Lisa Upson, Executive Director of People and Carnivores, 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.
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Bryce Andrews, Field Director, has worked as a ranch manager and land steward for more than a decade. Following his work on the Sun Ranch in the Madison Valley in Montana, he co-owned and managed the Oxbow Ranch and now owns a small farm in dense carnivore country. He has written and spoken extensively on issues related to coexistence and sustainable agriculture. His book, Badluck Way (Simon and Schuster, 2014), describes the complex realities of ranching on the edge of Yellowstone, and has won several awards. Bryce is faculty at the University of Montana and teaches Sustainable Ranching at the University’s Bandy Ranch.
Kim Johnston, Field Project Manager, will lead P&C’s conflict prevention efforts in the High Divide area of Southwest Montana. Prior to joining P&C Kim was a bear management technician with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Before FWP, Kim worked for the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, MT, giving presentations on large carnivore biology, behavior, ecological importance, and conservation efforts. In addition to her work experience, Kim has traveled to Alaska, South America, and South Africa to observe wildlife and better understand how people in different regions are coexisting with carnivores. Kim was born in Whitefish, MT. She earned a BS from Montana State University in Wildlife Management.
Martha Sellers, Director of Development and Communication, 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.
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.