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 Wall, Program Director
Courtney was groomed into a "trail pup" in 2011 after working trails in the Anaconda Pintler and Selway Bitterroot Wilderness areas. She then wandered north into the Bob to work with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation. Within the BMWF, she filled several roles allowing her to gain a deeper understanding of non-profit management. Courtney returned to the Bitterroot to coordinate volunteer projects and lead Wilderness Ranger Interns with SBFC in the 2016 season. Her variety of non-profit experience and passion for Wilderness allows her to manage our programs in Missoula with success.
Sue Webster, Communication & Membership
Sue has worked in a media/marketing environment for the past 20 years. Her experience ranges from work in the corporate sector to working with small business and non-profit organizations. A native Boisean, Sue has Idaho in her blood and fond childhood memories of camping with her family on the SF of the Salmon each summer. The summers always guaranteed trips to hot springs, huckleberry picking, and watching hundreds of salmon spawning. Sue’s home base is Boise, but she spends as much time as possible in the McCall area hiking, paddling, skiing, and snowshoeing. The summer of 2015 will be the beginning of a new chapter – exploring the Frank and Selway.
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 finally made the long overdue move out west to the Rockies. After serving with the Montana Conservation Corps for two seasons in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, he is excited to bring his passion for wildlands and traditional tools to a season of trails in the Selway. When not living out of a pack in the woods, Connor enjoys playing music, cycling, snowboarding, and cooking (front and backcountry).
William Merritt, Powell Trails Liason
Originally hailing from Maryland, outside Washington D.C, Will grew up playing in the woods and grew a natural love for the outdoors. Will graduated from Ursinus College, outside Philadelphia, with a degree in Biology. Looking for a change, he moved to Missoula, MT in 2013 and joined the Montana Conservation Corps. Since then, he has bounced around the west, working for a variety of conservation non profits doing trail work and patrolling wilderness'. Will loves traveling and anything that gets him outside and active. If you see him bouncing around the Selway or in Missoula, say hey!
Joseph Hudek, Moose Creek Trails Liason
Joey grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where he spent his summers camping in Wisconsin at Devil's Lake State Park. In 2011, after spending a semester in Antarctica doing field research, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelors degree in earth and environmental sciences. Joey's first experience with western landscapes was as a corpsmember with the Montana Conservation Corps in 2012. Since then, he has worked for conservation corps in Arizona and Colorado and spent two more seasons with the MCC. All of these experiences have taught Joey how important wild places are and that they need to be protected. He is excited to get to protect these wild landscapes with the SBFC this season!
Kelly O'Neill, Frank Church Lead Wilderness Steward
Kelly was born and raised in the desert city of El Paso, TX. It was not until pursuing a degree in biology that she realized her love of all things outdoors. After graduating she worked as a member and leader for Southwest Conservation Corps in Colorado, and has since led crews in Vermont and Utah. This season the wind is blowing Kelly up Idaho-way, and she is incredibly excited to be a member of the SBFC team and explore the Northern Rockies!
Meghan Montgomery, Nez Perce-Clearwater Trail Crew Member
Originally from Colorado, Meghan Montgomery was drawn to Montana because of her love of mountains, rivers, wilderness, and the vibrant communities that care for them. Meghan holds degrees in Environmental Science and International Relations from the University of Colorado, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Montana in Resource Conservation. Prior to moving to Missoula, Meghan worked in environmental education as a school garden manager in Bozeman and a naturalist and river guide in Utah. She has also spent seasons as an ecological technician with the Nature Conservancy in California, building trails in western Colorado and working in land management with a land trust in Western North Carolina. When not clearing out fallen trees or fixing water bars on a trail, Meghan can be found paddling down a river, lending a hand on a local farm, or geeking out about the natural world.
Trevor Fero, Nez Perce-Clearwater Trail Crew Member
Trevor grew up in Evanston, Illinois where he developed a passion for the outdoors through his time with the Boy Scouts of America. Before working for the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation he spent two summers guiding canoe trips in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota for the Boy Scouts and, last season, completed a Conservation Corps internship through the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation. These experiences helped shape his love for wilderness areas and working for non-profits. Trevor is looking forward to working for the SBFC Foundation because not only does he get to work outside in beautiful wild spaces, he gets to share this experience and his love for the outdoors with others.