The 'Born To Be Wild' Team
He explored landscape corridors from the Northern to the Southern Rockies, across the heart of the West. Based in southwestern Colorado, Matt is now a member of Colorado’s wolf restoration Stakeholder Advisory Group, and a science and coexistence advisor to the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project.
As owner of Shining Horizons Land Management, Matt works with ranchers and agencies on strategic grazing management and rangeland health. Previously, he worked with the organization ‘People and Carnivores’, and several agencies. He holds a B.S. in wildlife ecology and an M.S. in range science.
Hailing originally from the Amish uplands of Pennsylvania, Anne has ventured far to quench her desire for mastery of a variety of ancient arts, including historic needlework, hand-binding books, art-journaling and playing a vintage banjo—clawhammer style—for her own enjoyment. Her appreciation for these highly skilled, beautiful art forms is typical of the intricately textured way she sees the world. Anne brings this rich experience to bear in myriad ways—a perfect complement to the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project’s vision of a world restored.
You can find Rob’s articles and essays about gray wolf conservation in several books and newspapers. When not knee deep in wolf politics, Rob and his wife Anne are out photographing bears and wolves in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming (and soon, Colorado!)—or hanging out with their friends at one of the Front Range’s ubiquitous house concerts.
While Joanna’s research has taken her to all seven continents, a major focus has been on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem where she studies carnivores, and equatorial Africa, where she studies primates. She has published several books and hundreds of peer-reviewed articles on her research, and as a result has been elected as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow in the Linnaean Society of London, a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and advisor to the United Nations Environment Program.
In her spare time, Joanna spends as much time as she can off-grid in wild places, preferably on a horse and with her dogs, striving for optimism and solutions in a challenging world.
Gillian’s recent work with the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project and the International Wolf Center further confirmed that this work is where she feels most at home. Through her art, Gillian inspires others to love and protect the natural world. On days off, you can find her streamside, reading, fishing and playing guitar.
He is a wildlife biologist holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire (1978) and an M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University (1981). His master’s work focused on the bighorn sheep herd in Dinosaur National Monument in the northwest corner of Colorado.
Gary specialized in endangered species management for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks & Wildlife), where he worked for 23 years. He retired from the agency in 2010 and has since held positions with Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the La Plata County Humane Society, and New Mexico State Parks. He is currently the Wildlife Program Manager for the San Juan Citizens Alliance, a Durango based environmental advocacy organization.
As a wildlife biologist and social scientist with a deep background in environmental policy and psychology, she has provided leadership for the design and implementation of diverse domestic and international programs, campaigns, and initiatives for marine and terrestrial wildlife in the private, non-profit, and government sectors where she seeks to align science and ethics.
In support of Proposition 114, Courtney worked to integrate the voices of indigenous peoples as important stakeholders in wolf protection. As an advisor to the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, she designs and supports collaborative initiatives, community dialogues, and other stakeholder engagement to reduce conflict and facilitate coexistence between humans and wildlife.
She holds a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science/Natural Resource Management and an M.S. in Psychology. As Director of Lightkeepers Foundation, Courtney believes every individual has the power and obligation to make a difference.