As Executive Director, Sally brings over 15 years of experience in non-profit management, conservation advocacy, and organizational development to the SBFCF. Prior to joining the SBFCF, Sally spent several years with the Student Conservation Association, where she worked closely with wilderness and trails managers on forests across USFS Regions 1, 2, 3 and 4 to create conservation internships. She was the founding president of the Idaho Trails Association. Sally is an avid hiker, loves winter sports, and spends an excessive amount of time working on her 100 year old bungalow.
Courtney is always trying to refine her own skillset to contribute to SBFC programs and training curriculum. She really enjoys spending time on the trail with Wilderness Ranger Interns and SBFC seasonal staff, watching them learn, grow, and laugh together throughout the season.
Courtney will be leading the Bear Creek Overlook and Roaring Lion projects on the Bitterroot National Forest this season.
As an avid hiker, skier, and supporter of public lands, Krissy is thrilled to coordinate and grow SBFC’s volunteer opportunities. She brings over a decade of experience working for wilderness stewardship and education organizations in Vermont, British Columbia, Florida, Alaska, Nevada, and Montana. Krissy earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and a M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Washington.
Sue has been with SBFC since July 2014. Before joining SBFC she worked in a media/marketing environment for 20+ years. Her experience ranges from work in the corporate sector to working with small business and non-profit organizations. Sue’s home base is Boise, but she spends as much time as possible in the McCall area hiking, paddling, skiing, and snowshoeing.
Joey grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where he spent his summers camping in Wisconsin at Devil's Lake State Park. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelors degree in earth and environmental sciences. Joey has worked for conservation corps in Montana, Arizona and Colorado. All of these experiences have taught Joey how important wild places are and that they need to be protected. He is excited to continue to protect these wild landscapes as he joins us for a third season with SBFC!
Josh grew up in a small farming community in rural Michigan. Hunting, fishing and camping as a kid gave him his first taste of outdoor recreation, and a summer trip to Rocky Mountain National Park began a love for the west that refuses to subside. Josh has worked for numerous conservation corps, including the California Conservation Corps and the Montana Conservation Corps. Josh is returning for a second season with SBFC to explore even more of the Frank!
Josh will be leading the Middle Fork, Bighorn Crags, & Upper Marble Creek volunteer projects on the Salmon-Challis and Payette National Forests this season.
Connor grew up in New York State and cut his backcountry teeth in the Adirondack Mountains. After some time living abroad and a northbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, he came out west to serve with the Montana Conservation Corps for two seasons in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. After fearlessly leading SBFC’s Trail Crew for two seasons, Connor is excited to return for another season- this time to work with volunteers and Wilderness Ranger interns!
Connor will be leading the Sierra Club, American Hiking Society, and Washington State University Outdoor program volunteer projects on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest this season.
Trevor grew up in Evanston, Illinois where he developed a passion for the outdoors through his time with the Boy Scouts of America. He spent two summers guiding canoe trips in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and one season as an intern with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation before SBFC. These experiences helped shape his love for wilderness areas and working for non-profits. After two years on SBFC’s Wilderness trail crew, Trevor is back for a third season, and this time, he will be leading the crew.
Upon moving to the Bitterroot Valley as a teenager, Will discovered the rugged terrain of the Selway-Bitterroot, Rattlesnake, and Bob Marshall Wilderness areas and a passion to protect these wild places ensued. He graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Wilderness Studies. He worked as a Wilderness Fellow with the Society for Wilderness Stewardship writing Wilderness Character Narratives for various wilderness areas in USFS Region 9. Will is very excited to be returning to SBFC for another amazing season!
James grew up on a small farm in Union Grove, NC, where his passion for the outdoors first began. He recently graduated with a bachelors in Outdoor Recreation. After a summer as a Wilderness Ranger Intern with SBFC, he fell in love with the country, the Wilderness, and building trails. He is excited to be back and looks forward to another opportunity to provide for our Wilderness Areas and the people who enjoy them as much as he does!
Abby grew up just outside of the Twin Cities. She spent many summers with her family going on road trips and visiting National Parks, particularly Rocky Mountain National Park. She received a Bachelors degree in Environmental Biology in Winona, Minnesota. After spending last summer with SBFC as a Wilderness Ranger Intern, Abby is excited to come back for another season. She’s excited not only to spend more time in Wilderness, but to continue to share her love for the country, solitude and trail work.
Justine just finished a degree in Wildlife Biology and is eager to spend as much time as she can exploring, and making the places that have been so formative for her, accessible to others. Wilderness is where she has learned what it means to really thrive. Justine was a Wilderness Ranger Intern with SBFC last summer and is excited to return for another season, this time on the trail crew.
Bianca grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has had a love of nature for her whole life. She left her small-town high school and joined her first trail crew when she was sixteen.It solidified her belief that spending time in wild places is vital to cope with our fast-paced, ever-changing world. Since then she has spent one season with a roving trail crew in Oregon and two seasons in the mountains of eastern Idaho. It's important to her to protect the places she loves so other people can enjoy them safely and respectfully.
Sam grew up in Adel, Iowa. He was first introduced to Wilderness on SBFC’s Idaho-Iowa (IDAWA) youth partnership volunteer project in 2013 and hes not looked back since. Two summers ago Sam completed the Wilderness Ranger Internship with SBFC. A recent graduate from Iowa State University, he is ready to begin giving back to the Wilderness that he cares deeply for.