Kristen Gerrish and her dog, Penny

Kristen Gerrish

Development and Administrative Assistant


Favorite local wildlife: Sea otter
Favorite native plant: Pacific rhododendron
Favorite local food: Foraged Chanterelle mushrooms
Favorite activity: Horseback riding

Kristen joined Jefferson Land Trust in 2021 as our half-time Development and Administrative Assistant. She relocated from southern Arizona to Jefferson County in 2019. Kristen received a BS in Animal Science and an MS in Agricultural Education from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Land Trust, she spent more than 10 years working in higher education — initially as an academic advisor for students studying agriculture and life sciences and then as an accreditation coordinator for a medical school. Kristen is passionate about doing work that positively impacts her community and enriches the lives of her fellow citizens. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring all of the beautiful green spaces that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer with her husband and dogs.