Our Staff

Brad Borst


Brad joined the Trust in 2017 as president. He is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran with a conservation career that includes work for the Montana Environmental Information Center and Montana Wilderness Association. As president of the Trust, Brad brings a long-standing passion for wild places and working with a diversity of people to protect wilderness for future generations. Brad holds a MFA from the University of Montana, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Brad is based in Helena, Montana.

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Aimee Rutledge

Vice President and Senior Lands Specialist

Aimee joined the Trust in 2009 as the California Program Manager. Her experience includes serving as executive director of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.  Previously, she was a founder of Friends of the Sacramento River Greenway. She worked with the American Institute of Architects as Director of Governmental Relations, and served as legislative advocate for the California Bicycle Coalition. She holds a BA from Pomona College. Aimee is based in South Lake Tahoe, California.

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Kelly Conde

Lands Specialist

Kelly Conde joined the Trust in 2020. She is an Idaho native and grew up exploring the state via raft, skis, and hiking boots. She is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having lived and served in Morocco for two years. Kelly’s conservation career includes work for the Sawtooth Society and working as the Conservation Manager for the Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust. Kelly holds a BS in Environmental Science from Montana State University and a Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Journalism from the University of Montana. She is based in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Ingrid Ougland

Director of Communications

Ingrid joined the Trust in 2017. She is a northwest native and grew up hiking the north Cascades and Olympics. She is a board member for Bainbridge Pride and has worked in nonprofit and corporate communications for 20 years, including serving as public relations and marketing manager for the Humane Society for Seattle/King County and as a communications manager at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Prior to that she worked for seven years as a news reporter and radio and television news producer. Ingrid is an avid fiction writer and holds a degree in Communications from Washington State University. She is based on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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