Kathy Rinaldi – Idaho Conservation Coordinator

Kathy is the Idaho Conservation Coordinator for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition where she directs the Idaho campaigns and is the program lead for GYC’s recreation project. Prior to her work at GYC, Kathy was a two-term Teton County, Idaho Commissioner where she helped lead an effort to create a new (post boom) comprehensive plan focused [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Brooke Regan – Special Projects Organizer, Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Brooke Regan is organizing a project for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition to examine outdoor recreational use and conservation goals in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Whether studying pine beetle outbreaks in Colorado, grizzly bear food habits in Montana, or the values of modern recreation and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone, Brooke loves finding answers relevant to [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Randy Carpenter, Project Director, Future West

Randy Carpenter Randy Carpenter has spent many years working with community leaders in the Northern Rockies, helping them understand the challenges that come with growth and change, and tailor locally-based solutions to those challenges. Before joining Future West in 2014, Randy was a community planner in Iowa, followed by 13 years with the Sonoran Institute’s [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Dr. Ray Rasker, Executive Director, Headwaters Economics

Ray has written widely on rural development and the role of environmental quality in economic prosperity, and is well known in policy circles in the U.S. and Canada. He has a Ph.D. from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University, M.Ag. from Colorado State University, and B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Washington. [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Todd Wilkinson, Journalist & Founder, Mountain Journal

Todd Wilkinson is an American journalist and author proudly trained in the old-school tradition of asking tough questions and pressing for honest answers. He is the founder of Mountain Journal. Since he began as a violent crime reporter with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago, Wilkinson’s work has appeared in a wide variety of [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Ralph Becker – Keynote Speaker, Sustaining the New West

Ralph Becker, Former Minority Leader of the Utah State House of Representatives, 34th Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT Ralph Becker is 43-year resident of Salt Lake City where served two terms as mayor (2008-2015). He also served in the Utah State Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives for 11 years (1996-2007). [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|News, Speaker Bio|0 Comments