Hilary originally hails from the lakes region of northern Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Science and a master’s degree in Ecology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Hilary served as Director of the Youth Conservation Corps for a regional Conservation Alliance in Maine, where she conducted outreach to raise awareness about and solve nonpoint source water pollution problems. She also has experience as a research station supervisor, lab manager and a scientific journal copy editor.
She loves introducing her three young sons to the marvels of the natural world. She is an avid birdwatcher and enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and hiking. Hilary and her family are excited to put down roots in the Flathead.