CEO American Prairie Reserve and National Geographic Explorer
Sean Gerrity, president of American Prairie Reserve, is committed to wildlife conservation and creating the largest wildlife complex ever assembled in the continental United States. When complete, the Reserve will comprise some 3.5 million contiguous acres (14,000 square kilometers) of native grassland in northeastern Montana, with a goal of restoring every type of wildlife abundance the landscape once contained.
Sean and his team are dedicated to building the Reserve as a way to permanently preserve part of America's rich natural heritage. He hopes to inspire others around the globe to use similarly creative 21st-century solutions on our world’s conservation challenges.
Prior to joining American Prairie Reserve, Sean co-founded Catalyst Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based company specializing in organization alignment and strategy development. Leading the American Prairie Reserve project has enabled him to combine his business skills with his passion for wildlife to leave an extraordinary, nature-based legacy for future generations.
Sean has lived many places around the U.S., but grew up primarily in Great Falls, Montana, spent summers working in the Paradise Valley south of Livingston, MT, and is a graduate of Montana State University. He lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Kayla, and serves on the board of the Washington, D.C.-based educational technology startup Planet3, as well as on the advisory council of Bozeman’s Thrive, which provides families with the resources, tools and support to raise healthy, successful children. Sean is also a National Geographic Explorer and was featured in National Geographic's Innovators series.