A fourth-generation Whidbey Island native, Kelsi Mottet has over eight years of experience working in the fields of environmental education and natural resources. She holds a deeply embedded passion for her home.
Kelsi joined the Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) as Marketing, Education, and Outreach Coordinator in fall of 2016.
Prior to joining the WICD team, Kelsi worked on four central Whidbey farms to learn first-hand how small agricultural businesses operate and collaborate to market their products.
She has worked in several educational and outreach capacities, including as a consultant for Triangle Associates in Seattle; as coordinator of program and volunteer efforts for University of Alaska Fairbank’s Girls on Ice Program; as a second grade teacher; and as a naturalist for the Pacific Science Center and for the North Cascades Institute.
Kelsi is a graduate of Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, with an M.Ed. in Environmental Education. She also has a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Administration through North Cascades Institute.
In her free time, Kelsi enjoys connecting with the many varied ecosystems of Whidbey through hiking, foraging, cooking, and wildcrafting.