Elevate Big Sky Committee

Comprised of community members, major employers, developers and funders, the Elevate Big Sky committee collaborates to prioritize, strategize and mobilize resources to address three key priority areas of Livability, Health and Wellness, and the Environment.

Nominated Committee Members

Meet your neighbors who are committed to Elevating Big Sky.

Christine Baker
Community Member
VP Mountain Sports, Big Sky Resort

As a child, Christine fell in love with Big Sky when visiting on a family ski vacation. In college, she jumped at the opportunity to ski instruct part-time and she is still with Big Sky Mountain Sports. Christine loves recreating in the area with friends and family.

Ciara Wolfe
YCCF Funding Partner
VP of Philanthropy, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

What brought us to Big Sky is the outdoor lifestyle where we could raise a family doing what we love most; playing outdoors together. We have stayed here because we have fallen deeply in love with Big Sky, the tribe of friends we have made who feel like family, this beautiful special place, and the ski town culture that makes up our community.

Erika Frounfelker
Community Member
Ophir Elementary School Counselor and Health Enhancement Teacher

The mountains were calling...and I listened. The school and Big Sky community has been my home for over 15 years. I love the access to play in the mountains as well as the people that make up this community. I am so fortunate to live and work in a community that has so much grit and passion.

Gladys Guerrero Ramírez
Community Member
Co-Owner, Beehive Cleaning and Maintenance Services

Gladys was born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since 2020, she has called Big Sky her forever home. She co-owns Beehive Cleaning and Maintenance Services with her husband Travis. Gladys also volunteers as a Wellness Navigator for YCCF and Promotora de Salud for MSU, advocating for the community, particularly for the Latinx people that live in the area. She enjoys ice skating and learning Nordic skiing in the winter, and the challenge of repotting her 50+ tropical plants in the summer.

Grace Young
BSRAD Funding Partner
Big Sky Resort Area District Board Member

My name is Grace Young and I moved to Big Sky from Virginia/Colorado/West Virginia/Utah in 2002. I love Big Sky for the easy access to every type of activity (particularly the summer ones!). I love that I can bring my dogs anywhere in town. I love that so many faces are familiar, and yet, I still meet new people who have lived here for a decade or longer! I am a people-person and a lover of order and efficiency. Recently I transitioned to a full-time role working with my husband, Mason, and we are running Mt. Everest Snow Removal, a snow shoveling business he started in 2017. I am honored to serve on the BSRAD board and aspire to be a voice that honors not only where Big Sky is headed but the tenacity of those who came before us. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to our work on Elevate Big Sky.

Hannah Richardson
SPCF Funding Partner
Executive Director, Spanish Peaks Community Foundation

Hannah has called Big Sky home since 2018. With a background in outdoor education and youth programming, she has always felt a strong connection to community and a shared sense of place. Hannah is proud to represent the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation and can't wait for ski season.

John Seelye
Community Member
President, Big Sky Build

John is has been Big Sky Resident since 1996 and business owner since 1997. He has a very good handle on the issues around town and understands the challenges the hourly workers are encountering. He is a committed long-term business owner who is raising two children in Big Sky.

Lindsie Feldner
Community Member
Food Service Director, Big Sky School District

My name is Lindsie Feldner, I am the Food Service Director for the Big Sky School District, working towards a more sustainable food system, nutrition education, and feeding the masses! The mountains are what brought me to Big Sky 20 years ago. The community and my kids are what keep me here. As a 3rd generation Montanan, my goal is that this community can be a livable one for those who want to make this their home regardless of socioeconomic status.

Matt Kidd
Resource Partner
Managing Director, CrossHarbor Capital Partners & Lone Mountain Land Company

Matt first started spending time in Big Sky in 2008, began living in the community part-time in 2014, and decided to become a full-time resident in 2020. Matt loves the community of Big Sky and all of the people that make the place so special. With his wife Sheena and 3 kids, Matt enjoys all of the easy access to year-round outdoor recreation.

Troy Nedved
Resource Partner
General Manager, Big Sky Resort

Like many, I came to Big Sky for fabulous skiing. Then I quickly fell in love with the summers and the community. What a place to call home!