Kaitlin Raven - Field Coordinator
Kaitlin is a passionate outdoor worker that has spent the last 6 seasons traveling back and forth across the country to chase the next seasonal opportunity. Though originally from Chicago, she has lived in Florida, Arizona, New Hampshire, and California before landing at her current home in Bozeman, MT. Kaitlin served four terms with AmeriCorps across the country with the American Conservation Experience in Tucson, Arizona; the Student Conservation Association New Hampshire AmeriCorps based out of Bear Brook State Park; the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership/Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation; and finally, Montana Conservation Corps.
Kaitlin served with MCC as a Greater Yellowstone Field Crew leader in 2019. The following season, after a canceled Project Leader season with SCA NH Americorps, she worked as a crew leader for a landscaping company in Bozeman. In 2021, she took the opportunity to work for the Forest Service on Custer Gallatin National Forest as a Wilderness/Trails Technician on a Great American Outdoors Act crew where her rad crew of women cleared deferred maintenance trails on the Yellowstone and Gardiner Ranger Districts in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. She has a passion for building sustainable trails and has spent the last six years gaining a diverse skill set. She’s worked in invasive vegetation management, habitat restoration, conservation stewardship, volunteer outreach, and management, fundraising, Environmental education, ski instructing, wilderness first responder, and as a trail crew leader. Fun Fact! : She has dug trails on the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail! When not yielding a chainsaw or pulaski, you can find her skiing, camping, crafting, or making food for her partner and friends. Long term, Kaitlin would like to see more people from underserved communities and underrepresented populations in the outdoor job industry.