Staff and Board

Mikayla Moss, Executive Director

Mikayla grew up in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, just outside of Durango, spending most of her weekends exploring the San Juan mountains or the Canyonlands of Utah. She went on to receive 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. Since arriving, Mikayla has developed a deep passion for the Breaks and for the critical work done by the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument. On her days off you can find Mikayla hiking, biking, climbing, or relaxing on the water with a good book.

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Nora Harper, MCC Conservation Intern

Nora was born and raised in Helena and grew up recreating in the mountains and waters of Montana. She studied Environmental Science at Western Washington University, but quickly left the PNW and returned home to Montana after graduating. She’s excited to be joining the Friends this summer as an MCC Conservation Intern and when she’s not on the job, you can find Nora on the trail or paddling on the water.

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Board Members

Karen Datko, President, Havre, MT
Joe Offer, Vice President, Forest Grove, OR
Roger Otstot, Treasurer, Woodbury, MN
Tori Hill, Secretary, Missoula, MT
Hugo Tureck, Coffee Creek, MT
Haley Miller, Helena, 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 please contact us at