It is with a great deal of gratitude and many good wishes that we say farewell to our Finance Assistant, Kathleen Wacker, who’s retiring after a great seven years with the Land Trust. In her role, Kathleen provided administrative support with a focus on maintaining the day-to-day financial processes.
“Kathleen is incredibly organized; she could find anything in a matter of minutes,” said Jefferson Land Trust’s executive director, Richard Tucker. “I always knew our files were in order. Kathleen’s incredible attention to detail was such a gift to the organization because we go through a full financial audit each year and national re-accreditation every five years.”
Kathleen’s excellent work ethic and amazing attention to detail, as well as her creativity and laughter will be missed in the office. However, we all wish her well and hope she enjoys her well-earned retirement.
While we don’t know how she’ll spend all of her new found free time, we do know she’ll spend some of it enjoying nature, gardening, and working with wood. Kathleen enjoys all aspects of wildlife viewing, especially catching sight of Evening Grosbeaks. She’s also an avid wood carver, drawing inspiration from nature and using the many types of wood available on the Olympic Peninsula.
Before moving to Jefferson County, Kathleen was involved in volunteer work at a wildlife rehabilitation center, caring for injured or orphaned wildlife with the goal of releasing each back to the wild.