Meet Abby Terpstra, INHF’s new Development Specialist

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INHF is happy to introduce our newest staff member, Abby Hade Terpstra. Abby has been working as our development specialist for a little over a month now, and we’re so glad to have her as part of the INHF family!

Abby grew up in Ames, Iowa, then headed to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. She graduated with a B.S. in Outdoor Education: Natural History.

Abby spent the next 12 years exploring a number of different jobs in a number of different cities. She’s worked at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, acted as the Membership Coordinator for Sustainable Connections in Washington state and even traveled to New Zealand for three months.

After jumping from state to state, Abby decided to return home. She now lives in Ames with her husband and two young kids.

Since coming back to Iowa, Abby has found a new home at INHF. “I love the long term thinking at INHF and the focus on permanent protection,” she said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know conservation-minded landowners. It gives me hope.”

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