Gwen joined KCD in September 2018 to manage the education programs and team. She has over 20 years of experience as a sustainability professional, educator, and manager in the non-profit, private consulting, government, and school sectors. Her expertise is in sustainable landscaping, stormwater, recycling and materials management, agriculture, and behavior change. She holds a BA in Spanish and a Masters in Education, and speaks fluent Spanish. Gwen grew up in King County and then spent 10 years living in North Carolina, Germany, and Colombia before returning to Washington in 1995, where she values the outdoor recreation and natural beauty. Her passions and goals are conserving farmland, advancing sustainable food and agriculture systems, promoting environmental stewardship, and traveling.