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Northern Rockies and Northern Youth Branch

[Image Description: An expansive view from Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park. Bright, lush green trees and shrubs consume the foreground. Behind the trees, Bird Woman Basin is dusted with snow and Bird Woman Falls is flowing down into the val

Regional Offices

Elle Hollingsworth - Field Coordinator

Elle Hollingsworth - Field Coordinator

Eleanor was born in Australia and raised in Kentucky. Upon graduating with a Biology degree from a small liberal arts school in Eastern Kentucky, she promptly moved her comfortable and boring life to cold and dark Fairbanks, Alaska.  She cherry-picked her way through many seasonal jobs there for the next four years, including selling backcountry gear for REI, ski patrolling for Moose Mountain, living and working 66 miles inside Denali National Park, and teaching students of all ages about Alaskan Marine Biology for the Alaska Sealife Center. It was at this moment in life when she realized that being outside was a necessary condition for her well-being and happiness. With that in mind, she accepted a Crew Lead position based out of Kalispell and hit the ground running. From Kalispell, she accepted a position with the Seward Ranger District, where she split her season between Trails and Wildland Fire. After three seasons in the Chugach National Forest, she circled back to where the happiness began for her, the Flathead valley. Her favorite things about being in the Flathead are biking the Going to the Sun Road in the spring, the resort and backcountry skiing, mountain biking (anywhere), and the cowboys.