Boundary Waters Trust (BWT)*
P.O. Box 743
Ely, MN 55731
*BWT is the fiscal sponsor for Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters.
Regional Campaign and Sporting Organizer
Sporting Outreach Director
A native Minnesotan now residing in South Dakota, Scott’s family began visiting the Boundary Waters in the 1970s. Scott’s parents instilled in him a passion for conservation, as they were instrumental in the formation of one of the oldest Pheasants Forever chapters in the country. He has a degree in economics from Saint Olaf College and worked in commercial finance for 10 years before embarking on his career in conservation. Since 2001, Scott has worked on some of the highest-profile conservation issues in Alaska including the campaign to protect the world’s most productive wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine project. For his work, Scott was recognized as Fly Rod & Reel magazine’s 2014 Angler of the Year. Scott is excited to be involved with the creation of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters and to bring anglers and hunters into this important campaign.
A born and raised (and will never leave for any reason) Minnesotan, Alex has been in the outdoors, northwoods, northshore, Boundary Waters and beyond since before he could walk. He has the extreme pleasure of now introducing his children to the Boundary Waters and watching them dip their paddles, drink from a lake, and listen to the loons and wolves. Alex has worked on electoral, grassroots and issue advocacy campaigns for the past decade and looks forward to dedicating all his time and attention outside of his family to preserving the Boundary Waters for generations to come. Alex studied biology at St. Olaf College.
Sporting Outreach Coordinator
With deep roots in the Minnesota conservation movement, Piper grew up with a passion for preserving, restoring and exploring Minnesota’s wild places. Her grandfather, Art Hawkins, was a waterfowl biologist who studied under conservation legend, Aldo Leopold. His unique insight into hunting, fishing, and conservation greatly influenced Piper’s upbringing and encouraged her to follow in his footsteps. Piper recently received her master’s from the University of Oslo’s Center for Development and the Environment. She attended the University of Minnesota where she studied environmental science, policy and management. Piper has recently worked as a research assistant at the University of Oslo and as an administrative coordinator for a graduate course on environmental sustainability and international energy policy. She is thrilled to be assisting in the efforts to preserve this unique resource.
Sporting Outreach Coordinator
Lukas is an avid, passionate outdoorsman and chef born and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Graphic Design. Lukas was formerly Executive Chef at Al Vento restaurant in South Minneapolis and is now the chef for Modern Carnivore and a board member of the Minnesota Chapter for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. His father first introduced him to the Boundary Waters when Lukas was 13 and has been hooked since. Since that first trip in he has had the privilege to introduce many people to the beauty of the Boundary Waters through many camping and fishing trips. He spends his free time fishing, foraging, hunting, camping and cooking his way through the great Minnesota outdoors. Lukas appeared on Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters' two films, Fish Out of Water and Flush in the Wild.
A Minnesota native, Scott graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a BA in Political Science. After graduating, Scott worked as a Field Organizer on Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s successful 2013 re-election campaign. Prior to joining the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, Scott led major business advocacy and communications initiatives in his role as Manager of Public Affairs for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. Scott grew up enjoying Minnesota’s incredible natural resources, including fishing, hiking, sailing and taking frequent trips to the North Shore. He is passionate about the environment and feels privileged to have the opportunity to help protect Minnesota’s greatest national resource for generations to come.
Regional Campaign & Sporting Organizer
A Minnesota transplant by way of Buffalo, New York, Courtney grew up camping and exploring in the beautiful woods, lakes and mountains of the Northeast. Initially wary about moving to the Midwest, all worries disappeared on her honeymoon into the Boundary Waters. Prior to joining the Campaign, Courtney graduated from Harvard with a degree in Psychology and a focus on Public Policy. She has since been a research assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School's Criminal Justice Policy & Management program, worked on various Democratic campaigns and canvassed for the labor unions. While Courtney has loved social policy advocacy, she couldn't be more excited to expand her horizons and join the realm of environmental advocacy!