Staff & Board

Staff Members

Todd Wilkinson

Todd Wilkinson

Founder

Todd Wilkinson is an American author and journalist proudly trained in the old school tradition of asking hard questions and pressing for honest answers. Since he began as a violent crime reporter with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago, Wilkinson’s work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications, ranging from National Geographic and Christian Science Monitor to The Washington Post and many others in-between.
Angus O’Keefe

Angus O’Keefe

Associate Editor for Content

Board Members

Mike Clark

Mike Clark

Board Member

In a 50-year career Mike has served as the head of nine different NGOs, including the Highlander Center in Appalachia, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace. For 12 years he served as Executive Director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He graduated Berea College, Kentucky and earlier in his life was a journalist.
Paula  Beswick

Paula Beswick

Board Member

Paula has worked with a variety of non-profits for over 20 years in communications and fundraising, most recently as a Library Foundation Director. She currently works with rural public libraries, helping to broaden their community impact. Paula received her B.A. in political science and journalism from Florida International University.
Rick  Reese

Rick Reese

Board Member

Rick arrived in Helena in 1970 to teach at Carroll College. In subsequent years, he served as Deputy Director of the State Commission on Local, Government, Executive Secretary to the Montana Board of Public Education, was the founding president of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and with his wife, Mary Lee, was director of the Yellowstone Institute. He retired from the University of Utah and returned to Montana in 2004. Notably, though he won't tell you unless asked, Rick is a noted alpinist who took part in a famous rescue effort on the Grand Teton in 1967, featured in the documentary "The Grand Rescue".
Lisa  Diekman

Lisa Diekman

Board Member

Lisa received her B.A. from Yale University and her master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Lisa has over 30 years of professional and fund raising experience. She has worked for the United Nations Environment Programme, Goldman, Sachs, & Co., The Wilderness Society, and was founding Executive Director of the Yellowstone Park Foundation from 1996 – 2006. She is currently Director of Development for the Bridger Ski Foundation.