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NRCS Montana State Office Staff Directory

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
10 East Babcock Street, Room 443
Bozeman, MT 59715-4704
Phone: 406-587-6811
Fax: 855-510-7028

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State Conservationist
Name Position Phone
Ray Dotson Acting State Conservationist 406-587-6814
Heather Higgs State Conservationist's Secretary 406-587-6814

Public Affairs
Name Position Phone
Lori Valadez Public Affairs Manager/Outreach Coordinator 406-587-6969
Mary Myers Visual Information Specialist 406-587-6945
Byrhonda Lyons Public Affairs Specialist 406-587-6789

Name Position Phone
Jerry Shows Assistant State Conservationist (Operations) 406-587-6967
Leslie Taylor Management Assistant 406-587-6868

Name Position Phone
Erik Suffridge Assistant State Conservationist (Programs) 406-587-6873
Jeanne LaSorte EQIP and CSP Program Specialist 406-587-6849
Lisa McCauley WRE and Grasslands Program Specialist 406-587-6970
Abby Dresser Ducks Unlimited Conservation Specialist 406-587-6947

Name Position Phone
Bart Huber State Administrative Officer 406-587-6957
Patti Renevier Assistant State Conservationist (Management and Strategy) 406-587-6731
Jake Ceartin Contract Specialist 406-587-6862
Christina Klima Human Resources Specialist 406-587-6869
Matthew Kidney Human Resources Assistant 406-587-6712
Deborah Ernst Budget Officer 406-587-6780
Connie Ritts Budget Analyst 406-587-6857
Cherie Rath-Williams Financial Technician 406-587-6904
Byrdeen Warwood Accounting Technician 406-587-6858

Name Position Phone
Kale Gullett State Resource Conservationist 406-587-6998
Lakeitha Rena Ruffin Agricultural Economist (RPIT) 406-587-6854
Dori Passmann Archaeologist 406-587-6708
Patrick Hensleigh Agronomist 406-587-6837
Jeffrey Combs Biologist 406-587-6747
vacant Biologist 406-587-6902
Cory Wolfe Civil Engineer (RPIT) 406-587-6994
vacant Forester 406-587-6836
Joseph Little Resource Conservationist (RPIT) / Toolkit Coordinator 406-587-6861
Jim Jacobs Plant Materials Specialist 406-587-6995
Jon Siddoway Rangeland Management Specialist 406-587-6790
Stephanie King Resource Conservationist 406-587-6794
Kirt Walstad Rangeland Management Specialist 406-587-6782
Bill Drummond Soil Scientist 406-587-6730

NRI Collection and Coordination
Name Position Phone
Julie Tesky State Resource Inventory Coordinator 406-587-6908
Thomas Potter GIS Coordinator 406-587-6968
Catherine Maynard Geospatial Analyst 406-444-4546
FAX: 406-444-0581
State Library
1515 E. 6th Ave.
Helena, MT 59620-1800

Bridger Plant Materials Center (PMC), 98 S. River Road, Bridger, MT 59014-9514, FAX 855-510-7028
Name Position Phone: 406-662-3579
Joseph Scianna Plant Materials Center Manager/Horticulturist ext. 101
Roger Hybner Agronomist ext. 100
Ross Oyler Biological Science Technician ext. 106
Darren Zentner Biological Science Technician ext. 106
Bob Fisher Biological Science Technician ext. 106
Name Position Phone
Steve Becker State Conservation Engineer 406-587-6828
ReNae Grantier Contracting Officer 406-587-6822
Darryl Baker Design Engineer 406-587-6827
Karen Hoffman Hydrology and Water Quality Engineer 406-587-6824
Randy Pierce Irrigation/Water Management Engineer 406-587-6860
Mark Yerger State Design Engineer 406-587-6912
Michael Garverich State Geologist 406-587-6830
Bruce Krueger Survey and Software Engineer 406-587-6834

Snow Survey
Name Position Phone
vacant Data Collection Officer 406-587-6844
Eric Larson Hydrologist 406-587-6991
Lucas Zukiewicz Water Supply Specialist 406-587-6843
Jeri Lynn Ward Statistical Assistant 406-587-6809
Chad Gipson Electronics Technician, located at Snow Survey Shop
1160 Apples Way
Belgrade, MT 58714
406-388-4028; FAX: 406-388-4641
Chelan Babineau Hydrologic Technician, located at Snow Survey Shop
1160 Apples Way
Belgrade, MT 58714
FAX: 406-388-4641
Zach Rich Hydrologic Technician, located at Snow Survey Shop
1160 Apples Way
Belgrade, MT 58714
FAX: 406-388-4641

Rocky Mountain Soil Survey Region 4 (SSR-4)
Name Position Phone
Eva Muller Acting Soil Survey Regional Director 406-587-6866
Cathy Logar Office Assistant 406-587-6952
Eva Muller Senior Regional Soil Scientist 406-587-6866
Steven Jelden Soil Data Quality Specialist 720-544-2851
Jane Karinen Soil Data Quality Specialist 406-587-6820
Robert Spokas Soil Data Quality Specialist 406-587-6819
Suzann Kienast-Brown Soil Scientist - GIS Specialist 406-587-6836