With Maureen’s background as a neonatal ICU RN she learned as part of the University of Utah’s elite flight nurse team to take potential disaster and turn it into success. She brings a wealth of volunteer experience to Vital Ground, having served on the boards of the Snake River Institute in Wilson, Wyoming, Indian Springs Ranch HOA in Jackson, Wyoming and the Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean, Virginia. She is a prolific fundraiser for numerous causes, including co-chair of the Inova Health System Gala, which raised over one million dollars for emergency and disaster preparedness in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy, as well as the 2002 Ride to Remember, a bicycle ride from Ground Zero to the Pentagon over four days, to raise money for the families of the victims of the Pentagon attack. In addition to all of her philanthropic accomplishments, she is executive producer of Druid Peak which is a film currently in post production. Maureen has spent parts of over 30 years in the Intermountain West and the last 20 in Jackson, Wyoming. She has a deep familiarity with both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, which lead to her interest in wildlife preservation and conservation. She believes that Vital Ground’s mission is of “vital” importance given the cascade effect on all species of wildlife.