Jill manages the Clark Fork Coalition's communications and publications, including the website, all social marketing, newsletters, grant proposals, reports, and publications, and she also coordinates the Coalition's Climate Action in the Clark Fork program.  She serves on the City of Missoula's Climate Action Task Force and is a member of River Network's Peer Learning Network on Water and Energy, a national network of conservation professionals.  Jill received a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 2000, followed by an M.F.A. and M.A. in Literature from the University of Montana in 2006.  Other employment highlights include: managing the Online Program in Nonprofit Administration at The University of Montana, teaching English Composition at The University of Montana, and working in public relations and marketing in the sports and entertainment field while living in Washington DC and Buffalo, NY.  Other hobbies include writing, running, biking, skiing, fly-fishing, and backpacking with her husband. 


Founded in 1985, the Clark Fork Coalition is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Clark Fork River basin, a 22,000-square-mile area draining western Montana and northern Idaho. We have a 25-year-long record of substantial achievements improving the health of the watershed. 

Side by side with citizens, scientists, landowners, business leaders, and public officials, we have spearheaded initiatives that have delivered important gains, including: