Staff and Board

Kelsey Anderson, Advocacy & Digital Communications Manager

Kelsey joined the Friends in January 2018. Kelsey's education and work experiences have taken her from the plains of Nebraska, to the coastlines of Florida and Peru, and have landed her in the mountains of Montana. She is excited for the opportunity to stay in Montana and explore the cultural and natural resources of the Breaks. When not in the office, Kelsey enjoys playing soccer, hiking, backpacking, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her beloved cat, Howard Taft.

Taylor Mudford, Program Coordinator

Taylor originally joined FMB in 2018 as a Big Sky Watershed Corps member. After completing his term of service in November of that year, he remained with the organization by coming on as program coordinator. He is eager and excited to help further the FMB’s mission to protect and preserve the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, especially since it allows him to continue living in the beautiful state of Montana. In his spare time, Taylor can be found training for the Missouri Breaks Triathlon (2019 edition), climbing, hiking, reading, or watching tennis.

Lacey Gunther, Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) Member

Lacey Gunther grew up just outside of Portland, Oregon on the banks of the Willamette River. She learned from a young age just how important it is to have access to nature. She is stoked to be working with the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument as a Big Sky Watershed Corps member in 2019 to assist with projects aimed at the protection and stewardship of public lands. Lacey received a BS in Environmental Science from Oregon State University with a minor in Water Resources. She spent the past year working for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as an Experimental Biology Aide performing stream habitat and salmon spawning surveys. In her free time you can find Lacey hiking or biking, playing ultimate frisbee, or hanging out with dogs.

Tori Hill, Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) Member

Tori Hill grew up in Sidney, one of the easternmost towns of Montana. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Carroll College in Helena. After working as a Biological Science Technician for the USDA, she felt the mountains pulling her West again. Having debated for four years at Carroll, she is a politics nerd and enjoys (friendly) conversation about any domestic or international policy topic, preferably while hiking up Mount Helena.

Board Members

Hugo Tureck, Chair, Coffee Creek, MT
Noel Birkland, Vice Chair, Lewistown, MT
Martha Vogt, Treasurer, Helena, MT
Karen Datko, Secretary, Havre, MT
Betsy Buffington, Bozeman, MT 
Jim Brenna, Havre, MT
Nicolle Fugere, Fort Benton, MT
Joe Offer, Great Falls, MT

Do you want to actively help to protect your public lands?  Are you interested in helping the Friends organization grow?  If so, then we may have just the position for you.  We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to serve on our Board of Directors.

If you are interested contact:

FMB Staff