Program Personnel

W. Adam Sigler, MS
Water Quality Program
Water Quality Associate Specialist
2 Marsh Labs
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7381

asigler@montana.edu

AdamAdam Sigler is the Extension Water Quality Associate Specialist in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department (LRES) at MSU Bozeman. Sigler has an MS in LRES from MSU, a BS in Watershed Science from Utah State University and has been conducting water quality research, education, and outreach with MSU Extension since 2005. Adam is the Montana coordinator for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) National Water Program, teaches a junior level water quality course at MSU, works with watershed groups and tribes around Montana to build water quality monitoring capacity, collaborates with the National Park Service’s Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring team on water quality monitoring and conducts educational programming for private well and septic owners in Montana.

 

Alyson Morris, BS
Water Quality Program Research Associate
2 Marsh Labs
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7381
ExtensionWater@montana.edu

 

Alyson Profile PicAlyson Morris is a Washington State native and Western Washington University alumna with a bachelors degree in environmental science. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys climbing, biking, skiing, fishing, and most things outdoors. Alyson served as a Big Sky Watershed Corps member in 2016 with the Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman. Towards the end of her service she got involved with MSUEWQ and became a research associate in December 2016. Her primary roles at the office include: administering the Well Educated program, assisting in water quality monitoring, volunteer monitoring and watershed support.

 

Chance Ronemus
Water Quality Program
Student Employee, 
Geographic Information System

 

ChanceProfilePicChance Ronemus is a sophomore at MSU studying geology, water resources, and GIS. Ronemus interacts with Montana's watersheds on a regular basis, from their frozen origins to their thriving rivers.  He assists MSUEWQ in visualizing and understanding watershed data through the use of geographic information systems and spatial analysis.

Kyle Johnson
Water Quality Program
Student Employee, 
Computer Science

 

Kyle Johnson Profile Pic Kyle is an MSU student working on a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Kyle is originally from Billings, MT and has been working with MSUEWQ since Fall 2014. His work has focused on web development and creation of web interfaces for storage and visualization of water data collected by volunteer monitoring programs.

 

Katie Kaylor, MS 

Water Quality Program
Former Research Associate

Katie Kaylor Profile picKatie received her bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Advertising and her master's degree from Montana State University in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences department. Her master's project focused on searching for a new biological component in well water to better understand how septic effluent may be influencing wells. Her primary roles at the office were: administering the Well Educated program, assisting in water quality monitoring, volunteer monitoring and watershed support, NIFA Regional Water Program initiatives and Tribal College Water Quality Education initiatives.

 

Jim Bauder, PH D
Water Quality Program Affiliate
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5685





Jim PictJim Bauder is an affiliate of the MSU Extension Water Quality Program. He is a Soil and Water Quality Specialist and Adjunct Professor with the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department at MSU-Bozeman. Jim graduated from Utah State University with a Ph.D. in irrigation-drainage science. For the past two decades, Jim has dedicated his work to irrigation management in semi-arid soil regions of Montana and has become a well known specialists on saline-sodic soil and water management and options for the on-the-land management of coal bed methane product water. Jim also designed and taught soil and water quality online graduate courses for the MSU Masters of Science in Science Education program. He is a fellow of ASA, SSSA, and SWCS.