Community Engagement Assistant
Shelby works out of the ICL North Idaho office on community outreach, events, education and development.
Shelby is a Pacific Northwest girl at her core. Whether it was growing up adventuring in the forests of western Washington, learning to scuba dive in the Puget Sound, river rafting through the Skagit, skiing her first black diamond on Schweitzer, or spending weeks on oceanic research vessels off the Oregon coast, she was always eager to experience more!
With a great fascination for ecosystem diversity and an intense curiosity in understanding the mechanisms of the natural world around her, she earned her B.S. in environmental science with a minor is Spanish at Western Washington University in 2013. Following her college years, she worked for a variety of environmental and science organizations including Washington Conservation Corps, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and Seattle Pacific Science Center.
In 2016, Shelby took on a different approach to making a difference. Inspired by the opportunity for hands-on, grassroots-driven and lasting impact, she accepted a position through Peace Corps where she spent two years serving as a coastal resource management volunteer in the Philippines.
Having returned state-side, she is beyond thrilled and so grateful to call beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho her new home—what a magical place to reflect, heal and grow! She is eager to connect Idahoans to ICL programs. She looks forward to helping individuals to recognize, understand and foster a sense of place for our local community, natural environment and planet through outreach, education, development and a wide variety of events.
As a new Idahoan herself, Shelby is excited to ‘build her Idaho resume’ and spend more time exploring the North Idaho backcountry as well as many other wild and scenic gems across this breathtaking state!