(Bozeman, MT) Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is pleased to announce Jennifer Beaston Hedrick as its new Executive Director. “Jen is a dedicated leader with a passion for ensuring everyone has access to the outdoors,” said Crosscut’s board chair, Eric Love. “She has the ideal combination of commitment and experience to lead Crosscut into a new era of growth.”
Located 17 miles north of Bozeman in Bridger Canyon, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center’s mission is to provide year-round sports training, recreation, and education opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Beaston Hedrick has most recently served as the Executive Director of Eagle Mount, a deeply respected non-profit organization that provides therapeutic recreation opportunities for people living with disabilities, including winter programming at Crosscut. “Eagle Mount’s participants, along with all members of the Bozeman community, will benefit from the development of an accessible, mountain sports center,” said Beaston Hedrick. “Crosscut is creating a lasting legacy not only for Bozeman, but for everyone that enjoys the magic of Montana.”
Over the past few years, Crosscut has advanced quickly from its inception to the acquisition of 533 acres, reuniting the former Bohart and Crosscut Ranches. Building on this momentum, Crosscut is planning a $22 million expansion which will include a sustainably built lodge, a new biathlon facility, and connection to the adjacent non-profit downhill ski area, Bridger Bowl.
“Crosscut is a destination where everyone can experience the serenity, thrills, camaraderie, and healing power of nature regardless of economic situation or physical ability. From novice skiers to Olympic athletes, and from bird watchers to a family of mountain bikers, Crosscut is building a place where we can all go to enjoy our incredible backyard” said Eric Love, “and Jen is just the right person to lead Crosscut toward that future.”
Prior to leading Eagle Mount, Beaston Hedrick had a successful career in non-profit and entrepreneurial leadership. She served as the Country Director of the U.S. Peace Corps in Rwanda, the Chief Operating Officer of the human rights non-profit Tostan, and worked at Microsoft and Citibank. A graduate of the University of Colorado, she holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
About Crosscut: Founded in 2016, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a community non-profit located in Bozeman, Montana with a mission of providing year-round recreation, sports training, and outdoor education opportunities for all ages and abilities. Crosscut serves as a venue for several local organizations, including Big Sky Youth Empowerment and Bozeman Youth Cycling, and it is the home training site for both Bridger Biathlon Club and the US Paralympic Nordic and Biathlon Team. More information is available online at: www.crosscutmt.org