Kristy Athens has an M.S. in Food Systems and Society from Marylhurst University (2015) and is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living (Process Media, 2012). She lives in Wallowa County, Oregon, where she works at the NE Oregon Economic Development District as Outreach Specialist. In 2014, she received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts, and has been a regular contributor to HandPicked Nation. Kristy has served on the boards of the Wallowa County Farmers Market, Hood River County Cultural Trust, Independent Publishing Resource Center, and Northwest Writers. Her text-infused, repurposed collage artwork appears in 1,000 Ideas for Creative Reuse and is available on ETSY.