KATIE Shepherd Christiansen
Katie is a naturalist, artist, and writer who calls Greater Yellowstone home. She is the founder and director of Home to Roam Collective, an interdisciplinary initiative promoting conservation, collaboration, and the arts in the Greater Yellowstone region. Through this effort, Katie has brought to life the book, The Artists Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone.
Katie is a Wyss Conservation Scholar, receiving her Masters of Environmental Management (2016) at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She engages in work around Western lands and wildlife management and human-wildlife coexistence. From 2014-2016, Katie served as the Yale Sustainable Food Program's "Seed to Salad" Program Director, while co-teaching Yale undergraduate courses on Yellowstone and Global Change. Previously, Katie was the Senior Arts Editor of Sage Magazine, the USA Program Manager at the Project WET Foundation, and is currently a Project Manager at Adventure Scientists. Katie is the Artist in Residence at the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative.
She is married to her best friend and life partner, Jordan Holsinger, and together with their dog, Juneau, they explore wild and remote places.