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 and Fred the border collie, 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 three kids at Ophir Elementary – soon to be four – 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!”
Kathy Dudley – Director
Kathy and Martin first came to Big Sky as very beginner skiers at the recommendation of good friends. After a few years of coming only once a year to ski, they stumbled into the Moonlight Lodge not long after Moonlight Basin had first been developed. They bought their first property in Moonlight and began spending more time in Montana. Fast forward to the present and they feel extremely fortunate to be retired and spending half the year in Cowboy Heaven surrounded by amazing natural beauty and the best neighbors one could hope for.
As a former educator, Kathy is especially passionate about causes that benefit the youth of Big Sky and is very proud to have been involved in starting Camp Moonlight. She is optimistic about the future of the Big Sky Community and looks forward to the opportunities The Moonlight Community Foundation has to be a positive force in our beautiful corner of the world.
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.
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.