About The Board & Staff | Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

About The Board & Staff

We conduct education, outreach and stewardship activities to preserve the rugged, scenic and biologically diverse 88,000 acre Scotchman Peaks Roadless Area.  We believe the Scotchman Peaks deserve congressional designation as Wilderness for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Our board and staff and key volunteers are concerned residents of North Idaho, Western Montana, and Eastern Washington committed to the protecting and preserving the Wilderness character of the Scotchman Peaks. We want to make sure that this special place stays the same, not only for us but for the benefit of future generations.

Below the biographies of our Board of Directors, additional staff, and key volunteers, you’ll find our Non-Discrimination Policy.


Board Members

Doug Ferrell

Chairman and Montana Outreach Director
Doug Ferrell

Doug graduated from Brown University in 1972, and moved to Montana soon after. He is a home designer, happily married with two sons, who also love to hike and camp. He served as President of the...

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Brad Williams

Treasurer

Brad was born and raised in Libby, montana.  He graduated from the university of Montana and worked as an exploration geologist primarilly on Montana’s Stillwater Complex.  Brad is curently a...

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Carol Jenkins

Secretary
Carol Jenkins

Carol has a BS and MS in nursing, and is retired from a 24 year career including nursing education and administration. Carol is a volunteer Red Cross instructor certified to teach Wilderness First...

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Neil Wimberley

Hope/Clark Fork Outreach Director
Neil Wimberley

Neil was born in Alabama in 1947. He graduated from medical school in 1973, and practiced pulmonary medicine for 25 years on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama.

In addition to FSPW, he enjoys...

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Jesika Harper

Board Member

Jesika was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Her family has strong ties to the timber industry with a grandfather and two uncles who owned and operated logging companies for more than 40 years....

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Will Valentine

Board Member / Friends List Coordinator
Will Valentine

On retiring from the energy industry in 2004, Will moved to Idaho from Qatar.Concluding that “conservation” fitted his personality, he joined FSPW. In addition he volunteers at the Bonner...

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Molly Kieran

Board Member

Living in both Libby and Troy Montana while enjoying the beauty of both the Lolo and Kootenai National Forests, Mollie has been a long time supporter of Wilderness. She has been and continues to...

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Jen Kreiner

Board Member

Jen moved to western Montana 20 years ago after a summer working in Yellowstone National Park. Her professional role is focused on community and non-profit work, while her free-time is spent...

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Staff

Phil Hough

Executive Director
Phil Hough

Phil graduated from Colby College in 1981 with a BA in English Literature. After 20+ years in Hotel/Hospitality management, organizing and directing staff, assisting with sales and marketing and...

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Britta Mireley

Deputy Executive Director

Britta Mireley grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2008 with a B.S. in Marketing and in 2013 from The George Washington...

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Sandy Compton

Program Coordinator

Mitchell "Sandy" Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. In addition to his other duties with FSPW, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team...

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Ray Brown

Sanders County Outreach Coordinator

Ray Brown moved with his family to Thompson Falls in 1992.  He spent his high school years living near the top of Eddy Peak in the Cherry Creek drainage, off the grid and close to nature.

Ray...

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Cameron Rasmusson

Communications Specialist / Newsletter Editor

Cameron Rasmusson is a writer and journalist who grew up in Scotchmans territory. While he now calls Sandpoint home, he spent his formative years in the natural beauty of Libby, Montana. From...

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Volunteer Staff

Jim Mellen

Merchandise Manager
Jim Mellen

Jim was born in Washington DC in 1948 and raised in Northern Virginia. After attending college for four years (business admin/economics) and four years in the Air Force (electronics), he moved to...

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Trisha Miller

Webmaster

Trisha has been deeply involved in technology for the past 25 years, primarily in the Telecommunications and Travel industries. She discovered Web Development and Graphic Design in early 2003 and...

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Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Non-Discrimination Policy:

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness believes that equal opportunity is important for the continuing success of our organization and that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness activities and decision-making. The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness intends to comply fully with all state, federal, county and municipal laws as interpreted and applied by the courts which preclude negative discrimination because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, or any other protected classification. The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness defines "negative discrimination" to include, though not necessarily limited to, the denial of services, employment or volunteer opportunities to any class of individuals in a manner that negatively restricts opportunities to that class of individuals. This policy applies to all activities of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness including, but not limited to, employment, selection of volunteers, grant making, purchasing and selection of vendors or consultants.