The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is pleased to announce the promotion of Melissa Richey to director of development. Melissa brings decades of senior-level experience working with donors both regionally and across the country on their philanthropic goals. She has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from North Carolina State University and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. She leads a team of talented professionals and loves to match donors with projects that conserve and protect Greater Yellowstone. Melissa has been with GYC since 2017.

Charles Wolf Drimal has been promoted to waters conservation coordinator at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Charles works to secure permanent protection of key rivers in Greater Yellowstone by building support on the ground with stakeholders, the public, and general water enthusiasts. His work was integral to the passing of the East Rosebud Wild & Scenic Act in 2018. Today, he is building support for the Montana Headwaters Security Act, which would protect an additional 280 river miles. Charles has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Montana, respectively. He has been with GYC since 2011.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition welcomes the organization’s new Development Coordinator, Tiffany Sandholm. Tiffany oversees foundation partnerships, proposal development, grants management, reporting, and stewardship. She complements our development team with more than 12 years of fundraising experience in donor relations, planned giving, event planning, and grant writing. Tiffany works out of GYC’s Bozeman office and started in October.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is proud to announce its finance associate Nicole Jabaut recently completed her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Organizational Development from University of Denver. Nicole provides the necessary financial support to the organization, utilizing her educational and professional background of business management. Outside of work, Nicole stays busy exploring the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, and skiing to name a few. She has been with the organization since 2018.

Broker/Owner Robyn Erlenbush along with Ray Atteberry, Lacy Browne, Mikaela Durham and Sally Hickey attended the 2019 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Convention in San Francisco, Nov. 8-11. Erlenbush attended as a committee member for NAR Professional Standards. Atteberry represented the Big Sky Country MLS. Browne met on the national Young Professionals Network (YPN) advisory board and Membership Policy & Board Jurisdiction committee and represented the Gallatin Realtors Charitable Foundation as Vice Chair. Durham attended on behalf of the Gallatin Association of Realtors YPN. Hickey attended as President of the Montana Residential Real Estate Council, also known as CRS. Attendees participated in governance meetings and the general session featuring keynote speaker Magic Johnson.

Dr. Robert Lemley of the Bridger Natural Medicine Clinic attended a conference in Tucson hosted by Age Management Medicine Group where he successfully completed the Certification Program of Essential Knowledge in the Clinical Use of Peptides in conjunction with the Clinical Peptide Society. Peptide therapy is used to treat a variety of ailments such as traumatic brain injury, autoimmune disease, hormone restoration, weight management, digestive concerns and much more. Dr. Lemley is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and is the only physician in Southwest Montana who carries the Certified Menopause Practitioner Credential via the esteemed North American Menopause Society.

Melissa Loveridge can be reached at mloveridge@dailychronicle.com or at (406) 582-2651. 

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