Our Team

Guy Alsentzer, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Executive Director & Founder, MontanaGuy Alsentzer | Executive Director & Founder
P:  406.570.2202 |guy@uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org

Guy approaches the work of safeguarding water resources as an attorney, farmer, and outdoorsman. Raised on a family farm, Guy has an unquenchable thirst for unique landscapes and all things water. His family passed on their passion for sustainable, local farming alongside lifetime hobbies like sailing, swimming, fishing and boating. This unique upbringing gave Guy a powerful connection, and vocational drive, to protect unique landscapes and water resources. This same passion ultimately led him to graduate school and spurred his love affair with the West and big mountain living.

Prior to founding Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Guy served for nigh 3 years as Staff Attorney and Director of Operations for Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER®. He also helped manage his family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania. Guy has built campaigns challenging illegal pollution discharges, LNG export terminals and shale gas fracking, as well as worked on the relicensing of major hydroelectric facilities, fisheries and imperiled species management issues, and interstate water compact agency policy and rulemaking. He earned his spurs working at Vermont Law School’s Env’tl and Nat’l Resources Law Clinic, the Gallatin County Attorneys Office in Bozeman, MT, and Western Environmental Law Center’s Northern Rockies Office in Helena, MT.

Guy lives in Bozeman where he enjoys kayaking and climbing in the Gallatin, fishing the Big Hole, hunting Montana’s wildlands and skiing the Cold Smoke, though not at the same time. He also serves on the City of Bozeman’s Wetlands Review Board where he puts to action his belief in civic duty by advising local government.

Guy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University, an M.S. in Environmental Law & Policy and a J.D. from Vermont Law School, and is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Montana.

Wade Fellin, Montana, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Program DirectorWade Fellin | Program Director
P: 406.570.5850 | wadefellin@uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org

Wade is a fifth-generation Montanan deeply rooted in river recreation and ranching in the Upper Missouri Basin. In the late 1800’s his family pioneered and continues to operate one of the first cattle ranches in Southwestern Montana on the headwaters of the Big Hole, and in 1984 his father founded one of the West’s first destination fly fishing lodges where Wade has guided for nearly a decade. Wade’s deep conservation ethic stems from the same sources of clean, readily available water that attracted his ancestors, and later led him to study environmental and water law at the University of Montana. By combining his roots in ranching and fishing with an expertise in water conservation, Wade strives to preserve and protect the natural resources that make Montana the Treasure State, while respecting its traditions and communities that have lived on and with the land and rivers for the past century.Wade lives in Bozeman and can be found in the Bridger, Gallatin, or Tobacco Root ranges on deep powder days. He spends his summers co-managing the Big Hole Lodge with his father.

Wade holds a B.A. in Business Management from Bucknell University, fulfilled degree requirements for a major in Philosophy, and a J.D. from University of Montana School of Law.