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.
Janna's work focuses on protecting land with wilderness characteristics in Idaho and Montana. Her experience as a Wilderness Ranger intern for the White River National Forest makes her a perfect fit for this role. Janna loves the outdoors and living in a place where she can explore the amazing landscape on foot, bike, or skis.
Erin provides support for all of GYC’s departments and helps to keep the Bozeman headquarters running smoothly. A native of California, she developed a love for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while spending all of her 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.
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.
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.
Beth helps us spread the word about how we protect Greater Yellowstone’s water, lands, and wildlife. Her experience includes print and radio journalism, managing a small conservation non-profit, communications, and running campaigns. Beth likes books and music, and cross-country skiing and backpacking with her husband and dogs.
Pat leads our conservation efforts in Wyoming to protect lands, water, and wildlife. He brings years of experience in outreach and education as well as extensive experience in mountain, river, and ski guiding. Pat enjoys back country skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, and baking bread.
Donna leads the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s grants and charitable foundation outreach strategies, leveraging her talent and 35 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, administration, and grant writing. She is an accomplished amateur photographer and enjoys this hobby throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and while traveling.
As a third generation Montana native, it is to no surprise that Darby found working with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition a perfect fit. In 2009 Darby received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Montana State University, where she focused her studies on marketing with a heavy emphasis on accounting and finance. When not at work you will find Darby enjoying Montana's outdoor playgrounds with her husband, two children and canine.
Liz works with the Montana Conservation team to ensure mining proposals in Paradise Valley do not threaten the land, water, and economy of the iconic gateway into Yellowstone National Park. When it’s time to play, Liz can usually be found soaking up a good mountain view while skiing, hiking, or fishing.
Brooke works on our special projects and is focused on an effort to examine the intersection of conservation and recreation throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Brooke enjoys time spent with her horse and loves exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains with a fly-rod in hand or on skis.
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.
Mollie works on fundraising, marketing, and outreach efforts as part of the development team. She brings an extensive background in marketing, event planning, and fundraising and enjoys working with people across the country who love Greater Yellowstone. You can usually find Mollie near water with her fly-rod in hand.
Crystal works with people across the country to secure funding for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition's grizzly bear campaign. Her extensive experience in operations, financing, campaign management, and investor relations brings an enormous asset to this $10 million campaign. She has a great appreciation for the world's first national park and its most infamous and keystone species: the Yellowstone grizzly bear.
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.
Christi leads the development and marketing team, focusing on raising funds and building awareness in order to meet our annual conservation objectives. Her wealth of experience includes fundraising, donor relations and stewardship, communications, marketing, event planning, and public and corporate relations. You'll probably find her outside with her family; camping, hiking, boating, gardening, or playing organized sports.
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.