Kristin Eggerling

Kristin Eggerling works as a Promotions Specialist at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, freelance writer, and Communications and Digital Media Coordinator for C&M Ford. She is a published author of Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson, a children’s book about wilderness advocate and writer Sigurd Olson. Kristin serves on the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Conservation Minnesota, the North Dakota Museum of Art Boards of Directors and as the Chair of her local library board. She served as the Chair of the Kittson County DFL for many years and has worked on numerous political campaigns. She is also involved in economic development activities in her small town with a focus on promoting arts and natural resources. She has worked in the public health field, coordinated watershed education, taught sociology and as the administrator of the Environment and Agriculture Budget Committee at the Minnesota Senate. She has also served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources and the Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership Board and Statewide Coordinating Committee Chair. Kristin holds a B.A. in sociology from Augsburg College and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Manitoba. Kristin and her husband, Paul Blomquist, have two sons.

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Kristin Eggerling