About Our Staff

Executive Director

Kevin Sylvester

Originally from Connecticut, Kevin led recreation and conservation programs throughout the U.S. When he moved to Montana over a decade ago, he became a ski volunteer at Eagle Mount Billings, and pursued his passion for helping nonprofits to thrive. He has served as Program Manager at Montana Conservation Corps and Executive Director of Family Promise of Gallatin Valley. Kevin holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a MA in Public Administration from MSU. He enjoys all kinds of outdoor recreation with his wife Carolynn.

Director of Development

Anna Smoot

After growing up in Colorado, Anna earned BA’s in English and Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming in 2006, and completed her Certified Fundraising Executive, CFRE, in 2017. Anna has spent her career as a fundraiser, raising support for causes from education to mental health and substance abuse, spending eight years in healthcare philanthropy at UCHealth in northern Colorado and Bozeman Health Foundation prior to joining the Eagle Mount team. Anna, her husband Doug, and their two young sons, moved to Bozeman in the summer of 2018. They live in south Bozeman with their energetic lab mix, Ginger, spending their free time hiking, skiing, camping, grilling in the back yard, gardening, and enjoying all that Montana has to offer.

Adaptive Horsemanship Program Director

Maggee Harrison

Maggee was an active horse 4-H member while growing up in Connecticut. She earned BA and MA degrees in Animal Science, and did post graduate work in Special Education. She is the past-president of the Bozeman Area Special Education PTA, which she helped establish in 2004. Maggee is also a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Credentialed Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and serves as the PATH Region 9 Representative. A PATH Mentor, Site Visitor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.

Family Support Director

Maggie Lowry

Maggie has been with Eagle Mount since 2013, first as Assistant Aquatic Director and then Saturday Night Out, Kids’ Night Out and Sibling Night Out, and founded the Parent Support Group with SEPTA in 2015. Maggie has enjoyed growing the family support offerings into a full-fledged program, and feels the future holds endless opportunities! In her free time, Maggie is an artist creating sculptural paintings, enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, and is an enthusiastic cyclist.

Big Sky Ski Director

Sarah Wolf

After growing up in Washington, where skiing was an integral part of her life, Sarah traveled across the African, Asian, European, and South American continents. There, she honed her skills as an expedition guide, wilderness EMT, diesel mechanic, dive instructor, explorer, leader, and survivor. She has a BA in Communications and Business. Sarah was an Eagle Mount volunteer for five years and also served as our Assistant Director for three. She’s passionate about helping people of all ages, abilities, and temperaments navigate unique challenges and fun adventures.

Adaptive Sports Director

Vasu Sojitra

At nine months old, Vasu was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Growing up, he learned to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination. Though he witnessed extreme poverty in India, and has been living most of his life with a “dis”ability, these experiences allowed him to truly hone in on his ability to empathize with others. He continues to strengthen this muscle by pursuing his passions: advocating for those with limitations, and helping them to believe in their own unique abilities!

Aquatics Director

Amber Waters

Amber is a Montana native who swam competitively from grade school through high school, and continues to swim with the Bozeman Masters. She spent several summers as an EMT and Park Ranger for Yellowstone National Park, and volunteered in the winters with the Cooke City Search and Rescue team before earning her BA in Elementary Education. Amber has taught in the Bozeman School District and Gallatin Rural Schools. She was an Aquatic Coach for the Special Olympics and a regular Eagle Mount volunteer prior to joining our staff.

Big Sky Kids Director

Kara Erickson

​Growing up in Hawaii shaped Kara’s love of nature and strong aversion to being indoors! Since earning a BA in English Literature, she has led adventure-based trips for teens around the world, taught Environmental Science to children, and led ropes courses for kids with disabilities. Kara worked as a camp counselor, sailing instructor, ceramics teacher, and horseback riding instructor before joining Eagle Mount. She is ecstatic to be able to share some of her greatest passions with the families, volunteers, and donors who are involved in the Big Sky Kids program.

Horsemanship Volunteer Coordinator

Claire Brunner

Aquatics Program Assistant Director

Jen Wendel

Adaptive Sports Program Manager

Jenny Woodham

Horsemanship Barn Manager

Joanna Rodgers-Liston

Adventure Days Assistant Director

Josh Pummel

Horsemanship Assistant Director

Katie Jacobson

All Abilities Swim Coordinator

Megan Shaver

Young at Heart Instructor

Pat Whitlock

Events Manager

Stephanie Uter

Bridger Ski Program Coordinator

Trevor Olson

Eagle Mount Board of Directors

  • Anne Baccus
  • Brian Wheeler
  • Casey Ferguson
  • Cathy Cooper
  • Cathy Oster
  • Chantel Schieffer
  • Cheryl Christman
  • Chris Carraway
  • Ed Goldberg
  • Heather Walstad
  • Joe Miller
  • Justin Bryan
  • Neal Baggett
  • Randy Scheid
  • Ron Pike
  • Tiffany O’Malley
  • Val Jorgenson