Kristin Howland is the Executive Director of the Central Coast State Parks Association. She has over 20 years of experience in interpretation, natural resources recreation, preservation, conservation, outdoor education, management, and leadership. Prior to CCSPA, she was the Director of Education with the Catalina Island Conservancy and a Park Ranger with San Luis Obispo County Parks. In addition, Kristin spent three summers patrolling the Emigrant Wilderness in Stanislaus National Forest and worked as a campground manager in Sequoia National Park. Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, Kristin enjoys camping, hiking, biking, gardening, and celebrating the Central Coast with her young daughters and husband.