Steve Platt

President, Interim Secretary

Steve has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from the University of Vermont and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Montana. He spent 25 years as the archaeologist for Montana Department of Transportation. Steve has been involved in Montana conservation since the late 1980s and has been a member of HHAA since its inception. He and his wife Alicia enthusiastically enjoy the many public land outdoor opportunities that Montana has to offer.

Gary Ingman


Gary Ingman is a retired hydrologist/water resources scientist with 25 years experience with Montana natural resource agencies and 17 years of work in the private sector. He was bureau chief with Montana DEQ responsible for statewide water and air quality monitoring, assessment and reporting, and was the water resources group leader for a regional science and engineering company. Gary is a third generation Helenan who has a passion for our local wildlands. He is a founding board member of HHAA.

Rod Bullis

Board Member

Rod Bullis is a life-long hunter conservationist. As a professional Forester in Montana for 50 years, Rod has diligently fought for habitat enhancement and fair chase hunting. Now in his 70’s, he believes “It’s all about giving back to wildlife and the land that has given so much to me.”

Gayle Joslin

Board Member

Gayle is a Helena native and avid hunter and public lands advocate. She is a founding board member of HHAA.  Gayle retired after 32 years as a wildlife biologist for the State of Montana where she worked on projects ranging from trapping and tracking grizzly bears to mountain goat response to energy development and hard rock mining.  On behalf of the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society, she coordinated the compendium, Effects of Recreation on Rocky Mountain Wildlife, which received the Wildlife Management Institute’s Touchstone Award.  She is honored to have received the Sargent Stewardship Award for “outstanding environmental achievement” from the Cinnabar Foundation, the Fred Carver Sportsman of the Year Award from the Montana Wildlife Federation, and in 2020 she was inducted into the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame.  Gayle pesters her three grand-kids and four step-grand kids to go camping, skiing, hunting, and hiking with her. 

Pete Christensen

Board Member


Stephen McEvoy

Board Member

Steve grew up south of Helena, attended Helena High School, and in 1992 graduated from Montana State University with an Earth Sciences undergraduate degree.  He worked various environmental consulting positions in Montana, before taking work in Alaska prospecting for minerals while employed with WGM Inc. In 1997 he returned to MSU to study engineering, and graduated fall 2000 with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. After working for the DNRC Water Resource Office in Lewistown, he has worked as a civil engineer in Helena since 2005. 

He believes the opportunity to experience Montana’s wildlands by current and future generations must be ensured through conservation and stewardship

Doug Powell

Board Member

Passion is protecting public wildlands for future generations to enjoy.  Especially appreciating what our past conservationist leaders have done to hang on to the landscape we now enjoy for hunting and fishing.

With a background as a wildlife researcher and fire/wildlife pilot for both the state of Montana and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Doug has worked with some of the great conservationists across the country, who have preserved our landscapes and the wildlife habitats they hold.  Throughout the years, he has had the opportunity to listen, and discuss different points of view with highly-experienced wildlife biologists and fire aviation air operation specialists on the effects of management decisions upon our public wildlands.

Education; BA in Environmental Studies/Biology from Carroll College 2010

Past titles;  Wildlife Researcher, District Manager for National Wildlife Refuges in Central Montana, Regional Aviation Manager for US Fish and Wildlife Service.   Chair for the Rocky Mountain Coordination Center Aviation Committee. Currently aircraft pilot for Montana DNRC Fire Aviation Unit.

Rick Henry

Board Member

Rick Henry has been teaching biology and environmental science at Helena College since 2011. His professional research has included corridor connectivity, and biodiversity samplings within isolated native grassland plots.  In his less formal interactions with the backroads and ecosystems of Montana, he chases upland birds with his dogs, harvests an ungulate occasionally, and some say he spends too much time with a fly rod in his hands. Rick has a divided house, in that one of his children attends Montana State University, while the other attends the University of Montana. Their activities over the years, from wrestling to 4H and skiing to quiz bowls, have kept him busy and connected to the local communities. In addition to education and outside adventures, Rick also works on construction sites during the warmer months, remodeling houses, and builds artwork mountainscapes from scrap lumber. In a nutshell, this board member has a healthy obsession with public lands, conservation biology, and working with his hands to build things.

Nick Gevock

Board Member

Nick Gevock is a field organizing strategist for Northern Rockies wildlands and wildlife. He has more than two decades of experience working on wildlife and wildlands issues in Montana and the region as a conservation director, consultant and journalist. Gevock has been a hunter and angler since he was 12, and enjoys hunting big game and upland birds and flyfishing throughout Montana. He also raises and trains English Setters, and has other outdoors interests including backpacking, hiking, wildlife watching and cycling.