Michelle Uberuaga
Michelle UberuagaExecutive Director
Michelle moved to Montana to work on a research crew in Yellowstone National Park. She now lives in Livingston and works as a community organizer, mother and an environmental attorney. She grew up in Mount Rainier National Park where she learned that children should be allowed limitless opportunities to wander aimlessly in the woods.
Erica Lighthiser
Erica LighthiserProgram Director
Erica is a research scientist, mama, wife, adventure cyclist, hiker, skier, lover of local food, tiny houses, large open spaces and most things wild and outdoors. She loves her big life in this windy little town and is inspired to protect Park County’s rugged landscape, wildlife, fresh waters, and the people that enjoy them.
Max Hjortsberg
Max HjortsbergConservation Director
Max grew up in Paradise Valley and has called Park County home for most of his life. He currently lives in Livingston with his family. He is an avid angler and enjoys spending much of his time outdoors in the mountains or on the river. Max is passionate about protecting the environment and carrying out conservation minded projects that benefit everyone who calls Park County home.

Our Board of Directors

Nelson KingPresident
Nelson has been a writer and journalist for over twenty-five years, most of that time following the ups and down of science and technology in columns, blogs, articles and books. Meanwhile he developed software for state environmental laboratories. Prior to that, twenty years were more than occupied by professional theater.
Bob HughesTreasurer
Bob is a former financial manager who now spends his professional time writing mystery novels and short stories as well as magazine articles on western history. As an avid hiker, cross-country skier and fly-fisherman, he’s a denizen of the Absarokas, Beartooths and Crazies. Bob and his wife, Sally, have been active in the Montana environmental community for many years. They live east of Livingston with a pair of rambunctious pups—a Kerry Blue Terrier and a Golden Doodle.
Dan SullivanBoard Member
Dan and his family have been living and working in Park Co for twenty years. They own Mustang Fresh Food on Main St in Livingston. They live here to experience the real natural world, one like no other. Dan is a fierce advocate for wild things and places. He has been a voice for the Grizzly bear since the day they met nearly 40 years ago in the backcountry near Glacier National Park and many times since in Yellowstone. He also counts amount his friends here old folks, children and their pets.
Melynda HarrisonBoard Member
Melynda is a long time Livingston resident with an academic background in environmental science. She works part time for Polar Bear International in Bozeman, doing (among other things) the organization’s social media outreach. She also home schools her two young boys
Tom MurphyBoard Member
Tom Murphy uses his photography to illustrate his passion for the remaining wild places on our earth. Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife and landscapes are the special focus of Tom’s work. A talented naturalist and gifted lecturer, Tom has traveled the United States presenting the wonders of nature captured in his photographic slide shows. Tom has been a member of the PCEC board for over two decades, and his photography is featured throughout our website.
Lucinda ReinoldBoard Member
Lucinda retired from Northern Trust’s San Francisco Office eight years ago, where she worked in a variety of capacities. Most recently, she managed the Wealth Advisory function covering asset management, trust administration and banking for the northern California region. Prior to Northern Trust, Lucinda worked for Bank of America. Before that she was an Assistant Professor of History of Art at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
Her volunteer work over 20-plus years includes serving as a board member for numerous non-profit organizations, including the University of CA Press Foundation where she chaired the Trustees and Strategic Advancement Committees, and the San Francisco Art Institute where she served as board Vice Chair. Although her past board work focused on the arts and education, Lucinda’s other passion is conservation of the environment and wilderness areas. She moved to Paradise Valley part-time two years ago, and is eager to do what she can to protect, preserve, and improve this special place. Lucinda received her Masters and Ph.D. in the History of Art from UC Berkeley.