Principal, Natural Resources Conservation
(406) 223 8972
Whitney has 40+ years of experience conducting a wide array of natural resource conservation efforts. Recently Whitney served as director of land and wildlife conservation for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and is also a founder of High Country Apps LLC, developing interactive field guides for smart phones and tablets, and author of the Flora of the Yellowstone.
Throughout his career Whitney has focused on natural resource conservation issues, working from the “radical center” to identify common ground, and sustainable solutions. Issues addressed range from Colorado River water allocations and black-footed ferret recovery to Asian tiger conservation and evaluation of federal fisheries programs. Whitney has worked for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Sonoran Institute, among others. He earned a Masters of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and began his introduction to the Greater Yellowstone Region by ranching in the Tetons of Idaho. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
Sarah Davies Tilt
Principal, Organizational Development
(406) 223 2273
Sarah has worked for more than 25 years as a fundraising professional and program director primarily in the conservation arena. She has worked for organizations such as Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy of Montana, Ecotrust, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. as well as managed her own consulting firm, Davies Consulting. Sarah has a broad experience in fundraising and grantmaking, and thinking strategically about how environmental non-profits can improve their productivity, technical capacity, and positioning in the conservation arena. She brings expertise in non-profit management, fundraising, communications, and event planning. Sarah graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Fine Arts in 1986. She is currently on the Board of the Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation and was previously the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Tributary Fund, and has served on numerous additional boards and committees. She lives in Bozeman, Montana and is an avid upland bird hunter, fisherman, tennis player, and skier.
Sarah's past clients include: Big Sky Discovery Academy, Big Timber Arts Roundup, The High Lonesome Ranch, Jack Creek Preserve Foundation, Western Landowners Alliance, and the Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation.
Campbell "Mac" Tilt, P.E., CEM
Principal, Energy Efficiency
(406) 223 2072
Mac Tilt has been providing energy efficiency consulting services, focusing on commercial building energy efficiency, since 2009. His specialties include ASHRAE Level I, II and III energy auditing, recommissioning, measurement and verification, trend analysis and hospitality focused energy efficiency. After graduating with a BS in Architectural Engineering, from the University of Colorado, Mac began working for Nexant, Inc. a world wide energy efficiency firm. After receiving his professional engineering license, he began working independently as Conservation Benchmarks, LLC and as a strategic partner of Boulder Energy Engineers, LLC. Since then, Mac has completed projects with major companies, including the Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotels, Jepessen and Level 3.
Having recently relocated from the Front Range of Colorado to Telluride, CO, Mac is excited to serve new clients in Southwest Colorado. Conservation Benchmarks, LLC is a newly listed Green Service Provider for EcoAction Partners and is accepting new clients.
"What conservation education must build is an ethical underpinning for land economics and a universal curiosity to understand the land. Conservation may then follow."