Kaci was born and raised in Alaska where she grew up fishing and exploring the outdoors. She quickly developed a passion for environmental education by hiking with her father and helping her mother teach special education. After high school, she moved to Washington State to complete an interdisciplinary B.S. in Environmental Science and Environmental Education. Since then, she served as an Americorps volunteer and worked for local and state government in the fields of conservation, sustainability, and management of natural and built resources.
Kaci currently lives in Pendleton, Oregon where she works as a Project Manager for the Oregon Department of Energy, focusing on energy efficiency and data collection, siting and land use grants, and stakeholder outreach and coordination. She is passionate about expanding energy and environmental literacy and incorporating sustainability activities into business operations.
As a board member, Kaci enjoys working with such a dedicated group of environmental educators and is excited to build new relationships and programs with schools across the state, including in Northeast Oregon.