Working for Wilderness


Brad Borst, President

Brad is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and graduate of the University of Montana. He spent more than two decades living in Montana, working with local ranchers, outfitters, sportsmen, loggers and mill workers on proposed Wilderness legislation and fundraising for The Montana Wilderness Association. Most recently, he was the senior managing director of development for Forterra, a regional sustainability organization working to preserve keystone landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As the new president of the Trust, Brad brings a long-standing passion for wild places and working with a diversity of people to fulfill the promise of Wilderness for future generations. Brad is currently based on Bainbridge Island, WA.


Reid Haughey, Senior Advisor
Reid served as president of the Wilderness Land Trust from 2002 to 2017, growing the organization to national prominence. Under his leadership the Trust received the U.S. Forest Service’s Bob Marshall Award and partnership awards from the Bureau of Land Management.  Prior to heading the Trust, Reid directed a regional land trust in Colorado and held leadership positions in local and state government. The Wall Street Journal recognized the impact of mitigation programs Reid directed as “state of the art.” In 1987, Reid was awarded a fellowship at the Yale School of Management.  He has taught classes for the Land Trust Alliance and the World Bank. Reid is based in Carbondale, Colorado.

Aimee Rutledge, Vice President and California Program Manager

Aimee joined the Trust in 2009 as the California Program Manager. Her experience includes serving as executive director of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.  Previously, she was a founder of Friends of the Sacramento River Greenway.  She worked with the American Institute of Architects as Director of Governmental Relations, and served as legislative advocate for the California Bicycle Coalition.  She holds a BA from Pomona College. She is based in Sacramento, California.

David Kirk, Senior Lands Specialist 
David joined the Trust in 2005.  He specializes in wilderness land acquisition projects in Arizona, Washington and Nevada. He previously worked for The Conservation Fund. David holds a law degree from the University of Colorado and a BA from the University of Depauw.  David is a licensed real estate broker.  
He is based in Boulder, Colorado.


Lisa Janeway, Administrative Director
Lisa joined the Trust in 2013.  She is responsible for supporting development, marketing, land acquisition activities and administration. Previously, she spent 10 years working in the outdoor recreation and stewardship field for organizations such as the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Colorado Mountain Club. Lisa holds a Master of Forestry degree from the University of British Columbia and a BS In Environmental Geoscience from Boston College. Lisa is based in Evergreen, Colorado.


Carlyle Stem, Advancement Director

Carlyle joined the Trust in 2016.  She specializes in individual and major gift development. Her experience ranges from working with the Malawi Office of Parks and Wildlife in southern Africa to helping establish a headwaters river conservancy in Colorado. She has advanced the missions of several nonprofit organizations as an executive director, major gifts director, capital campaign director, development director and consultant. She received a national Emmy Award for her film, “Letters from Africa,” documenting a nonprofit organization she founded. Carlyle is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management and a BA in public administration. She is based in Basalt, Colorado.








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