Krystal manages 1000 Friends of Oregon’s communications, helping to get the word out about essential programs that protect our state’s land use planning system for the benefit of communities and lands across Oregon.
A born-and-raised Oregonian, she has roots that extend from Portland to Eugene to the Central Oregon high desert. With a degree from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications, Krystal has built a career across the journalism, publishing, and nonprofit sectors as an editor, designer, production manager, and all-around person of many hats. Before joining 1000 Friends of Oregon in 2023, she supported communications teams for other local nonprofits, including the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the Cupcake Girls, and Our Just Future.
Outside of her work with 1000 Friends, you’ll find Krystal advocating for a more inclusive and accessible East Portland, restoring her 100-year-old home, fostering dogs from around the world, or working with her hands in the soil to build habitat for local wildlife.
Her favorite place in Oregon is on the waters of the Metolius, surrounded by high cliffs, and for Krystal, joining 1000 Friends is a reaffirmation of her commitment to her beautiful home state.