Jessica Catto Leadership Dialogue | Rick Bass

Renowned Wilderness author and advocate, Rick Bass, will deliver the keynote speech at the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash. Tickets and more information available at

"Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a geologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley, where he works to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Rick serves on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. In 2011 Rick moved from the Yaak area of Montana to Missoula, Montana. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. He lives in Montana with his family."

Thank you to Aspen Writers' Foundation for their partnership bringing Rick Bass to Aspen.


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