Executive Committee

Sharon Sweeney Fee

Chairwoman

Joe Brooks Chapter
Livingston

Brian Neilsen

Vice -Chairman

Missouri River Flyfishers
Great Falls

 

Lyle Courtnage

Treasurer

Magic City Fly Fishers
Billings

Chris Schustrom

Past Chairman

Flathead Valley Chapter
Whitefish

Harry Murphy

National Leadership Committee

Madison Gallatin Chapter
Bozeman


Stewardship Directors

DR. MARSHALL BLOOM
Hamilton, MT
MONTE DOLACK
Missoula, MT
DR. STANLEY FALKOW
Hamilton, MT/Portola Valley, CA
PAUL MOSELEY
Missoula, MT
CRAIG & JACKIE MATHEWS
Cameron, MT
ROY O’CONNOR
Clinton, MT
DRS. ROBERT & PEGGY RATCHESON
Hamilton, MT
PAUL ROOS
Lincoln, MT

State Council Staff

David Brooks

Executive Director

david@montanatu.org

David Brooks most recently served Montana TU as Conservation Director and has since taken the position of Montana TU Executive Director in May, 2017. He looks forward to applying his background as an environmental historian studying Superfund sites and watershed issues to MTU’s current and future mission of conserving and restoring the state’s coldwater fisheries. As part of earning his PhD in history at the University of Montana, David wrote the book on Superfund cleanup of the Milltown Dam site on the Clark Fork. Since moving to Missoula in 2000, he has walked, jogged, peddled, paddled, rowed, hunted, skied and ogled as many wild places and open spaces in the state as possible, most enjoyably when he’s in the company of his wife, daughter, dog, and friends.


Clayton Elliott

Government Affairs Coordinator

clayton@montanatu.org

Clayton joined the MTU staff in October of 2018 as the Government Affairs Coordinator. After growing up rambling the hills and rivers of the eastern edges of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Clayton attended the University of Wyoming majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies. Following the completion of his graduate degree in Natural Resource Policy at the University of Michigan, he moved back to his native home in the American West. During his professional career in Montana, he has worked for a number of conservation and non-profit organizations in Montana focusing on public lands and clean water advocacy in the state and federal government. When he isn’t in the halls of the Capitol, you can find him on the oars of his drift boat casting to wild trout in western Montana or chasing birds with his German Shorthair Pointer, Ann Richards.


Kelley Willett

Development Director

kelley@montanatu.org

Kelley joined Montana TU’s professional team in February 2014. She is a talented fundraiser and an expert in organizational development, most recently as the senior director of development and alumni relations in the University of Montana’s College of Arts and Sciences. Kelley has served diligently on TU’s West Slope Chapter and Montana State Council volunteer boards, and spends more time fishing for trout than the rest of Montana TU’s staff, combined.


Jessica McCutcheon

Business & Communications Manager

jessica@montanatu.org

Jessica joined the MTU team in May 2016 as Business & Communications Manager. She has a diverse background in volunteer outreach, public service communications, civil litigation and information technology. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science at the University of Montana. Jessica was born in Choteau, Montana and has spent her time roaming the Hi-Line, high desert and the mountains of Montana before permanently settling in Missoula in 2006. A rock star behind the desk and a rock star behind the mic, Jessica enjoys being lead crooner for a local rock band, as well as, gardening, cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing and embarrassing her three children.