It’s been fifteen years since I walked and skied from Yellowstone to the Yukon to promote the Y2Y vision and I’m thrilled to circle back as the organization’s new President. It’s an understatement to say I’m excited about the opportunities before me. This job is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to combine my passion for Y2Y and my boots-on-the-ground experience with skills I’ve gained as a project organizer, public speaker, wildlife biologist and author over the last several years.
As you know, achieving the Y2Y vision will take the passionate commitment of not just one organization but also a diverse network of partners. One of my priorities over the next few months will be to reconnect with many partner groups to discuss how we might best collaborate to establish the network of core reserves and connecting corridors on the ground. Since its inception 20 years ago, Y2Y and its partners have achieved a lot. My job is to ensure we achieve even more in the decades ahead.
I look forward to connecting with past, current and future collaborators and supporters on the trail ahead.
For the wild,