A native of eastern Washington, Regan came home to the Northwest in 2007, drawn back to the area’s inherent beauty, temperate climate, and outstanding natural resources. She settled with her family in Bonners Ferry, where she lived for 6 years, before relocating to Sandpoint in 2013.
Regan holds a B.A. in biology from the Colorado College and a research-based master’s degree in zoology from the University of Wyoming. She has worked on wildlife issues in multiple states and across a spectrum of fauna, has also directed restoration work for the National Park Service and consulted as a technical writer, and is a certified science teacher.
Regan and her husband, Chad, own a fishing outfitting business on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River through which they are able to introduce hundreds of visitors each year from across the U.S. and Canada to the beauty and diversity of the region. The couple also own a small “green” contracting business which has built and sold locally-sourced, energy efficient homes in three states over the past decade.
Regan’s experience in project management and small business ownership, her background in research and technical writing, and her strong personal conservation ethic, make her well suited to manage conservation projects for KLT. Her professional interests have always shared a common thread of conservation and responsible stewardship, and she looks forward to making a lasting contribution in her favorite corner of the world.
As much as possible, Regan spends her free time outdoors with Chad, their two kids, and a dog named Ringo.