| || || Tim Baker, Policy Advisor for Natural Resources, |
Office of the Governor, Montana
Tim works for Montana Governor Steve Bullock as his Natural Resource Policy Advisor, and oversees policy issues ranging from energy development and water use, to wildlife, state lands, and mining. His friends describe his job as "all things outside."
Tim was born in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he moved west to attend law school at the University of Montana. He worked for the Montana Public Service Commission as a staff attorney and Chief Counsel, and then with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, where he focused on air quality. After leaving state government he was Executive Director of the Montana Wilderness Association, and was working for Montana Trout Unlimited when Governor Bullock asked him to return to public service.
Tim lives in Helena.
| || || Chas Cartwright, Governor Appointed Citizen Member Columbia Falls |
Chas is a six-time Superintendent for the National Park Service (NPS), including Glacier National Park (now retired).
He has had a forty-year career in federal land management (United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and NPS) as a fire fighter, fire lookout, river ranger, archaeologist, and manager.
He's an active outdoorperson, especially in skate and backcountry skiing, inflatable kayaking, hiking, road biking, lake swimming, and wild ice skating.
Chas is happily married to Lynda Stocks, a country girl from Moab.
| || || Jasmine Courville-Brown, Governor Appointed Citizen Member, from Ronan |
Jasmine obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis of Fisheries & Wildlife from the Salish Kootenai College.
She has worked with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes as a Pesticide Specialist since 2009; since 2010 has been one of a few to hold United States Environmental Protection Agency Agent Federal Credentials to conduct pesticide inspections in regards to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) the national law that regulates pesticide use for the protection of applicators, the community and the environment. Jasmine is a "circuit rider" and provides coverage to the Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead and Northern Cheyenne Reservations in MT.
She loves spending time barbequing, camping, swimming and attending community and cultural events with her husband Cody, three daughters ages 2, 8 and 10 and foster son, age 16.
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| || ||Julie DalSoglio, Environmental Protection Agency , has worked for the EPA since 1987. She worked a Superfund project manager for the Milltown and Anaconda Superfund Sites, and with the Clean Water Act programs covering §319 Nonpoint Source and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) activities. She served as Deputy Office Director and then Office Director of the Montana Office. |
In 2015 Julie became a policy advisor to the Denver Regional Administrator on EPA's work to broaden our partnerships with communities and on transboundary topics with Canada.
She graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
She lives in Helena, Montana with her husband Mike and two dogs, Sally and Bee. She is the proud mother of her 23 year old daughter, Lisa.
Julie and Sally
| || ||Kate Hunt, Governor Appointed Citizen Member since 2005. Creston, Montana. |
Kate is an internationally known sculptor. Her work is in collections across the United States, Europe and Asia.
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| || ||Rich Janssen, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes |
Rich Janssen is an enrolled Qlispe (Kalispel) member of the Conferedated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Mr. Janssen has spent his entire full time 25 year career with the Tribes working in the fields of Forestry, Fire Management, and Natural Resources Management. Previous work includes summer trail crew work in the Great Bear Wildnerness with the United States Forest Service and firefighting with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forestry Division.
In 2011, the Tribal Council selected Mr. Janssen as the Department Head of the Natural Resoruces Department overseeing administration and management of 143 employees. The Department includes the Division of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation, and Conservation, and the Division of Water.
Mr. Janssen is a graduate of the University of Montana with a bachelors degree in Forest Resource Management (1993), and he received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University in 2007.
Mr. Janssen is married with two children ages 21, and 18 and loves his English Bulldog "Dottie."
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| ||Brian Lipscomb, Energy Keepers, Inc, |
Brian is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, has spent his career of over 30 years managing resources across the Northwest. His breadth of experiences includes time with the US Forest Service, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the Executive Director of Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. Brian has most enjoyed his work associated with the hydro power system of the Columbia Basin especially Séliš Ksanka QÍispé Dam, his degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University has served him well in this passion. In 2010 Brian returned home to serve the Tribes as the Director of the Department of Energy and in 2012 was appointed as the CEO for SXʷNQ̓EʔELS L SUW̓EČM / KSUKⱠIⱠMUMAⱠ ʾA K̓AⱠMUKWAʾITS, Incorporated d/b/a ENERGY KEEPERS, Inc. a corporation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes established to acquire and operate Séliš Ksanka QÍispé Dam.
Brian and his wife Allyson of over 30 years enjoy spending time with their two grown sons and their families. Hunting, fishing, skiing and camping are the favorite activities of the Lipscomb family, but most exciting is the recent addition of three grandchildren.
| || ||Jan Metzmaker, Governor Appointed Citizen Member since 2005, Whitefish, Montana. |
Jan Metzmaker, citizen member from Whitefish, Montana is the retired director of the Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau and founding director of The Glacier Fund, the nonprofit fundraising partner for Glacier National Park. She has served on the Whitefish City Council 3 times and serves on many committees such as the Weed Monitoring Committee, Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market, Flathead Audubon Board, Montana Conservation Voters regional board as well as many years on the Whitefish County Water and Sewer District.
She is married to Pete Metzmaker and the mother of twin sons, Grant and Luke. When not attending meetings, she can be found hiking in Glacier National Park or skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
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| || || Jeff Mow, Glacier National Park Superintendent, first came to Montana in 1979 and spent four summers working for the USGS doing geologic mapping in the Flint Creek, Anaconda Pintler, and Sapphire Ranges of Montana. Subsequent visits occurred in 1988 during the Red Bench Fire in the North Fork and again in 2010 where he helped facilitate a scenario planning workshop for the Crown Manager's Partnership in Whitefish. Jeff has been the Glacier National Park superintendent since August of 2013. |
Most of Jeff's 26 year career with the National Park Service (NPS) has been in Alaska. Over the course of 22 years in Alaska, Jeff served as a law enforcement ranger, Chief Ranger, Management Assistant, and Superintendent across seven NPS units. Most recently he had assignments as the superintendent of Kenai Fjords National Park and the acting superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Jeff has served on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and with the NPS Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs. His additional experiences have included: 1) DOI Incident Commander on the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 2) investigator on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska, and 3) Policy Advisor to the fledgling NPS Climate Change Response Program.
Jeff lives in Whitefish Montana with his family and they are all passionate about winter sports including all types of skiing and skating. In the "off-season" they enjoy biking, hiking, camping, and paddling.
| || || Jack Potter, Governor Appointed Citizen Member since 2011. |
Jack retired from the National Park Service after 41 years; his most recent position was the Chief of Science and Resources Management in Glacier National Park, where he received the Department of the Interior Honor Award for Superior Service. Jack and his wife volunteer in Glacier during the summer.
He received a B.A. from Colgate University in Political Science, and a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Montana. He and his wife Rachel live in Columbia Falls and daughter Elena lives in Whitefish. They all enjoy hiking, camping, floating, skiing and traveling in Montana and beyond. Email Jack
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| ||Mark Reller, Montana Liaison for the Bonneville Power Administration|
Mark has worked his entire 28 year career on Montana water issues. Starting as a hydrologist for DNRC where he wrote a surface water accounting model for the Musselshell River and worked on the development of the Surface Water Supply Index. He moved on to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council where for 9 years he served as a policy analyst on hydro operations and fish mitigation. For the last 17 years he has served as the Montana Liaison for the Bonneville Power Administration.
A Montana native, Mark received a BS and MS in Agricultural Engineering, with an emphasis in Water Management, from Montana State University Bozeman.
His passion is big game hunting and boating on Montana's lakes and reservoirs.
| ||Jim Simpson, Jim Simpson, Lake County Conservation District|
Jim grew up in a navy family settling in Montana in 1969 when he started college. Jim is a forester and has worked in North Carolina, Washington, Montana and Michigan. Jim joined the Lake County Conservation District in 2005 and has become very active in the conservation field at the County and State level.
Jim married his wife Joanne after graduating from college. They have three children, six grand children and make their home in Polson, their last best place.
| ||Dean Sirucek, Governor Appointed Citizen Member |
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Thompson Smith, Governor Appointed Citizen Member since 2005, Charlo, Montana.
Since 1991, Smith has worked for the Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee (SPCC), a department of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, as Coordinator of Tribal History and Ethnogeography Projects. Before that, Smith produced and directed, with Roy Bigcrane, the documentary film The Place of the Falling Waters (1991). A senior fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program and the former executive director of the Flathead Resource Organization, Smith earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in American Studies, with a focus on environmental and western US history, at Yale University.
Smith has a long and deep connection to the Flathead Basin, beginning with a summer job in Glacier National Park in 1978. He lives with his wife, Karin Stallard, and canine companions, in the central Mission Valley.
| || || Jim Williams, Regional Supervisor, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks |
Jim has been working for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) for over 24 years and is currently the Regional Supervisor for FWP in northwest Montana.
Jim did his undergraduate work at San Diego State and Florida State Universities and his graduate work at Montana State University in Bozeman. He studied mountain lion ecology for his Master's Degree on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front and Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
As a field biologist for FWP in central Montana, Jim managed big game populations, initiated wildlife habitat acquisitions, worked cooperatively with private landowners, and conducted aerial surveys of big game populations.
For 16 years, in his role as a FWP Wildlife Program Manager for northwest Montana, Jim supervised a talented group of research and management related wildlife biologists as well as other programs ranging from grizzly bear research and management and annual big game survey and inventory to habitat conservation and acquisitions. He was elected in 2009 to serve as the Vice President of the Wild Felid Research and Management Association and served for 3 years.
Jim has recently traveled to both Patagonia Argentina and Patagonia Chile to work with colleagues on puma research and conservation projects. He is also a past president of the Montana-Patagonia Chapter of the Partners of the Americas.