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Board Chair

Hillery Daily is retired from practicing Naturopathic and Functional/Integrative Medicine as well as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine both in the Bitterroot valley for many years and more recently at an integrated Tribal Health Clinic in Alaska.

She is a very happy and proud mother and grandmother.  She and her husband, Charly Mabbott, live outside of Darby and enjoy just about every outdoor activity, including skiing, backpacking, river running and observing local wildlife in their natural habitats.

. Vice Chair

Peter Reynolds has managed a variety of nonprofit organizations over the past 45 years with a degree in arts administration.

He is also known to many in the valley as a dedicated bodyworker/massage therapist.

As a musician, Peter has led the Dances of Universal Peace for 25 years in the U.S. and abroad.

He and his wife Judith live in Corvallis in a straw bale house they built in 1997




Laura has lived in the Darby School District since 1976 when she bought the land and made her home, about 5 miles from where her great grandparents homesteaded.

Her working years from that time on were mainly spent with the US Forest Service, including 12 years as fire dispatcher and lookout in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness.

Laura has been a practicing artist throughout her life.


John has been politically active for many years and is an amateur pastelist.

He and his wife Karen Coombs have been married for 37 years and have three grown children who are all splendid human beings.

He enjoys hiking and skiing.

John works for the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority


John Schwartz is a Bitterroot business owner and IT consultant who has served on local nonprofit boards, including as treasurer of the Ravalli County Recycling Center.

John moved with his family to the Bitterroot in 2014 and is the parent of a Hamilton High School science Olympiad child.

John undertook his first electric car conversion in 1994 and his home in the valley features a solar array loosely coupled to the grid.

Kit Tilly arrived in the Bitterroot Valley in 1990 where she worked as a microbiologist at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory.

She retired early in 2016, so she could spend more time with her husband, Joe, and three dogs. Since then she has added flying as a way to access and enjoy the back country.

Kit and Joe also purchased 160 acres of river bottom land, which they care for as a wildlife refuge. Kit loves to spend time outdoors in wild places while hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and back country skiing.  She joined the board of BCAG in order to help protect the beautiful world in which we live in the face of climate change.


Jill Davies - got her bachelors degree in mathematics, but after a taste of graduate school changed course and went into more holistic studies.   She studied Biodynamics in England in the early '70's; worked in the gardens on a commune in the French Alps and on a Biodynamic truck farm in Switzerland before returning to the US.   She went back to England in 1999 to attend a course at Schumacher College on biotechnology in agriculture and has been active in that issue ever since.