Guy Alsentzer | Executive Director & Founder
P: 406.570.2202 |guy[at]uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org
Guy approaches the work of safeguarding water through the perspectives of an attorney, farmer, father, activist, and outdoorsman. Forever influenced by his upbringing on a rural family farm, Guy has an unquenchable thirst for unique landscapes and environmental justice.
Prior to founding Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Guy served for 3 years as Staff Attorney at Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER® in the Chesapeake Bay region and helped manage his family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania. Previously he earned his spurs working at Vermont Law School’s Env’tl and Nat’l Resources Law Clinic, the Gallatin County Attorneys Office in Bozeman, MT, and Western Environmental Law Center’s Northern Rockies Office in Helena, MT. Guy has built campaigns challenging illegal river pollution and corporate polluters, fought LNG export terminals and shale gas fracking, worked on the relicensing and regulation of hydroelectric facilities, tackled battles on behalf of endangered species, and led coalitions working to improve interstate water compacts on behalf of rivers and wildlife.
Guy lives in Bozeman with his wife Morgan and their son Gus and daughter Aveline. He enjoys kayaking and climbing in the Gallatin, fishing the Big Hole, exploring Montana’s wildlands, tinkering in his shop, and skiing the Cold Smoke. He has served on the Board of Directors for Gallatin Valley Farm to School as well as the City of Bozeman’s Planning Board and Wetlands Review Board where he puts to action his belief in civic duty.
Guy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University (2006), an M.S. in Environmental Policy, and a J.D. from Vermont Law School (2009), and is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Montana and the Federal District of Montana.
Wade Fellin | Program Director
P: 406.570.5850 | wadefellin[at]uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org
Wade is a fifth-generation Montanan deeply rooted in river recreation and ranching in the Upper Missouri Basin. In the late 1800’s his family pioneered and continues to operate one of the first cattle ranches in Southwestern Montana on the headwaters of the Big Hole, and in 1984 his father founded one of the West’s first destination fly fishing lodges where Wade has guided for nearly a decade. Wade’s deep conservation ethic stems from the same sources of clean, readily available water that attracted his ancestors, and later led him to study environmental and water law at the University of Montana. By combining his roots in ranching and fishing with an expertise in water conservation, Wade strives to preserve and protect the natural resources that make Montana the Treasure State, while respecting its traditions and communities that have lived on and with the land and rivers for the past century. Wade lives in Wise River and can be found in the Bridger, Pioneer, Gallatin, or Tobacco Root ranges on deep powder days. He spends his summers co-managing the Big Hole Lodge with his father.
Wade holds a B.A. in Business Management from Bucknell University, fulfilled degree requirements for a major in Philosophy, and a J.D. from University of Montana School of Law.
Quincey Johnson | Outreach Director
P: 406.624.9261 | quincey[at]uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org
Quincey joins the Upper Missouri Waterkeeper team with a passion for protecting Montana’s headwaters and blue-ribbon trout streams. She brings experience working in outreach for non-profit conservation in SW Montana with the Madison River Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Big Sky Watershed Corps. As a former Research Technician, Quincey especially enjoys working in the realm between science and advocacy, and using data to build grassroots support and drive action.
Quincey lives in Ennis with her husband and huskies where she enjoys skiing, hiking, and fishing the public lands of Montana.
Quincey holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Patrick DeArmey | Of Counsel
Patrick’s roles include assisting and advancing UMW’s legal strategies and impact litigation under the Clean Water Act, spearheading a Waterkeeper law clerk program with the Alexander Blewett III School of Law Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic at the University of Montana, and increasing our ability to identify meaningful opportunities to leverage science, community action, and the law for clean water protection. Patrick lives outside of Missoula with his wife, dogs, and horses.
Patrick holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Towson University, a J.D. from Delaware Law School, and a Master of Laws in Environmental Law from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.