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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer leads the Cycle Greater Yellowstone event team. She brings extensive experience in event planning for outdoor recreation - road cycling, mountain biking, triathlons, adventure racing, and running. Jennifer is a life-long cyclist, ski enthusiast and loves the river.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emmy’s endeavors include overseeing outreach for the Montana campaigns, pulling and analyzing communications data, and organizing social media strategy. She brings experience from a background in marketing, project management, and sales. In her spare time, you’ll find Emmy trail running with her pup, wildlife watching, and traveling the world with her husband.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.