Connie Myers is founding Director of the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center. A native of CO, Connie grew up chasing wild turkeys on the Uncompahgre Plateau and counting deer on the highway between Glenwood Springs and Aspen with her dad who was a biologist for Colorado Division of Wildlife. Connie started to work with the Forest Service straight out of graduate school in 1985 as a wildlife biologist and social scientist on the Ketchikan Area of the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska where she learned that not everybody loved Smokey Bear and the Forest Service. Connie moved north to Juneau in 1987 where she spent five years working as subsistence and public affairs specialist on the Tongass Land Management Plan Revision Team. After figuring out that she didnâ€™t want to be a planner when she grew up, Connie moved to Montana in 1991 as Assistant District Ranger on the Ninemile Ranger District. It was in this position that she began work on several national wilderness projects which, in turn, lead to establishment of the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and her current position as founding director. More than two challenging decades after establishment of the Carhart Center, Connie still believes that, no matter how difficult, interagency collaboration is still the right thing to do for taxpayers of the United States and for the wilderness resource they have entrusted into our care. Connie holds a BS, Natural Resources Management, University of Tennessee at Martin; MS, Wildlife Biology, Michigan State University; MA, Communications, Michigan State University.