Lane is from Custer, South Dakota. He is a senior at the University of Montana, pursuing a double Bachelors of Science in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management as well as Wildlife Biology. His research interests include wildlife-human interactions, nature and wildlife education, nature-based stewardship, and more. After graduating, he hopes to get a Master’s degree and open a non-profit focused on wildlife rehabilitation and education. His previous experiences working in the outdoor field include working for the U.S. Forest Service, the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, the University of Montana’s Wildlife Cooperative, and other outdoor companies including campgrounds and the Custer State Park Resorts. Some of Lane's hobbies include getting outdoors whenever possible, meeting new people through joining university clubs like the Wildlife Society, reading, spending time with friends and family, volunteering in the community, and more. He is passionate about being a steward of our wild places!