Alice Buckley, Senior Researcher and Montana Lead, leads Sightline’s efforts in the eastern Cascadian state of Montana, supporting local initiatives for abundant housing and stronger democracy in Big Sky Country.

Alice’s career has focused on rural economic development and food. Prior to Sightline, she facilitated the development of innovative communities of business leaders and managed a grass-fed beef company. Passionate about community health and changing public policy to create more livable, just, healthy, and sustainable communities, Alice serves in Montana’s state legislature representing more than 10,000 neighbors in her home district of Bozeman. She holds a BA in environmental studies from Yale University.

Alice spends her non-work hours running and backpacking in the mountains, fishing and floating the rivers, and writing. She lives in Bozeman with her husband and her shelter dog Wanda.