Meet Our Board
Jono McKinney, President
Jono is President and CEO for the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC), one of the country’s premier conservation corps and a leading AmeriCorps national service program based in Bozeman. Jono taught high school and led the outdoor education programs for three years at Fountain Valley School in Colorado, and instructed for ten years with NOLS. He served six years on the Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) board of directors, with two terms as board chair, where he had a leading role in developing the MNA Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence. Jono earned his BA from Yale University and Masters degree in Environmental Studies and Nonprofit Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School. He and his wife, Laurie, and children, Bridger and Erin, spend weekends hiking, climbing, biking, rafting, and camping in wild places across Montana.
Tommy Billion, Vice President
Mr. Billion was born in Bozeman, Montana in 1981. He graduated from Bozeman High School in 2000 and went to work as a Dive Master in Hawaii. After college, Mr. Billion worked in Japan for two years teaching English. Upon returning to the US, he spent several years working for the Community Food Co-Op before becoming an insurance producer for Trade Risk Guarentee. Mr. Billion enjoys fishing, skiing, spending time outdoors and traveling.
Eric Lammers, Treasurer
Eric Lammers is a Montana native whose great grandparents homesteaded in Golden Valley and Wheatland Counties. He is a passionate believer in the importance of outdoor science education, and especially in expanding MOSS's reach to underserved communities and with scholarships to deserving kids. Eric and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Leland and Ruby, who love MOSS programs! Eric and his family's commitment to making being outdoors in Montana a foundational element of their kids’ lives led them to recently relocate to Bozeman.
Eric is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Georgetown University, and the Wharton School. He is a founding partner of Swift Current Energy, a private equity business that specializes in alternative energy projects and sustainable infrastructure. Previously, he worked at ArcLight Capital in Boston, leading investments in energy infrastructure, including the country's largest wind farm construction around Tehachapi California.
Becky DiCola, Secretary
Becky developed a passion for Montana and its mountains while visiting the Bozeman area from Chicago as a teen. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Becky's love for Montana took her to Glacier National Park to work (and play). Afterwards, she received a nursing degree from Creighton University. Becky then joined the Peace Corps, providing healthcare to an impoverished farming village in Ecuador. Returning to the States, Becky and her husband, John, raised their 4 children just outside of Chicago. It became increasingly apparent that they missed the mountains and wanted their kids to grow up in the outdoors. Within an hour of landing in Bozeman on an exploratory trip, they knew it was meant to be their new home! When she isn't driving carpool, look for Becky running on the amazing trails Bozeman has to offer, or hiking with her “herd of turtles”.
Rachel Marker, Director
Rachel is an educator in the Bozeman School District. She’s taught 3rd through 8th grade in Vermont and Bozeman, and she currently serves as a K-8 curriculum specialist in the district. Rachel has long been a proponent of outdoor education and understands firsthand the importance of connecting students with their landscape through place-based education. In high school, Rachel attended a semester program at The Mountain School in Vershire, Vermont, a working farm steeped in experiential, inquiry-based learning. This helped shape Rachel’s passion for the environment and outdoor recreation. Years later, Rachel made her way as a graduate student to the Teton Science School in Jackson Hole, where she fell in love with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Rachel lives in Bozeman with her husband, Brendan, and their two girls, Josie and Anna. They love getting out to ski, hike, camp, bike and explore Montana whenever possible!
Heather Margolis, Director
Heather Margolis is a nationally recognized public policy advocate for community service, volunteerism, and the national AmeriCorps program. Appointed by the Governor of Montana, Heather currently serves on the Montana Commission on Community Service. She is Vice President of Montana After School Alliance Steering Council and serves on the Coalition Leadership Council of States for Service an initiative of the American Service Commission. She is the Founder of Montana Education Partnership, a non-profit organization focused on support for school and community partnerships encouraging youth engagement in community and education. Heather earned her degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado-Boulder and served as an AmeriCorps member at Bartram High School in Philadelphia focusing on environmental service learning. Subsequently, Heather pursued a career in education and earned her M.ED. from New York University. A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Heather enjoys outdoor sports, recreation among the wild lands, mountains, and rivers of Montana and around the world. Heather is originally from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Having lived in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., Heather and her husband Tim, who is originally from Bozeman, moved to Montana in 2009. It has been a wonderful decision to raise their boys and two dogs in Big Sky Country.
Lilia Tyrrell, Director
Ms. Tyrrell has practiced law since 2009, and joined Kasting, Kauffman and Mercer in 2012. After serving as a law clerk for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and practicing with King & Spaulding in Washington DC, she is delighted to call Montana home. Born in Galway, Ireland, Lilia has vivid memories of playing outside. Ms. Tyrrell is inspired by MOSS instructors, and the incredible work they do connecting children with nature.