Kristin Eggerling is passionate about preserving wild places, reading, sustainability, travel, politics, community development and exposing kids to the outdoors. Currently, she works as a freelance writer, community activist and parent. She is also the Promotions Specialist for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Communications Coordinator at C&M Ford. She writes about natural resources and serves on her local library board and a number of local, regional and state boards focused on sustainability, conservation, art and community development. She is a member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. She has worked in the public health field, coordinated watershed education, taught sociology and as the administrator of the Environment and Agriculture Budget Committee at the Minnesota Senate. She has also served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. Kristin holds a B.A. in sociology from Augsburg College and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Manitoba. Kristin lives in Hallock in the far northwest corner of Minnesota — twenty miles from Canada — and Minneapolis, and is originally from Iowa.