Jennifer Harrington is a daughter, a niece, a sister, a cousin, and a mother and she is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Jennifer grew up on Missoula’s Northside, spending most of her life in and around the Missoula valley, attending school at Whittier, Hellgate, and the University of Montana. In January of 2021, Jennifer successfully defended her master’s Thesis: “Tribal Consultation policy and practice: A case study of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes and nmisuletkʷ (the Middle Fork of the Clark Fork River) as a Tribal Trust Resource.”  She is the Director of the Native American Natural Resource Program in the Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. She is a member of the Missoula County Water Quality Advisory Council, All Nations Health Center Board of Directors, Missoula Youth Homes Culture Council, and the Frenchtown Community Advisory Group. Jen knows the Clark Fork River as a relative and would like to work toward protective policy that will give the river the same legal rights as the humans who depend upon her.



Cody is the co-founder and lead instructor of the Whitewater Rescue Institute, which provides training in swiftwater rescue and outdoor technical rescue throughout the United States and internationally. Cody also manages Montana River Guides, a whitewater rafting company based out of Missoula, and has worked as a wilderness EMT and a professional ski patroller. Cody began his life on rivers kayaking in Durango, Colorado. For the past two decades, he has worked and played on as many different rivers as possible. He is a past member of the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Olympic Development Team, and has paddled and rowed on three continents. When not on the water professionally, Cody is busy getting his three kids out on the river and in the mountains as much as possible. 



Katelyn is an attorney for a multinational computer software company and is based in Missoula. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she developed a love for recreating in the mountains, along the coast, and on the rivers in between. She studied wildlife biology, environmental science, and sustainability in Montana, Oregon, and Ireland. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she spent her springs and summers exploring and guiding river trips in Montana, Idaho, Southern Oregon, and Northern California. She graduated from University of Montana School of Law with a certificate in Environmental Law and now practices in a variety of legal areas with an emphasis in water and natural resources. Katelyn also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wild Rockies Field Institute, an experiential outdoor education institute based in Missoula. She is on the advisory board of the Freeflow Institute, a place-based outdoor education collaborative offering seminars, workshops, and adventures for writers, law students, legal professionals, journalists, and more. When not at the office, she can be found floating rivers, running trails, or skiing slopes with her husband Jim, their daughter Marion, and their two dogs, Sawyer and Bonnie.



Daniel Kiely is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Missoula. Daniel began volunteering for CFC — leading the floating entourage during annual river cleanups, raising funds for program work, and recruiting members — and served on the CFC board from 2006 to 2012, then again from 2016 to 2021. He wants to return to the board to do everything he can to preserve, enhance, and protect the places where his Montana experiences have been the most rewarding.



Dustin Leftridge grew up in the mountains of Western Montana and amongst the redwoods of the Pacific Northwest. His passion for the outdoors inspired his academic path into policy and law. Dustin is currently a partner at McGarvey Law in Kalispell and spends his summer weekends enjoying the rivers of the Flathead.




John Miller is a family physician at Western Montana Clinic in Missoula. John grew up in Moab, Utah and Wallace, Idaho where he spent time splashing in streams and floating on rivers. Growing up in mining towns, he has been aware of the health impact of environmental degradation from an early age. His mother worked as a social worker, legislator and project manager on Superfund stream and soil restoration projects in the Silver Valley in northern Idaho. In college, John studied sociology and completed a masters in public health. He and his wife moved to Missoula in 2011 to help start the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana sponsored by the University of Montana. John is an avid rafter, and has completed at least one multi-day rafting trip every year for the past twenty years on multiple rivers throughout the west. He supports the Clark Fork Coalition’s important work by providing medical and public health perspectives to board discussions and projects.



Wendy is a practicing anesthesiologist in Missoula, Montana for the past 14 years. She is also a rancher and co-owns Oxbow Cattle Company with her husband Bart. Having grown up on a ranch and now ranching in Miller Creek, Wendy has a deep appreciation of the value of water resources for agriculture. As a fly-fisherman with a sincere respect for nature and ecosystems, she also understands the need to balance the multiple values and uses of our water. In her free time, Wendy enjoys fresh and saltwater fly-fishing, riding horses, roping, packing, reading and bird hunting.



Katrina Mullan is an environmental economist at the University of Montana. She teaches and conducts research on how environmental quality and access to natural amenities affect human health, agricultural productivity, and rural residential land development. She hopes to support CFC’s crucial efforts in policy advocacy and community engagement by helping to demonstrate how the values of clean water, instream flows and habitat integrity for Western Montanans compare with the values of economic activities such as agriculture, mining or housing development, which may otherwise be prioritized in water policy and land use planning decisions.



Joellen Shannon is the Interim Head of School at Sussex School in Missoula. Hailing from Philadelphia, Joellen was raised in a big family that loved being outside. Joellen left the east coast to earn her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and went on to obtain a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in 2004. Joellen has dedicated her entire career to social and environmental impact work. In addition to education, her career has spanned work in affordable housing and community agriculture. When not at Sussex School, Joellen enjoys mountain biking, skiing, running, and paddleboarding in the great wilds of Montana with her husband and two sons.



Kim Snodgrass is a middle school math and science teacher in Ramsay, Montana. Kim earned a chemical engineering degree from The University of Michigan and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Montana Tech. Kim would like to serve on the CFC board as an educator and engineer from the Upper Clark Fork watershed. She loves southwest Montana and wants to protect the land and water for future generations.