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.

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.

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.

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.

Finance Director

Tracey Wheeler

Tracey is a second-generation Montanan. She has found great fulfillment in her longtime work at Eagle Mount, having served as the Director of Finance for over twenty years. In addition to her job at Eagle Mount, she is a proud mom who has raised two children. Tracey also helps to run her family’s restaurant and catering business, which is located in Four Corners.

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.

Horsemanship Volunteer Coordinator

Claire Brunner

Executive Assistant

Dianne Stuart

Adaptive Sports Program Manager

Jenny Woodham

Adventure Days Assistant Director

Josh Pummel

Horsemanship Assistant Director

Katie Jacobson

Young at Heart Instructor

Pat Whitlock

Finance Assistant

Pearl Nixon

Events Manager

Stephanie Uter

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
  • Heidi Parkes
  • Justin Bryan
  • Lauren Cummings
  • Neal Baggett
  • Randy Scheid
  • Ron Pike
  • Tiffany O’Malley
  • Val Jorgenson