GLWQD Staff & Board


Christine Miller Sundnas, District Manager 

japowChristine is from Wyoming and Idaho. She graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Land Resource Analysis and Management, a minor in GIS and a MS in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. Prior to working for the GLWQD, Christine worked on various environmental projects including reclamation monitoring in the oil & gas fields of Wyoming, measuring greenhouse gas emissions from thawing arctic permafrost in western Alaska, mapping irrigation ditches of the Gallatin Valley and studying groundwater nitrate in central Montana. She has been with the GLWQD since 2014 and previously served as the department’s Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist. When she is not working with water issues in Gallatin County, she is out skiing, mountain biking, running and hiking with her husband and dog.
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Torie Haraldson, Water Quality Tech Specialist

TorieTorie came to Bozeman from northern Michigan in 2008, and completed her MS degree at Montana State University in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.  She joined the GLWQD staff in 2014.  Torie enjoys working with the fabulous group of water resource professionals within the Gallatin watershed and across the State of Montana, and considers GLWQD’s collaborative efforts to be among the best aspects of her job.  Torie’s water resources background includes work with MSU Extension Water Quality and Great Lakes Environmental Center.  She enjoys hiking, biking and camping with her husband and daughter, and attempts to garden in spite of Montana’s challenging climate.
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VACANT – Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist

This position is currently vacant, please see the Gallatin County Employment Information page to view the job advertisement and application instructions.


Name Representing
Glen Clements Manhattan Town Council
Dr. Doug Chandler, Vice-Chair City of Bozeman “At-Large”
Dr. Steve Custer, Chair Gallatin County Board of Health
Chris Mehl Bozeman City Commission
Jim Lovell Town of Manhattan “At-Large”
John Schutter Gallatin Conservation District
Kathy Gallagher City of Belgrade “At-Large”
Kristine Menicucci Belgrade City Council
Don Seifert Gallatin County Commission