Jess Walter

Development Director
(406) 550-5505

Joined 2023

Jess spent her childhood on the lakes and trails of Wisconsin before earning a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Northern Colorado. She spent four years fundraising for NPR affiliate KUNC then eight car-free ones in Amsterdam. There she worked as a freelance copywriter and photographer, traveled often, and mastered balancing her three kids on a bike. She missed exploring wild places and sitting a few notches lower on the food chain so packed up and joined Montana Public Radio as Sponsor Support Specialist in 2019, fostering connections across Western Montana. Jess is committed to ensuring the future of CFC through creative revenue generation and strategic community partnerships. More weekends than not, she and her family hit the river, xc ski trails, or the wonderfully long road to their cabin.