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Region 1

Patrick Tabor - Commission Vice Chair 

Whitefish, Montana

Pat Tabor recently retired from the Swan Group of Companies, which operates a full spectrum of outfitting and recreation services in Northwest Montana. Prior to forming the Swan Group, Pat was an executive with an International Accounting firm for over 25 years. Currently, Pat provides specialized consulting services focused on the outdoor recreation industry.  He has BS and MBA degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Region 2

Jeff Burrows

Hamilton, Montana

Jeff Burrows grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, graduated from Hamilton High School, and received a BS degree in Environmental Engineering from MT Tech. He worked for the USAF as a civilian engineer in Colorado Springs before returning to Hamilton. Burrows was elected as a Ravalli County Commissioner in 2012. He has been married to his wife Jenica for 20 years and they have two sons, Tyler and Andrew.  Tyler is attending Bucknell University pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Andrew is a gifted student and athlete in Hamilton.  He and his family enjoy hunting, fishing and recreating across the state.

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Region 3

Susan Kirby Brooke 

Bozeman, Montana

Susan grew up on the multi-generation Kirby ranch along the West Fork of the Madison River. After marrying another ranch kid from Pony, she settled and raised a family near her college town, Bozeman. Susan and her husband have owned and operated a KOA campground near Glacier Park for 30 years and another one recently in Broadwater County near Three Forks. In her free time, she enjoys everything from fishing the St. Mary, to skiing and hiking with her two black labs. Susan comes from—and continues—a long line of hunters, fisherman, hikers, and campers who cherish Montana’s public lands.

Susan has years of business experience working with the public and has been involved in collaborative roles on federal land exchanges and boards and commissions including the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, the DEQ Board of Environmental Review, the Bozeman Schools Foundation and most recently serves as a Board Member of the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

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Region 4

KC Walsh 

Martinsdale, Montana 

K.C. Walsh is the Executive Chairman and majority owner of Simms Fishing Products, based in Bozeman, Montana.  Simms manufactures and markets top quality fishing gear, including fishing waders, footwear, outerwear and a diverse collection of sportswear. Simms is distributed through over 5,000 retail outlets in 36 countries worldwide, and has 150 employees in Bozeman.  

Active in fisheries conservation and industry organizations, Mr. Walsh has served on the Boards of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, the American Sportfishing Association and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. He has served several terms on the National Board of Trout Unlimited, where he was Vice Chairman, and he currently serves as a Stewardship Director of Montana Trout Unlimited. He currently serves on the Board of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation,  on the Executive Committee and Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and the Board of the Property Environmental Research Center (PERC).   

Prior to his leadership of Simms, Walsh was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and was a vice president in a major independent oil and gas company based in Denver.  Mr. Walsh graduated with a BA from Colorado College, and earned an MBA from the Wharton School.   

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Region 5

Brian Cebull 

Billings, Montana

Brian Cebull is a Montana native who currently resides in Billings.  He has spent his career in the oil and gas industry and currently is the President & CEO of GTUIT, LLC, an ESG focused technology company that he co-founded that specializes in reducing and eliminating emissions from oil and gas well sites.  Brian is a lifelong hunter and fisherman who has experienced many outdoor adventures around the world.  By far, his biggest source of hunting pride is having the luck to draw tags and harvest the “big three” in Montana- moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat- all over the course of 7 years.   Brian is actively involved in wildlife conservation and is a member of RMEF, FNAWS, and is a life member of SCI and the NRA.  He spent 9 years on the Board of Montana SCI and is the past chapter president and banquet chair.  When he’s not working, shooting, or enjoying the outdoors, Brian can be found managing and tending his property located south of Billings.

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Region 6

Lesley Robinson - Commission Chair

Dodson, Montana

My husband Jim and I ranch near Zortman. Wildlife is part of our daily lives and we have a deep appreciation of wildlife. Our family ranch has been enrolled in the Block Management program since 2000, providing extensive opportunities for the hunting community. Through this process, we have built long standing friendships with hunters who have come to our ranch, some for generations. Hunting, trapping and fishing are a big part of our family's heritage. It is important to me to be active at the local and state level and have had the opportunity to serve on several boards through the years including twelve years as Phillips County commissioner. I believe that customer service and being responsive to the public is a top priority and I am committed to fulfilling those duties.

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Region 7

William Lane

Ismay, Montana

Bill Lane is a third generation rancher who currently owns and operates the Crescent Cross Ranch with his wife, Katie, and three children, in Ismay, MT.  Commissioner Lane is originally from Livingston, MT where he grew up on his family’s ranch and learned to love the outdoors and all of the opportunities that it provides. 

Commissioner Lane graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1994 with a Bachelor Degree in Finance.  He held several positions across numerous industries as a financial analyst for an aerospace company in Tulsa, OK, and Fort Worth, TX, as well as a financial advisor for an institutional investment firm based in Livingston, MT.   Mr. Lane is also a licensed outfitter in the state of Montana but is currently inactive in this role.

Lane has served on numerous boards and committees ranging from Park County Economic Development Corporation, Bank of the Rockies Advisory Board, Plevna School Board, Plevna District Fire Board, Fallon County Weed Board, Baker Airport Board, as well as being an Assistant Fire Chief for the Plevna Volunteer Fire Department.

Commissioner Lane loves to hunt and fish as well as simply enjoy the outdoors with his family. 

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