UM SER Officers
Christine McManamen - President
Christine is working on a degree in Ecological Restoration with a focus in terrestrial ecosystems. She is involved in undergraduate research studying the efficacy of herbicide treatments in relation to seedling performance of native plants. Her interests include restoration of native plant communities, restoration as a tool for public and private land management, and ecosystem ecology. She is hoping to pursue a master’s degree and then find a job that keeps her outside most of the day.
David Stein - Vice President
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David moved to Missoula in 2011. He studies Ecological Restoration with specific interests in forest ecosystems, small scale urban restoration, and Wilderness. He has been an active member of UMSER since beginning his degree program and is looking forward to taking a leadership role in the club. In his free time, David spends most of his time outdoors exploring the wild spaces surrounding Missoula.
Boston Wakeham - Treasurer
After a four-year break of working mostly with the Montana Conservation Corps, Boston is returning as a junior to complete undergraduate degrees in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management and Resource Conservation with a minor in Ecological Restoration. After graduating he plans to complete a master’s degree in Recreation Management here at UM. Boston is looking forward to organizing projects and coordinating funding to provide UMSER members and anyone interested in restoration with some fun and simple hands on experience. In his free time he enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, visiting hot springs, and playing board games with a side of fried chicken from Double Front.
Aimee Kelley - Secretary
Aimee is a California native that recently moved to Montana to escape the OC and explore the mountains. She is passionate about environmental education, sustainable agriculture and livelihoods, and environmental stewardship. She is studying Ecological Restoration, Resource Conservation, and art in order to pursue these passions. Aimee is excited to expand UMSER, teach applicable skills, and build community through restoration. In her spare time you will find her playing outside, doing Acroyoga, or grabbing a pastry at Bernice’s Bakery.
Nicholl Kapp - Member at Large
Nicholl transferred to the University of Montana in the fall of 2014 from Pennsylvania. She is pursuing a major in Ecological Restoration with a focus on aquatic ecosystems. She is also seeking a minor in Climate Change Studies. Nicholl enjoys spending time with her dogs, exploring new areas, and experiencing nature.
Joel Lawson - Member at Large
Joel is a sophomore majoring in Resource Conservation. He is a lifelong learner who appreciates public lands and plans to restore these places. His hobbies are bike riding, dog walking, hiking, gardening, running, and public television.