WWA Welcomes Program Director

On October 1st, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates welcomed Kristin Combs as our Program Director. In addition to extensive regional experience in conservation and education, Kristin Combs holds a Bachelors’ in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Masters Degree in Science Education.

Science and education have dominated Kristin’s life. With eight years of non-profit administration experience and three and a half years working in public education, she has made science more accessible and enjoyable for thousands of individuals. Kristin is a Program Director for Girls Actively Participating and mentors young girls in confidence, competence, and community building. Born and raised in the Midwest, she and her husband have been happy to claim the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as their home for 14 years.

“I’m really happy to be joining the WWA team and fighting for Wyoming’s wildlife,” says Combs. “I look forward to developing new and exciting ways to empower citizens to take action for the wildlife they love.”

Combs will be working to expand WWA’s current outreach, as well as developing new programs to further educate community members about critical wildlife issues.

“We are thrilled to have this new addition to the team,” says Executive Director Melissa Thomasma. “Ms. Combs extensive experience and top-shelf education makes her uniquely qualified to further develop WWA’s outreach programming. In addition to these qualifications, she brings unrivaled passion to the organization, and we absolutely look forward to the innovative ideas and approaches that she will infuse into our work.”

When Kristin isn’t working on community empowerment and conservation issues, she’s likely to be found outside. Alongside her husband, Tom, and beloved canine Mato, Kristin enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, birdwatching, cross country skiing, and snowboarding.