Kelsey grew up playing along the Sacramento river and is excited to join the FOR team as a Program and Development associate. She recently relocated from Portland, OR where she received her Bachelors of Social Work from Portland State University.
Before starting at Friends of the River she served as an AmeriCorps member at Portland YouthBuilders where she supported young people in achieving their goals. As someone passionate about equity and issues of sustainability Kelsey is proud to join FOR in resisting the Trump administration’s environmental agenda. She’s also proud to grow vegetables. You can catch Kelsey walking her dog around Sacramento with a cup of coffee.

You can reach Kelsey at (916) 442-3155 ext 202 or by email to