MSHI Celebrates the Career of Kate Richardson

Dear MSHI Community,

I’d like to take the time to thank you, most sincerely, for the support you have shown me during my tenure with the
Mount St. Helens Institute. Transitioning away from the Institute was a momentous decision for me, attended by
feelings both of excitement for the future and some sadness that I won’t be working with you and the team every

I am deeply grateful for the privilege to have worked alongside amazing human beings linked together by the
common bond of passion for Mount St. Helens, outdoor recreation, and science education. It has been an honor to
work with such dedicated staff, devoted volunteers, committed partners, supportive donors, and enthusiastic
program participants – all of whom play a vital role in advancing understanding and stewardship of this awe-
inspiring landscape. I have learned so much while working with all of you.

As a token of my appreciation, I have made a $250 contribution to the Institute. If you’d like to make a contribution to
MSHI, please visit MSHI secure donation web page HERE.

This wonderful landscape and amazing organization both demonstrate that change is inevitable, people and places
are adaptable, and that the possibilities are endless. I am very excited to see what the future holds for the Institute
and Mount St. Helens.

Kate Richardson
Former Finance & Human Resources Director
October 2013 to October 2021