Katie Lautar directs all of our programming related to green space preservation and forest patch care. Her work focuses on program development, outreach, site support, and the Forest Stewardship Network. She came to this work through her love of nature and communities. Katie has more than 13 year experience in community organizing, designing non-profit programs, and creating educational programs. She earned a Masters Degree in Environmental Education from Lesley University, while living outdoors in different bio-regions. She earned her Bachelors degree at Goucher College in Elementary Education with a Minor in Peace Studies. She directed youth development and education programs at Strong City Baltimore and is a founder of the 2640 Cooperative. She also has considerable experience in consensus building models and collaborative program development.