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The control and management of the affairs of Montana's Outdoor Legacy Foundation is vested solely in the Board of Directors.

Board members support the Foundation financially, give freely of their time to help with fundraising activities and watch over your investment in the great outdoor experience. Their passion for the natural, cultural and recreational resources of Montana coupled with a deep desire to protect and enhance those resources are what makes them the perfect stewards of your philanthropy.

Board of Governors

Lyndsey Medsker

Lyndsey is President of Clear Skies Strategic Communications, a public affairs and communications consultancy based in Washington, DC and Missoula, Montana. Prior to founding Clear Skies Strategic Communications, Lyndsey served in senior positions at national firms and is experienced in issues management, public affairs and digital media.

A fifth generation Montanan, Lyndsey was born in Billings and raised in Missoula.  After graduating from Montana State University, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she spent the next two decades working in communications, public affairs and issue advocacy. She currently splits her time between Missoula and D.C.

Lyndsey loves all things outdoors and spends her free time hiking, paddling and fishing with her two young sons.


Aimee M. Grmoljez

Ms. Grmoljez is a Partner and chairs Crowley Fleck’s Government Affairs Department. Since 2001, she has advocated for clients in matters of governmental affairs and litigation. Her practice is focused on strategic advice and advocacy on public affairs, government affairs and procurement. Her work includes consulting, strategy implementation and advocacy. She represents national and state trade associations and Fortune 500 companies before the Montana Legislature and state and local agencies. Ms. Grmoljez joined the Crowley Fleck law firm in 2009 and as a partner specializes in lobbying, procurement and grassroots lobbying. Ms. Grmoljez is active in her local community having served on the Helena Big Brothers and Sisters Board for ten years and chairing the board for two years. Ms. Grmoljez is active in her statewide community having chaired the Montana Chamber of Commerce Board and has been on the board since 2010. In addition, she has served as Trustee for the Healthcare Section of the Montana State Bar and was an appointed founding member of the Montana Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the Governor’s Equal Pay Task Force from 2013 to 2020. Ms. Grmoljez also previously chaired the Lewis & Clark Community Foundation. Ms. Grmoljez was raised in Billings, Montana and graduated from Boston College in 1994 and the University of Montana School of Law in 1998. She clerked for U.S. District Judge Don Molloy in 1999 and served as the Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Marc Racicot from 1999-2001 prior to her working as an advocate for her clients in private practice. Ms. Grmoljez is active in her two daughters’ activities having coached soccer and basketball and being awarded HYSA soccer coach of the year in 2019. Ms. Grmoljez loves to travel with her family and to visit clients, chair her book club and practice the culinary arts with her family and friends.

Denis Jaquenoud

St. Helena, CA

Mr. Jaquenoud is responsible for all business aspects of the portfolio of prestigious Napa Valley Wine Growing Estates (Harlan Estate, BOND, Promontory, The Mascot) owned & managed by Pacific Union Company, a privately held holding entity focused on providing unparalleled luxury client experience through fine wines and hospitality (Meadowood, The Napa Valley Reserve).

He is active in the overall management of the organization, the definition of business strategy with focus on brand identity, expansion of worldwide selective distribution strategy, operational excellence, development of new retail business model, investment relations, profitability, debt structure and financing.


David Spady

Bozeman, MT

David Spady is President of River Public Affairs Group, a strategic media and political consulting agency based in California and Montana. He is a member of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports Advisory Council at the US Department of Interior, the Congressional Western Caucus Foundation, and the Western Governors’ Association. David is a fourth generation Montanan who splits his time between California and Montana.  He studied Film and Television at Montana State University, earned a BA in Communications from Azusa Pacific University and completed an MA program in National Security Studies at California State University San Bernardino.

Mike Talia

Secretary Helena, MT

I am a lifelong big game and bird hunter, a perennially novice fly fisherman (who carries a collapsible spinning rod in his fly vest, just in case), an alpine skier turned snowboarder turned Nordic skier turned back to alpine skier, a bicycle commuter, an occasional 100 mile ultra marathon runner, a wilderness backpacker, a family car camper, and a general lover of the open air. I believe there is enough room on our public lands for all responsible and respectful users, be they wilderness purists on foot or hill climbers on dirt bikes, and that we all benefit if we work together for our mutual love of the outdoors. But if you asked, I would tell you that my favorite places are in the remote wilderness that is hard to reach on foot or ski (and should stay that way). I also believe in the therapeutic value of outdoor recreation for military veterans returning from war.

When I’m not outdoors, I work as lawyer in the public sector in Helena. I feel lucky to raise a family in Helena where my wife and I can pass our love and appreciation of our public lands on to our kids. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and hold degrees from San Jose State University and the University of Montana School of Law.

Jeff Hagener

Chair Helena, MT

Jeff retired in December 2016 as the Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP), Helena, Montana. Jeff has been reappointed as MFWP’s Director by Montana Governor, Steve Bullock in February, 2013. Jeff served as the Director of MFWP for eight years, previously under Governors Judy Martz and Brian Schweitzer. Hagener has over 30 years of experience working in land, fish and wildlife management, and conservation. His experience ranges from being a packer and guide in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, to conducting range and wildlife inventories for the BLM, to mine reclamation and state land management at the MT Dept. of State Lands and Natural Resources and Conservation, to eight years as Director of MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, two years as a Managing Director for the American Prairie Foundation and eighteen months as the Director of Development for the Montana Wildlife Federation. Jeff holds degrees from both the University of Montana and Montana State University in Wildlife Biology and Agriculture/Range Science. Jeff has received numerous awards over the years for his leadership skills and accomplishments.

Matt Jones

Vice-Chair Bozeman, MT

Matt Jones is government and corporate relations for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. He is located in Bozeman, MT

Dennis Konopatzke

Treasurer - 2018 Bigfork, MT / Dallas, TX

Dennis is an attorney and businessman from Bigfork, Montana, and Dallas, Texas.  Dennis is an active outdoors person who enjoys hunting and fishing.  After serving on the board since 2002, Dennis board term expired and now serves as executive director.   Dennis can be reached at or 817-510-6613

Ex Officio Directors

Robin Graham – FWP Director Office Representative

FWP Commissioner -(this position is currently vacant)