Kristi Kerr Leonard – Nature Explorer and North Texas Master Naturalist
An Oak Cliff native, Kristi has had a lifelong love of the natural world and was thrilled to find her tribe in 2014 when she became a Certified North Texas Master Naturalist. A natural explorer, Kristi has led hikes in the Great Trinity Forest, Piedmont Ridge, the Indian Storytelling Place, Spring Creek Preserve, Foxborro Park, and many full moon hikes for her daring and adventurous friends. She thoroughly enjoys assisting in teaching the first Junior Master Naturalist class in the country at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and her most recent presentation is entitled “Smoke Signals: Reaching our Youth.”
Kristi holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Business as well as an undergraduate degree in Spanish, with a history minor from The University of Texas at Austin. Her breadth of knowledge embraces history, medicinal and edible plants, trees, geology and native American Indians.
Warning to the timid: Kristi does not always follow paths as she often prefers to blaze her own trail! Therefore, hiking with Kristi is sure to be an adventure!