The Latest on Current and Potential State Funding Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation

Key Takeaways

  • Latest on current and potential funding opportunities through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Latest on current and potential funding opportunities through Montana Department of Commerce
  • Latest on current and potential funding opportunities for active transportation and shared use paths 

Beth Shumate, Montana State Parks

Beth has been with Fish, Wildlife and Parks since 2005 where she started as a Park Manager in Eastern Montana. She then served as the State Trails Coordinator for 9 years prior to serving as the Parks Division Administrator from 2017 through 2021. In her current role, she helps oversee the management of 55 state parks and various Outdoor Recreation Programs that provide funding and resources for all outdoor recreation and trail-related projects. She has gained extensive familiarity with Montana and brings a dynamic approach to build working partnerships with agencies, organizations, communities, volunteers and recreationists. She firmly believes that time spent outdoors provides all of us, regardless of age or ability, the opportunity towards improved health impacts through the powers of the natural world.   


Hope Stockwell, Montana State Parks

Hope Stockwell began working as the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division Administrator at FWP on September 1. Prior to that she spent 13 and a half years as a research analyst with the Legislative Services Division, working on a multitude of issues related to FWP as well as state-tribal relations. 


Jan Stoddard, Montana Department of Commerce

Jan Stoddard is the Bureau Chief for the Industry Services and Outreach team located in the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development Division of the Montana Department of Commerce. Her team is responsible for programs and products that assist tourism organizations and communities in developing infrastructure, sustainable strategies, and product development.  

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Annmarie Robinson, Montana Department of Commerce

Annmarie has worked for the Montana Department of Commerce for over the past ten years with the past six years as the Section Manager for the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF), Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG), SBIR/STTR Matching Funds and most recently, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Workforce Training Grant Programs.


Daniel Iverson, Montana Department of Commerce

Daniel Iverson is the Tribal Tourism Officer for the Office of Indian Country Economic Development at the Montana Department of Commerce. A former newspaper reporter and communications manager, Daniel has been part of Montana’s tourism industry since 2014 and specialized in cultural heritage tourism since 2019.


Danae Giannetti, WGM Group

Danae Giannetti, P.E. is a project engineer in WGM Group’s Bozeman office with over seven years of experience spanning the planning, design, and construction administration of transportation infrastructure projects around Montana. Her background includes time spent serving at the Montana Department of Transportation, Western Transportation Institute, and in volunteer positions such as the Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board. Danae combines her personal passion for improving the safety and convenience of non-motorized transportation with her unique professional experience to ensure a wider range of ages and abilities can access their own community.

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Stephen McDaniel, WGM Group

Stephen McDaniel, P.E. is a Project Engineer in WGM Group’s Missoula office with over eight years of experience in the transportation field, functioning as an engineer by trade and a planner at heart. With a master’s degree in transportation, Montana ITE Section Board President, and recent experience as a transportation consultant for the City of Missoula, he excels at keeping high level planning goals in mind when finding technical engineering solutions that are feasible, functional, and safe for users of all ages, abilities, and modes of travel. He has experience helping communities obtain Transportation Alternative (TA) funding through MDT’s TA Program as well as experience designing multiple TA projects for communities across Western Montana.

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Dec 07 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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