Nine years ago from a multicolored hostel in the capital of Slovenia, Tori Pintar was backpacking around the world when she realized the only walls enclosing her were the ones she made for herself. Ever since, it’s been her passion to constantly get outside of her comfort zone and inspire others to do the same.
“As a teenager who grew up blasting the Dixie Chicks' Wide Open Spaces on repeat, the significance of making Montana home is not lost on her.”
After five years as a sometimes-award-winning wedding photographer, she realized that couples weren’t having the weddings they wanted, they were having the weddings that Style Me Pretty and Pinterest told them to. As a teenager who grew up blasting the Dixie Chicks' Wide Open Spaces on repeat, the significance of making Montana home is not lost on her.
Weddings for Open Land is an opportunity to merge her desire to help couples have the meaningful wedding of their dreams with her own dream of protecting the endless open lands in Montana for all generations to come.
Inspired by wild places and reluctant witness to the transformation of open land in the Puget Sound region, in the Serengeti, in the Pribilofs (and beyond), Kate has dedicated her career to conservation and outdoor education.
An ecologist and writer by training, her passion for empowering people to engage - with wild places, with different perspectives, with the very real impacts of our choices - led her deep into the non-profit world. She has directed stewardship for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, guided for National Geographic, written for the Wildlife Conservation Society, directed programs for BioRegions International and consulted for non-profits from Alaska to Arizona.
“We wanted our celebration to live up to our values: we wanted it uncluttered and meaningful.”
A dozen years before meeting Tori, Kate and her husband Peter made the largest donation they’d ever made. “We wanted our celebration to live up to our values: we wanted it uncluttered and meaningful.” She is excited to help others to do the same, and in the process, to help conserve Montana’s incredible open lands for future generations.