Born and raised in rural Franklin County, Katherine Ryf is a native of the rolling dry land wheat hills of Kahlotus, Washington. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS in Environmental Biology. She has three daughters immersed in Quincy’s community, public and private schools.
Katherine manages the Quincy office of Landau Associates, a consulting firm that provides environmental site management and engineering, geotechnical engineering, and permitting and compliance services throughout the western United States. Katherine has nearly 20 years of experience with water rights and is highly knowledgeable of Washington and federal water laws, agricultural practices, and real estate acquisition. While living in Four Lakes, Washington she served as the Board of Directors Vice President and Development Committee Chair for the Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Katherine currently serves on the Washington Chapter of the American Water Resources Association and is a regular participant of the Water Resources Advisory and Palouse Basin Aquifer Committees.