Journalist Katherine Lacaze is excited to be achieving her longtime dream of joining the team at the North Coast Land Conservancy as its new communications support contractor. Katherine graduated with a degree in communications with a focus on journalism in December 2010. After several years working as a copy editor and reporter for a group of newspapers in Virginia, she moved to the Oregon Coast in 2014 to continue her journalistic work at the Seaside Signal. During the past two years, she’s been working as a freelance journalist and content writer for various publications and companies, while also heading up the theater program at Astoria High School, serving on the Arts Council of Clatsop County, and contributing to the community in several other ways.
Katherine looks forward to applying her love of communications and social media to continue strengthening and enriching NCLC’s online community via a variety of digital platforms. Katherine believes that, at its heart, social media has the power to extend the NCLC’s efforts and initiatives into the virtual realm where community members from across the region and beyond can be empowered to engage, support, and discuss the organization’s mission, ongoing work, and special projects in an accessible, welcoming and edifying environment. This is especially important right now as the NCLC advances toward its goal of creating the proposed 3,500-acre Rainforest Reserve, which will have a significant and long-lasting impact on countless people, plants, and animal species on the Oregon Coast.
Katherine lives in Seaside with her daughter, Juliette.