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Northern Rockies/ 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

Kelsey Aerni - Program Manager

Kelsey Aerni - Program Manager

Originally from Northern Kentucky, Kelsey received a B.S. in Human Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky.  Post-graduation, she traveled through Europe and then moved in 2018 to Northwest Montana for a Crew Leader position with MCC.  She spent her season in the backcountry of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and found a passion for the great outdoors and primitive techniques. That following winter she moved down to Northeast New Mexico for a Work Crew Foreman position with Philmont Scout Ranch.  While she enjoyed the new desert scenery, the Flathead Valley was calling her back. All the way back to Spotted Bear Ranger Station to work for the US Forest Service as a Forestry Technician on a Wilderness Trails Crew in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  After her season there she took a few months off to go back East to visit family, and after that, found herself walking back through the doors of MCC as a Field Coordinator.  After 2 years as a Field Coordinator, Kelsey is looking forward to continuing her work with MCC as the Program Manager