GLWQD Staff & Board

OUR STAFF

Torie Haraldson, Water Quality Specialist

TorieTorie came to Bozeman from northern Michigan in 2008, and completed her M.S. 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.

Email Torie at torie.haraldson@gallatin.mt.gov for assistance with education topics, including private well testing or to inquire about District participation in education and outreach events, or for questions regarding our surface water monitoring activities, including the Stream Teams volunteer monitoring program.

Dan Blythe – Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist

2020.DanDan comes to GLWQD after ten years of service at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. His projects include stockwater drilling reports throughout Montana, regional groundwater characterization studies, downhole geophysical investigations, aquifer mapping, and developing groundwater sampling plans around exploratory oil and gas drilling in the state. Prior to employment at the Bureau, Dan worked as an environmental consultant in the Billings and Helena areas.  He earned a B.S. in Hydrogeology from Montana State University, a M.S. of Geoscience with a hydrogeology emphasis at Montana Tech, and is a registered Professional Geologist. Dan spends his free time playing in the outdoors. His newest interests are traditional archery and the chemistry of cooking.

Email Dan at dan.blythe@gallatin.mt.gov with questions about local groundwater quality and quantity, or for more information about our groundwater monitoring activities.

Katie Guetz – Big Sky Watershed Corps Member

KatieKatie grew up along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in Golden, CO, where she witnessed not only the natural beauty, but also widespread development, population growth, and years of severe drought. Ultimately, these foundational experiences guided Katie to a career in the environmental sciences. In 2015 Katie earned her B.S. in Earth Science from Montana State University. She spend the next several years exploring the western U.S. and working various field jobs across Montana, Alaska, and Arizona. After a trip down the Colorado River in 2017, Katie decided to pursue an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Northern Arizona University where her research focused on prioritizing dams for removal across the west. Following graduation in 2020, Katie spent a season working as a hydrology technician for the Forest Service on the Bridger-Teton National Forest collecting data on Wild and Scenic Rivers in western Wyoming. This all eventually led Katie to become a Big Sky Watershed Corps member! Katie is excited to be a part of this program working to protect and improve water resources in the Gallatin Valley through community based conservation. She is also excited to get back on the rivers, slopes, and trails in Bozeman!  You can email Katie at katie.guetz@gallatin.mt.gov.

OUR BOARD

Name Representing
Glen Clements Manhattan Town Council
Dr. Doug Chandler, Chair City of Bozeman “At-Large”
Dr. Steve Custer Gallatin County Board of Health
-VACANT- Bozeman City Commission
Jim Lovell Town of Manhattan “At-Large”
Bri Schultz Gallatin Conservation District
Kathy Gallagher City of Belgrade “At-Large”
Kristine Menicucci Belgrade City Council
Zach Brown Gallatin County Commission