Kelsey Moldenke

Senior Planner

Kelsey Moldenke, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, has worked for a Tribal government and civil engineering, landscape architecture and architecture firms in the USA and India. Mr. Moldenke, as Senior Planner for the Quinault Indian Nation, handles long-term planning for the Tribe, such as leading the Taholah Village Relocation effort. The Relocation Master Plan was awarded the 2017 Best Plan for Small Cities and Counties by the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Washington Governor’s 2018 Smart Communities Award (Judges Merit). In his Senior Planner capacity, he interacts frequently with community members regarding their desires for development on the reservation, as well as mapping, current planning, and grant-writing. He holds a BS in Planning and Development from the University of Southern California and a Master in City Planning from M.I.T.


We are among the small number of Americans who can walk the same beaches, paddle the same waters, and hunt the same lands our ancestors did centuries ago. The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes: Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, and Cowlitz.