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.

Daryl Beam

Daryl Beam  |  Director

Daryl lives in Billings and in addition to serving on the MCVEF Board he is also on the Yellowstone Chapter board. He brings extensive non-profit fundraising experience and is also a realtor and small businessman. An avid hiker, Daryl formerly chaired the local Montana Wilderness Association chapter and served on its statewide Board. Daryl and his wife Carol are also advocates of locally grown and produced food and household products.

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!

Joe Splinter

Joe Splinter  |  Director

Joe specializes in campaign management training, equipping clients with the tools needed to win campaigns and manage public affairs challenges long after Election Day. Joe has a long record of success having won campaigns to remodel and build new schools, to add teachers and technology, to build a new LEED Gold Library, and to increase public safety. Joe has also led campaign efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act, protect Montana’s outdoor heritage, elect state legislators, and a notable campaign to overturn a ban on disc golf in a beloved city park. A Wisconsin native, Joe is proud to call Montana home. He stays grounded with a love of gardening in the spring, hiking the Beartooth Mountains in the Summer, deer hunting in the fall, and fly fishing year round.

Robbie Carpenter

Robbie Carpenter  |  Director

Robbie is a Montana native and joined Our Montana in March of 2014. She has worked in marketing, public, relations and fundraising for over 25 years including six in the Community Relations Department at Billings Clinic and three as the Yellowstone County Safe Kids Coordinator. In addition, she was the Coordinator of the Big Sky International Air Show 2000 where she helped raise funds and community awareness to host on of the most successful Air Shows in Montana history. Robbie has served on several boards, and is currently on the local access channel, Community 7 Board. She has B.A. in Writing Communications, Cum Laude from Concordia College.

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.

Addison Sessions

Addison Sessions  |  MCV Board Rep./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.