Gina Van Hekken

Director of Grants & Strategic Initiatives

Gina joined Walking Mountains in 2007 as Youth Programs Director. She now is a part of the Development Team, seeking out and writing education grants to support both Youth and Community Programs. Gina earned her B.S. in agricultural science from Truman State University with an emphasis in environmental science. Gina worked for Yellowstone National Park for four seasons and then as an instructor at the Orange County Outdoor Science School in California. Gina also holds dual teaching licensure in elementary education and special education from the University of Colorado at Denver, as well as a M.A. in science education. Gina’s passions include hiking, biking, skiing and teaching kids about the natural world.