Meredith is passionate about educating and advocating for students with disabilities. As a special educator, she founded a private school in Bozeman specifically designed for students with disabilities. She and her colleagues work toward supporting the emotional, behavioral and academic needs of their students.
Program Director / Professional Athlete
When Vasu was nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of his right leg. Originally from Connecticut and India, he has now settled in Bozeman to pursue his developed passion for advocacy and the outdoors as a Program Director for Eagle Mount and a professional athlete.
Land and Wildlife Conservation
Throughout his career Whitney has worked to identify common ground and sustainable solutions on issues ranging from Asian tigers to regional land use. Whitney earned a Masters of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and currently works for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
Bridget was raised in a small town in northern Idaho. The importance of community has always fascinated her. At the Community Foundation, Bridget explores the epidemic of loneliness in today's social media age. She believes the solution to this growing challenge can be found in community.
Dr. Angela Des Jardins
Dr. Angela Des Jardins, a third generation Bozemanite, is passionate about science education and research. She recently led an unprecedented project for NASA involving 1,000 students from across the country, learning many leadership and life lessons along the way.
Molly Caro May
Molly grew up in five countries and now lives in Bozeman with her husband and daughters. She is the author of two books, The Map of Enough and Body Full of Stars, and teaches writing workshops for laypeople across the country. Her mission is to fire-up the power of story in order to democratize expression.
Dr. Luke McKay
Microbial Ecologist & Astrobiologist
Dr. Luke McKay investigates extreme environments to understand where else, beyond Earth, life might exist. His research has taken him to many exotic ecosystems like deep-sea hydrothermal vents, oil spills, and Antarctica. Now at MSU, Luke's work is focused on the heat-loving microbes of Yellowstone.
Lorca Smetana is a survivor of school tragedy, a joy researcher and an architect of resilience in students, businesses and communities. She is on the faculty of the Leadership Fellows Program at Montana State University. Her work incorporates therapy creatures, deep play, deep rest and radical compassion.
Former Navy SEAL, Micah Fink, is known for his no-nonsense philosophy on behavior change, as well as his innovative approach to helping our nation's veterans overcome their physical and mental scars. His unique ideas have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, Yeti Films, and National Geographic.
Dr. Jordy Hendrikx
Director, Snow and Avalanche Lab
Jordy is an Associate Professor in Geography at MSU and has spent the last 15 years working on snow and avalanche projects around the world. His recent work presents a new paradigm, focused more on human-dimensions recognizing the need to better understand terrain choices and decision making to reduce avalanche fatalities. Photo: High Fives Foundation
CEO of Evryman
Dan Doty is a man’s man with a big soft heart, and his obsession and mission is to help men and boys become more human. He has had careers as a wilderness therapy guide, an inner-city teacher, and an adventure filmmaker. He co-founded Evryman to help men learn to connect to themselves, each other, and to nature.
Chris has spent 30 years innovating in technology and learning. He's been CEO of a corporate learning technology company, president of a new university program in Rwanda, first employee of the Gates Foundation, and a Peace Corps volunteer and country director. He and his wife Jen are raising 4 boys in Bozeman.
Raison D'être Dance Project
A trio of dancers accompanied by the music of Antonio Vivaldi