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BELLA BUTLER

Senior Editor

Bella is among the proud and few to have grown up in Big Sky, Montana. She explored her passion for storytelling at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she graduated with a journalism degree in 2021. In between several stints working with Outlaw Partners over the years, Bella developed a passion for local news and is a devout believer in the importance of bringing accurate, engaging and timely information to small communities.

She works as a reporter and editor for Explore Big Sky and supports the editorial team in their mission to serve Big Sky with quality news. She had her first internship with Outlaw as a high school student in 2016 and hasn’t been able to stay away ever since.

After growing up in the Northern Rockies, frequenting the Pacific Northwest and spending two months in the backcountry of the Colorado Plateau, Bella concluded that the relationships, tensions and stories of the West are unrivaled. She believes there’s no better place in the world to tell stories.

Like a true Big Sky kid, Bella spends much of her time in the mountains: biking, splitboarding, running with her pup, Maia, and anything else that gets her moving in grand, humbling landscapes.