BRETT HAVERSTICK, Membership and Development Assistant
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Brett joined Wilderness Watch in 2020 after spending ten years as the Education & Outreach Director for Friends of the Clearwater in Idaho. He has degrees in Recreation and Natural Resources and a certificate in Environmental Education. He is an avid backpacker and spends much of his time in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





DANA JOHNSON, Staff Attorney
Dana webDana joined Wilderness Watch as our first staff attorney in 2014. Setting her roots at the fringe of Idaho’s Wild Clearwater Country, Dana has provided litigation and general legal support for environmental groups and individual Earth defenders throughout the Northern Rockies since 2010. Dana coordinates Wilderness Watch’s overall litigation strategy, representation in federal court, and cooperation with other attorneys and legal interns.



GEORGE NICKAS, Executive Director
George joined Wilderness Watch as our policy coordinator in 1996. Prior to Wilderness Watch, George served 11 years as a natural resource specialist and assistant coordinator for the Utah Wilderness Association. George is regularly invited to make presentations at national wilderness conferences, agency training sessions, and other gatherings where wilderness protection is discussed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




KEVIN PROESCHOLDT, Conservation Director
Kevin Proescholdt Wilderness Watch Conservation DirectorKevin guided canoe trips in Minnesota's million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for 10 years, and has visited designated and undesignated Wildernesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. He helped pass the 1978 BWCA Wilderness Act through Congress, directed the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness for 16 years, and co-authored the 1995 book, Troubled Waters: The Fight for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For the eight years prior to joining the Wilderness Watch staff, Kevin directed the national Izaak Walton League's Wilderness and Public Lands Program. Kevin has been active with Wilderness Watch since 1989, joined the board of directors in 2003, and served two years as president of the board. He has written extensively on the Boundary Waters, and wilderness policy and history. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DAWN SERRA, Communications and Outreach Director
Dawn staffDawn joined Wilderness Watch in 2009. Dawn previously worked for the Highlands Coalition as Communications Coordinator, and contracted design work for non-profits such as Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Burn Study Group, Native Forest Network and the National Forest Protection Alliance. Dawn also served as Publicity Coordinator for the Sawtooths to Selkirks Hike, which promoted wildlife corridors in the northern Rockies. Email

JEFF SMITH, Membership and Development Director
Jeff Smith Membership and Development DirectorJeff joined Wilderness Watch at the beginning of 2006 after directing the MontanaWorks program for the University of Montana. An experienced grant writer, he has worked with many nonprofits, including Families First, the International Wildlife Film Festival, homeWORD, the Missoula Boys and Girls Club, the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. He is the author of many magazine articles and two books, The Montana Book of Days, a day-by-day guide to Montana history, and K. Ross Toole's Montana, a celebration of the life's work of a truly progressive Montana historian. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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