Chelsea Wilson joined the Land Trust in April 2016 as the Conservation Assistant, a supporting role to the Land Protection Team and the general office. She provides assistance for project analysis and baseline reporting, administrative tasks, and research needs while helping to ensure the office runs smoothly.
Chelsea received her Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in May 2013, with a major in Environmental Policy and Analysis and a minor in Remote Sensing and GIS. After graduating, she held a paid internship with the Sustainability Team at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and a position with Next Step Living, a renewable energy and energy-savings company. The environment is not the only passion in Chelsea’s life: she began dancing ballet at the age of four. She continued to dance throughout college and followed her love for the art from Boston to Nashville, where she briefly worked with the Nashville Ballet.
In her free time, Chelsea is outside reading, hiking or enjoying a coffee at one of her favorite people-watching spots, Jackson’s in Hillsboro Village. One of her goal’s is to visit all of the major waterfalls in Tennessee – right now her favorite waterfall destination is Foster Falls.
What do I love most about my job?
“Parts of Middle Tennessee remind me so much of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where I grew up. I lived right beside my grandfather’s farm and grew up watching him love and care for his land. He taught me so much about nature and the environment, but more than anything, I learned from him the importance of stewardship and a sense of place. Several years ago he decided to protect his farm with a conservation easement. I proudly come to work every day knowing the importance of what we do first hand.”
EMAIL CHELSEA if you would like to learn more about preserving your property or about a certain conservation project.