Kelly Madden has lived in Central Oregon since 1999. A retired english and french teacher, she now uses her skills to read and understand the landscape. As a Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commissioner and a Certified Oregon Master Naturalist, she combines interests in the intersection of cultural and natural history. She is particularly fond of wagon roads and tree blazes and the history that walks hand in hand with nature. Her peace and comfort are found in nature and she enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hiking with the Land Trust and passing on her love of the natural world.