Brad Hansen


Brad Hansen grew up working summers on his grandfather’s produce farm in Northern Utah.  After earning a M.S. in environmental history from Utah State University, Brad and his wife Janelle moved to Helena, Montana.  For the past three years Brad worked at the Montana Historical Society as a grant manager and historian, and has volunteered with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) oral history project “From the Ground Up: Montana Women and Agriculture.” In 2018 Brad published the book Nothing Like Riding a Good Horse in New Country: Memoirs of a Woman Outfitter in Montana based on the life of Mary Faith Hoeffner, one of the earliest female outfitters in the Bob Marshall Wildernesses. In his free time, Brad is a fly fishing guide on Montana’s Missouri River. Brad lives and works in Helena, but manages MLR’s projects in Eastern Montana.