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Justine S.

President, Board of Directors
West Yellowstone, MT, USA

Biography

I have been a member of the BFC for 15 years. I am now President of our Board of Directors, and volunteer in the field every spring. Building my own home and being self-employed has allowed me to live the simple life I desire with a flexible schedule that permits me to dedicate a large portion of my life to the buffalo. It is an honor to work with such a dedicated group of individuals, and to stand with America's last wild buffalo. The community and family I have found, both at BFC and in the field with these magnificent animals, are highlights in my life.

I am an avid outdoorswoman. I love to hike, cross-country ski, snowboard, build things, and continue to learn of the flora and fauna in the ever-changing ecosystems I love. I am a community builder. In my work as a yoga instructor in the mountains above Boulder, CO, and as a board member and volunteer for BFC, I help to support my communities through my offerings. I have learned much and gained many skills around mediation, group dynamics, facilitation, and organizing by living in community and working to protect America's last wild bison.

My husband, Roman Sanchez, is a fellow BFC board member for the past 10 years. Our son, Japhy, grew up within BFC and buffalo community.

Living in community with the buffalo and with Buffalo Field Campaign feels like coming home. There is a sense of wholeness that accompanies wild, free roaming bison on the landscape. I am here to stand with the buffalo and stand with my Buffalo Field Campaign family so that all may truly thrive.

Rosalie Little Thunder, Lakota, BFC Co-Founder, said this, "Remind yourself every morning, every morning, every morning: 'I'm going to do something. I've made a commitment. Not for yourself, but beyond yourself. You belong to the collective. Don't go wandering off, or you will perish.'" I seek to apply these sentime