Kyle Maynard

Executive Director

Kyle fell in love with the outdoors growing up in the Appalachian Mountains where he spent his childhood. Kyle went to law school in West Virginia and focused on land conservation and land use. He moved to Utah in 2017 and became a licensed attorney in the state of Utah and joined Friends of Alta in 2019. He is an avid climber and skier and spends much of his free time in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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Tara Tannahill

Communications Manager

Tara graduated from the University of Utah in 2018 with a degree in Environmental & Sustainability Studies and Urban Ecology. After graduation, she became a City Planner & GIS Analyst for Highland City. She spends much of her time in the mountains year-round, from chasing the fresh snow to rock climbing and other outdoor activities with her dog in the summer. She is looking forward to protecting the beautiful Alta environment up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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