Kim Skyelander

Board Member

Location: Loveland, Colorado

Kim’s love for Rocky Mountain National Park started when she took a job as a trail guide for the Moraine Meadows stables when she was 19 years old. She’s been in love with this country ever since.  Kim has a degree in wildlife biology, and two graduate degrees in environmental studies and natural resources management. She worked professionally for the U.S. Forest Service for 16 years as a wildlife biologist. Kim left the U.S.F.S. to pursue a career in teaching, and taught natural resources classes for eight years at the Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. She also taught environmental education and interpretation classes at the University of Idaho. Kim has also served as the executive director of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, a large residential outdoor school in Minnesota, which is similar to the Teton Science Schools in Jackson, WY. Currently, she is the Associate Director for the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University. Kim joined the board in 2019.