Kaitlyn is originally from California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley and grew up surrounded by endless miles of farmland filled with vineyards, tomatoes fields and almond orchards. In 2013 she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. After finishing her degree she entered the U.S. Peace Corps and served in beautiful, hot and humid Paraguay called el Corazón de Sudamérica due to its central location at the heart of the South American continent locked in by its neighbors Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. After serving abroad she worked at a coal mining museum in the Appalachian region of Pennsylvania educating about the industry’s history and impact. In 2017 she was fortunate enough to get the position of Program Manager working for a California State Parks cooperating association, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, on the north coast and worked along the coast and amongst the redwoods. In early 2020 she moved to beautiful northwestern Montana. She is ecstatic to now call it’s mountain landscapes home and is often found gardening or out enjoying the states’ natural wonder.