Land is a 5th generation Montanan who garnered his conservation ethic from a young age in duck blinds on warm water sloughs in the Bitterroot Valley, at the end of a flyrod during the salmon fly hatch on the Big Hole River, and chasing the wily wapiti in Cinnabar Basin. Land received a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in 2000 and a PHD in post hole digging fencing in the family Quarter horses and mules. Fresh out of college, he worked for a newly formed sportsmen organization called the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) as their National Grassroots Coordinator. Much of his work at TRCP was aimed at protecting quality places to hunt and fish via roadless areas and promoting volunteer incentives for landowners to provide public access to private lands. After four years working for TRCP, Land joined the staff of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as Regional Representative in Missoula, Montana.
Holly was born and raised in the Chicago area and spent as much time as possible camping and fishing with her family as a girl. After college, she moved to Oregon for graduate studies and fell in love with the outdoor activities the West had to offer and made the Pacific Northwest her new home. After a couple decades as a teacher, counselor and principal, Holly decided to turn her love of the outdoors into a fulltime career. She became a freelance writer which she continues to be to this day. Her writing has won many national awards including the Weatherby Outreach Award for promoting hunting in a non-hunting magazine. Holly and her husband, Scott Stouder, have 12 horses and mules, each with his or her own hilarious personality, which they use to pack into summer fishing trips and fall hunting camps.
Caitlin was born and raised in Missoula, MT, where she grew up fishing and camping with her family. She attended the University of Oregon for college in Eugene, OR where she majored in Business and Communications. Following graduation Caitlin moved back to Montana, where she balanced her time between rafting and skiing tight tree lines in fresh powder. Her love for the open spaces, snow-capped mountains, and bountiful rivers of Montana brought her to BHA, where she can now advocate for the conservation of these special landscapes. Caitlin is pleased to work for an organization that strives to preserve the kind of outdoor experience that was so influential in her young life, and continues to be a source of refuge and adventure, today.
Born and raised in Southern California, Grant knew at an early age that he would someday live in Montana. Fascinated by animals his whole life, he learned the finer points of hunting from his Grandpa when he was old enough to carry a gun. After graduating from Humboldt State with a degree in Wildlife Management, Grant spent most of the next decade as a biological science technician, doing everything from studying spotted owls in the northwest to eradicating feral pigs from California’s islands, to spending 5 seasons in Montana’s backcountry collecting grizzly bear hair. Grant now enjoys elk and antelope hunting and guiding his wonderful wife down Montana’s rivers while she casts to rising cutthroats. Grant is thrilled to be a part of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and feels privileged to be able to help protect the wild places that means so much to him.
Josh grew up in Bozeman, MT and was introduced to hunting and fishing at a very young age and instantly realized that the time he spent in the mountains and on lakes and rivers provided him great joy. Josh accepted an academic scholarship to attend Montana State University where he earned a BS in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. Throughout college Josh held leadership positions in the marketing & advertising clubs and graduated with honors in 2000. In 2002, Josh began work as a freelance special events coordinator with a focus on logistics and hospitality and for the next 12 years Josh traveled around the country executing corporate meetings, promotions and incentive trips for some of the largest companies in North America. In 2009, Josh and his wife Kara were married on the banks of the Missouri river in Montana and have since moved to Boise, ID where they actively pursue a wide variety of outdoor activities such as: backpacking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, and skiing. While Josh appreciates those outdoor pursuits, his deepest passion is for backcountry hunting and conservation. Josh cherishes his time spent afield with a bow, rifle, shotgun or fishing rod and he is thrilled to be working for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.