Photo by Will Turner

Photo by Will Turner

Kristine’s speaking engagements are built upon two simple ideas—1) that we must connect with our primal memories of living closer to nature, as it is imperative to the future of life on Earth; and 2) it is essential to create meaning in our lives for our collective health, economic and spiritual well-being. Kristine explores challenging topics with a refreshing perspective. She is a thought-leader in philanthropy, storytelling, creativity, and leaves her listeners feeling transformed into agents of change.

As a former reporter, Kristine is a skilled listener and interviewer; she is an effective panelist or moderator. In her nonprofit executive role she is also highly trained, having undergone media and spokesperson training at Yosemite Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International. Kristine gives presentations to her Board of Directors, senior managers and her team of 33 staff members on an ongoing basis. She uses humor, personal stories and her passion for plants, animals and nature to secure the confidence and trust of her audiences.

If you are interested in scheduling an event, please email We thoughtfully review every request we receive.

Here is a list of Kristine’s speaking topics, if you’d like something you don’t see here, don’t hesitate to make the request, we love creating talks!

  • The writing life, making time to write

  • Finding Your Voice

  • Creative Writing Seminars

  • Creative writing for business application

  • Owens Valley and Sierra Nevada natural and cultural history

  • Water and Nature

  • Drought in California

  • Climate change, women and vulnerable communities

  • Fundraising 101

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Fearless Female Leadership and Imposter Syndrome

  • Flying and Leadership

  • Managing Up, Managing Yourself

  • Fundraisers and Sexual Harassment

We look forward to your request!