Montana Conservation Voters Staff

Clayton Elliott

Clayton Elliott  |  Executive Director

Clayton has a strong background in grassroots organizing and political advocacy, including managing a number of local and statewide campaigns in recent years. He worked on conservation, family farm and ranch agriculture and environmental policy in the Montana State Legislature for three sessions. Most recently he worked as State Policy Director for Montana Wilderness Association and he also worked with the Northern Plains Resource Council and Montana League of Rural Voters.

Neal Ullman

Neal Ullman  |  Program Director

Program Director Neal Ullman joins the Montana Conservation Voters/MCV Education Fund staff with legislative, Congressional, and environmental policy experience. Neal most recently worked on environmental, natural resource, and Native American policy in Washington, DC for former U.S. Reps. John Dingell (MI), and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD). He worked as a program analyst on the Clean Cities program at the U.S. Department of Energy, reaching out to 87 communities across the United States, and assisted clients on state legislative issues related to climate change, clean air, clean water, land use and recycling issues. In Montana, Neal worked during the 2003 and 2005 legislative sessions as an aide in the Montana House of Representatives and later for the Montana Department of Commerce on infrastructure and housing projects. Neal lives in Helena with his wife, Heather O'Loughlin, and daughter, Madeline.

Kate Stallbaumer

Kate Stallbaumer  |  Development Director

Kate has focused her career on advancing political, legislative and environmental initiatives through her work in the Montana State Legislature, United States Senate, and multiple political campaigns. She lives in Helena with her dog, Boscoe.

Ross Prosperi

Ross Prosperi  |  Field Director

Ross works out of the Missoula office with MCV's Missoula and Flathead chapters. He also coordinates the Missoula Conservation Roundtable and MCV's grassroots activist calling program. He started as the Western Montana Canvass Director for the 2006 midterm elections when MCV helped elect Jon Tester to the U.S. Senate. He received his undergraduate degree in international business management with a minor in environmental studies and is certified in non-profit administration from the University of Montana. Ross has been a leader in political and non-profit work with Montana Public Interest Research Group and the Associated Students of the University of Montana.

Shelbi Dantic

Shelbi Dantic  |  Political Director

Shelbi works to expand the political power of the conservation community. During the 2011 Legislative session, Shelbi lobbied for the Montana Public Interest Research Group, gaining experience that pushed her to work on the Policy and Lobby team with the League of Conservation Voters in Washington DC. After working for LCV, she moved back to Montana to join MCV's legislative team. In addition to her work, Shelbi serves as the board chair for the Montana Public Interest Research Foundation and is on the National Women's Caucus for the New Leaders Council.

Mary Bretz

Mary Bretz  |  IT Database Administrator

Mary works out of MCV's Billings office and administers the database and membership. Mary also handles the MCV/EF websites. She brings years of experience in database management, having worked for Montana's university system as a programmer and for the U.S. Census Campaign as a Quality Control Field Supervisor for the Denver Regional office. She and her husband, Cal, owned Eileen's Colossal Cookies for six years.

Darci Hertz

Darci Hertz  |  Accountant

Darci has served as MCVEF’s accountant for 13 years, and provides full service bookkeeping and accounting, including payroll, financial statements and compliance reporting. She and her husband Chris and daughter Kendra and son Keatin live in Billings.

Jeanne Marie Souvigney

Jeanne Marie Souvigney  |  Consultant

Jeanne is one of MCV's founders and was the program director from 2001-2005. Jeanne coordinates MCV's work on federal policy issues including the clean air act protection campaign. She also directs MCVEF's voter rights work. Jeanne and her husband, Bob Raney, live in Livingston.