Kali Armitage, President
Kali Armitage first came to the Palouse-Clearwater area with her grandparents in the 1980s from Southern California. A teenager and high school drop-out at the time, it was her experiences in Orofino as an intern for UI Extension, a Junior Board member for the Clearwater County riding club, and an active participant in 4-H, that gave her the confidence to obtain a GED from LCSC, attend college and graduate from UC Irvine, have a successful career, and be able to give back to the community. During her 25-year career in the San Francisco Bay Area she never forgot the beauty of this region and the people who mentored her and made it all possible. Over the past 10 years she has studied permaculture, became active with her local garden club in California, and transformed her grass covered urban front and back yard into a native plant garden and food forest. After many years working for the University of California, Kali moved to Moscow in 2020 and started a position in the ITS department at the University of Idaho. She looks forward to supporting PCEI as a volunteer and helping to inspire and empower others in their quest for an emotionally and physically healthier life and a more sustainable lifestyle.