Walker is a fifth-generation Montanan and devoted conservationist who cut his teeth chasing grouse and cutthroats in the mountains surrounding Missoula. He studied political science, environmental science, and Arabic at Bowdoin College. Prior to arriving at BHA, Walker worked for the Montana Wildlife Federation, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and The Nature Conservancy. His work with these organizations gave him diverse perspectives on how to advocate for wildlife and natural resources. He spends the bulk of his free time running after his bird dog, climbing, backcountry skiing, and cooking up the rewards of the previous hunting season.