Robin Zeal

November 21, 2022
Robin (and her dog, Penny) joined WRFI in June 2022 after moving to Missoula to be closer to her grandchildren and their parents. She taught elementary school for 30 years

Anja Semanco

November 14, 2022
Anja Semanco is a nomadic writer + freelance communications professional who lives out of a small camper somewhere in the Intermountain West. She brings a decade of environmental writing and

Tina Elderkin

November 14, 2022
Tina (she/hers) is excited to work with the team and learning community of the Wild Rockies Field Institute. She first came to the mountains and large landscapes of the West,

Matt Baker-White

March 21, 2022
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 desert scrublands of the

Zoe Transtrum

March 1, 2022
Zoe (she/her) first became involved with the Wild Rockies Field Institute as a student on the Restoration Ecology course in 2021. While trekking across the backcountry of the Greater Yellowstone

Gail Gutsche

December 21, 2021
Gail joined WRFI in January 2022 to serve as Interim Executive Director, while the WRFI Board conducted a nationwide search for its next dynamic leader, Matt Baker-White! Gail remains on

Eliza Maleski

October 29, 2021
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 she became motivated to

Maisie Powell

November 13, 2018
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 of the West. During

Eric Siegel

May 7, 2018
Eric fell for Montana (especially Missoula) while bicycling cross country from Providence RI to Seattle, raising money for affordable housing with the organization Bike & Build. But before that, at

Mel Buzzard

May 7, 2018
Mel initially joined WRFI as a field instructor in 2017 and served as the organization’s Outreach Manager from 2019-2022. She grew up on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi with perpetually