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Bozeman & Beyond

Emily Stifler Wolfe

Climbing, ADHD, motherhood, and donkeys

Emily Stifler Wolfe has two kids, two donkeys, two cats, five chickens, one spunky, lanky, very enthusiastic teenage dog, and a mountain man husband. A journalist-turned-strategist, Emily has called Bozeman home since January of 2005. Her first job in town was selling homemade cookies off her tailgate while parked at the turnoff for Bridger Bowl.

Emily is an accomplished climber, a skier, a mother of two, and a strategy consultant helping leaders working in finance, sustainable food systems and the outdoors wield business for good.  Prior to her consulting work, she reported on outdoor adventure, conservation and economic development from 2003 to 2022, with a focus on sustainable food systems between 2019 – 2022. She was the founding editor of Mountain Outlaw and Explore Big Sky, and her work has appeared in publications including Esquire, Outside, Sierra, Tricycle and Powder.

Left on Land (Emily’s journal)
IG: @emstiflerwolfe

Emily’s book recommendations:
Healing Grounds (Liz Carlisle)
Peak Nutrition (Maria Hines and Mercedes Pollmeier)

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John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. After seven years at Time magazine, he moved to The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. A Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was awarded in 1999 the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (Annals of the Former World).