Kelcie Kysar

AmeriCorps Habitat Enhancement Crew Member


Favorite local wildlife: Opossums and Ravens
Favorite native plant: Wintergreen
Favorite native tree: Pacific Dogwood
Favorite activity: Hiking, camping, and kayaking

Kelcie grew up in Western Washington and has been admiring the natural beauty of the PNW since she was a young child. From camping in remote areas of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to kayaking in the Puget Sound, she is often found outdoors. While working in several customer-service-based positions over the last eight years, Kelcie’s also been working towards gaining professional knowledge and experience in her dream career field, including studying horticulture, biology, and ecology at the Evergreen State College and working for Washington State Parks. Her plans for the future include finalizing her bachelor’s degree in ecology and taking further steps to get her foot in the door for a career she loves, motivated by a desire to protect the great outdoors so that the plants and animals we all love can be enjoyed for many years to come.