Ethan joined MWCC as Executive Director in November 2019. Prior to this, he spent seven years in Ennis, MT where he worked on collaborative community-based conservation efforts throughout the Madison Valley. During this time, he also served on the Board of Directors for MWCC and was actively involved as a member of the Madison County Planning Board. Ethan graduated from the University of Montana, where he studied in the College of Forestry & Conservation. His interest in conservation started in his youth while backpacking along parts of the Continental Divide, but his passion for this work developed once he was introduced to Montana’s unique approach of conservation through collaborative grassroots efforts. He continues to find inspiration and enjoyment in the outdoors, something he now shares with his highly enthusiastic dog, Georgie. As Executive Director, Ethan is passionate and excited about supporting the work of individuals and organizations across the state to conserve and protect Montana’s priceless natural resources and outdoor character.
Terri has been engaged in community-based watershed health since her time as a volunteer citizen scientist in central California in the early 2000s. Originally from Detroit, she moved to the Flathead Valley to work on a small farm in 2007 and has since travelled throughout Montana as a stream and wetland technician for the U.S. Forest Service and Montana Natural Heritage Program. Prior to joining MWCC, Terri worked with Clark Fork River stakeholders to ensure community input in the cleanup of hazardous wastes at the former Smurfit-Stone Mill site in Frenchtown. She also helped farmers in rural Northern Zambia to protect soil, water, and forest resources during her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Terri studied Natural Resources Conflict Resolution at the University of Montana and also has extensive communications experience. She is passionate about providing communities with the resources they need to preserve and protect watershed and community health.