Svein joined the staff in 2009 as a community organizer in the Billings office. During his time with Northern Plains, he has staffed a handful of affiliates and Task Forces, most notably working on coal issues. He is currently the staff lead on civic engagement and democracy issues, he generally oversees our canvassing program, and leads our narrative work as a part of Northern Plains’ Communications Team. Svein is based in the Missoula office, and he is a 2020 recipient of the University of Montana Alumni Association’s “Grizzly of the Last Decade” award. He enjoys reading, hiking, and riding his bicycles. Email: