America's Voice for a Greater Yellowstone!

GYC strongly supports legislation that is introduced in the U.S. Congress, calling for protections for East Rosebud Creek, a spectacular stream that rushes off the granite shoulders of the Beartooth Mountains through undulating ranchlands. East Rosebud is a stronghold for native cutthroat trout.

Have you caught a cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake?


The Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers who have a broad array of leadership, expertise, and enthusiasm in protecting the world’s first national park and the lands that surround it. Board members exercise overall responsibility for GYC’s governance, including setting policy, overseeing fiscal responsibilities and operations, and establishing programs to help achieve the organization’s mission.

Board members are elected for three to four-year terms by dues-paying GYC members. All members of the board must have a strong commitment to protecting the vast 20 million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Kuni Schmertzler, Chair

Retired Attorney

New Canaan, CT

Bob Keiter, Vice Chair

Professor of Law

Salt Lake City, UT

Ken Lichtendahl, Treasurer

Business Executive

Powell, WY

Cynthia Murphy, Secretary

Business Executive

Ketchum, ID

Audrey Cole

Retired IDDEQ Administrator

Pocatello, ID

David Burke

Wildlife Photographer

Cody, WY

Swep Davis


Bozeman, MT

Dave Delehanty

Associate Professor of Biology

Pocatello, ID

Mike Finley

Foundation President

Medford, OR

John Goetz


Minneapolis, MN

Ned Jannotta, Jr.

Private Equity Investor

Teton Village, WY

Blair Johnson

Retired Communications Executive

Columbine Valley, CO

Robert Keith

Private Equity Investor

Bozeman, MT

Brian Kuehl

Environmental Consultant

Sheridan, WY

Ben Mackay

Private Equity Investor

Jackson, WY

Chris Naumann

Executive Director

Bozeman, MT

Jerry Scheid


Idaho Falls, ID

Jim Spencer

Small Business Owner

Portland, OR

Windy Warner

Executive Life Coach

Dallas, TX

Sheri Weber

Retired Registered Nurse

Idaho Falls, ID

Jennifer Wilson

Business Owner

Lander, WY

Thomas Winston

Wildlife Film Producer

Bozeman, MT