Lands Program Manager

“Helping Montana landowners achieve their goals while permanently protecting critical wildlife habitat and open space is a dream job. I am beyond blessed to live and work in a place that inspires me every day.”

Chad joined GVLT at the beginning of 2019 as a Lands Project Manager where he is focused on permanently protecting the special places that endear him to Montana by facilitating conservation easements with area landowners. Originally from the Midwest, Chad moved to Montana in 2003 to attend the University of Montana where he received his bachelors of science in Natural Resource Conservation. The allure of the West was too great to return home so he stayed in the mountains to pursue his passions, both personal and professional. Prior to joining GVLT, Chad worked for the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and most recently, the Mule Deer Foundation. His diverse background includes non-profit administration, grant writing, political advocacy, fundraising, GIS mapping, and project management. Outside of the office, Chad can be found roaming Montana’s public lands with a bow or fly-rod in hand. He also frequents the abundance of trails Bozeman has to offer with his English Setter, “Finn”. Chad is passionate about conserving Montana’s natural resources, protecting access to public lands, and perpetuating Montana’s agricultural legacy.