Jeff Tuttle grew up in upstate NY and the Washington, DC suburbs of Falls Church, VA. He attended the College of William and Mary and West Virginia University, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology and hydrogeology. After college he worked in the Washington, DC area for 30 years; briefly for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, then for various private-sector environmental engineering firms managing contaminated site characterization and cleanup programs. He retired in 2015 as VP of the Environmental Division at Tidewater, Inc.
Jeff has always loved the mountains and water, and has engaged in extensive nature travel over the years with his wife, Susan, and two boys Ryan (30) and Philip (28). Jeff and Susan discovered Flathead Lake in 2006 when younger son Philip entered the University of Montana. They purchased property in Jette Meadows on the west side of the lake in 2008, and built a home in 2015. They now spend 7 months out of the year in Polson, and the remaining 5 months in Rochester, NY.
Jeff is a member of Polson Rotary and just recently joined the Lakers Board in March 2017. He looks forward to working with the Lakers Board and staff in advocating for sustainable growth and environmentally responsible development in the Flathead and Mission Valleys, and in helping to protect the pristine Flathead watershed that we are all so fortunate to live in.