GLWQD Staff & Board

OUR STAFF

Tammy Swinney, District Manager

TammyTammy began working for the Gallatin Local Water Quality District in 2000 as the Water Quality Specialist conducting groundwater and surface water monitoring along with educational outreach. She has been the District Manager since 2013. Tammy received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on water resources and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She serves on several local and statewide committees, including the Montana Wetland Protection Advisory Council, is past-president of the Montana Section American Water Resources Association, and is a founding member of the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council where she continues to serve on the board of directors. Prior to moving to the Gallatin Valley, she conducted water quality assessments with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Milwaukee.  Email Tammy at tammy.swinney@gallatin.mt.gov.

Christine Miller, Water Quality Specialist – Hydrogeologist

ChristineChristine is from Wyoming and Idaho.  She graduated from Montana State University with a B.Sc. in Land Resource Analysis and Management including a minor in GIS. She also earned a M.Sc. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University. 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.  When she is not working with water issues in Gallatin County, she enjoys skiing and mountain biking.  Email Christine at christine.miller@gallatin.mt.gov.

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, and also serves on the board of directors of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council.  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.  Email Torie at torie.haraldson@gallatin.mt.gov.

Michelle Pond – Big Sky Watershed Corps Member

michelleOriginally from California, Michelle attended UC Berkeley, studying Environmental Engineering Science with a minor in Conservation and Resource Studies. After graduation, she spent a year with the Watershed Stewards Program, placed at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she worked on surface water monitoring, creek restoration, watershed education in classrooms and facilitating community workshops. She is excited to serve a second year with AmeriCorps, explore Montana and continue connecting communities with their watersheds to create solutions that benefit both.  Email Michelle at michelle.pond@gallatin.mt.gov

OUR BOARD

Name Representing
VACANT Manhattan Town Council
Dr. Doug Chandler City of Bozeman “At-Large”
Dr. Steve Custer, Vice-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, Chair City of Belgrade “At-Large”
Kristine Menicucci Belgrade City Council
Steve White Gallatin County Commission