The Staff

Kendall Gilstrap

Conservation Project Manager

Born and raised near the Ozarks, Kendall’s passion for nature began climbing trees and exploring the creek with her sisters and cousins. From taking in stray animals to volunteering at the local Audubon center, she knew early on that caring for the natural world was her mission. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology, she headed to the Sierra’s for work where her love for the west was affirmed. While living in the Reno area, Kendall spent time volunteering in carbon capture research at a non-profit in San Diego.

As soon as the opportunity in land conservation arose, she happily moved to work with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. As an avid hiker, paddle boarder, and scuba diver, coastal California is a dream come true for her and her four-legged friend. Kendall is very excited about joining this community and helping to create lasting access to nature.