Kendra Kelling

Kendra Kelling

Director of Special Projects and Programming

kendra@lnrp.org

Kendra has had the opportunity to become familiar with the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership while serving as a board member for since 2016. She is excited to join the staff in her new role. Her love for the environment began at an early age. having spent much time playing outside and exploring in nature. Kendra’s family instilled in her an environmental ethic that would shape her life as well as her career path.

Born and raised in Sheboygan Falls, she moved to Milwaukee to study Conservation and Environmental Science at UW-Milwaukee. She explored the field of environmental conservation through internships in Forestry and Recreation and Wildlife Rehabilitation. Kendra then continued her education at UW-Milwaukee, pursuing a MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She returned to Sheboygan Falls to work at Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills and Education, first as an Environmental Educator and then as a Program Director, managing the Summer Camp program and leading public programs to engage youth and families in the outdoors year round. Kendra became involved with the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership and served on the board as Vice President and later as President, which led to her involvement with LNRP. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping with her family and friends, and she and her husband especially enjoy adventuring in new natural spaces.