Team Category: Staff

Chelsea Klocke

Chelsea Klocke

Chelsea was born and raised in Montana, where she learned a love of wildlife and wild landscapes early on. She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental […]

Tanner Williams

Tanner grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho spending most of his childhood exploring the surrounding Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain ranges. Whether it was hiking and camping with […]

Kayla Heinze

Kayla Heinze

Having studied philosophy and biology as an undergraduate at Occidental College, Kayla specializes in crafting environmental narratives informed by rigorous science and cultural values. The bald […]

Brittani Rosas

Brittani Johnson

Brittani grew up in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley just south of Missoula. She learned a respect and passion for wildlife and conservation from her grandfather, an avid […]

Emma Davidson

Emma is a Missoula native who returned to the area in 2019 after spending six years in Pennsylvania. Growing up in Montana instilled a deep appreciation […]

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Matthew Hart

Matt leads Vital Ground’s print and digital outreach with an emphasis on engaging, science-based storytelling that champions conservation. He holds a B.A. in English from Carleton […]

Shannon Drye

Shannon has enjoyed wild lands and wild things for as long as she can remember. As a child, she was taught to appreciate the wonders of […]

Mitch Doherty

In 2016 Mitch joined the Vital Ground Foundation team where he now oversees the Lands and Conservation Program as the Conservation Director. Vital Ground’s Land and […]

Kim Davitt

Kim Davitt

When Kim first came to Montana after college on the East Coast, she got a master’s degree in history of the American West at the University […]

Ryan Lutey

Ryan Lutey, J.D.

Ryan became Vital Ground’s Executive Director and CEO in 2015 after spending the prior decade as Director of Lands and staff counsel. He is an active […]

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