Heather Morris – Chairperson
Heather and her husband Matt first stumbled upon Moonlight while on their first date in 2000. They fell in love with Big Sky and the Moonlight terrain and purchased a piece of property in 2001 and they’ve been exploring the north side of Lone Peak ever since. A former sportswriter, Heather and her family, which has grown to include four kids in addition to border collies Fred and Emmitt, are now full-time residents of Cowboy Heaven. They love participating in all the activities that Moonlight has to offer; Skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, huckleberry picking, sunset watching and catching up with friends. With four kids in the Big Sky School District they are active members of the Big Sky community and are always looking for ways to give back to the area that has given them so much.
Ania Bulis – Vice Chairperson
Ania has called Montana home for over 20 years. An avid skier, hiker and outdoor enthusiast, the beauty of Big Sky never ceases to amaze and continues to draw her closer to this magical place. She is fortunate to reside here year-round with her two children, Olivia and Tate who reap the benefits of living in this small, thriving community.
Her commitment to Big Sky, and specifically to Moonlight Basin, originated when she began working in real estate and development. Ania has had the benefit of meeting and bringing many exceptional families into the fold of Moonlight Basin, as well as the broader Big Sky community and is passionate about its future growth.
Ania sits on the advisory boards of two other local organizations: Women in Action and HATCH, and is a proud supporter of arts and education initiatives in Big Sky.
Amy Smith – Treasurer
Amy discovered Moonlight Basin back in 2003 on a ski trip with her then boyfriend, now husband, Scott Smith, who had recently purchased a Cowboy Cabin with some friends. Scott and Amy have returned to Big Sky every year since, eventually getting engaged at the top of the Lava Lake hiking trail and married on the porch of the Moonlight Lodge under a double rainbow! The Smith family split time between Chicago and Big Sky for about 10 years, before finally making a more permanent move to Moonlight Basin in 2016. The wonderful mountain activities originally drew Amy to the area, but the people in Moonlight, including owners, members, guests, employees and friends are the reason she’s stayed.
Amy has two young children, now attending Ophir and Discovery Academy in Big Sky and is passionate about all that the surrounding area has to offer. Amy brings significant background in business operations, management and financial planning to the team. She is passionate about helping the community and further enriching the Moonlight Basin area for many years to come. Amy feels privileged to be a part of the Moonlight Community Foundation board. Go Team Moonlight!
John Geisler – Secretary
John and Jean Geisler first set foot in Big sky in 1987. It was so cold that week in February that we couldn’t ski! It gave us time to just stare out at the views and we were hooked! We have 30 years of memories now and a home that we built in Moonlight. We share both summers and winters between Minnesota and Montana. We ski,fish,bike,hike,golf. As the saying goes “lather, rinse, repeat!”
Kevin has worked in planning and development in Big Sky for more than 14 years, the majority of the time for Moonlight Basin, and most recently for Lone Mountain Land Company. Kevin is a director for the Big Sky Resort Area District as well as on the board of directors for the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. His family became full-time Big Sky residents in 2014 when they moved from Ennis, MT. He has three children that are students in the Big Sky School District. Kevin is an avid outdoorsman who loves skiing, hunting, fly fishing, trail running and mountain biking.
Jerry Hood – Director
Julie Peinado – Director
Katharine Stowe – Director
Katharine is a wannabe cowgirl! She first came to the wild, wild west with a group of friends from high school and worked on a cattle and dude ranch. Best job ever and totally spoiled her expectations for all future employment! Fast forward a decade or so, the Stowe family came to Moonlight Basin for spring break with her husband John, and two young boys, Leigh and Parker. They were love struck from the start with Lone Peak and this awesome Big Sky community. Their love affair with Big Sky continued and in 2013 they bought a home on Beehive Basin Road. “We pinch ourselves daily that we live and work in this beautiful community. The best part of Big Sky are the people – one inclusive community filled with heart and passion”.
Katharine and her family are committed to contributing to Big Sky with their hands, hearts and mind – making Big Sky a community for everyone.
Liz Kelly – Director
Liz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. After college, Liz worked for EDS in management consulting for 13 years Liz and her husband, Greg, met at EDS and had the opportunity to relocate for 2 years in Argentina. After Argentina, they settled in Highland Park, Illinois where they raised their 2 children, Caitlin and Jack until relocating for 3 ½ years to Frankfurt, Germany where both their kids completed high school. Liz has been active in her kid’s schools in the PTA, athletic booster clubs, fundraising, graduations, sports and other school photography and various other initiatives. Liz and Greg have been coming to Big Sky since 2012 and bought a Powder Ridge cabin the following year. Liz and Greg moved full time to Moonlight Basin after returning from Germany in 2019. Liz and her family enjoy all the outdoor activities Big Sky has to offer. Liz is excited to become more involved in this incredible community and contribute to making this an even better place for everyone.
Bob Rhea – Director
Originally from Rockford, IL., Bob found Montana through a friend in the Madison Valley where he honed his hunting and fishing skills. After selling his radio station business, Bob and his wife Patty turned their attention back to Montana. After purchasing a Moonlight home in 2011, the Rhea’s moved there permanently in 2012. Having lived in Big Sky for 10 years, both Bob and Patty consider it to be a privilege to live in Montana. As a result of serving on numerous boards in Rockford IL, giving back to the local community has become part of Bob’s life’s mission. The Rhea’s have a daughter Alex and a son Terence who can be seen romping around the Montana landscape.