Kati Schmidt is based in Oakland, CA, and leads media outreach and communications for the Pacific, Northwest, Northern Rockies, Alaska, and Southwest regions, along with NPCA's national wildlife initiatives.
Kati Schmidt joined NPCA’s media relations team in 2011. Kati’s connection to our parks was gelled in the 3rd grade, when her family embarked on a 3-month cross-country roadtrip, exploring parks from Bryce to Acadia, Banff in Canada to Crater Lake. Prior to joining NPCA, Kati focused on ocean and watershed conservation communications, and spent numerous years working on the agency side with various nonprofit and privately owned organizations. From her San Francisco home, Kati is often found running across Golden Gate National Recreation Area or enjoying the West Coast’s first marine wilderness area in Point Reyes National Seashore.