Staff

Land Tawney - Executive Director

Land Tawney 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 Endersby - Conservation Director

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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 Twohig - Executive Assistant

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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.

Tim Brass - Southern Rockies & Social Media Coordinator

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Tim Brass grew up hunting and fishing in Minnesota. As soon as he was old enough to drive he quit all organized sports to hunt and fish and followed this passion for the outdoors to earn a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and an M.A. in Community and Regional Planning from University of Oregon. Prior to working for BHA, Tim did environmental research for the Forest Service, National Science Foundation and Cooperative North American Shotgunning Education Program. Now living in Colorado with his wife Megan, Tim enjoys hunting waterfowl, big game hunting with a bow and fly-fishing high mountain lakes. He’s glad to be a part of an organization that stands-up for the wild, public lands he enjoys the most.  Feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ideas on social media or southern rockies issues. 

Grant Alban - Development Associate

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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 Kuntz - National Chapter Coordinator

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.  

Sam Lungren - Backcountry Journal Editor

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Sam grew up on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound, where he developed a love for outdoor adventures and an ambition to write about them. After a youth filled with steelheading and duck hunting he went to Gonzaga University to study journalism. His senior thesis story about the historic Elwha River dam removal project led him straight into graduate school at the University of Montana. He wrote and photographed another thesis about the controversial use of salmon and steelhead hatcheries and graduated with an M.A. in environmental journalism and natural resource science. While attending UM, he worked for Bugle Magazine at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He spent his last four summers on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Prince William Sound, Alaska and lives the rest of the time chasing trout, elk and snow in Montana and steelhead in Washington, freelance writing, and editing Backcountry Journal. Please send Sam any stories, queries or questions regarding the Journal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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