Amy Cilimburg, Executive Director
Amy loves putting her passions to work leading Climate Smart, strengthening connections, initiating new programs, and building a resilient community. She was part of the team that launched this organization and has been at the helm since its inception. Amy has worked on climate and energy policy for the past decade, encouraging solutions at the local, state and federal levels. She did much of this through her work at Montana Audubon and by volunteering locally to help develop Missoula's Climate Action Plans. She lives in Missoula with her husband, teenage daughter, and dog. You might see her out running our trails with said dog, who keeps up just fine. Her daughter, meanwhile, runs way too fast.
Abby Huseth, Outreach Director
Abby has been part of the Climate Smart team since May 2016 and works on a variety of programs and community outreach efforts. She completed a master's in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana in 2016. While a student, she attended the UN COP21 climate conference in Paris. From 2015-2018, Abby also coordinated a Missoula-based group, Faith and Climate Action Montana, helping engage faith communities on climate and environmental issues. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she loves Missoula's local food culture, access to outdoor adventures, and deep sense of community. She enjoys getting out and exploring with her husband and 1-year old son.
Caroline Lauer, Program Director
After three years away on the east coast, Caroline couldn’t resist Missoula’s vortex any longer. She’s grateful to be back working with the world’s best colleagues on making Missoula more resilient and equitable. Caroline holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she focused on the intersection of climate change and affordable housing. She and her dog, Izzy, are frequently found outside enjoying Missoula’s natural resources. Indoors, Caroline likes ceramics, overly complicated food projects, writing letters to friends, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.
Alli Kane, Energy Corps AmeriCorps Member, 2019-2020
As Energy and Climate Educator, Alli will be working part-time with Climate Smart and part-time with Providence St. Patrick hospital. She recently earned a MSc Climate Change in Copenhagen where she focused on combining mitigation and adaptation using nature based solutions. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree she worked for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability using outreach and engagement to promote sustainable lifestyles and motivate behavior change among New Yorkers. Originally from a beach town in New York, Alli was drawn to western Montana for the mountains and Missoula for the community.
This is a true collaborative, community effort.
Climate Smart Missoula is collaborative. We partner with myriad non-profits, community groups, businesses, and individuals in Missoula and even around Montana. In fact, in Missoula's Community Climate Smart Action Plan, we identified over 65 entities that are current or potential partners. Should your group be listed above? Just let us know.
Past Staff and Leadership
Founding Leadership Team
Bonnie Buckingham, Katie Deuel, Chase Jones, Karen Knudsen, Caroline Lauer, Bryan von Lossberg, Nicky Phear, Meredith Printz, Eva Rocke, Beth Schenk, Andrew Valainis, Molly White, and Laurie Yung.
Climate Smart Missoula is fiscally sponsored by the Missoula Community Foundation. We abide by their policies and together we have a strong non-discrimination policy. You can read the policy here. Rest assured we would never discriminate because of actual or perceived race, physical or mental disability, color, creed, religion, gender identity or expression, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, or any other protected classification.