Decent skier, average golfer, and huge hearted. Lance came to the Flathead Valley to run the local paper and has since shifted to real estate. He volunteers much of his time for local nonprofits and gets into the mountains as often as possible.
Sue brings over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance to our team, and is owner of The CFO Agency. She believes education is the key to change and loves the Glacier Institute’s commitment to using education to connect people to the outdoors. Sue is a self-proclaimed foodie, enjoys camping, gardening, good friends, good wine, and aspires to spend more time quilting in the future.
A Wyoming native, Dee is a natural leader with over 25 years of leadership experience in a 40 year healthcare career. She is proud to have opened the first Social Work department at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Dee is happily married, loves to laugh, is soothed by nature, driven by music, and has been passionate about photography since receiving a Pentax K1000 in college. She comes to the board with a long list of leadership certifications and a perpetual instinct to always be prepared.
My grandparents purchased the tour boats concessions in Glacier National Park in 1938 and our family has been floating on its beautiful lakes ever since. Now semi-retired, my wife and I use our RV and two wheeled conveyances in our continuing and successful search for special campsites. We enjoy quality of time with our two daughters and our family members in the area. We appreciate and make use of the outdoor activities available in our wonderful state. I am proud to assist the Institute in its essential mission and I am continually impressed with the caliber of staff and crew that are the most important part of the equation.
After his second year at Flathead Valley Community College, Jeff got a summer ranger job in Glacier, which he managed to stretch into three seasons at Rising Sun and three more at Polebridge and Logging Lake. Between summers of hiking, climbing, and helping visitors in Glacier Heaven, he finished college at UM and Stanford Law School, before returning to Kalispell to be near family, and start his 40-year law career. Jeff and Susan and their blended family of five children (and grandchildren and multiple dogs) love Glacier and the Flathead Valley.
Bruce fell in love with wild places while spending summers in Yosemite National Park for the first 13 years of his life. He went on to get a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Humboldt University and worked for five years with the Bureau of Land Management in Redding and High Desert, California. He spent 20 years working with the USDA Forest Service in Sitka, Alaska and here in the Flathead National Forest. Bruce is the board historian, and has been serving since 1998.
Nancy’s biography is coming soon!
Anthony is a husband, father of three, amateur rock skipper, musician, and listener of audio-books. Getting disadvantaged kids out to Big Creek to create memories learning about the natural world is the highlight of his job. And brunch meetings.
Director of Operations
Dawn runs a tight ship at the main Glacier Institute campus in downtown Columbia Falls. She’s a huge fan of camping with her family, reading a good book, and kayaking at the lake.
Director of Education
Garrett is passionate about the preservation of our public lands and helping foster the next generation of environmental stewards. He has degrees in biology and wildlife ecology, and enjoys playing music and backpacking with his two pups, Addie and Hank
Program Director Specialist
Keri is a chocolate loving, photo taking, wildflower and bird enthusiast with a degree in Geoscience and an itch to ski all year long.
Big Creek Program Director
Becca is a jack of all trades with a degree in Biochemistry who is finally starting to appreciate our Montana winters. The more remote, the better for this fly fishing, cricket eating, artist at heart.
Field Camp Assistant Program Director
Thomas is a conservation fanatic and studied the impacts of climate change on marine mammals in Iceland and Greenland before working with the Glacier Institute. He loves pasta and snowboarding, though not normally at the same time.
Big Creek Assistant Program Director
Matt is our resident weatherman and has a Master’s in Applied Meteorology. He’s an avid hiker, loves dogs, wants to get more into mountaineering, and tries to keep up with soccer and tennis news.
Field Camp Program Director
Emmy loves mountain summits, wildflower filled meadows, and hawks in flight. She enjoys strolling through the woods and teaching those around her about the beauty of the outdoors. This native Texan has a degree in Environmental Science, and has worked as a trail guide in Wyoming.