Ky Koitzsch, former owner of Alces Post and Beam, has had over 20 years of timber framing experience, both owning his own company and apprenticing with other timber framers. He originally came to the Mad River Valley to coach alpine skiing and teach math and science at the Green Mountain Valley School. He attended the University of Vermont where he received a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. His graduate work focused on moose habitat and ecology in Vermont. His primary interest in wildlife is predator/prey interactions and he has worked in Yellowstone National Park and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan studying gray wolves and their prey. Most recently, he initiated a three-year noninvasive population study of moose in northern Yellowstone. In his free time, he enjoys Nordic and backcountry skiing, cycling, deer hunting, backpacking, and tracking & photographing wildlife. Ky lives in Fayston, VT with his wife, Lisa.
Lisa Osborn Koitzsch was raised in Switzerland and moved to Vermont when she was 12. She received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University where she studied International Relations and French. She has worked on several bird research projects in the U.S. and Central America, and spent a number of years working on wildlife conservation issues for Defenders of Wildlife. She is an avid bird watcher, gardener and reader and enjoys her time outdoors running, hiking, biking, skiing and adventure racing. She managed the Alces Post & Beam office and now spends six months a year working as a biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project.