Staff Attorney and Policy Specialist
Karin brings expansive knowledge and expertise in real estate, land use, and environmental and natural resources law to The Freshwater Trust. She has worked with entities such as the Sustainable Cities Initiative and Westwind Stewardship Group to develop innovative conservation and ecosystems-based approaches to funding and protecting environmental resources, and immediately prior to joining The Freshwater Trust, worked for a local Fortune 500 company in commercial real estate. As a Staff Attorney, Karin works closely with staff and clients to develop contracts and agreements that support our on-the-ground restoration work. In 2014, she also won election to Milwaukie City Council for a four-year term. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Outside the office, she enjoys tending her chicken and duck flock, promoting civic engagement, and actively persuading the Portland metro region that Milwaukie is the best suburb.
Home River: Navesink River, New Jersey