The NextGen Advisory Board cultivates the future conservation leaders of our community by connecting young and mid-career professionals (ages 21-45) to GVLT’s mission of trails and open space . They ensure that GVLT’s work remains relevant and meaningful for future generations as our community grows.

The NextGen Advisory Board provides young professionals with an opportunity to become involved with and further the mission of GVLT. They raise awareness of GVLT in the community, particularly with their peers. NextGen members plan opportunities for younger community members to engage with GVLT through events and volunteering. And GVLT invests in the NextGen Advisory Board by providing valuable leadership training and networking for our valley’s future conservation leaders.

NextGen Advisory Board Members

Anna Wearn, Chair

Director of Government Affairs at Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Jackson Bolstad

Senior Marketing Content Manager at Wealthvest

Megan Buecking

Executive Director at Montana State Parks Foundation

Melissa Butynski

International Project Specialist at Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Whitney Caldwell

Manager at Architect's Wife

Ali Chipouras

Sustainability Specialist at City of Bozeman

Emma Connors

Arts and Family Engagement Assistant at Eagle Mount

Taylor Eder

GIS Analyst III at onX Maps

Madison Hebner

Program Manager at the Institute of Ecosystems at Montana State

brian keefe

Senior Data Scientist at ChowNow

Loy Maierhauser

Chief Operations Officer at MAP Brewing Company

kelsey Martin

Large Animal Veterinarian at Intermountain Veterinary Hospital

Jeremy Nadison

Manager at The Rhythm Project

Mark Portman

Ranch Operations Manager at Beartooth Group

Lila Rickenbaugh

Graduate Student at Montana State University

Sally Rohrer

Program Manager at Bridger Ski Foundation

Emma Stein

Agile Delivery Lead at Foundant Technologies

Jake TeSelle

Owner, Farmer at Crooked Yard Hops

Hannah Willstein

Associate Attorney at Goetz, Geddes, and Gardner

Michael Zenker

Environmental and Quality Director at Barnard Construction

Noah Zuniga

Senior Solutions Consultant at commonFont