Michelle Uberuaga is the Montana state coordinator. She helped launch the Moms Clean Air Force chapter in Montana in 2015 and has grown Moms to nearly 4,000 Montana members. Michelle also serves as the Executive Director of a community-based conservation group, Park County Environmental Council (PCEC). In this role, she helped a group of business leaders stop two gold mines on the border of Yellowstone National Park through the passage of the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act.
From 2011 to 2021, Michelle worked as an environmental attorney and managed her own private law practice specializing in land use and energy work at the Public Service Commission.
Michelle’s work has been featured on NBC News NOW and in Business Insider, Parents, E&E News, the Montana Standard, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Michelle grew up in Mount Rainier National Park, and her first home in Montana was Cooke City, where she worked as a field researcher on a coyote ecology project in Yellowstone more than 15 years ago. Having lived all over the state, Michelle and her family have fallen in love with the wind and chose Livingston to put down roots. Michelle is married to partner William Zanoni, and together, they have three children and two pound puppies that keep them busy.
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