Kathie Herrick holds a bachelor’s in biology from Grinnell College and masters degrees in botany and teaching of science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following two years as an adjunct professor of biology at Lone Star College she became an Environmental Education Coordinator with the Woodlands Township for twenty years until her retirement. While with the Township, Kathie wrote a column promoting native woody plants to Woodlands residents and contributed to a series of water-saving native plant brochures. In retirement, she manages volunteer projects for The Woodlands Environmental Services Department such as the Invasive Plant Task Force and Shadow Lake restoration. Kathie is also a certified Texas Master Naturalist with the Heartwood Chapter and Co-President of The Woodlands GREEN.