Kristin Smith

Vice President of Strategic Direction / Interpretive Programs Supervisor for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District in Beaverton, OR

Kristin has more than 20 years of experience leading, creating, implementing, and evaluating educational and interpretive programs, exhibits, and materials for museums, nonprofits, nature centers and government agencies. She is currently responsible for directing and managing all staff and programs at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center.

Prior to THPRD, Kristin was the Director of Programs for Project Exploration in Chicago, Illinois, a nonprofit organization that focused on connecting underserved students with science and scientists. She has also held interpretive education positions at the Field Museum in Chicago, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Wyoming, the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Michigan and served as an Interpretive Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park.

Kristin holds a dual concentration bachelor of science degree in resource ecology management and environmental policy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also trained as a Certified Interpretive Trainer with the National Association for Interpretation.

Kristin lives with her husband Kyle and their dog, Eli, and spends her spare time hiking, biking, dragon boating, paddle boarding and tending to their native plant garden.