Staff and Board

Joe Offer, Executive Director

The Breaks have been a central part of Joe's life since he first set eyes on the landscape over a decade ago. His first experience in the area was on a family canoe trip retracing the steps of his great-uncle, George Drouillard, as he traversed the continent on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  After that initial introduction Joe's passion for the Breaks has continued to grow without bounds, beginning with a thesis study analyzing the age of cottonwood trees along the river to guiding river trips with a local outfitting company, and even a two year stint as the organization's Stewardship Director. When he isn't working Joe spends his time hiking, hunting and generally exploring all over Montana with his furry sidekick, Creek.

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Mikayla, Program Manager

Mikayla grew up in the mountains of Southwest Colorado just outside of Durango. She received her BS in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University with a minor in Ecological Restoration. After spending time in Bozeman and Missoula Mikayla fell in love with Montana and decided to make her way back to pursue her career in conservation. She is ecstatic to be serving her AmeriCorps term with the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument, helping to protect and improve one of the nation’s most beautiful landscapes. On her days off you can find Mikayla hiking, biking, climbing, or relaxing on the water with a good book.

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Board Members

Karen Datko, President, Havre, MT
Noel Birkland, Vice-President, Lewistown, MT
Roger Otstot, Treasurer, Billings, MT
Hugo Tureck, Coffee Creek, MT
Haley Miller, Helena, MT
Tori Hill, Sidney, MT
Michael Stone, 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.

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