Montana Conservation Corps
Born and raised between Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico in a cattle ranching and outdoors family, Clifford developed an appreciation for the landscape both as a resource, and as a playground. Having played/coached competitive team sports up through university (where he also got a BA in Philosophy), he developed a keen sense of group dynamics. Moving to MT to serve as an Americorps Crew Leader for the MT Conservation Corps, he stepped onto a path that wove together his ideals with meaningful work on the ground. Since the Fall of 2003, Clifford has made his home in the Flathead Valley where he's been the Regional Director for the MT Conservation Corps' Northern Rockies Regional office, dispatching motivated crews of service-minded young folks as resources for land management agencies and community organizations throughout NW Montana. He's participated in Leadership Flathead, served on the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation and Foy's to Blacktail Trails boards, as well as MT FWP's Region 1 Citizen's Advisory Committee, and is excited to join the Crown Roundtable Leadership Team. Together with his social-worker wife, Clifford is (hopefully) raising three stewards of community and the environment, in the shadow of the Crown of the Continent.