Our Board Members
The Foundation was formed as a “working Board” and initially comprised of five people who care passionately about the Big Sky community. Our Board has now grown to 10 members.
After years of visiting ski resorts across the West, the Kelleys first came to Big Sky in 2011 where they fell in love with the mountain and Montana atmosphere. During their first Summer visit in 2013, they bought their first home in Big Sky. Lynn loves the community feel of Moonlight and Big Sky and wants to both preserve and enhance this magical place. She’s excited about having a role at the Moonlight Community Foundation to do just that.
Ania has called Montana home for over 25 years, having raised both of her children here. 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. Her commitment to Big Sky, and specifically to Moonlight Basin, originated when she began working in real estate and development in 2000. She has witnessed the area grow and with it, the needs of the community. Ania also serves on Big Sky Sustainability Network Organization’s (SNO) Board, and is a proud supporter of arts, education and environmental initiatives in Big Sky.
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 their dog 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.
Raised in Texas, Julie attended the University of Texas in Austin. After college, Julie worked for Trammell Crow Company and EDS in Dallas as a Risk Manager. She moved to the East Coast with her husband, George where she worked for a Nonprofit Risk Management firm. After their stint in New York/Connecticut, they settled in Winnetka, Illinois and then moved to Dallas, Texas where they are raising three boys. Julie has been active in school boards and other non-profit boards for many years. Moonlight Basin is such a special place for their family to spend time, so Julie is excited to become more involved in helping support the Moonlight community.
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.