Staff

Matt Baker-White

Executive Director

Matt joined WRFI in 2022 after spending a decade leading field programs and administrating outdoor education nonprofits. Matt grew up in Texas and Massachusetts, exploring the...

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Gail Gutsche

Interim Executive Director (January - April 2022)

Gail joined WRFI in January 2022 to serve as interim executive director until the WRFI Board hires its next exceptional leader. A former WRFI Board member,...

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Mel Buzzard

Outreach Manager

Mel initially joined WRFI as an instructor and now serves as the organization’s Outreach Manager. She grew up on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi with perpetually...

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Maisie Powell

Program Coordinator/Instructor

Maisie’s roots are back in the deciduous hardwood forests of the East Coast, but she always felt drawn to the vast, open landscapes and craggy mountains...

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Zoe Transtrum

Administrative Assistant

Zoe first became involved with the Wild Rockies Field Institute when she attended the Restoration Ecology course in 2021. While trekking across the backcountry of the...

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Eliza Maleski

Administrative Assistant

Eliza’s journey with WRFI began on the Colorado Plateau in the spring of 2021. The longer she navigated, studied and rolled around in the desert, the more...

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