Hi, I'm Kelsey!

Even though I grew up in a tiny town in Iowa, the world has always been at my finger tips. My life and education teachers have encouraged me to "reach for the stars" and never hold myself back from my dreams. 

This is where many people fall short. They put up limits and boundaries on their own skills and talents. They fill themselves up with doubt and fear. They kill their dreams before they come to fruition. 

This was me, but not anymore! 

Educational Experience

BA, Environmental Science

Minor in Digital Media

Buena Vista University, 2014

Certified Interpretative Guide

National Association Interpretation, 2015

MAEd, Environmental Education

and Natural Science

Hamline University, 2017

Professional History 

Outing Lodge B&B Gardener

Maintain the beauty of plants, outdoor grounds, and trees in a garden.

Stillwater, MN 2018 - Current

Freelance Web Developer

Responsible for the coding, design, and layout of a website according to a client's specifications. Involves both graphic design and computer programming. 

Stillwater, MN 2016 - Current


YMCA Environmental Education Specialist

Traveled to nine before/after school childcare sites every week to run a free environmental education program for grades K-5.

Shoreview, MN 2017

MN DNR Youth Outreach Specialist

Employed by the Conservation Corps to assist the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in reaching young communities. Efforts were placed with providing an opportunity for youth to enjoy our beautiful parks and trails and have a voice in the state tax amendment fund.

St. Paul, MN 2016

MNVNWR and PGO Outreach and Community Mapping Specialist

Employed by the Conservation Corps to assist the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Project Get Outdoors (non-profit) organization with environmental education and providing an opportunity for at-risk communities to enjoy and learn in public green spaces.

Bloomington, MN 2015

Design Zone Interpreter

Volunteered to assist visitors with solving real-world challenges by analyzing patterns and variables and exploring slope, scale, and ratios at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). 

St. Paul, MN 2014

School Age Childcare Assistant

Provided community education and youth supervision for before/after school care at the Stillwater Area Public Schools for Adventure Club.

Stillwater, MN 2014

Outdoor Recreation Educator

Organized, promoted, and conducted environmentally responsible outdoor recreation programs for various aged groups under the Three River Park District. 

Plymouth, MN 2013

Web & New Media Specialist

Updated, revised, and developed web content on a daily bases for Buena Vista University's Marketing & Communications.

Storm Lake, IA 2011-2014



Community Outreach Programs and Booths, Event Planning, Clear/Concise Writing, Photograph, Videography, Media Editing, Web Design,  Social Media, Microsoft Office Programs, Various Adobe Creative Suite Programs, Publication Design, GIS Story Mapping, Various Outdoor Recreational Activities


Entrepreneurial, Educational, Public Speaking, Project Management, Time Management, Customer Service, Teamwork, Team Leadership,  Motivational, Work Ethic, Inspirational, Patience, Problem Solving Abilities


Minimalism, Mindfulness, Zero Waste, Life Skills, Leave-No-Trace, Friluftsliv, Travel, Arts & Crafts, DIY Personal Care, Essential Oils, Yoga, Homemade Cooking/Baking, Loom Knitting, Mediocre Dancing, Wine Crafting, Rock Hunting, Painting, 

Extra Certificates

Climate Change Education

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

PROJECT WET Educator Training

Project WET Foundation

PROJECT WILD Educator Training

Council for Environmental Education

FLYING WILD Educator Training

Council for Environmental Education


Council for Environmental Education

CPR/First Aid

American Red Cross

Certified Tree Inspector | Citizen Pruner

MN Department of Natural Resources

AmeriCorps Alum

Two Service Year-Terms

Leave-No-Trace Awareness Workshop

Leave-No-Trace: Center for Outdoor Ethics

Adventure Leadership Program Scholar

Buena Vista University

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