Talia grew up in New England and credits her love of the outdoors to her family, who spent every school vacation canoeing, camping, hiking, and traveling. After receiving her Masters in Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, MA, Talia moved out to Seattle in search of new mountains to climb. She brings with her a rich background in non-profit management, development, and education. Prior to working for Y.E.T.I. she worked in local elementary schools directing summer camps and after school programming focused on experiential and socio-emotional learning. Now she is excited to help Y.E.T.I. play a leading role in sharing the outdoors with youth around King County. When not in the office or on the trail you can find Talia playing ultimate frisbee, cooking, or playing board games.