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.
Lacey Gunther, Big Sky Watershed Corps 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 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.
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
Nicolle Fugere, Fort Benton, 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.