Our Team

Guy Alsentzer, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Executive Director & Founder, MontanaGuy Alsentzer | Executive Director & Founder
P:  406.570.2202 |guy@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 the 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. Guy has built campaigns challenging harmful 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.  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 lives in Bozeman with his wife Morgan and their son Gus, where 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 and Wetlands Review Boards where he puts to action his belief in civic duty.

Guy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University, an M.S. in Environmental Policy, and a J.D. from Vermont Law School, and is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Montana and the Federal District of Montana.

Wade Fellin, Montana, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Program DirectorWade Fellin | Program Director
P: 406.570.5850 | wadefellin@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@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.

Raised in the Green Mountains, Quincey headed west to explore untamed landscapes, higher mountains, and bigger rivers in Montana. Her enthusiasm for wild places keeps her outside skiing the powder, fishing the Madison, and hiking with her husky.

Quincey holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.