MEEA BOARD & STAFF
Board of Directors
Carolyn Sevier President (Billings; Artemisia, LLC)
Carolyn grew up on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho, moved to the Missouri for a few years, and has set up roots near the Yellowstone in Billings, Montana. She has been involved in EE for over 15 years and has served on the MEEA board since 2009. She is currently working as a contractor and consultant for a variety of outdoor and environmental-related projects, though she spends most of her time at home (and in the hills) raising two free-range kids.
Janeen Curtis, Treasurer (Darby; Bitterroot RC&D)
As a child growing up in Michigan, Janeen loved to search for bugs and climb trees in her back yard and make wandering explorations along the beaches of Lake Huron. As a teen, she had the opportunity to attend a summer camp where she got to hike and backpack in the mountains of Colorado; and there she discovered an excitement for being in natural places that were a little further from her back door. A desire to spend some of her professional life outside and to share her curiosity about nature with others led her to a BA in environmental studies and conservation biology and a MS in science education. She acquired some of her early teaching experience as an Environmental Education Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan. As a member of the MEEA board, she really enjoys helping to provide resources and networking opportunities for educators from across Montana who see the value of teaching in and about the outdoors
Heidi Sedivy, Region 1(Flathead Lake)
Heidi brings to the position experience and knowledge about aquatic invasive species in addition to experience in water education. She currently serves as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Flathead Lakers and she previously served as the Education Coordinator for the Sanders County Eurasian Watermilfoil Task Force, where she developed and administered their aquatic invasive species public outreach program. She has worked with the Flathead Community of Resource Educators, the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Education Consortium, and the Flathead Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Work Group.
While earning a B.S. in Resource Conservation at the University of Montana, Heidi spent her free time teaching local students about water quality with the Watershed Education Network. Her enthusiasm and dedication working with K-12 students was recognized with UM’s Student Volunteer of the Year Award in 2009.
Heidi loves exploring new trails and back roads on her bicycle when weather permits, and knitting things for friends when it doesn’t.
Amanda Obery, Region 3 (Bozeman, Montana State University)
Celebrating the glory of the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Amanda is happy to call Bozeman home. After obtaining degrees in molecular genetics and secondary science education, she taught high school for three years prior to moving on to teach at Montana State University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree and having a blast exploring informal science education. As the community of people using and engaging in their environment in Montana have inspired her, Amanda hopes to give back through MEEA and share the love!
Holli Langlieb, Great Falls
Environmental education had always been at the forefront of Holli’s life. Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan in urban Wisconsin, Holli participated in Girl Scouts, 4-H and really anything that got her outside and experiencing the world. She continued this passion by completing her BS degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and then sharing this passion in the positions she has held for tha past 15 years as an educator.
As the Curriculum Specialist at Carolina Raptor Center (North Carolina) Holli created programs focused on raptors and correlated with NC curriculum. She also trained and taught with various species of raptors. The next stop was Oklahoma where she worked at the Oklahoma City Zoo (Education Specialist), Myriad Botanical Gardens (Education & Volunteer Coordinator) and finally University of Oklahoma’s Sam Noble Museum (ExplorOlogy Coordinator). Holli developed and implemented all aspects of the ExplorOlogy Program. This joint effort by the Sam Noble Museum and the Whitten-Newman Foundation was designed for Oklahomans to “do science” by getting outside and experiencing the world we share. Montana was the next destination where Holli currently works for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in the Great Falls Regional Office. In this position Holli works daily with Montanans and Non-residents to fulfill the organizations mission: provide for the stewardship of Montana’s resources and contribute to the quality of like for present and future generations.
Kris Litz, (Region 2, Missoula)
Kris Litz is the Program Coordinator at Clark Fork School. With a Master's Degree in Adventure Education, she has been working in both traditional and outdoor education for more than ten years. She delights in sharing her passion for the outside world with children. As a native Montanan, Kris loves exploring all things in nature and can usually be found deep in the backcountry with her husband and two dogs.
Chris Doyle, (Region 3, Butte)
Hi my name is Chris Doyle. I was born and raised in beautiful Butte Montana and I graduated from Butte High School in 2009. I am 23 years old and I married my beautiful high school sweetheart last June. After High School, I went to school at Montana Tech of the University of Montana and received a Bachelor’s degree in organismal biology in 2013. My thesis research was on Bighorn Sheep in the Highland Mountains where I studied their movement and distribution patterns, as well as survival rates in conjunction with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. I am currently working to get it published into the Intermountain Journal of Sciences. I am also now enrolled in the Education Program at Montana Western to get my teaching certificate. I am the Program Coordinator at Cfwep.Org (The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program) and I have been in this position for eight months, however, I have worked for Cfwep.Org for five years and a student and summer intern. In this position, I travel around the state and teach middle school and high school students. I assist in teaching our Restoration Education Program (Superfund Cleanup), Bringing Research into the Classroom (Working with Viruses), and Trout Dissections. I also have experience in running a kid’s fly fishing camp every summer as well as working and developing a program to work with at risk youth through the juvenile probation office in Butte Silver Bow. I absolutely love the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. One of my other hobbies is I bowl in leagues and tournaments around Montana. I am a very energetic and passionate person about science and the environment as well as education.
Regions 4, 6, 7 & 8: Vacant until filled.
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