Katie Guetz grew up along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in Golden, Colorado. During a semester break from college in 2011, she moved to Bozeman, MT to ski. After becoming fascinated with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and all that it had to offer, Katie transferred to Montana State University where she received her B.S. in Earth Science in 2015. The next several years Katie spent exploring the western U.S. and working in various natural resource roles across Montana, Alaska, and Arizona. After a trip down the Colorado River in 2017, Katie decided to pursue an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Northern Arizona University where her research focused on restoring and enhancing river connectivity across the western U.S. Following graduation in 2020, Katie spent a season working as a hydrology technician for the Forest Service on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and then collecting data for surface and groundwater monitoring efforts around Bozeman as an AmeriCorps member. In August 2021, Katie joined Teton Regional Land Trust as a Land Steward. Katie is excited to live and work in Teton Valley and contribute to the long-term protection of its vital ecosystems in her role at Teton Regional Land Trust.
Outside of work, Katie enjoys exploring new areas on a mountain bike or skis, spending time on rivers, playing with her dog Leo, and doing various art projects.