Tracy DurnellI'm an Education and Outreach Specialist at the City of Kirkland's Solid Waste Division, teaching the public how to reduce their waste by composting and recycling. Coming from a background in ecology, environmental education allows me to blend my love for science with my graphic design skills.


I write fiction in my free time (mainly science fiction and fantasy), and have participated in National Novel Writing Month five times. My ongoing work-in-progress posits an Earth threatened by runaway climate change, pushing humanity to colonize Mars.


I love spending time in nature, and occasionally write about finding inspiration outdoors on my blog Cascadia Inspired. Hiking, backpacking, camping, and photographing in the Cascade Mountains and further afield fulfills me. I also started indoor bouldering at the beginning of 2014, and hope to work my way up to being good enough for outdoor bouldering.