Board Chair and Treasurer
Robert Morton, Chair and Treasurer
At Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA), he serves as the Natural Resources Division Manager. In this capacity he is responsible for multi-disciplinary coordination for a wide variety of project types. His work at RPA concentrates on site development, water and wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and mine reclamation projects. His broad experience also includes site investigations, wetland design, water right procurement, and numerous well drilling projects.
In addition, Robert is a Certified Ground Water Professional (CGWP) with the National Ground Water Association. He also holds operator in training Certification for Water and Wastewater Operators in Montana. Mr. Morton is also RPA’s Corporate Treasurer, ESOP Trustee, and serves as the firm’s Safety Coordinator.
|Arian Bloomfield, Vice Chair, Communications Committee Chair, and West Region Council Representative|
Morrison Maierle, Inc. Kalispell, MT
Arian Bloomfield PE, LEED AP BD+C Graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He specializes in Electrical design for Industrial, Commercial, and Residential buildings and developments. He provides energy efficient designs through light modeling, design, and controls. Prior to working for Morrison-Maierle Inc. he was a department manager at Home Depot for three years.
In addition of serving on the board he is also serving on the Education, Programs & Events Committee. Arian is excited to join the USGBC Montana Chapter Board of Directors.
Heather Higinbotham, Secretary
|Mark Jensen, Board Member|
Red Feather Development Group Bozeman, MT
Mark Jensen, Red Feather Development Groups’ Construction Program Director since June 2005, oversees every aspect of the design-build process of constructing straw bale homes for tribal members on their reservations. Mark’s work entails the supervision, training and mentoring of many skilled and unskilled volunteers alongside tribal members through every phase of home construction. Mark has built long lasting relationships with the elected officials and agencies on and off of the Reservations. To this date Mark has managed the completion of fifteen straw bale homes, numerous home renovations, solar, and weatherization initiatives with Red Feather. Mark is part of the Red Feather senior leadership team and assists in the development of strategic goals, and planning their realization.
|Wendy Weaver, Board Member and Green Schools Committee Chair, Advocacy Chair|
Green Stone Consulting, Bozeman, MT
Wendy Weaver, PE, LEED AP, is very excited to serve on the Montana Chapter of USGBC Board of Directors because she feels very strongly about the sustainable movement and how it will develop in Montana. Wendy believes that the Chapter is critical to effect change in our amazing state and believe that by serving on the Board she can become actively involved in this change. Wendy would like to see cities, towns, and counties adopt green building policy into their code and believe that the Montana Chapter can help this develop. Wendy is a civil engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is also a member of the Bozeman Sunrise Rotary and has been working with the Bozeman Sustainability Group to develop a Sustainability Program in the Gallatin Valley.
Agnes Pohl, Board Member and Emerging Professionals Chair
Agnes is an architecture student at Montana State University, currently pursuing a MARCH degree. She holds a B.A. in architecture from the University of Minnesota. She is very interested in sustainable design, and has done research in energy efficient building typologies. Prior to going back to school Agnes worked for four years at H2A Architects in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
|Chris Anderson, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Board Member and events Chair|
DJ&A, P.C. (Missoula, MT)
Chris Anderson, PE, LEED AP is a Professional Engineer and LEED AP in Montana. He is an active leader in the
engineering industry for sustainable design and assisted in the creation and implementation of the current sustainable rating system (PrismTM) for the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
As a project manager at DJ&A he works on a variety of different projects, ranging from water/sewer design and site planning to major transportation projects and local bike/ped trail. He most recently worked on the Barrett Hospital and Healthcare facility which achieved a Silver Certification.
Chris is very creative in his approach to sustainability and focuses on the core function of designing better systems to better our environment. While designing a parking lot in Yellowstone National Park that was adjacent to a fish bearing stream, he specified a permeable asphalt pavement that would allow runoff from the surface of the parking area to infiltrate through the permeable surface into native soil thus eliminating the delivery of storm runoff to the adjacent stream.
Dawn Smith, LEED GA
Dawn is currently working in the area of residential and commercial construction design review. Over the past 20 years Dawn has served on various local government boards in the area of planning and design. Most recently Dawn served on the Bozeman Climate Task Force where she represented the Montana Chapter USGBC Green Schools Committee. Dawn began her work in planning and design in Breckenridge Colorado, working on many policy issues including joint-master planning, transfer of development rights and down-zoning. After relocating to Bozeman she chaired the Bozeman Design Review Board and then served on the Bozeman Planning Board. In these roles she worked on growth policy updates, rezoning, planned unit development review.
Dawn’s interests are in advocacy for sustainable policy and green schools. She hopes to further educate those within the planning, design and construction community on the long-term benefits of sustainable building. It is her hope that one day the word sustainable is no longer part of our vocabulary, rather it is a way of life.
Ex-Officio Board Member, founder:
Anya Fiechtl, Past Chairperson, Board Advisor
In Billings, Anya works at CTA as an architect in training and LEED AP. She has led six LEED projects to certification (including the LEED Platinum MET Transfer Center in Billings and the LEED Gold First Interstate Bank and Business Center in Missoula) with significant contributions to over a dozen other LEED projects. Anya has also worked closely with CTA leadership to inform sustainabillity initiatives such as integrated design, energy performance targets, and professional development. For fun, Anya takes her vacation to the Hopi and Northern Cheyenne Reservations to build straw bale homes with Red Feather Development Group.