Future Montana Committee

MLR’s Future Montana Committee is a group of diverse young professionals from across the state and country who are dedicated to advancing MLR’s mission of landscape conservation.  FMC members represent the next generation of conservation leaders in Montana and beyond.


Barrett Kaiser
Partner, Hilltop Public Solutions
Billings, Montana

Augusta “Gusty” Clarke
Graduate Student, Booth School of Business
Chicago, Illinois

Errol Rice
Director, Profitable Ideas Exchange
Bozeman, Montana

Cole Mannix
Associated Director, Western Landowners Alliance
Helena, Montana

Ben Christensen
Senior Director, Simms
Bozeman, Montana

Alex Ellis
Partner, Excelsior Energy Capital
Portland, Oregon

Kelly Ramirez
Owner/Chief Growth Officer, Prismatic
Bozeman, Montana

Brian McCurdy
Director, APL Renewables
Bozeman, Montana

Jess Peterson
Rancher/President & CEO, Western Skies Strategies
Billings, Montana

Kori Anderson
Operations Manager, Bitterroot Land Trust
Corvallis, Montana

Freddy Avis
Film composer & music director
Los Angeles, California

Nick Bucklin
Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton Investments
Mill Valley, California