Board of Directors

Established in November 2017, our Board includes the following individuals:

Jenny Harbine

Chair

Livingston, MT

Jenny Harbine lives in Livingston with her husband, Alex, and their two school aged sons. Jenny grew up in Missoula and returned to Montana after attending law school at University of California, Berkeley. She is a staff attorney for Earthjustice, a non-profit law firm for the environment, where her work is focused on advancing clean energy and reducing carbon pollution that contributes to climate change.

Andrew Doolitte

Vice Chair

Pray, MT

Jenny Harbine lives in Livingston with her husband, Alex, and their two school aged sons. Jenny grew up in Missoula and returned to Montana after attending law school at University of California, Berkeley. She is a staff attorney for Earthjustice, a non-profit law firm for the environment, where her work is focused on advancing clean energy and reducing carbon pollution that contributes to climate change.

Kent Cochran

Treasurer

Paradise Valley, MT/Nashville, TN

Kent grew up on a family farm, off the Sangamon River, in central Illinois. His grandmother, who lived with them, was born in Blackfoot City, Montana just outside of Deer Lodge, so his roots and love for Montana are deep. Kent did his undergraduate work at DePauw University and attended law school at Indiana University. After a 15-year career in law, Kent left the practice and started his own healthcare company, which eventually moved to Nashville, TN. Over the years, Kent has been very active in a number of nonprofits that share his passion for the protection and preservation of this earth.  Currently he also serves on the National Advisory Council of Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. Kent and his wife, Karen, live half of the year in Paradise Valley and the other half in Nashville, TN. They love to fly fish, travel and garden, stay politically involved and enjoy being with their 11 grandchildren.

Kelly Niles

Secretary

Shields Valley, MT

An outdoors lover from birth, Kelly moved from Northern California to Bozeman in 1996 to hike, ski, fish and start her own business, a private learning center. More than a decade later, Kelly sold her business and moved to the Shields Valley to start a small farm where she raised her 2 children and a menagerie of animals. Kelly has been practicing regenerative agriculture for almost 10 years, recently earned her Permaculture Design Certificate with training in Advanced Social Justice and continues to study how best to grow nutritional food. Also serving on the board of Park County Environmental Council, Kelly is excited to be involved in organizations that share her interest in the connections between ecology, health, education and food systems.

Gigi Aelbers

Livingston, MT

Gigi Aelbers Kellett was born and raised in Belgium. She holds a degree in Interior Architecture from the St. Lucas Institute of the Arts. The overarching philosophy of her company, Synergigi Design, is to reflect clients’ personal tastes and elevate the quality of their lives by improving their spaces. Several of her commercial and residential projects are marquee businesses central to the Livingston/Paradise Valley community: Gil’s Goods, The Wheatgrass Saloon, The Chico Poolside Grill, The Chico Lobby and Dining Room, The Gourmet Cellar, Uncorked, Mustang Fresh Food and The Green Door Gallery. Gigi is the mother of school-aged children in Livingston.

Karen L. Cates, Ph.D.

Livingston, MT

As a lecturer and adjunct professor of executive education for over 20 years at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University Dr. Cates has developed programming and consulted to clients (domestic and global, in both for- and not-for-profit organizations) around issues of organization alignment, leadership development, communication, strategic planning, and employee relations. Karen was the first F2SPC Board chair from 2017-2019.

Lauren Dalzell

Livingston, MT

Lauren grew up in New York with a mother who could be found in the garden pretty much every day.  Though Lauren’s main interest was watering the strawberries so they’d get bigger, she passively absorbed a deep connection to the food she ate, and an appreciation for the quality of food that came from her mother’s garden.  She moved to Montana 20 years ago, and now raises her family in Livingston, with two school aged children who are happy participants in all Park County Farm to School has to offer. Lauren understands and appreciates the connection to the food she and her family eats, as well as the need for community based programs that promote healthy living for all residents. Lauren started her own business as a seamstress several years ago and recently began a secondary career in Real Estate with Small Dog Realty.  Lauren is currently a member of the Park County Parks and Fairgrounds Board and the Yellowstone Bend Citizen Council.

Pete Lannan

Paradise Valley, MT

Pete is a fourth generation rancher from Paradise Valley and a Park High School graduate.  He is the owner and operator of Barney Creek Livestock and has worked in fire management with the U.S. Forest Service since 1993.  In fact, Pete manages the smoke-jump base out of West Yellowstone, MT.  Pete brings agricultural expertise to the F2SPC Board.  His experience includes production, processing and marketing, including direct-to-consumer marketing of nutrient-dense food.  His expertise includes the preservation and proliferation of small scale agriculture and regenerative agriculture.

Barbara Moore Prager, PhD, FTOS

Clyde Park, MT

Barbara is the president emeritus of Shape Up America!, a national campaign to raise awareness of obesity as a health issue founded by the 13th U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, in 1994. Considered a leading authority on obesity, Barbara served on the Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth that produced the landmark 2005 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. She also served on the IOM Subcommittee on Military Weight Management that produced the report, Weight Management: State of the Science and Opportunities for Military Programs, in 2003.  Barbara served at the National Institutes of Health, (NIH – NIDDK) in the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination. Under the Clinton administration, Dr. Moore joined the Executive Office of the President in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Her earlier private sector experience includes serving as the chief nutritionist and head of program development for Weight Watchers International, and a member of the technical development team for the food company, HJ Heinz. Barbara earned her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from Columbia University. Her postdoctoral training in nutrition and physiology was at the University of California at Davis. She was appointed Henry Rutgers Fellow at Rutgers University, Department of Nutritional Sciences. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Skidmore College.  In 2013 she was elected Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS).

Pat Vermillion

Shields Valley, MT

Pat Vermillion is the owner and treasurer for Sweetwater Travel Company, a Livingston-based worldwide fly fishing travel business.  Pat, Dan, and Jeff Vermillion started the business in 1995 and now own and operate fishing lodges in Brazil, Mongolia, Bahamas, British Columbia, Alaska, and Montana.  Pat is responsible for the financial overview of these businesses and presenting the numbers to investors. Pat was born in Billings Montana. He lives in Shields Valley with his wife Jen Vermillion and two daughters, Josie and Isla, who are enrolled in the Shields Valley School District.  He has a degree in Environmental Science from Colorado College. Pat is also an active board member for Livingston Youth Soccer.


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