Kristy Pepin brings to WaterTAP more than five years of experience in operation management and organizational leadership.
Her experience is enhanced by her recent work as the Executive Director of a Conservation District in Bellaire, Michigan. There, she managed the organization’s programs and was responsible for delivering achievements toward the District’s mission, strategies, policies, programs, business operations and financial objectives. She served as the District’s spokesperson, advocate, and liaison between the community and federal, state, and local governmental units. From 2013 to 2015, Kristy was an Advisor to the Parks and Recreation Board for Antrim County, Michigan.
Kristy also served on the Executive Committee of the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited from 2011 to 2016. Through this work, she served as an environmental steward by conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold-water fisheries, while fostering an appreciation and understanding of the environment through educational and outreach activities. She has successfully raised funds for habitat restoration projects, river quality and river mapping surveys, and a local dam removal project.
From 2011 to 2013, Kristy was the Fund Development and Outreach Coordinator for the Headwaters Land Conservancy. She developed and implemented annual fundraising campaigns raising more than $500,000 for land preservation. Her primary funding project was a community conservation area land purchase, now called the Sturgeon River Preserve. The Sturgeon River Preserve now provides the only public river access point for several miles along the Sturgeon River located in Vanderbilt, Michigan.
Kristy is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Anthropology. She also holds a post-baccalaureate certificate in Paralegal Studies from St. Petersburg College.Return to Team