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.