Faith Wells is a junior at the University of Montana, where she studies Geoscience, GIS, and Arabic. She is a lifelong hunter and a hopeful fisherman. Her idle time is spent hiking up mountains where she beads, reads, and explores. Having a certain passion for Montana’s abundant public lands, she has volunteered many hours protecting and nourishing them. In the office, Faith specializes in events and operations work. She is Nêhiyawak and an enrolled member of Cold Lake First Nations.
Jenna McCrorie is a fresh graduate from the University of Montana with a degree in Political Science, International Development, and Mountain Studies. The outdoors are Jenna's favorite place to be, and she is passionate about improving access and increasing respect for our wild places. An avid hiker, angler, skier and cyclist, she has spent many hours volunteering for organizations such as Inner Roads and The Mayfly Project which facilitate experiences for those who can benefit most from the transformative nature of the outdoors. Conserving Montana's public lands is a cause that literally - and figuratively - hits close to home for Jenna, and she is excited to have the opportunity to explore this with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
Sarah grew up in Tennessee and spent most of her childhood in the woods, chasing adventure and searching for any type of wildlife she could get her hands on. Hunting and fishing were not often practiced in her family, but she brought home every animal she could find - sometimes to her mother's dismay - and dreamed of working with wildlife in some way. She moved to Nevada for a few years until she decided the city life wasn't for her and left on a whim to satisfy her childhood dream of moving to Montana. Although relatively new to the West and to the subject of public lands and waters, she has fallen in love with this beautiful state and has taken the responsibility to care for this land and its wildlife. Since moving here, Sarah has picked up fly fishing and has been pursuing it as a new interest and passion. Her partner, Dalton, is a fly fishing guide, born and raised in Montana, and he has taught Sarah so much about conservation, public lands, and taking care of our fisheries. Right now, Sarah's role with BHA is to continue educating herself on the cause we all fight for, even if it is a small part of our progress.
Casey grew up in Northern Wisconsin in a rural area spending his days running around the woods hunting, fishing, and trapping. After going to college at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Casey moved out west, perusing new game and bigger country. After working for the Forest Service, State Wildlife Departments, and other conservation nonprofits around the country he has landed in Missoula, a place Casey made trips to anyhow. BHA has given him a great opportunity to give back to hunting and fishing in a new way and learn another side of conservation. In Casey's free time you can find him hunting, skiing, running, or camping!
Tanner is a sophomore at the University of Montana, where he pursuing a degree in wildlife biology with a minor in nonprofit administration and a certificate in geographical information systems. At the university, he also volunteers his time as President of the Student Veterans Organization, which focuses on veteran advocacy and giving military-affiliated students a place to connect and network. He grew up in rural North Idaho and has been hunting and fishing his entire life. Prior to BHA, Tanner served in the Marine Corps for four years with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. He is passionate about connecting veterans to the outdoors, so he spends most of his time helping with the Armed Forces Initiative. In his off time, he can be found hiking or hunting around the Pacific Northwest.