Team Category: Staff

Tatum McConnell

Tatum McConnell is a rising senior studying environmental biology at Columbia University. Born and raised near Seattle in the Pacific Northwest, she grew up with a […]

Kevin Rhoades

Kevin Rhoades

Kevin worked three seasons as a field technician for Yellowstone’s Interagency Grizzly Bear Research Team before handling captive wolves and bears for some of the nation’s […]

Emma Davidson

Emma is a Missoula native who returned to the area in 2019 after spending six years in Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Montana in […]

Kali Becher

As the land steward, Kali is responsible for stewardship of Vital Ground’s conservation projects. She grew up in the woods of North Idaho and moved to western […]

Matthew Hart

After interning with Vital Ground during graduate school, Matt’s work as content manager brings new print and digital storytelling strategies to the foundation’s outreach. Matt grew […]

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 Manager. 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’s ties to open space and all things wild were sparked during constant outdoor family adventures while he was growing up in Montana. With a B.A. […]

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