Nerissa Koehn

November 30, 2020
Nerissa was born and raised in Missoula. She joined the WRFI Board in 2020 and currently works as a family physician at Western Montana Clinic. She is also pursuing a Master of Public Health degree through Johns Hopkins with a concentration in maternal-child health and global health. Previous to that, she worked for the Indian

Christy McCann

September 9, 2020
Christy is delighted to be joining the WRFI board in 2020. From her early years learning how to get well and truly grimy in the woods of the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland, Christy has valued her time outside. After a brief hiatus from outdoor pursuits while earning her BA at Brown University, Christy finally made

Grace Gardner

August 21, 2020
Dr. Grace Gardner has been the Director of UM Summer at the University of Montana since May of 2019 in the Provost’s Office. Prior to her Director of UM Summer role, she held the position of a Director of Student-Athlete Support Services for Athletic Academic Services at the University of Montana for the Department of

Dan Spencer

June 11, 2019
Dan is Director of the Environmental Studies program at the University of Montana where he focuses on issues of environmental ethics and climate change, globalization, community participation in ecological restoration, and development and climate change issues in Latin America and SE Asia. Dan’s undergraduate degree is in geology from Carleton College, which also included three

Ted Morrison

March 8, 2019
Ted has over 15 years of experience working in the backcountry for organizations such as as the Colorado Outward Bound School, Nature-Link Institute and WRFI as well as a wilderness medicine instructor for Aerie Backcountry Medicine. He has a both a BA and MA in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, where he worked

Katelyn Hepburn

May 24, 2018
Katelyn joined the WRFI Board of Directors in 2018. During her early years of college at the University of Montana, she had the opportunity to participate in WRFI’s Coastal Ecology & Culture course along the Baja Peninsula. After completing the course, she transferred back home to Oregon and finished her degree in Environmental Science, Policy

Nicole Rieker

May 7, 2018
Nicole returned home to Montana in 2008 after several years living, working in and exploring Colorado. The outdoors have always been a big part of her life and supporting WRFI with her financial background as a CPA is a natural fit. Nicole currently serves on the Finance and Executive Committee for WRFI as the Treasurer of the

Molly White

May 7, 2018
Molly White was born and raised in Missoula, Montana by an art teacher and a carpenter.  She is currently the Senior Education Program Manager and Registrar at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute.  Previously she has worked as a project developer for ClearSky Climate Solutions and a contract paralegal for the Department of Justice. Her college

Megan Fisher

May 7, 2018
Megan was born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. She split her younger years between Rocky Mountain House (this is the actual name of the town) and Chicago, Illinois. The dichotomy of environments instilled Megan with a love for wide open spaces. Missoula has been her home for the last 15 years where she

Mary Kleschen

May 7, 2018
Mary is the former medical director at the student health center at the University of Montana and a strong supporter of experiential education. First introduced to the wild outdoors through Outward Bound when in high school, she spent her college summers at geology field camp near Cardwell, MT. After several decades as a physician in