After graduating from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, Lisa worked as a ranger naturalist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. In 2004, she graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law, where she focused on public lands and natural resource law. She served as a law clerk for a superior court judge in Anchorage, Alaska, before returning to Wyoming in June 2005 to direct the Outdoor Council’s national parks and forests program. The majority of Lisa’s work has focused on oil and gas leasing and development proposals on the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Wyoming Range. Lisa became the Outdoor Council’s program director in 2013, a position she held for nearly four years before becoming executive director in late 2017. She lives in Jackson with her husband and son.
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Kristen graduated from the University of California, San Diego with bachelor’s degrees in both Women’s Studies and Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. She developed a love for wilderness hiking and backpacking in California and the American Southwest. In 2007, she moved to Wyoming after being captivated by the beauty of the state and landing a job with NOLS. After 11 years at NOLS, she joined the Wyoming Outdoor Council as membership director in 2018. A year later, she moved up into the role of associate director. She lives in Lander with her husband and son.
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Tyler joined WOC in January 2023 with experience in community development, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership. Prior to this, Tyler was the executive director of ART 321 in Casper, where he had the opportunity to support artists from across the state and build partnerships at the intersection of arts, health, economic development, equity, and inclusion. He has served on the steering committee for the WY Department of Health’s State Health Improvement Plan, the Wyoming Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and co-developed a joint work session between the boards of the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming ENGAGE Council to increase support for 18–35-year-old business owners. Tyler believes WOC’s work helps support healthier and economically and culturally vibrant communities in Wyoming. He feels fortunate to live in Casper with his wife where they can raise their wonderful daughter in the beautiful outdoors. The fishing is pretty great, too.
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ENERGY & CLIMATE POLICY DIRECTOR
John grew up in the small mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina, where he spent much of his childhood rambling down Appalachian backroads in search of good trout streams, long trail-runs, and backcountry adventures. His passion for natural resources and recreation followed him through college and graduate school where he received a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with honors as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC Chapel Hill (2010–2014) and a master’s in Environmental Management at Duke University (2015–2017). John’s work at WOC focuses on growing Wyoming’s capacity to organize and respond to challenges related to climate change and the decarbonization of energy sources. As a part of this role, he works closely with community partners, academic institutions, and
state policy makers across the state. John lives in Lander where he also works annually as a NOLS field instructor, is the president of Fremont County’s Trout Unlimited Chapter, and serves on the steering committee for the grassroots climate advocacy group, the Lander Climate Action Network.
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Claire grew up rambling in the subtly tamer wild woods of New York’s Catskill Mountains, before she moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism, followed by a master’s in Information Science. In 2016, she decided she’d had enough of Texas’s flat scenery and hot, humid climate and sought out Wyoming for the promise of mountains to run up, snow to ski upon, and acres of public lands to explore. She joined the Wyoming Outdoor Council in 2016, working to leverage and promote the broader Keep it Public, Wyoming coalition, and has since moved into a role where she creates and manages the organization’s brand as a graphic designer, editor, and writer. She lives in a tiny house in Lander.
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PUBLIC LANDS & WILDLIFE ADVOCATE
Following a childhood spent in California and Argentina, Meghan’s first priority in choosing a college was to go somewhere with snow. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Smith College before working as an itinerant wildlife technician, including a stint studying bears in Greater Yellowstone. Wyoming made a big impression, and she returned to the state for a master’s degree in Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming, focusing on wildlife management and conservation. After working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game managing big game species on the Alaska Peninsula, Meghan moved back to her favorite place once again, joining the Outdoor Council in 2022 to support stewardship of Wyoming’s lands and wildlife. She and her family take every opportunity to get outside in the mountains, rivers, and badlands around their home base of Dubois.
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YUFNA SOLDIER WOLF
TRIBAL CONSERVATION ADVOCATE
Yufna Soldier Wolf was born and raised on the Wind River Reservation. Her name actually means Mother Nature’s Child. She is a citizen of the Northern Arapaho and has Cheyenne and Lakota ancestry. Her heart and passion is for preservation of tribal ways and customs, which includes protecting the land and her ancestors. Yufna has received various degrees, accolades, and certificates from Montana State University and the University of Wyoming. One degree she is proud of is the Indigenous Studies degree she recently completed at the University of Wyoming. She is working towards a master’s from Montana State in Indigenous Studies with a specialization in sovereignty. Yufna gained experience as the former Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Officer as well as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Manager. Her education and experience humble her and she is always looking for ways to improve and sustain life for future generations. Yufna lives and breathes Wind River. Yufna is happy to be a team member at the Wyoming Outdoor Council.
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BIG WIND CARPENTER
TRIBAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Big Wind is a Two Spirit member of the Northern Arapaho tribe from the Wind River Reservation. At a young age, Big Wind recognized many injustices and degrees of oppression within their community. They became involved in youth and climate leadership at the age of 13 when they learned of environmental racism happening near their home. Since then, they have worked on numerous campaigns throughout “Indian Country” and currently is the Tribal Advocacy Associate for the Indigenous Land Alliance of Wyoming.
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RED DESERT ADVOCATE
Kyle grew up near Seattle, Washington, where he developed an early appreciation for the outdoors. He spent much of his childhood playing in the mountains, forests, and salt water inlets of the Pacific Northwest. In 2003, Kyle discovered Lander on a summer road trip and has since called it home. He graduated from Naropa University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on the intersection of environmental sustainability and social justice. He has participated in ecological restoration projects throughout India, Oregon, and Colorado. Kyle started with the Wyoming Outdoor Council as an intern for Citizens for the Red Desert in 2020, progressed to field coordinator in 2021, and is currently the engagement coordinator. When away from the Red Desert, Kyle can be found rock climbing around Lander with his partner Alana and dog Duke.
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Misti was born and raised in the tiny town of Liberty, Pennsylvania, where she enjoyed playing in the nearby creeks and running through the neighboring woods. In 2001, Misti visited Lander, Wyoming, with a friend for what she thought would only be a six-month stay. After instantly falling in love with the Wind River Range, those six months turned into 19 years and Misti now calls Wyoming home. For 10 years, she ran a small business in Lander but in 2019, started to look for a change. When the opportunity came up to work for Wyoming Outdoor Council, Misti was thrilled to become a part of a team helping to protect the public lands she treasures. She lives in a little log cabin overlooking the Winds, with her husband and three children.
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Hannah was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming. She grew up hiking in the Wind River Range, climbing at Wild Iris, camping in her backyard, and getting lost in the Red Desert. She has always loved to travel and has searched for adventure from Patagonia to Alaska. In May 2021, Hannah earned her bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Wyoming, with minors in Sociology and Outdoor Leadership. She then briefly escaped to Mexico for the rest of the year to improve her Spanish and explore some more wild places the world has to offer. Hannah is now happily back in Lander, working for WOC and enjoying the wonderful Landiego weather.
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