Matkins brings 19 years of land trust experience to Teton Regional Land Trust. She served for five years as the Executive Director of Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust in Pocatello, Idaho, and has served as the president of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts (ICOLT) from 2009-2015. She is the current President of the Heart of the Rockies Initiative and a member of the Land Trust Alliance Leadership Council. Previously, Joselin worked for the Land Trust as the Land Protection Director where she established strong relationships with landowners, supporters, and partners, completed several conservation projects, and led the organization’s reaccreditation application, which was awarded in February 2015.
Matkins received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and worked as an ecologist at various field stations across the West. Matkins started her land trust journey as an intern with the Wood River Land Trust before returning to graduate school at Oregon State University where she earned her Masters of Science studying nutrient cycling in riparian areas. After graduate school, she worked for the Placer Land Trust in Northern California as the staff scientist and land manager before taking the Executive Director position at Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust. Matkins also worked as the Lemhi Regional Land Trust Conservation Easement Stewardship Consultant.
Matkins is an avid outdoor enthusiast and especially enjoys hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and floating local rivers. She also enjoys photography, graphic design, and writing. She also has a passion for serving the non-profit community and serves on three non-profit boards.