Kristen Hanratty is the Conservation Project & Stewardship Manager for TenneGreen. She was born and raised in the sunshine state, but her wayfaring ways have encouraged her to work in multiple states and a variety of disciplines since college.


After obtaining her degree in Environmental Science at the University of Central Florida, Kristen pursued a trail crew position with a conservation corps in Arizona. Following that, she relocated to Hawaii to focus on natural-process farming and agronomy, assisting local farmers with soil and compost management. Kristen joins TennGreen with significant land stewardship experience, after working as a steward for the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. As a land steward, she maintained hiking trails, monitored conservation easements, and assisted with prescribed burns in fire-dependent ecosystems. In her free time, Kristen enjoys playing rugby, jamming out on her ukulele, and chasing after her dog, Cooper. 


Kristen's primary role will be to assist TennGreen’s Director of Land Conservation, Christie Peterson Henderson, in accelerating the organization’s conservation initiatives across the state.

Carolyn Rehm, Communications and Events Coordinator at Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation
My Favorite Hiking Spot:

Mount Chocorua, a southerly peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, hosts one of my favorite hiking trails. The nine-mile loop trail starts off in a hemlock-white pine forest system and ascends to a rugged traverse over open ledges and steep ridges. The rocky summit of Chocorua boasts an amazing 360 degree view of the Mt. Washington Valley, and sometimes of Mt. Washington itself if it's a clear day!