Lisa Upson is the Executive Director of People and Carnivores and brings a background in law, organizational development, and wildlife conservation. Prior to joining P&C, Lisa was a wildlife advocate with a national group working on grizzly bear and wolf coexistence and conservation. Lisa is also adjunct faculty in the University of Montana’s Master of Public Administration program. She has a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law and is a volunteer mediator for the Community Mediation Center and County Court in Bozeman, Montana.

Contact: lupson@peopleandcarnivores.org, 406-587-3389

 

 

 

Steve Primm is Conservation Director and interdisciplinary problem solver for P&C. From a Missouri farming family, Steve grew up with twin passions for wild nature and sustainable agriculture. Steve has worked in all facets of carnivore conflict prevention on ranches and farms, in rural developments, and in the backcountry. Steve earned his Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has published widely on carnivore conservation, from book chapters and guest editorials to peer-reviewed articles in Conservation Biology, Ursus, and Policy Sciences.

Contact: sprimm@peopleandcarnivores.org, (c) 406-600-9481, (h) 406-682-5244

 

 


Matt Barnes
, Rangeland Stewardship Field Coordinator, is an applied rangeland scientist and conservationist whose work has focused on grazing management for wildlife habitat enhancement. Prior to People and Carnivores, Matt ran a holistically managed ranch operation in Colorado. He is a Certified Professional in Rangeland Management, and holds an MS in Range Science from Utah State University and a BS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona. Matt has published extensively on rangeland health and strategic grazing management in both peer-reviewed journals and popular media.

Contact: mbarnes@peopleandcarnivores.org, 406-587-3389

 

 

 

Bryce Andrews, Coexistence Exchange Coordinator, has worked for a decade as a ranch manager and land steward in Montana in various settings. He has written and spoken extensively on issues related to sustainable agriculture and carnivore coexistence. His book, Badluck Way, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2014, and he is currently working on his second book.

Contact: bandrews@peopleandcarnivores.org

 

 

 

Martha Sellers coordinates the organization’s fundraising efforts and communication strategies. Originally from Minnesota, Martha worked in Yellowstone National Park before moving permanently to Bozeman. She worked at Montana State University for 18 years on a multitude of science-focused grant-funded projects. Martha holds a Master’s of Public Administration from MSU and a BA in News/Editorial Journalism from the University of St. Thomas.

Contact: msellers@peopleandcarnivores.org

 

 

 

 

Tom Mallon, Program and Communications Associate, graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Science, Technology & Society. Prior to joining People and Carnivores, Tom worked for Microsoft as a geospatial analyst. He also worked as a field instructor at a wilderness therapy program on the Big Island of Hawaii and served as the program coordinator for a Colorado-based education firm. Tom is helping P&C leverage technology for increased effectiveness in communications and program expansion.    

Contact: tmallon@peopleandcarnivores.org