Chet- Headshot



Executive Director

“I am most excited to join GVLT because of the strong record of success, the balance of conservation of agriculture and habitat with the community focus on trails and recreation. The GVLT staff have accelerated the pace of conservation in and around Bozeman and I am excited to work with all of them.”

Chet has spent the last 20 years working in conservation, a majority of that time within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Before coming to GVLT Chet led two of the nation’s most successful land trusts, the Teton Regional Land Trust in Eastern Idaho and most recently the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, California. In addition to his land trust leadership experience, Chet has worked as a land manager for The Nature Conservancy in Idaho and has completed an environmental education residency at the Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole. Chet holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, as well as certificates in Nonprofit Management and Geospatial Analysis. Chet, his wife and three children moved to Bozeman in the summer of 2020.