Keili Bell

Keili brings over 8 years of experience in outdoor recreation advocacy and fundraising on the local, state, and national levels. In the past five years of her career, Keili managed the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival which raises over $98,000 in annual funds for local public lands winter stewardship projects across the country (including many beneficiary nonprofit groups based here in Utah), founded the Outdoor Retailer Night of Stoke in partnership with the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation, served as first-ever employee for Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association – now one of the country’s largest mountain bike associations by membership, fundraised for the recently completed Copper City Trails project based on BLM lands in rural Montana, and served with Outdoor Alliance as spokesperson on behalf of mountain bikers to the U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Chief of the USDA Forest Service in Washington D.C.

Keili grew up in a rural farming and mining community near Utah on the Idaho-Wyoming border and then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a masters-level certificate in Fundraising and Development from U.C. Davis.