Kristina Wheeler was six months old when she was placed in a big ol’ Grumman canoe for her first camping trip. Through the years, she continued to prefer time outdoors and became enthusiastic about sharing her love of nature with others. She is a Coastal SC Master Naturalist, Certified Interpretive Guide, and a self- proclaimed “bird nerd” – just ask her what she recently added to her life list! Kristina is also an ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructor who has worked for outfitters in South Carolina and Belize, Central America.
Kristina joined the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission team in the fall of 2011 and now works as the Natural History Interpretation Specialist. “In this increasingly technological world, it is critically important to provide people with ways to make more connections to the natural world. And to have the chance to do this on a daily basis is incredibly rewarding.”
Every shell, leaf, insect, and feather holds Kristina’s interest, as she is a true student of the world. She thrives on birding, camping, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking in new places. She still loves to paddle around a Grumman when she can get her hands on one!