Vica Hefflinger

Stewardship Assistant

Vica (pronounced “Veesa”) was hired in 2022 as a stewardship assistant after completing a 2021 internship with the Land Trust. Growing up on Whidbey Island, Vica’s fondest memories are her times playing and exploring the Island’s forests and beaches. She is thrilled to be part of an organization that conserves these same kinds of places for future generations to enjoy.

Vica studied coral reef ecology and marine biology at the University of Hawai’i. She received her B.S. in Environmental Sciences and Aquatic Biology at Oregon State University. She spent a year assisting stranded marine life with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team. Vica is currently volunteering with SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research by cleaning up marine debris.

Vica and her husband David, are building a home in Greenbank where they are looking forward to raising their children, Harlan and Eden, accompanied by their dog Cedar. The family enjoys hiking, gardening, exploring beaches and traveling.