Caroline leads the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, guiding the organization in strategic conservation planning, fundraising, transparency, and implementation of best practices. Throughout her career, Caroline has worked at a national and regional level, building partnerships, collaborating with community leaders, and deploying long-term conservation solutions. She enjoys the outdoors and has several accolades to her name, including being the first woman to climb the Northwest Buttress of Denali.
Scott helps lead our strategic conservation and financial initiatives across the organization. His experience includes efforts to protect some of the region’s most important private lands, restore degraded rivers and streams, and recover the imperiled cutthroat trout population at Yellowstone Lake. Scott is a long time whitewater enthusiast, climber, and fishing bum.
Director of Finance
Jeana helps ensure our finances are in order on a day-to-day basis. With more than 20 years of accounting experience, she has amassed a wealth of knowledge that will ensure the Greater Yellowstone Coalition remains financially strong and fiscally responsible. She has a love of the mountains, which was born from her first view of the Tetons. To Jeana, no other place seems like home without mountains nearby.
Director of Development
Melissa works with donors both regionally and across the country on their philanthropic goals. She has worked as a senior level fundraiser for decades, and loves to match donors with projects that conserve and protect Greater Yellowstone. Melissa loves to explore the ecosystem with her husband and son.
Director of Conservation
Siva leads our conservation team, overseeing our work on land, water, and wildlife issues. He brings decades of experience working on wildlife conservation issues in Wyoming, Kenya, and India. He is passionate about Greater Yellowstone’s wildlife and great outdoors and spends much of his free time outside with his family.
Director of Communications and Marketing
Christi leads the marketing, communications, and outreach team, which builds awareness for the organization and our conservation goals. Her wealth of experience includes donor relations and stewardship, communications, marketing, event planning, and public relations. You'll probably find her outside with her family camping, hiking, or boating.
Lindsey works to assist the GYC development team with charitable donation processing and acknowledgement. She takes pride in helping with the facilitation of donations and recognizes how these gifts make a huge impact on the overall work of the GYC. Lindsey loves exploring the mountains and landscapes of Montana, cooking, spending time with loved ones, and traveling the world.
Wildlife Program Coordinator
Chris ensures all iconic wildlife in Greater Yellowstone are here to stay. His work is science-based, building public awareness and tolerance for wildlife in Greater Yellowstone. Chris is an avid outdoor recreation enthusiast; you name it, he's likely out doing it.
Facilities and Operations Associate
Erin manages GYC’s facilities, operations, and IT. She keeps our Bozeman headquarters and field offices running smoothly and efficiently. A native of California, she developed a love for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while spending summers at her family cabin on Henry’s Lake. You can usually find Erin enjoying time on the trails, rivers, and mountains surrounding Bozeman.
Montana Conservation Organizer
Ryan does our on-the-ground organizing work for conservation efforts in Montana, fostering the personal connections that drive progress. His work is bolstered by a background in biology and fueled by his passion for the outdoors. When he’s not protecting wild spaces, you can find Ryan out climbing or casting flies in them.
Wyoming Conservation Coordinator
Jenny works to protect public lands in Wyoming, focusing primarily on the Abasorka-Beartooth Front east of Yellowstone National Park. She brings a wealth of experience in outdoor and environmental education, bringing people together to create solutions. She is also an avid outdoors woman and naturalist; just look outside to find her.
Senior Waters Conservation Associate
Charles works to secure permanent protection of key rivers in Montana by building support on the ground with stakeholders, the public, and general water enthusiasts. Charles is a backcountry skier, mountain wanderer, and father. He is grateful to call the mountains and rivers of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home.
Wildlife Program Associate
Shana works on wildlife issues throughout the ecosystem. She advocates for a balanced and science-based approach to wildlife management, working to ensure priority species such as grizzly bears, bison, and wolves thrive here. She loves spending time in the backcountry on her horse, skis, or running the trails with her dog.
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Jennifer coordinates marketing and events at Greater Yellowstone Coalition and directs our signature event, Cycle Greater Yellowstone. She brings extensive experience in event planning for outdoor recreation. Jennifer is a life-long cyclist, ski enthusiast, and plays on the river with her family and dogs.
Communications and Engagement Associate
Mac builds awareness and support by providing outreach, communications, and program development in the Teton Region. He brings over two decades of educational, science-based experience within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Mac loves riding bikes, reading books, and messing about in boats.
Kristen works with the logistics of events, primarily Cycle Greater Yellowstone. She brings experience in outdoor events management and nonprofit sustainability. Kristen also manages an outdoor events company, works to teach kids about local, healthy food, and coaches cross country. She is a lifelong trail runner and avid back-country snowboarder that is always out in the mountains with her dog.
Nicole provides the necessary financial support to our team, utilizing her educational and professional background of business management. Outside of work, Nicole stays busy exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, and skiing to name a few.
Senior Montana Conservation Associate
Joe works to protect public lands in Montana. His primary focus is the Gallatin Range, working to bring diverse interests together to protect the area’s extraordinary wilderness and wildlife values. Joe's talents extend beyond conservation work; he is an award-winning publisher and guidebook author and director of the annual Bozeman Ice Festival.
Matt leads our annual fund program and manages the donor database. He ensures your donations are timely acknowledged and that you receive news and updates on how your gifts make a difference in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Matt and his dog explore the GYE on foot and via canoe.
Idaho Conservation Associate
Allison works to protect public lands and safeguard clean waters in Southeastern Idaho. She studied environmental law and policy and her professional experience includes coordinating a variety of conservation and outreach campaigns. When she is not working for our land and water resources, you can find her out and about hiking, skiing, and floating with her two dogs.
Human Resources and Operations Coordinator
As a third generation Montana native, it is to no surprise Darby found working with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition a perfect fit. Darby leads our human resources department and also helps with accounting and finance. When not at work you will find Darby enjoying Montana's outdoor playgrounds with her husband, two children, and canine.
Wyoming Conservation Associate
Emily engages in conservation efforts throughout the Greater Yellowstone located within Wyoming. She has deep roots in the agriculture community, a background in environmental science and communication, and is an avid outdoor recreationist. She works to find solutions that benefit both the ecosystem and the local community. You can find her somewhere in Wyoming, with her dog not far behind her (or charging ahead).
Communications and Digital Media Associate
Emmy’s endeavors include overseeing outreach for the Montana campaigns and digital communications, including GYC’s blog and social media channels. With a background in anthropology, she brings experience from working in marketing and project management. In her spare time, you’ll find Emmy trail running with her pup, wildlife watching, and trekking the world with her husband.
Idaho Conservation Coordinator
Kathy leads our conservation efforts in Idaho, working on lands, waters, and wildlife issues. Her focus includes protecting lands in the High Divide, ensuring the Henry's Fork watershed remains clean and pristine, and helping clean up the many superfund sites in Greater Yellowstone. Kathy enjoys mountain biking, back country skiing, and spending time with her family.
Wildlife Program Associate
Brooke works on wildlife issues throughout Greater Yellowstone, and focuses her efforts in Southwest Montana. She works to protect wildlife migrations and build solutions that ensure people and wildlife can coexist. Brooke loves exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains on skis or with a fly-rod in hand.
Grants and Foundations Associate
Jill works on the grant-writing, submission, and reporting process. She comes with more than 10 years of experience in non-profit leadership, development, and fundraising. Jill enjoys camping, hiking, and skiing in the mountains of Montana with her husband and three boys.
Leadership Team Associate
Kris assists the management team and does support work for the board. Protecting the lands and waters of the GYE has part of her personal life mission and work over the last 25 years, the air and water through advocacy on issues of toxic pollution; the land through sustainable agricultural and educational efforts. In her free time she has serves on a number of non-profit boards in the community and takes to the trails and rivers.
Montana Conservation Coordinator
Darcie leads our conservation effort in Montana to protect lands, water, and wildlife. She brings years of experience working in Alaska with diverse groups in conservation, land management planning, and advocacy. Her enthusiasm for people, place, and the outdoors keeps her outside with her son running their sled dogs, hiking, skiing, or spending time on a river.
Waters Program Coordinator
Bob leads our water conservation efforts, helping to restore and protect cold water habitats and native fish. He works with stakeholders across the ecosystem to preserve our natural resources for generations to come. Bob loves to float, bike, hike, and ski and with his sense of humor, keeps everyone smiling.
Our Canine Officers
Frisbee Quality Officer
Jack is a 6-year-old border collie. True to his nature, Jack is a hard worker and likes to stay busy. He likes frisbees, tennis balls and running. He does not like wearing t-shirts.
Expert Fetching Officer
Maeby is full of sass, happiness, love, and butt wiggles. She has never met a toy she couldn’t destroy or a trash can she couldn’t get into. She is the sweetest and most loyal best friend and makes everyone she meets laugh.
Lead Napping Officer
Don't let the white face fool you, Scrimps is a 12-year-old hard-charging McNab Shepard. She can be found running and skiing alongside her humans, barking at flies, and keeping the stoke alive with her contagious smile.
Head Snuggling Officers
Willy and Louie are the best of brothers. On the weekends, these renaissance men can be found outside skiing, hiking, swimming, and pursuing their other outdoor passions, including but not limited to digging and chewing on bones
Canine Relations Officer
Lola is a spunky, goofy, red-headed gal full of so much love and will befriend any human or dog in her path. She has the spirit of a mountain goat and is well known around the office for her interest in perching on chairs or file cabinets.
Chief Retrieving Officer
Betty is a 3-year-old black lab obsessed with chasing tennis balls anywhere, anytime. Betty loves river floats, hiking, and tennis balls. Did we mention she loves tennis balls?
Social Continuity Officer
Happy at work, happier on a local path or basking in the shade. She can be found randomly in anyone's office or waiting for the mail. Mabel is a seasoned hiking and ski companion. Loves raft rides, car rides, and TREATS!
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