Director of Development & Community Outreach
Keelan is a wanderer who began her journey on the lakes of northern Michigan, lived in and explored the vistas of dozens of states, and spent time doing field ecology studies and teaching printmaking in Italy. She roamed the mountains and deserts of the southwest for more than a decade; hiking, rock climbing, camping and sitting quietly. She’s now returned to build a forever home along the Kennebunk River in Arundel, surrounded by her father’s family, the Ingwersens. Her sense of place and purpose has been forged in the backcountry where mother nature’s great works inspire her as an artist, and bird song and wind through the trees help to align her goals with actions. She has spent over two decades in nonprofit educational administration, accumulating significant experience in fundraising and educational outreach management. She enjoys collaborating with others forming dynamic partnerships with diverse individuals and groups to move forward shared visions for youth development, community empowerment, and positive social change. As a mother, teacher, artist, wife, and woman with a curious mind she is eager to learn from others, understand places deeply, contribute her own knowledge, and help people of all ages find their passions in a way that fuels their best life while benefiting the natural world and society.