Kathleen (Kat) A. Bodish
ReSource Depot Manager
Kelly first came to St. John on a whim in 2004 as a young woman looking for adventure! She fell in love with the abundant nature and beautiful waters here and ended up staying to work in the restaurant industry for the next 4 years. Upon returning to her hometown of Austin, Texas, she enrolled in the Geography program at Texas State University and focused on Environmental and Resource Management. She has had a diverse career with her range of work extending from environmental education and curriculum development to groundwater research and aquifer mapping to commercial sales for one of the premier recycling firms in Central Texas. Having always dreamed of coming back to St. John to combine her environmental passions with her desire to live by the ocean Kelly found a perfect match with Island Green and came onboard as Executive Director in March of 2019.
Anthony has been living on St. John since January of 2016 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Environmental Science. He quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of St. John and especially enjoys snorkeling, hiking, and playing beach volleyball. Working in the local restaurants, he was bothered by the amount of waste being created daily, especially with recyclable materials, and vowed to improve this system and divert materials from local landfills. This led him to join Island Green Living Association in January of 2019, intent on making a glass crushing system a reality and to creating sustainable recycling systems for the people and visitors of St. John.
The word WASTE didn’t exist in Kat’s household growing up. Her upbringing instilled in her a deep commitment to sustainability. She was raised with the notion that when things break, you fix them and when you no longer have use for something, you pass it along to someone who might.
A former pharmaceutical executive, Kat has a long and impressive background working with conservation, sustainability and other non-profits on a volunteer and paid basis. She brings her considerable operations and management experience to her position with Island Green’s ReSource Depot.
In her spare time, Kat loves making things out of “trash,” enjoys gardening and helping people find their best self through nutrition.