National Advisory Council

Preserving Yellowstone through leadership

Members of Yellowstone Forever’s National Advisory Council provide volunteer leadership and expertise that complements the organization’s Board of Directors. The Council supports the Board and staff by taking on special projects in service to Yellowstone National Park, recruiting and vetting future Board candidates, and generating financial support for Yellowstone Forever’s mission.


Aida Araissi
Houston, Texas

Paul Bertelli
Bozeman, Montana

Fred Dedrick
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Defazio
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ashley De Smeth
Upperville, VA

Anne Duncan
Houston, Texas

Sheree Gillaspie
Sisters, Oregon

Debra Head, Co-Facilitator
Aledo, Texas

Scott Heppel
Memphis, Tennessee

David Jones
Knoxville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Milias
Aspen, Colorado

Arikha Moses
Larchmont, New York

Tom Murphy
Livingston, Montana

Rose Hochner Nelson
Houston, Texas

J. Mark Nickell
Franklin, Tennessee

Laura Orvidas
Bozeman, Montana

Alison Peacock
Houston, Texas

Alex Perez
Atherton, California

Chris Smith
Phoenix, Arizona

Doug Smith
Bozeman, Montana

Lilia Tyrrell
Bozeman, Montana