Jen Kreiner joins the FSPW Staff in Sanders County

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is excited to announce a new staff member who is occupying an entirely new position, Sanders County Outreach Coordinator. Jen Kreiner begins work on March 4 as a permanent part-time employee based in Thompson Falls. Jen brings enthusiasm for outreach and wild country to the job, a perfect combination for “the cause” in Sanders County. She will be identifying outreach opportunities as well as planning and overseeing events.
Jen relocated to Montana in 1999 after a summer working in Yellowstone National Park, realizing that she had to be in the mountains! She finished school at the University of Montana with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 2001. A majority of her professional experience is with non-profit management, marketing and communications.
She resides in Thompson Falls with her family and feels very lucky to explore her backyard — northwest Montana. She is an avid hiker, backpacker and x-country skier. With all of the demands of daily life, it is comforting to know that balance is always found at the top of the mountain.

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About The Author:

Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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