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...

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Brad Williams

Treasurer

Brad was born and raised in Libby, montana.  He graduated from the university of Montana and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Jen Kreiner

Board Member

Jen moved to western Montana 20 years ago after a summer working in Yellowstone National Park....

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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...

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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...

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Sandy Compton

Program Coordinator

Mitchell "Sandy" Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness...

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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...

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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...

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Henry Jorden

Lincoln County Outreach Coordinator

Henry grew up ranching and recreating along the Rocky Mountain Front in Choteau, Montana. He...

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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...

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Trisha Miller

Webmaster

Trisha has been deeply involved in technology for the past 25 years, primarily in the...

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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.