GLWQD Staff & Board

OUR STAFF

Torie Haraldson, Water Quality Specialist

Torie2Torie 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.

Nick Banish, District Manager 

FullSizeRNick hails from the Great Lakes State and arrived in Montana for an undergraduate education in Geology. He obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Montana in Ecosystem Ecology in 2017 after conducting research on the Upper Clark Fork River. He has worked on river ecosystems across the Intermountain West on projects varying from assessments of streamside avian habitat on Federal Wildlife Refuges and floodplain cottonwood recruitment along the Wild and Scenic designated Lower Missouri River, to examining the role of nutrient pollution and biogeochemical conditions that fuel nuisance algal blooms in the Upper Clark Fork River Ecosystem. He enjoys fishing for trout in Southwest Montana and looks forward to receiving the State Historical Society’s quarterly publication. He can be reached via email at nick.banish@gallatin.mt.gov.

Lulu McMahon, Field Technician/Project Support Staff 

IMG_4533Lulu visited Montana for the first time in 2017 to tour Montana State University and instantly fell in love with the state and the school.  She attended university in Bozeman, ultimately, receiving a degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology the spring of 2021. Since graduation, she has taken biology jobs across Montana in plant pathology, entomology, and ornithology.  Lulu looks forward to learning more about freshwater quality monitoring with the GLWQD for the next 9 months of her temporary position.  In her free time, Lulu loves to hike and photograph beautiful locations and wildlife.  She has also recently resumed playing hockey.  She can be reached via email LMcMahon@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
Cyndy Andrus Bozeman City Commission
Jim Lovell Town of Manhattan “At-Large”
Bri Schultz Gallatin Conservation District
VACANT City of Belgrade “At-Large”
Kristine Menicucci Belgrade City Council
Zach Brown Gallatin County Commission