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.
Colleen Ferris
Colleen FerrisCommunity & Partnerships Manager
Colleen grew up on the brackish rivers of the Chesapeake Bay outside of Annapolis, Maryland. After earning a degree in Ecology from the University of Montana, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Interested in social ecology, wild lands, and community-based conservation, Colleen has previously worked as a scientific diver, field biology technician, and naturalist. A firm believer in community service, Colleen serves on both Park and Gallatin Co. Search and Rescue teams.

Being outside in all elements fuels Colleen, but would probably pick alpine lake-jumping as her favorite adventure pass time. Colleen resides in Livingston with her dog, Al.

Our Board of Directors

Nelson King
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.
Lucinda Reinold
Lucinda ReinoldVice President
Lucinda has long been a supporter of conservation and environmental causes and is passionate about working to help preserve the land, water, wildlife and rural character of Park County. She moved to Paradise Valley after a career with Northern Trust in San Francisco, CA where she most recently managed the Wealth Advisory function. Over the course of 25-plus years, Lucinda has served on numerous not-for-profit boards, including the University of California Press Foundation, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Oxbow School and the Capp Street Project. She currently sits on the Greater Yellowstone Coalition board in addition to the PCEC board.
Seabring Davis
Seabring DavisSecretary
Seabring Davis is a lifestyle journalist who writes about what she loves: food, art, travel and interesting people. Originally from Hawaii, a road trip brought her through Bozeman in 1990 and Montana has been home ever since.
She is the former editor in chief of Big Sky Journal and editor emeritus of Western Art & Architecture magazines. Her articles have been published in Mountain Living; True West Magazine; VIA AAA Mountainwest; Postcards; Montana Quarterly; Montana Living. She is the author of two cookbooks, A Taste of Montana: Favorite Recipes from Big Sky Country and A Montana Table, Recipes from Chico Hot Springs Resort. She has also written and edited three other books on regional travel and architecture. Her first short story was published in Elk River Books Reader (Bangtail Press 2013).
Melynda Harrison
Melynda HarrisonBoard Member
Melynda is a Livingston resident with an academic background in environmental science. She is a travel/outdoor recreation writer for local and regional publications, newspapers, websites, and at TravelingMel.com. Her company YellowstoneTrips.com, specializes in vacation coaching and itinerary building for travel in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Jesse Logan
Jesse LoganBoard Member
Jesse and his wife Catherine moved to Emigrant after retiring from Forest Service Research in 2006. He has continued research and advocacy for high elevation ecosystems, particularly the whitebark pine forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He enjoys fly-fishing the Yellowstone River in summer, and in winter skis over 100 days a year in Yellowstone’s backcountry.
Tom Murphy
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.
Frank Schroeder
Frank SchroederBoard Member
Frank C. Schroeder brings more than 40 years of experience in providing general management, leadership coaching and organizational development to the PCEC board.

Frank is founder and principal of Campus to Career Transition Services (C2C), one of the nation’s premier career counseling services for millennials. Prior to C2C Frank worked as a senior executive for a variety of corporations in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom, including Drake Beam Morin, A.T. Kearney Executive Search, Waste Management International and Alcoa.

Frank has been active in numerous civic and charitable institutions. He speaks fluent French and is versed in Italian. He is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and has been an active alumnus. He earned a B.A degree in economics from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. and an MBA with concentrations in organizational behavior and international business from the University of Illinois. Frank has served on the Park County Planning and Development Board for eight years.

Frank first visited Park County as a boy in 1954; he purchased his property here in 1970.

Dan Sullivan
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.