315 S 4th Street E, Suite 106
Missoula, MT 59801
Our Yellowstone Staff
Rachel Garwin, program manager
Rachel grew up in Washington, D.C. Her strong belief in the power of learning while immersed in a place-based experience brought her to EPI after a six year career as an instructor for the Voyageur Outward Bound School in northern Minnesota. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Vermont Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program and studied environmental and conservation issues from an interdisciplinary perspective as an undergraduate at Harvard University. Rachel enjoys backpacking, downhill and cross-country skiing, reading lengthy novels, sleeping under the stars, and staring at tiny plants.
Daniel Fleming, program coordinator
Daniel grew up in Arkansas. He moved to McCall, Idaho in 2010 after graduating from Florida's Eckerd College to teach at the McCall Outdoor Science School. He finished his masters degree at the University of Idaho in 2011 and has spent six years working in the outdoor/experiential education field since both in and out of the classroom, including two summers as a EPI Yellowstone field instructor. Daniel loves all of the outdoor recreation the west has to offer and you might find him trail running with his dog, skiing, rock climbing, drinking coffee, camping, cooking, or even exploring thrift stores. As our program coordinator, Daniel supports the Yellowstone winter and summer programs, as well as the Bitterroot Wildlife Internship program.
Adam Bavier, recruitment and education coordinator
After 4 years and many thousands of miles as a field instructor for the Yellowstone program, in 2017 Adam joined the Yellowstone team full time to help recruit, enroll and lead local teeangers on conservation courses in the GYE. Adam finds peace and deep meaning in learning with Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho students in the field, and is never more engaged than when exploring the landscape with these kids. He is a graduate student in science education at Montana State University and a year round resident of Missoula (except when in the field in Yellowstone). His favorite thing to do outside is to try something new and difficult.