Meet Our Staff
| ||Scott Boettger, Executive Director|
Scott has served as Executive Director of Wood River Land Trust since 1997. Before joining us, Scott was employed by the Brandywine Conservancy in Pennsylvania in a variety of staff positions culminating as Senior Planner. Scott holds related degrees in environmental studies, cartography, and urban design.
|Jill Brown-Wenglikowski, Development Associate|
After vacationing in the Valley 14 years ago, Jill decided to leave mid-western life and head West. She joins the WRLT staff with a B.S. in Communications Management from Missouri State University. For 20 years Jill has provided business development, marketing and administrative support for the architectural, engineering and interior design fields, with 13 of those years working in our beloved Valley. Jill enjoys snowboarding, yurt trips and riding cruisers with her husband and two young children.
Patti Lousen, Project Coordinator
Community, conservation and education serve each other well and it is with this background that Patti joins the WRLT. A previous Blaine County School District science teacher, business owner and most recently, administrator and co-founder of The Mountain School, Patti's connection to the Valley is long and diverse. She was elected supervisor with the Natural Resources Conservation District for seven years, and in 1997 founded the Wood River Watershed Advisory Group with the district biologists. Possessing a B.S. in Zoology, mother of two daughters, an avid Nordic skier and mountain biker, Patti is looking forward to talking with our donors about the next WRLT project.
|Daphne Muehle, Director of Development|
Prior to coming to the Land Trust, Daphne served for 12 years at Peninsula Open Space Trust, loctated in Palo Alto, California, where she held a variety of positions, including Director of Major Gifts and Director of Development. She began her fund-raising career at her alma mater, Long Beach State University, working in the Athletic Department. Daphne had a swimming scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History.
|Trey Spaulding, Director of Operations|
For the past 20 years Trey has worked as a departmental and organizational manager in all areas of the media industry in Colorado, Tennessee, Argentina and Idaho. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Research, B.A. in Psychology, and minors in Business and Advertising.
|Keri York, Senior Conservation Coordinator|
Keri joined our staff with a background in natural resources and marine fisheries biology. She currently manages conservation projects and land stewardship and is active in our partnership efforts. She has a B.S. in Marine Biology from Jacksonville University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Washington State Univ. Before joining WRLT, she worked as a marine conservation biologist for NOAA and Silver Creek Preserve assistant for TNC. Originally from Hailey, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, gardening, and is a member of the local Dirty Feet Dance Company.
|Meet our New Conservation Coordinator|
Chad earned a B.A. in Behavioral Science from the Metropolitan State College of Denver and a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado. Before joining the Land Trust, Chad worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Denver. He spends his free time hiking and climbing mountains and skiing. The Land Trust welcomes Chad as a permanent member to our land-saving team!