Yellowstone Chapter

Ken Kuhn

Ken Kuhn  |  Chair

Ken was born and raised in western North Dakota, graduating from Dickinson State College in 1974. His work experience included railroad brakeman, bartender, carpenter, house painter, and English conservation teacher in Japan. In 1997, he earned a Masters degree in Urban and Regional planning from Eastern Washington University. For the next 12 years he worked in Washington State as a land use planner at the city, county, and state levels. Since moving to Billings in the fall of 2010, he has worked as a part-time faculty member at MSU-Billings in the Public Administration graduate program.

Addison Sessions

Addison Sessions  |  MCV Board Director/Yellowstone Chapter Representative

Addison has served as MCV Board Rep. for the last year, was previously vice chair and has been an MCV member since 2000. Add was a founder of the chapter and has been very involved. Add grew up in Billings, is a local attorney and was drawn to MCV by an interest in politics and the environment. Add is a member of Trout Unlimited and the Beartooth Paddlers.

Lisa Larr

Lisa Larr  |  Director

Lisa has been a long time Montana Conservation Voters member. She has volunteered on the campaigns of numerous MCV endorsed candidates such as former Sen. Lynda Moss, made get out the vote calls, and has helped with fundraisers. She is a native of Michigan and has a home economics and business degree from the University of Montana. She and her husband, Mike, also cater various fundraisers and events. Lisa is an active community volunteer for Yellowstone Audubon Education Center, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Magic City Blues Festival, among other efforts. She likes to be kept busy!

Brad Fuller

Brad Fuller  |  Director

Brad is a retired chemical engineer, with most of his career focused upon economics and project development.  After graduating from Oregon State, Brad adopted Montana as his home state in 1974.  Brad’s love of the outdoors took root in the Sierra mountains of California, but really blossomed in Montana.  Brad and his wife Dede are active whitewater kayakers, rafters and backpackers in the summer.  In the winter you can usually find them embracing our mountain slopes and trails while alpine or Nordic skiing.  Following retirement, Brad devotes part of his time volunteering with Eagle Mount, a local recreation program serving individuals with disabilities.

Tim Sherry

Tim Sherry  |  Director

Tim was raised in Billings, MT after his family moved from Burlington VT and he attended Billings schools and graduated from Billings West High School and then with a BA in History from the University of Montana in 1977. Tim lived in Enid OK and worked in Oklahoma, Kansas and Michigan in Oil drilling as a 'mud engineer' until 1983. Tim has always been conservation minded and worked for Northern Plains Resource Council in Billings Montana in 1983 and 1984 on door to door canvassing, membership drive and fundraising related to NPRC's campaign against rolling Colstrip power plan costs into the Montana rate base before returning to graduate school at UM, getting his MBA in 1987. The then relocated to San Francisco Bay area to work at Bank of America's Concord CA Data center as a Network and Technology project manager. While living in Concord, Tim worked with his wife, Allie Gramm, on a successful campaign to persuade the Concord City council to block a big box store development in Concord CA in 2007, which wold have had substantially unfavorable environmental and economic impacts. Tim retired from Bank of America in 2016 and relocated to Montana in July 2017.

Brandon DeMars

Brandon DeMars  |  Director

Brandon DeMars began his political career in 2010, working on a nationally watched Montana State Senate campaign, one of few Democratic pickups in the country that year. He has since managed legislative and statewide campaigns, conducted research for a number of campaigns, run field programs from municipal ballot initiatives to statewide electoral efforts, and worked as Coordinated Campaign Director for the Montana Democratic Party. Brandon also served as Chief of Staff for the House Minority Caucus during the 2017 Montana legislative session. Brandon is a native Montanan, born and raised in Billings. He spent a year studying abroad in Montevideo, Uruguay, and attended the University of Montana and Montana State University Billings. In his free time, Brandon can be found hiking, fishing, and exploring Montana's outdoors with friends and family.