Casey Kennedy

Casey joined the Northern Plains staff in 2024 and is from Phoenix, Arizona. She received her BA in Sustainability and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, […]

Jack Leuthold

Born and raised in Billings, Montana, Jack spent a lot of time outdoors. Growing up he was particularly fond of the time he spent on the Stillwater River with his […]

Jackson Newman

Jackson joined the organizing team in 2022. Jackson graduated with a degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating, inspired by the book A Sand County Almanac […]

Effy McEldowney

Effy joined the Northern Plains staff in the summer of 2022. She is originally from Alabama and fell in love with Montana while regularly exploring the state with her family. […]

Michael Skinner

Michael grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine. He went to school in Illinois at Olivet Nazarene University and graduated in 2016 with a BA in philosophy and religion. He worked in […]

Karen Olson

Karen joined the Northern Plains staff in 2010. She grew up in Billings and earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Montana State University – Billings. Before coming to […]

Dustin Ogdin

Originally from Nashville, TN, Dustin earned degrees in the visual arts from Middle Tennessee State University (BFA) in 1999, and Ohio University (MFA) in 2004. Before coming to Northern Plains, […]

Svein Newman

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, […]

Caleb Lande

Caleb Lande

Born and raised in Western Montana, Caleb holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Montana. Since 2008, he has worn many hats at Northern Plains: Research […]

Maggie Gordon

Maggie has been with Northern Plains since 2013, starting as a Community Organizer and later serving as the Director of Organizing and Campaigns and Director of Mission Engagement. Born and […]

Caitlin Cromwell

Caitlin joined the Northern Plains staff in 2016. She grew up in Maryland, where she grew to love all things rural while watching her dad raise chickens and keep bees. […]

Jim Cooper

Jim joined the Northern Plains staff in 2018 to oversee the care and maintenance of the Home on the Range office. Before coming to Northern Plains, Jim built a robust […]

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