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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.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 103

Senior Director of Programs

Shannon Stober

Shannon’s career in the nonprofit sector began with the completion of two terms of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, followed by senior management positions with the Montana Campus Compact, the Montana Conservation Corps, and the Montana Governor’s Office of Community Service. She is an accomplished consultant and highly regarded speaker, trainer, and program strategist. A native of Colorado, Shannon graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Sociology and Communication. She is passionate about community, leadership, and play, and enjoys playing spending time with her husband, Joe, and their pack of pets.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 104

Director of Operations

Trevor Olson

Born and raised in Bozeman, Trevor learned about Eagle Mount while obtaining his degrees in Physics and Mathematics at Montana State University. After college, Trevor spent several years fixing wind turbines by rappelling off of them and spending his winters as an adaptive snow sports assistant for Eagle Mount. During that time he obtained his Level 1 Alpine and Level 1 Adaptive PSIA certifications, and helped lead the Eagle Mount Bridger and Big Sky programs. The love of Eagle Mount kept pulling at Trevor and in the winter of 2020 he accepted the position of Director of Operations. In his free time, Trevor enjoys spending time with his Wife and two children, and spending time in the outdoors, be it rock climbing, skiing, camping, or any of the other plethora of outdoor opportunities that we get to enjoy by living in the treasure state.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 109

Associate Director of Development

Anna Smoot

After growing up in Colorado, Anna earned BAs 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 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 live in south Bozeman with their energetic lab mix, Ginger, and spend their free time hiking, skiing, camping, grilling in the back yard, gardening, and enjoying all that Montana has to offer.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 101

Associate Director of Development

Stephanie Uter

Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, Stephanie moved to Bozeman in 2012 with her husband Daniel and dog Tabasco. Before moving to Bozeman, Stephanie spent five years doing political fundraising. Before joining the Eagle Mount team in 2016, Stephanie worked at HeyDay as a sales associate and the Museum of the Rockies as the Membership and Special Programs Manager. Stephanie is a graduate of Leadership Bozeman, Leadership Montana and currently serves as a member of the One Valley Community Foundation Give Big Committee.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 110

Associate Director of Finance

Pearl Nixon

Eagle Mount has been a part of Pearl’s life since she started volunteering with the Horsemanship Program as a teenager where she discovered that helping others enjoy something you love is truly rewarding. However, her passion for supporting friends and neighbors with disabilities started when she was lucky enough to have inclusive classrooms in the Bozeman schools. Pearl joined the staff in 2013, and has a special place in her heart for activities that offer adults with developmental disabilities lifelong recreation.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 121

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.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 116

Adaptive Aquatics Director

Jen Wendel

Jen’s journey to aquatics began when her grandfather taught her how to swim during summer visits during her childhood. She continued the journey by joining her high school swim team in Salt Lake City and, two kids and a lifetime later, she began coaching high school swim teams in Portland, Oregon. Jen and her husband settled in Bozeman just a few years ago where she coached for the Barracudas Swim Team and worked as a para in special education at the high school before joining Eagle Mount. She has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and feels most at home in the water. When she’s not in the water, Jen enjoys everything except vegetables, traffic, and natural disasters. She is passionate about finding greatness in others and providing a safe and healthy aquatic experience for everyone at Eagle Mount.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 120

Director of Family Engagement

Maggie Lowry

Maggie has been with Eagle Mount since 2013, first as Assistant Aquatic Director and then hosting 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.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 102

Big Sky Kids Director

Lauren Grover

Lauren’s passion for camp started when she was 17 as a camp counselor, when she realized you can have a career in “playing outside.” She grew up in Wisconsin, where she obtained a BS in Kinesiology & Health Promotion. During this time, she founded her campus’ Dance Marathon program and completed her first summer with Eagle Mount as the Big Sky Kids Intern. Following this, she traveled and pursued her studies abroad, finishing a MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom. She made the move to Bozeman and started as Big Sky Kids Director in 2021. In her free time, she loves to make music, craft, get outside, and play with her dog, Juniper.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 107

Big Sky Adaptive 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.

(406) 586-1781 ext. 105

Adaptive Aquatics Assistant Director

Amalia Csaplar

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Administrative Assistant

Andrew Flakker

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Adaptive Horsemanship Volunteer Coordinator

Claire Brunner

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Adaptive Snowsports Assistant

Colleen Smith

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Adaptive Snowsports Assistant

Corbin Merchant

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Adaptive Horsemanship Barn Manager

Joanna Rodgers-Liston

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Adaptive Snowsports Assistant

Kelly Krueger

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Adaptive Horticulture Coordinator

Lisa Hughes

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Adaptive Ski Assistant

Megan Shaver

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Young at Heart Instructor

Pat Whitlock

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Bridger Adaptive Ski Director

Patrick Quinn

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