Team Category: Advisors

Michael Proctor

Michael Proctor

Michael is an independent Canadian bear research ecologist. He received a doctorate in grizzly bear ecology in 2003 from the University of Calgary and has researched […]

Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Over the last 20 years Chris Morgan has worked as a wildlife researcher, wilderness guide, and environmental educator on every continent where bears exist. From icy […]

Nancy A. McLaughlin, J.D.

Nancy A. McLaughlin, J.D.

Nancy A. McLaughlin is the Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development at the University of Utah SJ. Quinney […]

Colleen Matt

Colleen Matt

Colleen has spent hundreds of hours watching and walking among bears at Katmai National Park and at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. She worked for both […]

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Keith graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering, followed by service in the U.S. Navy, then received his MBA from Stanford University. During […]

Lyle Gold

Lyle Gold

Lyle has spent 25 years working in the contract manufacturing field. With a degree in physics, Lyle spent half his career in engineering and the latter […]

Banu Qureshi

Banu Qureshi

Banu Qureshi first learned about Vital Ground in 1996, a time when the organization experienced growing pains. At the time a New York investment banker, Banu […]

Larry Aumiller

Larry Aumiller

Larry retired in 2005 after working 34 years for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Thirty of those years were spent managing the world-famous McNeil […]

Derek Reich

Derek Reich

Derek Reich has been a freelance photographer for close to 30 years, working for every major news network as well as National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery […]

Penny Ronning

Penny Ronning

With a bachelor’s in arts from Montana State University’s School of Film and Photography and a master of business administration from the University of Mary, Penny […]

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