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!
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
Statewide Program Manager
Mandy is a Montana native, born and raised in Havre, MT. She moved to Bozeman in 2009 to attend Montana State University, graduating four years later with a BS in Cell Biology & Neuroscience. After graduation, she took a job traveling the country as an Educational Leadership Consultant, but always missed the mountains and community of Bozeman. , she returned to Bozeman to work at her alma mater and pursue a Master's degree in Public Health before joining the MCC team in March 2017. Mandy loves traveling, attending local community events, and exploring the beautiful state of Montana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After visiting her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren in Paradise Valley for the past five years Kris fell in love with Montana and made the move here from Northern California in 2016. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree and Masters curriculum in Human Resource Management from California State University in 2005, Kris worked for First 5 Shasta for over seven years. Kris took a “sabbatical” and drove a semi-truck OTR for Swift in 2015, after living and traveling in Europe she wanted to see the U.S. “up close and personal”. When her youngest grandson Harrison was born last October, adding to the 2 year old twins at home, she got off the truck to help her daughter Maggie with the grandkids. Kris worked on an YCC crew in Northern California in high school and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work for MCC as the Payroll Technician.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunny Rae Yocom
Sunny Rae has just become Granny to a wonderful granddaughter. A Bozeman Native that can trace her Montana roots for several generations, Sunny Rae has lived in the same home her entire life-- the one her grandfather purchased in the early 1950's and her father grew up in. When she is not manning the phones at MCC, she is out enjoying her animals. She is also running a fiduciary business as a Representative Payee for people with a variety of disabilities. She has a passion for her family, her animals and her three children. A Boy Scout leader for over 15 years, watching children do their best is a source of happiness for her. With only one son left at home, her nest soon to be empty, she is loving having a new grandbaby to snuggle and gush over. Watch out! She is armed with many baby pictures, so don't ask how that baby is doing unless you're ready to see a bunch of pictures!