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Kathie Snodgrass joined the USDA Forest Service's Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) in Missoula, Montana as a project leader in 2001. The Forest Service Technology and Development (T&D) program is a detached unit of the Washington Office Engineering organization. It supports the Forest Service and cooperating agencies by creating tools and processes to solve problems identified by field personnel. Employees of the T&D program develop equipment, information, concepts, and ideas to better manage public lands and assets. Kathie feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on widely varying projects such as web design, fuel cells, backcountry roads and weeds, accessible recreation, sustainable building design and operation, and log cabin restoration since joining MTDC, and has several publications to her credit. Kathie previously worked at the Nez Perce National Forest, where she had been the Facilities Architect for about seven years. Before that, she had worked in facilities, landscape architecture, land line, and general engineering on the Nez Perce National Forest for around ten years, and had also spent about ten years in highway design and construction with the Idaho Division of Highways after graduation from Washington State University in 1974 with a BS in Architectural Studies.