Tools for Change
January 26, 2022
2:45 pm - 3:35 pm
Janet served as director of the Center for Invasive Plant Management at Montana State University for nine years before switching directions and moving to the coast of Washington to work as a grant writer for the natural resources department of the Quinault Indian Nation. Salmon, old-growth forests, marine biodiversity, and coastal climate change were her focus. She was especially gratified to help the Quinault Indian Nation produce its first ethnobotany book. But after a rainy four-year coastal interlude, Janet was ready to return to the mountains of Montana. Today she is the administrator for Headwaters Economics – a Bozeman-based nonprofit organization that works with community development and land management issues, particularly those related to climate change and public lands. Peeking at retirement just over the horizon, Janet looks forward to spending more time with grandkids in Colorado and Tennessee, learning more about medicinal plants, and traveling around the West with her husband in their trusty camper.
Patty Hernandez is co-founder and Executive Director of Headwaters Economics. Patty has 18 years of experience in researching economic development, building partnerships, and developing technology solutions to help communities plan and adapt to a changing world.