Board of Directors

Bear Trust is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit conservation organization governed by the following Board of DirectorsBear Trust logo

Board Chair and Founder: A.C. Smid

Vice Chair: Gray Thornton (President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation)

Treasurer: Marc Mondavi (Co-Proprietor of Charles Krug Winery)

Secretary: Mike Evans (President of the Evans Group)


Tony Caligiuri (President and CEO of Boyt Harness Company)

James Cummins (Executive Director of Wildlife Mississippi and Certified Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist)

Denis Dale (President and CEO of Bob Dale Gloves)

Linda Demmer (Historic Building Preservation, Land and Wildlife Steward)

Jeff Watkins (Attorney at Law)

Emeritus Directors:

Rene Barrientos (Land Conservation)

Gilbert Adams (Attorney at Law)

John Chaney (Entrepreneur & Private Investments)

Derek Craighead (Founder and President of Craighead Berengia South)

Geoff Pampush (VP of Global Partnerships and External Affairs, The Peregrine Fund)


Project Initiatives

Bear Trust focuses on 4 primary project initiatives: 1) Conservation Education 2) Bear Research & Management 3) Habitat Conservation 4) Conservation Policy

Contact Info

PO Box 10850
Bozeman, MT 59719
Phone: (406) 523-7779