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The MBA Online Auction is now LIVE! You can see a full list of available items and make a bid by visiting our website at https://mtba.org/online-auction/ The live auction event at our yearly convention is our biggest fundraiser. Due to the cancellation of this years convention, we have decided to move our auction online. Bids can be place until June 13th at 7:00pm. Winning bidders will be notified by email. Thank you to all the donors who continue to generously support the MBA!

Speakers

Greg Lemon

Greg Lemon

SATURDAY 10am-12pm
Greg Lemon is the head of the Communication and Education Division at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He’s a former journalist in Montana and avid outdoorsman. He lives in Helena with his wife, Renee and their two kids.

Ben Jimenez

Ben Jimenez

SATURDAY 12:30pm-1:30pm
Ben Jimenez is a wildlife research technician for MT Fish, Wildlife and Park based out of Missoula. Ben has been with the department for 9 years, where he has primarily worked with elk and mountain lions. Prior to starting with FWP, Ben completed a MS in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana in 2010 examining the effects of roads and seasonal traffic on black beards in Northern Idaho. In his life before FWP, Ben’s field experiences included work with wolves, wolverine, fisher, black and brown bears in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and China. Ben grew up in and lives in Missoula, with his family and two knucklehead dogs, and is currently is undertaking his biggest (and best) challenge yet: Keeping up with his 3-year-old son.

Amy LePage

Amy LePage

SATURDAY 1:30pm-2:30pm
Dr. Amy LePage is an Emergency Medicine physician. She graduated from medical school at the University of Washington and then completed her specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is an avid bowhunter who lives in Lewistown, Montana with her husband and their two children.

Danielle Oyler

Danielle Oyler

SATURDAY 2:30pm-3:30pm
Danielle, Education Coordinator – Montana Bear Education Working GRoup, coordinates the bear awareness program for the Montana Bear Education Working Group. In this role, she provides relevant presentations, trainings an d resources to outdoor recreationists, hunters, agricultural and rural communities, agency employees, schools, and many other folks. The working group is a collaborative group made up of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Forest Service and several conservation-focused non-profit partners. It’s goal is to reduce human-bear conflicts by sharing accurate, up-to-date bear safety information with people living, working, and recreating bear country. Danielle studied environmental studies and wildlife biology at the University of Montana and has called the Yellowstone Ecosystem home since childhood. Over the years as a naturalist, hunter, educator, field technician, wildlife guide, and park ranger, Danielle has developed a deep interest in and concern for the Montana’s people, landscapes and wildlife. She resides in Southwest Montana with her husband and an opinionated cow dog. When not talking about all things grizzly, Danielle enjoys bow and rifle hunting, fishing, foraging, hiking, and almost any other kink of outdoor adventure.