Kt has been working with Polar Bears International in one capacity or another for a decade now, with particular expertise in photo and video storytelling. Prior to joining the team full time, Kt spent winters working as a freelance photographer, filmmaker, and professional backcountry skier. Through many hours spent walking in the mountains, avoiding avalanches, and developing an intimate connection with the Land, Kt became more aware of different ways of knowing and how her experiences influenced her worldview. Now pursuing an MA in interdisciplinary studies from Royal Roads University, Kt is studying how the braiding of Indigenous ways of knowing and Western science can better inform our collective understanding of polar bears. Kt grew up on the traditional lands of the Apsaalooké, Salish Kootenai, and Cheyenne in present day Bozeman, Montana. Kt remains involved in her home mountain community as board co-chair of Montana Mountaineering Association and an ambassador for Protect Our Winters and Winter Wildlands Alliance. Kt has over a decade of ski and alpine guiding experience, including expeditions in Greenland, Norway, Bolivia and Alaska, has completed the American Mountain Guide Association’s Alpine Skills and Ski Guide Courses and is a professional member of the American Avalanche Association. Kt most recently finds joy in exploring frozen high mountain lakes on backcountry ice skates.