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Kalie was born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge and attended high school in White Salmon, where hands-on activities in shop classes became her favorite way to learn. Following high school, she enrolled in CGCC's Renewable Energy Technology program, the predecessor of what is now the Electro-Mechanical Technology program. She worked locally for several years as a Wind Turbine Technician, later taking a term position on the electrician crew at Bonneville Dam. She began teaching in the Electro-Mechanical Technology program at CGCC in 2022 and believes in the importance of providing hands-on training to others, in service of furthering the technologies which advance renewable means of energy production.


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Renewable Energy Technology, Columbia Gorge Community College, 2015

Additional certifications

  • OSHA 10
  • Commercial Drone License

Industry experience

  • Technician III and Quality Coordinator for General Electric, performing maintenance and repairs on wind turbine generators
  • Term Electrician for United States Army Corps of Engineers at Bonneville Dam