Kristi McFarlin

Data Analytics Manager

Kristi has always loved the outdoors and began hiking the North Georgia mountains at an early age. She believes the Appalachian Trail adapts to meet the needs of every hiker at each phase of their lives. Kristi’s relationship with the Appalachian Trail has transformed over the years shifting from exploration and adventure, to empowerment and self-reliance, to reflection and insight.

Kristi earned an MBA from the University of North Florida and a BBA from the University of Georgia. She completed the Wildlife and Forestry Conservation career program and has participated in The Wilderness Skills Institute for the past several years. She is a certified Leave No Trace Trainer from the ATC and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Prior to joining the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Kristi worked in the Risk/InsureTech industry where she utilized her expertise in Risk Management and Data Analytics to help organizations find hidden insights within data. She holds certificates from the University of California at Davis in Fundraising and Development, Annual Campaigns, Major and Principal Gifts, and Planned Giving.

Kristi is a proud member of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and you will frequently find her hiking on the AT between Woody Gap and Dicks Creek Gap. When not hiking she enjoys international travel and spending time with her family/