Chris Kassar is a conservation biologist, guide and writer with a reverence for nature, a thirst for adventure and a desire to leave the world a little bit better. She gained extensive knowledge about the environment through various field courses, formal studies in pursuit of her Masters degree in Wildlife Biology at Utah State and through her work as a biologist, guide, environmental educator and interpreter in various national forests and parks across the West, including Rocky Mountain, Denali, Arches and Canyonlands.
Over the past few years, Chris has also turned her attention to using words and imagery to document various adventures, bring attention to important issues and advocate for environmental change. Chris works as Senior Editor of Elevation Outdoors Magazine and as a freelance writer with published works in numerous publications, including Climbing, Mother Jones, the Boston Globe Magazine & National Geographic Adventure. Chris, who is most at peace in the outdoors and considers a successful year one where she spends more nights sleeping under than stars than under a ceiling, lives in Salida, CO where she spends her free time exploring mountains, rivers and deserts with her partner, Nick and their energetic yellow lab, Dixie. Filled with a growing knowledge, unceasing energy, and the passion to make an impact, Chris plans to continue telling important stories and protecting wild places.
Read some of Chris’ recent posts on Good Nature: