Laurel Anders

Laurel trekked west in October 2016 to join the IWJV team. Her role is the lead communications and management staff working across all program areas. She facilitates planning, production, and implementation of strategic communications to build partnerships for habitat conservation and advance the IWJV’s mission. She also leads improvements to efficiency and effectiveness across the organization. Laurel brings with her 20+ years of state fish and wildlife agency experience, including the development, delivery, and evaluation of outreach and education programs, strategic planning, and creating collaborative work environments. When presented with an opportunity to live and work in the west, she accepted the call to apply her skill set to a new landscape, work environment, and partnership. Laurel earned a B.S. in Education with an emphasis in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. She enjoys hiking, running, bicycling, fishing, and hunting, and currently calls Montana’s Bitterroot Valley “home.”