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, Secretary
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.
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.
Lauryn Mathis, Director
Lauryn Mathis comes to MOSS after several years of supporting our program through the donation of desserts and time with our Barn Dance.
In 2014 Lauryn created LUXE, a dessert catering company, that changed the way our community enjoyed desserts by elevating and giving her guests a unique visual and tasting experience. Lauryn has recently scaled her business to focus on the wedding industry in Gallatin Valley as well as working with Bozeman’s nonprofit organizations, providing an amuse bouche to the end of an evening. In October 2018, Lauryn was recruited by the Rainbow Ranch Lodge in Big Sky as their Event Coordinator. With Lauryn’s established relationships with our valley’s lead planners, vendors, distributors, restaurants and other individual community members Lauryn will be working closely with us, the Bozeman, Big Sky & Paradise Valley communities to bring back Moss-tini events and create extra buzz, donations, and sponsorship around our annual Barn Dance and MOSS.
Lauryn moved to Big Sky from Bozeman in March of 2017 and has completely fallen in love with the intimate town nestled in Gallatin Valley. When Lauryn isn’t running LUXE, or coordinating events at the Rainbow Ranch, you will find her with her family and friends, lost in a book, watching endless hours of Grey’s Anatomy, whipping up something from the lastest Food & Wine magazine, or tying flies with her father.