Development and Communications Associate
Lisa Simmons joined TRLT in 2022. She has a deep appreciation for the natural world and has dedicated her professional life to furthering connections to wildlife and wild places. Her time as an Americorps conservation intern for Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with Idaho. Lisa received a master’s degree in museum studies and bachelor of arts degrees in art history and anthropology from the University of Kansas. She has worked for curatorial departments of major civic art museums across the United States, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Denver Art Museum. Most recently, Lisa was a curator, educator, and outreach coordinator for the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
In-between museum positions, Lisa served as a park ranger for Grand Teton and Arches National Parks, interpreting natural, cultural, and historic resources for hundreds of visitors from around the world. Her husband, Riley, is a ski, rock, and alpine guide and her young son, Alder, is a little ripper on skis. You can find Lisa tending to her beehives in Teton Valley or hiking in the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges where she’s always on the lookout for marine fossils and cool invertebrates. She loves rafting with her family on the Teton, Snake, and Green Rivers.