Staff Members

Anne Tyler Operations and Development Director

Anne Tyler is honored to join the Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC) team as the Director of Operations and Development. She was born and raised in Richmond, VA, received a fine arts degree from Appalachian State University. Upon receiving her degree she moved out west to work for the Montana Conservation Corps. Aside from a one year stint out in Washington, Anne has called Montana home ever since. With over ten years of fundraising experience working many years with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, the MSU Foundation, and in consulting, she brings a wealth and variety of knowledge to MRCC. Her passions are aligned with conservation; she enjoys all the incredible playgrounds Montana landscapes have to offer, especially hiking and biking.

Becky Kean Rehabilitation Director

Becky Kean grew up in Minot, North Dakota, and attended college in Minot for a brief period before studying Fish and Wildlife Management in Bottineau, North Dakota. In 1998 she moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she earned a bachelors degree in Fish and Wildlife Management at Montana State University. Becky began volunteering for the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in 2003 and immediately discovered her passion for helping these magnificent birds. In 2007, Becky became Assistant Director, and in 2008 she was promoted to Executive Director. Bozeman is now Becky’s forever home with her three dogs!

Jordan Spyke Assistant Director

In 2008 Jordan Spyke and his brother moved to Bozeman, Montana, from Muskegon, Michigan, in search of adventure. Since moving to Bozeman, Jordan has earned a bachelors degree in environmental studies from Montana State University. Jordan began volunteering at the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in 2009 and later served on the board of directors. Jordan became Assistant Director of MRCC in August of 2013. When Jordan is not working at MRCC, he enjoys being outside doing just about anything, from skiing to fishing and everything in between.

Loy Maierhauser Education Coordinator

Loy Maierhauser started working with raptors when she was 14, doing bird shows at her family’s business. In college, Loy began volunteering at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene, Oregon, where she joined the Education Team, and presented programs to the community. Since leaving Eugene, Loy has been working in elementary education as a teacher and an instructional coach, and just recently moved to Montana in July 2014. When she’s not working with birds, you can find Loy running, climbing, or just exploring the beauty of the Gallatin Valley.

Board Members

  • Christine Smith , Vice President
  • Nancy Jochem , President
  • Jeannie Counce , Secretary
  • Troy Paisley
  • Andrew Gorder
  • Patrick Odenbeck
  • Julie Lanham
  • Claire Hood