Angelo spent most of his childhood years growing up in Colorado, where he enjoyed backpacking, fishing, photography, and all things outdoors. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school and served for 30 years. During this time, he was stationed in many parts of the world, and took advantage of each location to enjoy the surroundings. After retiring he desired to learn more about nature and wilderness and find ways to preserve its magnificence. He volunteers time and energy to this cause. He has served on several Nonprofit boards and supports several more. As a regular citizen with no formal training in Conservation, Forest Management, Silviculture, or Wildlife Management, the only thing he brings to the table is an appreciation for nature, curiosity, and a desire to learn how to blend the many interests in the Yaak Valley, so all people can enjoy what’s left of one of the last truly wild forests. Angelo splits time between Thompson Falls, MT, and the Yaak, and in his spare time likes to draw and hike.