Kristin Mathes moved to Oregon from Colorado in 2008. She fell in love with the idea of beekeeping many years earlier and decided it would be the first activity she would look into when she moved. She loves bees of all kinds. In 2015 she completed an Apprenticeship at OSU but started a Masters Degree program shortly after that, which diverted all her attention for a few years. She started keeping/hosting bees again in the spring, is involved in education, advocacy and celebration efforts. Kristin works for a non-profit which facilitates eye tissue and organ donation for the PNW and finds the restoration of peoples' sight to be incredibly rewarding!