Growing up on quiet farmland along the Ohio River, Kaleb developed a deep appreciation for green space and thriving ecosystems. He learned how vital these spaces are for human health and well-being. After moving to Louisville a few years ago, Kaleb began gardening and landscaping work, where he experienced first-hand the issues of the heat island effect, diminishing urban canopy, and food deserts of the West End. This inspired him to pursue further education and experience in these areas. Kaleb hopes to promote action and learning opportunities in local communities towards the goal of developing our urban areas in a way that thrives mutually with the environment. He views progress not as further industrial development, but the healing and rehabilitation of an interconnected landscape.