Staff

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Jono McKinney

CEO / President

Jono’s garage is full of outdoor toys – mountain bikes, backcountry skis, rafts, climbing ropes, worn out hiking boots. How better to sample some of MCC’s corps members finest trail creations than to get out and enjoy them – and all the rest that Montana’s wild lands have to offer. Jono started with MCC in 2002 inspired by our special sauce of service, leadership development, and outdoor stewardship. Prior to MCC, he was a teacher, instructor with NOLS for 10 years, and director of an environmental education program in Alaska. Jono lives in Bozeman with his wife and kids, Bridger and Erin, who are as tall and lanky just like their mom and dad. He thinks you’ll love MCC too, so come on and join the family!

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Theresa Bushman

Director of Development & Communications

Originally from Billings, Theresa moved to Bozeman in 1988 to attend Montana State University where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Go Cats!  Theresa assumed the role of MCC’s Director of Development in 2011.  She loves living in Montana but also enjoys traveling to new places.  She enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, skiing, and is finally getting better at fly fishing.

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Lee Gault

Director of Partnerships

Lee has been with MCC since 1995 and has served as Program Director since 1998. Prior to joining MCC, Lee spent 10 years with the Colorado and North Carolina Outward Bound Schools. He has also served as a wilderness therapist, classroom teacher; and counselor. He holds master’s degrees in Experiential Education and Counseling. Lee, his wife Teresa, and daughter Sadie live in Bozeman.

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Kate O’Neill

Director of Programs

Kate lived in Vermont for 20 years before (finally!) moving west to Montana in March 2016. While her children were young, Kate taught preschool and ran afterschool programs. By the time they were in elementary school, Kate had been hired as the Education Director for an organization called "Farms for City Kids" in Reading, Vermont. After her time there, Kate worked as the Program Director for the Farm and Wilderness Foundation, and then as the Director of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator at Granite State College. After spending six years in higher education, Kate missed the energy of a mission-driven organization, and the inspriation from working on behalf of youth and the environment... cue MCC! Kate enjoys snowboarding, bike rising, farming & gardening, volunteering, listening to radio lab, and spending time with her children (for the most part!). 

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Wendy Wigert

Director of Operations

Wendy has worked with MCC since 1995. She grew up in Ohio and lived in Boston where she met her partner in life, Sven. The two moved to Bozeman in 1993. Wendy enjoys family time with Sven and their two children, Svea and Jack, camping, skiing, and hiking with their black lab dog Pepper. Wendy sits on The Corps Network national council and  volunteers in her community with Greater Gallatin United Way and Montana Girls STEM Collaborative.

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Tauzha Grantham

Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion

A Montana native, Tauzha grew up in Billings, graduated a Griz, and spent time travelling and working in therapeutic foster care and the juvenile justice system. Tauzha is an MCC alum from 1999 before assuming the RS role in 2005. Tauzha enjoys traveling, walking Dulci, birding, home improvement projects, and planning her next challenging adventure.

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Gregg Harris

IT Administrator

With over 25 years of IT experience, Gregg has been the system and network manager for MCC since 2006. Originally from California, he and his wife Renee live in a 125-year-old house and, following the recent completion of a rather lengthy renovation of their historic home, Gregg now spends most of his available free time fly fishing, making dry-cured sausage, tending to Renee's chicken flock, and xeriscaping their yard.

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Nate Hess

Communications Coordinator

Nate was born and raised in Toledo, OH until he moved away to attain a BS in History at Lee University in Tennessee. After four years of exploring the Appalachian mountain ranges, Nate felt himself being pulled to explore the other side of the country. He served as a Youth Crew Leader in 2015 in Helena and he fell in love with Montana and all it has to offer. Nate rejoined MCC in Bozeman shortly after his term of service was complete. In his free time, you can find Nate hiking, camping, fishing, and doing his best to give back to the community that he fell in love with.

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Hannah Jacoby

Member Management Coordinator

Hannah is a Bozeman native who left after high school to attend the University of Chicago. After college she worked for several years as the Outreach & Training Coordinator at a nonprofit called the Chicago Freedom School. She then worked as the Prevention, Education and Training Coordinator at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services in Madison, Wisconsin. Hannah recently returned to Bozeman with her husband, daughter, and cat, Boo. She is excited to join the team at MCC and to be back in the mountains. In her free time, Hannah enjoys being with her family, snowboarding, hiking, gardening, and cooking.

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Brad Koontz

Statewide Program Coordinator

Brad was born and raised in Rochester, NY near the shores of Lake Ontario. Some of his most memorable childhood experiences came from regular trips to New York’s Adirondack State Park and skiing in Quebec, Canada. His passion for the outdoors led him to Burlington, VT where he earned a B.S. in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont. While there he fell in love with the community and the adventures he had hiking, camping, and skiing in the Green Mountains. After mentoring college students with the Navigators for one year he answered the westward call and moved to Bozeman in 2014 and began working with the MCC in late 2015. Along with most outdoor activities, Brad is an enthusiastic traveler and greatly enjoys planning his next adventure.

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Emily Lewis

Administrative Assistant

Emily is a Bozeman native with a big love for her roots in Montana. These roots called her back home in 2015 after a season as a crew member on a chainsaw crew in the Arizona Conservation Corps. Being a crew member changed her life in all the best ways, and she believes anyone and everyone can be a part of the amazing experience. Before living in the desert, she worked closely with the American Indian Institute, a non-profit in Bozeman who's goal is to perpetuate the wisdom and cultural heritage of North America's Native people. She is currently working on her bachelors degree in history with a minor in Native American studies. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the same mountains she explored as a child, the Bridgers, while still finding new and challenging places to explore. Montana inspires her love of writing and photography, and whether it be cross country skiing, hiking, rock climbing, or biking around town, the thing she loves most is immersing herself in the natural world of her home.

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Kelly Mildenberger

Communications Manager

After spending a summer in Montana, Kelly fell in love with the mountains and the wild and headed west from New York to attend graduate school at Montana State University. There, she completed dual Master’s degrees in Land Resources & Environmental Sciences and Public Administration. Upon graduation, Kelly relocated to the Flathead Valley, where she worked as a Communications Director and Program Coordinator. Fate brought her back to Bozeman in January 2016, where she joined the State Office as a Communications Coordinator. Kelly has a deep love of nature and prefers to spend her time outside, whether on top of a mountain or under a waterfall.  

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Tina Morse

Associate Director of Finance

Tina was born and raised in Northern California and received her Bachelor of Science in Economics, from Cal-Poly, SLO in 2003.  After a snowboarding trip, Tina was struck with a serious case of the Bozeman bug, and happily moved to the Big Sky country in 2004. Tina enjoys training at Montana MMA-Bozeman, hiking, and cross country skiing. Tina and her husband Toby have two dogs, Max and Jasmine.

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Greg Ross

Associate Director of Programs

A native Texan, Greg fell in love with both the landscape and the freedom found in Montana during a spontaneous two-week backpacking trip one summer. Doing everything he could to get back into the mountains, Greg endured both cooking for other employees and selling retail in Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Parks the following summers. Greg then joined MCC as a Crew Leader in the Eastern Wildlands in 2005, became Program Manager with Central Divide in 2008, and most recently joined the State Office as the Statewide Program Manager.

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Aimee Severson

Senior Member Management Coordinator

Aimee is originally from the great state of Wisconsin. During college she caught the travel bug and explored Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Europe. Upon graduation she realized she had never been out west so she moved to Montana in 2007 to be a corpsmember and fell in love with the mountains. She enjoys the outside, trees, music, dancing, grapes, and the color green.

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Angela Wiehe

Accounts Payable Technician

An Idaho native, Angela has spent much of her life traveling from place to place in search of friendship, love, and adventure. After earning a BS in Biology at Boise State University, she moved to El Salvador to serve with the Peace Corps in their Agro-Forestry program.  She made her MCC debut in 2002 as a Crew Leader and later served as a Senior Crew Leader.  After two stints with AmeriCorps, she ventured up to Alaska to be a Project Leader for SAGA’s Serve Alaska Youth Corps.  Angela returned to Montana in 2004 and worked as MCC’s Greater Yellowstone Program Manager for 9 ½ years before transferring into her current position.  In her spare time, she enjoys exploring this wondrous state that she now calls home, particularly when accompanied by her husband Chris and young son Caleb.    

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Bryan Wilson

Program Manager - Big Sky Watershed Corps

Originally from Ohio, Bryan headed west after graduating from Baldwin Wallace College with a BA in Education History and Political Science in 2005.  He served as Youth Crew Leader with MCC in 2008 and used his AmeriCorps education award towards a Masters in Public Administration, which he earned in 2010 from Montana State University.  He came back to MCC in 2011 as MCC’s Big Sky Watershed Corps Program Coordinator.  In his spare time, you can find Bryan exploring all the wilds Montana has to offer. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and backpacking.

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