Marie Callaway Kellner

Marie Callaway Kellner

Boise, ID


Marie Callaway Kellner grew up in southeastern Tennessee where she went on her first whitewater river trip on Tennessee’s Ocoee River at age 10. That trip stoked a lifelong love of rivers that ultimately led to her position with Idaho Conservation League today. Kellner has been the ICL’s Conservation Program Director since 2019. In this role, she coordinates with her ICL colleagues working toward a carbon neutral Idaho, healthy Idaho salmon & steelhead populations, a swimmable & fishable Snake River, and landscape level protections for Idaho’s public lands. Kellner joined ICL’s staff in 2012 as its first ever Water Associate, and continues to promote sustainable management and protection of Idaho’s water.

Marie holds a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law with a focus on water policy. Prior to joining the ICL staff, she held clerkships at Idaho’s 4th District Court and Idaho’s U.S. District Court. Before that, Kellner was an educator and commercial river guide in east Tennessee, northern Colorado, and southeast Alaska for 18 seasons.

She and her husband Jeff are excited that their daughter appears to have inherited their love of rivers.