Rick VanDyken Vice Chair
Rick and his wife, Halane, live south of Toston on a ranch with their two sons, Kyle and Andy. They raise hay, grain, corn silage, and have registered Angus cattle. Rick and Halane have a grandson, Jackson, who was given to them by Andy and his wife, Kindle. They also have one daughter, a son in law, and a grandson that live in Toston. Rick has served on the board as the Vice Chair since 2009, and we are very lucky to have him!
Kelly Ingalls Treasurer
Kelly works on his family’s ranch with his wife, Kay, and his brother, John. They raise cattle, sheep, hay, and grain. Kelly and Kay have two children. Ellie and Louis, who help out on the ranch. Kelly has been a member of the district for 16 years and is a pleasure to have around.
Toby Dundas Member
Toby has served on the board for one year, and enjoys it just as much as we enjoy having him! He is a lifelong resident, fifth generation rancher, starting in Crow Creek valley ending north on Confederate Gulch. Packing, hunting, and fishing are a few hobbies that Toby enjoys when he has the time to do so.
Jim moved to Broadwater County from eastern Montana 35 year ago. He has been a part of the Broadwater Conservation District for 25 years helping with stream monitoring, Townsend school’s Stream Team, and many other various activities and tasks. He is a great help to us, and we are happy to call him a part of our team. Jim is proud to say that the District has given him an opportunity to work with many great Broadwater County residents.
I am truly honored to be employed at Broadwater Conservation District. The supervisors, advisors and numerous partners are an absolute pleasure to work with. The Ag. producers, youth and citizens of this dear community bring a layer of joy to my job that is invaluable. And I have the added pleasure of working with wonderful people across the entire state that are just as driven to ensure our natural resources are responsibly used and protected. I absolutely love sharing my passion for Montana, its people, rugged outdoors, precious natural resources and endless beauty. It has been my goal from day one to face each project and task with passion and reverence and to do it to the best of my ability. I hope that during my time here I am able to articulate the importance of hard work, objectivity, honesty, respect, and the genuine heartfelt desire to serve others and actively cherish that which is before us, and to inspire others to do the same. MSU Professor, Dr. Jeff Mosley, spoke at our 2016 MACD Convention. To paraphrase, he said, “Farmers, Ranchers and natural resource professionals are fortunate to have a vocation instead of a job! A vocation is a rare and precious possession that obligates us to a higher expectation. We have a duty to share our love of the land and to do it respectfully…..the ability to do this is what, perhaps, sets Montanans apart. We are not just dealing with soil, water, plants and animals…..we are also dealing with PEOPLE!”
Big Sky Watershed Corps Member
Katie is Broadwater Conservation District’s 3rd Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) Member, and is currently serving her 2nd year as a BSWC member. She is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in Natural Resources emphasizing ecological restoration. Katie is a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers, fishing, camping, and hiking. She assists the district in conservation efforts such as stream flow monitoring and reporting, the Deep Creek watershed restoration plan, aquatic & terrestrial invasive species, Townsend school’s Stream Team, and Drought Resiliency.
Advisory to the District
Dept of Fish Wildlife & Parks