Ben develops MWA's organizational strategy and works with our grassroots community, partners, and board of directors to achieve MWA's mission and ensure our long-term health and effectiveness. He spends his time connecting to Montana's wild places and rivers by hiking, kayaking, and skiing with his wife, daughter, and dogs.
John is responsible for leading and managing our conservation, policy and advocacy, communications, and stewardship teams in the development and implementation of campaigns and programs. When he's not working to protect Montana's public lands, you can (or can’t) find John with his wife, daughters and faithful bird dog in some of Montana’s last best places.
Central Montana Field Director
Zach graduated from Montana State University with a degree in both Ecology and Political Science. Since graduation, he has worked on big game habitat improvement, bat conservation, and public land issues. When he isn’t working you can find Zach hiking, fishing, camping with his family, and caving to explore Montana underground.
Eastern Montana Field Director
Aubrey works with communities to protect eastern Montana’s prairies, badlands, and island mountain ranges. She spends her time skiing, hiking, and running, volunteering with civic organizations in Billings, exploring public lands with her two dogs, and napping on the couch with her two cats.
Alex supports MWA's communications strategy, campaigns, and programs across the state. You can find him exploring Montana's best skiing, biking, climbing, and backpacking.
Policy and Advocacy Director
Kayje mobilizes grassroots efforts and works with partner organizations and state elected officials to protect and enhance our public lands. She enjoys camping, slow runs with her dog, and traveling both near and far.
Matt oversees our stewardship program with an aim of providing opportunities for volunteers to engage with wild landscapes in meaningful ways. He enjoys backpacking, hunting, and Nordic skiing.
Ted develops and implements MWA's communications and manages its media relations. He and his wife Beth enjoy hiking with their two dogs, backpacking, Nordic skiing, and fly fishing.
Western Montana Field Director
Erin builds community support for the protection of western Montana's wild mountains and valleys, from the Bob Marshall to the Bitterroot to the Great Burn. She's a lifelong winter seeker and skier. When snow is hard to come by, she enjoys trail running and botanizing.
Senior Field Director
Emily works on developing collaborative land management efforts and building grassroots support and partnerships in the Gallatin and Madison Ranges, the Snowcrest Mountains, the Ruby Valley, the Crazies, and the Beaverheads. She enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, camping and exploring new places.
Keely provides communications support for our chapters, programs, and campaigns and manages our social media channels. In her free time, she enjoys fly fishing on Montana's scenic rivers, hiking, camping, and exploring public lands in her home state.
Carl manages the financial aspects of the organization, working closely with staff, chapters, and the board. He and his partner enjoy hiking and traveling around the state.
Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Jacob lifts up voices from communities around the state to protect and preserve public lands. While not taking on new engagement challenges, he enjoys beekeeping, skiing, and hiking with loved ones.
Senior Conservation Advisor
John assists in long-range work to keep and conserve Montana’s outstanding wild and wilderness candidate areas. He enjoys backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and swimming, and teaches Argentine tango.
Development Manager of Individual Giving
Kate develops and implements our individual donor program, connecting people who love Montana's wild places with opportunities to invest in MWA's mission to protect those places. She enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
Senior Conservation Advisor
Mark develops and implements community education programs; recruits, trains and manages volunteers; and performs organizing and outreach activities in central and eastern Montana. He works in our Great Falls field office. He enjoys hiking and skiing.
Heather leads MWA's development team and oversees our major donor program, membership, and grants, as well as our planned giving and special appeals. In her free time she can be found hiking, mountain biking, camping, or skiing with her three kids.
Northwest Montana Field Director
Allie finds common ground with communities and individuals in northwest Montana to protect this wild and wet corner of our state. In her free time, she bakes pies, carves spoons, and plans her dream garden. She also likes to ski and hike.
Policy and Advocacy Manager
Noah works directly with communities to protect and enhance our public lands, works with students to cultivate the next generation of conservation advocates, and works to promote and expand Montana's outdoor recreation economy. He enjoys rafting, backcountry skiing, hiking, camping, and road trips with his wife and two dogs.
Sonny mobilizes MWA's world-class trail volunteers and organizes our trail stewardship volunteer projects. He spends his time outdoors fishing, hiking, skiing, and biking.
Laura is responsible for managing human resources and business operations for the organization. As a native Montanan, she enjoys exploring our great state with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.
Kassia leads MWA's grant portfolio and supports donor stewardship. She writes reports and proposals, identifies new funding sources, and helps develop strategies to generate support for our programs. She's a backpacker, canoeist, and cross-country skier, and enjoys exploring Montana's wild backcountry.
Amy is responsible for guiding and supporting our program work to protect more wilderness and defend our wild areas in Montana. Among other things, she enjoys exploring rivers and climbing high into remote mountains.
Bob supports the development and communications departments by maintaining the MWA database and providing quality data for all mailings and reports. He enjoys backpacking, fishing, and hunting throughout Montana with his wife and two children.
Mike supports the executive director and development director in managing MWA's major donors, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising events. An avid hiker, camper, and trail runner, Mike is a newcomer to Montana and can't wait to explore more of its wild places.
Courtney provides administrative support to the executive director and development team. She works closely with staff, board, and chapter members to facilitate communication and organize meetings and retreats. When not at work, she is most likely on the water, out on a hike, or trying to improve her skiing skills.