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.

Contact:, 406-587-3389



Steve Primm, Conservation Director, is an 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. Steve’s work currently focuses on developing connectivity for large carnivores across the High Divide of western Montana.

Contact:, (c) 406-600-9481, (h) 406-682-5244



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.




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.    



Bryan Haywood; Bozeman, MT  – President
Diane Eagleson; Belgrade, MT – Treasurer
Lacy Kowalski; Columbia Falls, MT – Secretary
Charlotte Heldstab; Whitefish, MT
Elisa Prescott; Helena, MT
Mike Wood; Boston, MA