Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Our small but mighty NMCDC staff is committed to fulfilling our mission of building community strength through partnerships devoted to neighborhood revitalization. Our staff contributes to the creation and maintenance of our programs and events, actively fundraises for our causes, and manages the daily needs of the NMCDC. We are grateful for their dedication to the community members they serve.

Bob Oaks

Executive Director

Bob was the founding president of the Northside Neighborhood Association in 1992, a founder of the North Missoula Housing Partnership in 1996, and the designer and coordinator of St. Patrick Hospital’s Healthy Neighborhood Project from 1996 to 1999.  He was the founding president of the NMCDC in 1996 and its E.D. since 1999.  He has been involved in all the organization’s projects and programs since it began.

Bob is dedicated to bringing resources to the NMCDC’s service area in order to help improve the quality of life of its residents.  For this work, the NMCDC was awarded an inaugural “Great Strides Award” from the Northwest Area Foundation in 2005.  The organization also currently works with NeighborWorks Montana to establish “Trust Montana,” a statewide Community Land Trust for responsible land stewardship.  Bob authored the feasibility study for Trust Montana in 2010 and serves on its board of directors.

Brittany Palmer

Land Stewardship Program Manager & Community Organizer

Brittany joined the NMCDC in 2020 as the Land Stewardship Program Manager after many years of working in local food & agriculture. In her role with the NMCDC, Brittany stewards community land trust homes, builds relationships and community among homeowners, facilitates CLT buy-sells, and works collaboratively with community partners to grow NMCDC’s portfolio of permanently affordable homes. Originally from southern Ohio, and after spending time in Nevada and California, Brittany came to Missoula in 2016 to complete an MS degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana, where she researched and wrote about settler colonialism at the National Bison Range. During that time, she also assistant-taught at the PEAS farm, was a graduate assistant for the YSEALI program, lived at the UM FLAT, and worked for the Western MT Growers Co-op and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. In addition to her role at the NMCDC, Brittany teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Environmental Studies and Global Leadership Initiative departments at UM and is a precinct committee person for Library 91. Brittany is dedicated to listening to and learning from neighbors to help work towards a shared vision of Missoula.

2021 Seasonal Staff

Reed Ford (they/them) – Kids Club Mentor
Adam Miller (he/him) – Missoula Outdoor Cinema Projectionist
Lauren Orozco (she/her) – Missoula Outdoor Cinema Coordinator
Jack Rowan (he/him) – Missoula Outdoor Cinema Projectionist
Nat Stockmann (they/them) – Kids Club Mentor
Evan Troost (they/them) – Kids Club Program Coordinator

Are you interested in joining our staff?