It was negative three degrees outside when Evi Dixon remarked on what a beautiful day it was. Originally from Austria, she is no stranger to a white world and chilly temperatures. Actually, snow is what initially brought her to Big Sky – the plan was to work one season abroad as a ski instructor.
Lone Peak High School senior Michael Romney just became the school’s first National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, with a total of 16,000 in the nation. He is in the running for one of the 7,600 National Merit Scholarships that are worth more than $31 million. He finds out in February if he makes the finals.
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.
Mac “Yetti” Cox is fortunate to be here. In fact, he surfaced from his nearly fatal motorcycle accident with a new lease on life.
Want to know John Seelye’s favorite ski run?
“There’s no way in Hell I’m going to tell you,” he said in his jovial way.
Candace Carr Strauss is one of the guiding forces of Big Sky, she takes her job as CEO of both Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky seriously. In fact, she loves her work – and delightedly deep dives into data and economic profiles.
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.
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 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.
There are buildings named after Big Sky residents Richard “Dick” and Toini Landis nearly 9,000 miles from Lone Peak. This is because the arcs of their lives led them to make a difference.