Frank Szollosi

Executive Director

Frank comes to MWF from the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes office in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, where he directed climate policy. In that role, his focus was on protecting freshwater
fisheries, the outdoor economy, and sources of drinking water. He also served on NWF’s
national campaigns team advocating policies that protect, restore and connect habitat such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund and defense of public lands; transforming conservation to meet new challenges; and connecting more Americans to wildlife. Szollosi earned his
undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and graduate degrees from the University of
Michigan. He has extensive experience in government as both a staffer and a local elected
official. Szollosi said he looks forward to working with the Department of Fish, Wildlife and
Parks and other state agencies, as well as landowners, businesses, tribal governments, federal
partners, and Montana cities and counties. Szollosi has spent over 25 years chasing fish with his fly rod, and enthusiastically joining annual hunts with friends and colleagues. Alongside his wife and four children, Frank enjoys time kayaking, downhill skiing and backpacking.

Nick Gevock

Conservation Director

Nick came to MWF after an 11-year stint with newspapers in Bozeman and Butte covering government, public lands, natural resource development, wildlife, the outdoors and hunting and fishing issues. A lifelong hunter and angler, he enjoys the outdoors with his daughter Leticia and dog Sapphire throughout Montana and the Northwest.


Sonya Smith

Communications  Director

Sonya hopes to channel her combination of enthusiasm and educational background into growing a strong outreach program for MWF. She’s in charge of our print and online outreach activities, including the production of this newsletter, our new website, and our growing social media presence. You’ll also see her traveling around the state to celebrate public lands and wildlife at local events.


Alec Underwood

Federal Conservation Campaigns Director

Alec brings his passion for conservation and admiration of public lands to the job. He has spent several years in the field of fisheries and holds a degree in aquatic wildlife biology from the University of Montana. He has worked in collaboration with federal agencies, private landowners, and conservation organizations on a variety of different issues. While not working or volunteering his time for conservation, Alec can be found on a trout stream or in the mountains of southwest Montana pursuing elk in September.

Marcus Strange

Programs and Partnerships Director

Marcus is a native Pennsylvanian and converted Montanan. Prior to joining the Montana Wildlife Federation, Marcus worked for the State of Montana in the Department of Education as part of the Montana GEAR UP program.  Additionally, Marcus has experience in law enforcement and personnel management and training. Marcus attended Brigham Young University in Utah where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In his free time, Marcus hosts his own podcast and enjoys volunteering in the community, hunting, archery, basketball, CrossFit, photography, and filmmaking.


Eric Clewis

Western Montana Field Coordinator 

Eric Clewis comes to the Montana Wildlife Federation with a degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana as well as several years of conservation experience around the West. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for state agencies in addition to working on various conservation field crews.  In his spare time, he enjoys taking his wife and son backpacking, canoeing, and hiking in the mountains of western Montana.