Monique began her career as a field ornithologist and then moved into the non-profit world and found she had a proclivity for building small organizations from the ground up. Bringing individuals of differing perspectives together to find common ground has been at the heart of many of the conservation projects she has catalyzed across the West. Monique has worked in both the Southern and Northern Rockies on wildlife and private lands conservation. Monique was instrumental in working with the Chama Peak Land Alliance since its inception to develop and finalize a charter, mission statement, board of directors, and program and budget. Monique is now on contract as the Director for the Alliance through Future West, a non-profit that helps communities develop the future they want. Monique holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame.