Tom Martin

Tom is the Environmental Services Bureau Chief at Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). A proud graduate of Montana State University, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has been part of the MDT team helping deliver infrastructure projects for the past 30 years.   Tom has held various engineering positions at MDT including those within the geotechnical, bridge, and consultant design bureaus. In his free time, Tom can be found perfecting the art of building longbows and spending time with his family outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Tom’s favorite place to be is on or around the lakes, rivers, and creeks in Montana.

Tom Woolf

Tom Woolf has been working on aquatic invasive species issues for over twenty years in Colorado, Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana. In 2017, he started as the AIS Bureau Chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks where he currently coordinates and manages the Aquatic Invasive Program. Tom served on the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission for 6 years and as Vice Chair of the Commission from 2018 to 2023.

Jim Ferch

Lindsey Krywaruchka

Lindsey serves as the Water Quality Division Administrator at Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality, where she leads a dedicated team in their relentless pursuit of ensuring clean water across Montana from peaks to prairies. In this role, Lindsey oversees the administration of key legislative acts, including the Montana Sanitation in Subdivisions Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Clean Water Act. Raised in the community of Billings, Lindsey’s commitment to environmental stewardship was instilled early on. She graduated from Montana State University. As the Water Quality Division Administrator, she plays a pivotal role in coordinating and implementing essential programs that safeguard both public health and the environment. Currently residing in Helena, Montana, Lindsey shares her home with her husband and two feline companions.

Representative Neil Duram

Representative Tom France

Senator Mike Cuffe

Sen. Mike Cuffe has been involved in aquatic invasive species protection, specifically quagga and zebra mussel prevention, since 2011. Sen. Cuffe carried the legislation to create the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission in 2017 and the Western Montana Conservation Commission in 2023. Sen. Cuffe also helped to create federal Water Resources Development Act funding and has helped develop regional programs. Sen. Cuffe served on the Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the National Invasive Species Council.

Senator Janet Ellis