Tanner Avery is the Communications and Outreach Director for the Frontier Institute. He grew up on the outskirts of Parker, Colorado. Learning from his entrepreneurial parents, he started a small business from an early age. He participated in local rodeos until he graduated from high school. Later he moved to Bozeman, Montana where he fell in love with the Montana way of life. During college he found he had a passion for the unique issues facing Montanans. Tanner earned a degree in Political Science from Montana State University and graduated with highest honors.