Krissy Kasserman joined the Mountain Watershed Association as Youghiogheny Riverkeeper in 2006. The Youghiogheny Riverkeeper is the public advocate for the Yough River watershed located in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Krissy’s work focuses on defending against further pollution, improving water quality and conserving the natural ecology and character of the region. Krissy holds a BA in Secondary Education with specializations in Social Sciences and Environment and Ecology and a Master’s in Community and Economic Development from The Pennsylvania State University where her research focused on the impacts of shale gas drilling on amenity migration. She grew up in West Virginia along the Ohio River where she learned to swim before she learned to walk. Krissy was elected to the Waterkeeper Council in 2015 and is currently Chair of the Communications Committee. She also serves as Chair of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, home of the West Virginia Headwaters Waterkeeper program.
She can often be found backcountry skiing, mountain biking and paddling in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands where she lives with her daughter Lucy.