Board of Directors


Doug Anderson is retired from the building construction industry, most recently as a Missoula County Senior Inspector for the Seeley Lake Community.  B.S. Construction Management, Minnesota State University with emphasis in energy-efficient buildings.  Licensed Journeyman Electrician, State of Montana.  Doug volunteers in the Seeley Lake Community as part of CRC's Adopt-A-Stream program and is an avid gardener.

Cathy Harrits: Writer/Editor LincEnglish (English Instruction for Japanese); Past National and International teacher (Oregon, Austrailia, Zaire, Egypt, Taiwan, Japan). B.A. English (1970) and M.Ed (1980), University of Montana.

Jon Haufler: Executive Director Ecosystem Management Research Institute; President The Wildlife Society; Past Professor Michigan State University; Past Director Wildlife and Ecology at Boise Cascade Corp. B.S. Wildlife Management, Univ. of New Hampshire; M.S. Wildlife Management, Virginia Tech.; Ph.D Wildlife Ecology, Colorado State Univ. Jon is a co-founder of CRC.

Carolyn Mehl is a co-founder of the Clearwater Resource Council as well as another local non-profit, the Ecosystem Management Research Institute. Carolyn obtained her B.S. and M.S. degrees in wildlife ecology from Michigan State University and her employment background is diverse, having worked in four different regions of the United States and Canada, as well as for federal government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors. Locally, Carolyn also served as the Treasurer for the Seeley Lake Community Foundation for 12 years.

Mary Meister is retired after a career as an investigator with the State of Montana in Human Services and Child Support Enforcement and as a supervisor in the Missoula County Office of Human Services.  B.A., Liberal Studies, University of Montana.  Mary also studied Music at the University of Great Falls and at the Modern Business College in Missoula.  She serves as a CRC Adopt-A-Stream and local food bank volunteer along with interests in quilting and sewing, hiking, gardening, playing piano, birdwatching, performing in a local handbell choir and spending time with her grandchildren.

William Wall: Director Science and Conservation Alaska Moose Federation; President of Sustainability, Inc.; Past Director International Wildlife Conservation Program at Safari Club International Foundation; Past Regional Wildlife Biologist Potlatch Corp.; Past Manager Wildlife Biology Mid-South Region, International Paper. Ph.D Forestry and Wildlife Conservation, Stephen F. Austin State Univ.

Mark Williams: Mark is a Montana native and a full-time resident of Seeley Lake since 1990, and part-time since 1957. A graduate of the University of Montana, Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and minor in photography. As an active member of the community, Mark was a founding member of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation, chair of the local school board and has served on the Historical Society board and various homeowners associations. Mark is President of Lake Country Builders, Inc. and has been a builder in Seeley Lake since 1978. Prior to his full-time residency in Seeley Lake, Mark was in the ski business for 25 years, the last ten as the head of ski schools in Colorado and Montana.


McKenzie Schessl , Aquatics - Big Sky Watershed Corps Member

Joann Wallenburn continues to support CRC’s Aquatics Programs, especially the AIS Prevention Program Coordinator and is responsible for the development and implementation of this project. She holds a BA in Biology from the University of Virginia (1976) and an MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (1990). Ms. Wallenburn has over 30 years of lab and field experience. She is retired from the University of Montana where she worked as a Data Management Specialist for the Flathead Lake Biological Station.