Five Valleys is excited to announce that it has named Whitney Schwab to be its next Executive Director.
Whitney brings a passion for conservation and over 16 years of experience in nonprofit development and organizational management to her role as Executive Director. Previous to her role as Executive Director, Whitney served as Five Valleys’ Philanthropy Director for five years, where she played a key role in community conservation efforts in the Flint Creek Valley and on Mount Dean Stone.
"I am honored to carry our work forward in this role, and look forward to working closely with our Board, my fellow staff colleagues, and our many partners, members, and landowners. Five Valleys has a legacy of accomplishing important conservation, and we have a tremendous scope of work ahead. Our momentum is great, and so are our opportunities," Whitney says.
Whitney holds an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and a BS in Natural Resources Recreation Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Having grown up on six acres that backed up to protected open space, Whitney holds the mission of Five Valleys close to her heart. Today, she pleased to be able to have recreated that childhood connection, and that connection for her own family, by living close to Mount Jumbo and enjoying western Montana's wonderful open spaces as often as possible.