Krishun Karau

Forest Stewardship Director

Growing up in Northeastern Wisconsin Krishun spent her time building forts, catching frogs, and camping in the woods and waters of the Midwest. It’s where she fell in love with the outdoors.  She earned her B.S. in natural resources management, majoring in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After graduating she spent time working on both coasts, in South Carolina teaching the public about low-country ecology and in San Francisco as a restoration technician working on National Park Service lands. Eventually she heard the Blue Ridge mountains calling and moved to Asheville. She spent 5 years working for a non-profit conservation corps, leading crews of young adults and managing ecological restoration projects throughout the Eastern U.S.  Krishun loves to teach others about the ecological, economic, and social values of natural resources and our lands, especially the unique forests of the Southern Appalachians, which is why she is so thrilled to be working for EcoForesters.  In her free time, she loves to travel, play soccer, fly fish, hike while botanizing, and pack in as much snowboarding as she can when the weather allows.”