Carol Corbin joined the Conservancy team in February 2020. Although she grew up in Pennsylvania less than a mile from the Appalachian Trail, for the last 12 years she worked in Spokane for REI, most recently as an outdoor program coordinator. She has also served on the Dishman Hills Conservancy board and volunteered with Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance.
Carol strives to live an intentional, locally focused life. She is “constantly amazed by the power of the outdoors to transform people” and writes, "I want to help INLC find a clear, cohesive, and compelling voice in the community, one that doesn’t just speak to like-minded conservationists, but to the average person.”
Spokane and INLC are a perfect fit for Carol and her son, who live near the Dishman Hills. Together they hike, run, bike, build trails, kayak, rock climb, camp, and snowshoe. In addition, Carol has folded over 5,000 paper cranes (now, Tundra Swans!) to help with meditation and mindfulness. Her favorite local areas are the Dishman Hills, Mica Peak, Mt. Spokane, and the Little Spokane River Natural Area.
Of her new position, Carol says, “The Conservancy has done amazing work, protecting land and creating access for outdoor recreation, over the years. I’m stoked to be able to share that story throughout the region and help new audiences all over eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle find out how they can help with this mission as well!”