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“I really love the commonality of what really draws people to Big Sky. There are very few of us that seem to buy into the 8-5 Monday through Friday rat race. The quality of life you can live here, you can spend most of it outdoors,” Becky Brockie said.

Learning along the way

Becky Brockie has shot many weddings in her time as a photographer in the area, but people may not have noticed her. Her goal was always to not be noticed – to function as an observer, the camera serving as a buffer between her shyness and the rest of the world. She describes herself as a very good wallflower.
 

Jon Rose takes his nearest and dearest friends to the same fishing hole his family has frequented for over 50 years. PHOTO COURTESY JON ROSE

Teton Jon and the way west

Jon “Teton Jon” Rose has summited the Grand Teton five times from three different directions. For him, those summits represent his chase of a lifelong dream. His quest for the mountains was dormant for decades aside from summer trips. His career kept him firmly rooted in the Midwest.

Rhonda and Paul “Cap” Caprioglio know the history of every corner of the cabin that is their summer home. Cap’s parents breathed life into it. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Friends across time

Local lore has it that a dispute between brothers caused them to get a saw and cut their cabin in half. One brother took his half and settled by the Gallatin River, what is now called “Cap’s Rockin’ C River Ranch”, Rhonda Caprioglio explained.

Ciara Wolfe earned her driver’s license the same day she piloted her first solo flight. PHOTO COURTESY CIARA WOLFE

On the horizon

Ciara Wolfe is not shy in board meetings, in her career, or in life. She has never allowed herself that luxury. The way she sees it, everyone has a responsibility to live up to their full potential. People have an obligation to use their talents to better the world, to better themselves and to fully live.

Brooke Adams had been introduced to Montana just after high school. A few years after he and Justa graduated from college, he convinced her to give it a chance. They have no regrets. PHOTO COURTESY JUSTA ADAMS

Having a baby during a pandemic

It takes some planning and serious effort to bring a miracle baby into the world during a pandemic. For Brooke and Justa Adams, the process of creating their biological child consisted of in vitro fertilization. Of nine eggs, only one survived without Justa’s genetic blood clotting disorder, called Von Willebrand Disease Type IIB.

Big Sky resident Tanner Spree was visited this summer by his moms Anne and Renate. They taught him how to fly fish on the Gallatin River when he was a child. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

An old soul

Tanner Spree’s wish for the world is that everyone could be just a little more accepting of differences in each other and of differences in opinion. Raised entirely by women, he was taught to be respectful.

Sergeant Brandon Kelly is a history buff, military veteran and has served in the sheriff’s office for 23 years. PHOTO COURTESY BRANDON KELLY

The human behind the uniform

The American flag – a symbol of what George Washington deemed the “great experiment” can exemplify myriad things to many people. When Sergeant Brandon Kelly with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office looks at the flag, he reflects on the five generations of his family that have fought for this country in the U.S. military.

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