“I am delighted to put my passion and experience to work on behalf of the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation. The Preserve brings together my love of wild places, interest in stewarding our natural resources, and getting outdoors”.


SARAH DAVIES TILT, Executive Director

Sarah has worked for more than 20 years as a fundraising professional and program director in the conservation arena.  She is a principle at Conservation Benchmarks, and has worked for organizations such as Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy of Montana, Ecotrust, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, among others. Sarah has a broad experience in fundraising and grantmaking, and thinking strategically about how environmental non-profits can improve their productivity, technical capacity, and positioning in the conservation arena. She brings expertise in non-profit management, fundraising, communications, and event planning. Sarah graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Fine Arts in 1986. Sarah and her husband Whitney live in Bozeman and share a passion for upland bird hunting, fly fishing, skiing, and hiking with their dogs.

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JAIME AUGST, program Director

Jaime has worked in the field of Adventure Leadership and Environmental Education for nearly 20 years.  As a Snowboard Instructor in high school, Jaime began to understand of the power of the outdoor classroom and quickly became addicted to creating eye-opening outdoor experiences.  She has previously worked for the Cayuga Nature Center, The Boojum Institute for Experiential Education, Grand Targhee, Bridger Bowl, and most recently as the Program Director for Montana Outdoor Science School.  As the Preserve’s first Program Director, Jaime brings new expertise, a passion for the mission of Jack Creek Preserve, and innovative education programs to help the Preserve grow.



I am excited to bring innovative ways to get youth, families, residents and visitors’ outdoors to play and learn at the Preserve.  There is so much to explore in our amazing backyard!


"I love to play outside and share my knowledge and passion with others. I am truly fortunate to live and work at Jack Creek Preserve, where I feel a deep connection to nature and the freedom to explore every day. I would love to show you around the Preserve, stop by to say ‘hi’ anytime!"


EMILY JOCHEM, Program Assistant

A native Montanan, Emily developed a passion for the outdoors at a young age. After completing her B.A. in Biology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, she returned to Montana with the goal of helping to protect the wildlife and landscapes of the Treasure State. After completing a term as a Big Sky Watershed Corps Member with Montana Aquatic Resources Services in Bozeman, MT, Emily discovered that her passion lies in helping others to appreciate nature through education and recreation. Emily joined Jack Creek Preserve Foundation in January 2017 as the Program Assistant and Winter Caretaker. This summer she will continue to assist visitors at the Preserve and help with the summer camps and education programs.




Larry Holle, President, Retired, Crowley Fleck PLLP
Dottie Fossel, Founder and Vice-Chair. Ennis, Montana
Dan Metzger, Treasurer,, Ennis, Montana
Merrill Arbuckle, Retired, Three Forks, Montana
David Barbisan, HB Land and Construction, Bozeman, Montana
Robert Beck, Sales Consultant, Ennis, Montana
Brian Benyo, Brilex Industries, Berlin Center, Ohio
Michael Botha, Yellowstone Holdings, LLC, Big Sky, Montana
Jon Fossel, Founder, Retired, Bayfield, Colorado
Michael Fossel, Telocyte, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pieter Fossel, Avascent Group, Washington, DC
Scott Fossel, Retired, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Stacy Ossorio, Berkshire Hathaway, Big Sky, Montana
Bob Rowe, Northwestern Energy, Helena, Montana


Will Fossel, Westerville, Ohio
Bob Garrott, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Marc Glines, Retired, Ennis, Montana