Lexine Long is an environmental scientist and planner with over fifteen years of experience in environmental research, building intentional communities, and outdoor education. A descendant of Ardenvoir farmers and raised abroad, she moved south a drainage to the Wenatchee Valley via stops in Seattle, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Lexine has dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington in Environmental Science and Community, Environment, and Planning, as well as dual Master's Degrees from Utah State University in Ecology and Bioregional Planning. Lexine is a planner at the city of Wenatchee, where she uses her diverse background in science and planning. In her spare time, she enjoys biking and climbing or running and skiing with her husband, Nate, while being chased by their heeler mix, Cedar. Lexine strongly believes in WRI's mission of connecting people to place, and is excited and honored to serve on the board.