After several years working and playing seasonally in national parks across the U.S., Neala started her professional career as the communications and marketing coordinator for the nonprofit Yellowstone Forever (formerly the Yellowstone Association). After that she served as the Director of Marketing and later Executive Director for the Gardiner Chamber of Commerce at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
An avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast, she’s continually fascinated by the intersection of tourism, community, and environmental conservation. After years working on the doorstep of one of the world’s most incredible living laboratories—Yellowstone— she is excited to promote conservation-based, outdoor science education for all of EPI’s inspiring sites. Neala believes education is a key factor in fostering conservation and is honored to support EPI’s mission.