presenters

Quinlan O'connor

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  Quinlan has been an attorney with Risk Management and Tort Defense for the State  of Montana since 2018, defending a variety of tort actions. Prior to joining RMTD, Quinlan was Lead Counsel for the Department of Labor & Industry, focusing on human rights, independent contractor misclassification, workers’ compensation, and wage disputes. Quinlan received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, and graduated  from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

zach Zipfel

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 Zach Zipfel has been with FWP since 2012. Prior to joining FWP, he was an assistant attorney general under then Attorney General Steve Bullock. After graduating from UM Law School in 2006, he clerked for Justice John Warner on the Montana Supreme Court. Before going to law school he was a ranger with the National Park Service at Denali National Park, Alaska, and the Grand Canyon.     

Paul Mckenzie

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  As the Lands & Resource Manager for F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co., Paul is tasked with oversight of three professional foresters and is responsible for all aspects of land management on the company’s 39,000 acre tree farm as well as sourcing the fiber for their sawmill and co-generation facility.  Paul has practiced forestry in the public and private sectors, and is an active participant in a variety of collaborative efforts. As Paul puts it, “the trees are the easy part.” 

angela jacobs

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 Angela Jacobs is the City Attorney for the City of Whitefish. After graduating from the University of Montana in 2001, she clerked for Judge James Browning on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, practiced for 13 years in a private firm representing various municipalities, and joined the City of Whitefish in 2015. 

diane conradi

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 Diane is an attorney at Conradi Law Office and founder of the Montana Access Project.  A graduate of University of Oregon School of Law, she has dedicated her career to conservation, frontcountry access to nature, social justice and impactful entrepreneurship.  

Jason brey

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 Jason has been the District Ranger on the Hebgen Lake Ranger District for 4 years and with the U.S Forest Service a total of 12 years. The district relies heavily on both formal and informal partnerships to accomplish our work and to deliver benefits to the American public. He looks forward to sharing and highlighting successful partnerships.

katie stevens

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. Katie is the District Manager for BLM in Western Montana, including Dillon, Missoula, and Butte BLM Field Offices.  Katie has extensive experience with community based recreation partnerships, having worked with the BLM in Grand Junction and Fruita Colorado. 

matt marcinek

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  Matt Marcinek is the Community Trails Program Manager at Gallatin Valley Land Trust. He started his career in public land management in Pennsylvania, but moved to Montana in 2005 to work with Montana State Parks in Great Falls and Bozeman. In his twenty-seven years of the stewardship of parks, historical and cultural sites, trails, and recreation areas, Matt understands the elements of successful partnerships from both the perspective of a public land manager and of a private partner.

alan hulse

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  Alan Hulse, CEO of Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), has a B.A. in Organizational Communications from the University of Montana.  For the vast majority of his career he has worked on Risk Management and Claims issues for Montana Municipalities, including law enforcement, public works, parks and recreation, infrastructure, contracts, special events and personnel.

Ann Komac

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 Ann manages the Property/Liability and Workers' Compensation Claim Units at MT Municipal Interlocal Authority.  She is a graduate of the University of Montana with a B.S. in Business Administration and Management.

Materials

Q_O'Connor Rec Use Overview_Notes (pdf)

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