MEET THE TEAM
Diane has a passion for outdoor recreation close to home. She started Montana Access Project so communities, nonprofits, and public and private land managers don't have to start at "Square One" when dreaming, creating, and growing the quality outdoor recreation access they seek.
As an experienced attorney, founder and advisor to Whitefish Legacy Partners/Whitefish Trail, Montana State Parks Foundation, appointed member to the Montana Environmental Quality Council, Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Commission, and Montana's first State Parks and Recreation Board she knows the difference that high-quality nature-based recreation access makes to the economy, community health and quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
She knows what it's like to innovate recreation approaches on public lands, state trust lands and private lands from a practical, legal and policy perspective.
And most of all, she knows it's hard work, and is ready to bring her extensive legal background in real estate, nonprofit, and land conservation know-how to any project.
Growing up in Montana, Rachel has always had a passion for the outdoors. This passion led her to pursue a B.S. in Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management at the University of Montana. In addition to her studies, she also served as a Research Associate in the Human Dimensions Lab where she assisted with graduate research, data analysis, and survey development.
Rachel assisted in the development of the 2020-2024 Montana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the Montana State Park Foundation Document project, and the Community Outdoor Recreation Realization (CORR) project.
She wholeheartedly believes that access to the outdoors is a human need. In her free time, she is always on the hunt for new fishing spots.