by exploring outdoor spaces either by foot or kayak and is passionate about foraging for wild edibles, cooking them, and most importantly eating them!