King Conservation District is gaining a strong voice for King County’s natural resources in their newest board member Kirstin Haugen.
Kirstin combines a background in both public and private sectors in King County having worked for the King County Council’s office and the public affairs firm Mercury. She also brings with her almost a decade of board experience from her time serving on the boards of 4Culture, Cascadia College, and the Northshore Performing Arts Center.
“We welcome Kirstin Haugen to the board and are excited to add her experience and expertise from a long career in environmental public policy to KCD,” said Board Chair Dick Ryon.
KCD held its annual Board of Supervisors Election this past March. Six candidates ran for the open seat, and while votes were tabulated in April, the race was officially certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission at their May 16th meeting. Kirstin will be seated June 17th.
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.