Krista Madlung (Salinas) was born and raised in Skagit County and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She has one son who is currently serving in the Marine Corps. She enjoys traveling and likes to share those tales on her blog.
Krista has two favorite quotes, “All of your fears are lies”, and “Everything happens for a reason”. Both quotes remind her to live life fearlessly and authentically.
In her spare time, Krista volunteers with Skagit County Search and Rescue and the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team (which provides psychological first aid to first responders). She also enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend and her many friends.
Krista has written Emergency Operations Plans for school districts and municipalities including planning, designing and facilitating tabletop exercises and large-scale drills to test those plans. She has worked with local school districts on the reunification process and has incorporated the processes learned during drills conducted.
She most recently worked for Skagit County Emergency Management from 2005-2016. While there she gained a multitude of training, education and real-world experiences that she has brought to SEE to best serve clients. She has worked in the Emergency Operations Center during numerous floods, snowstorms, power outages, and the Skagit River bridge collapse. Acting as the Emergency Coordination Center Manager, Krista facilitated resources and assisted response agencies for the Break Free Refinery Protest and the Cascade Mall Active Shooter incident.