Executive Director
Reed Watson is the executive director at PERC. He is also the Director of PERC's Enviropreneur Institute, an educational program and launchpad for environmental entrepreneurs. Watson’s research focuses on the implementation of market-based solutions to natural resource conflicts. With Terry Anderson...
William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow
Terry Anderson is the William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally...
Senior Director for Program Management
Monica is the Senior Director for Program Management at PERC. She ensures that PERC programs are completed on budget and on time. She is one of the original PERCies and over the course of 30 years has worn a sundry of hats including serving as Administrative Coordinator, Director of Personnel...
Director of Outreach
As PERC's Director of Outreach, Wendy's job is to help more people understand how property rights and enviropreneurs can resolve environmental conflicts. While only joining the team in 2014, she has worked with PERC’s ideas since 2002. Wendy's belief in the power of markets to improve lives and protect...
Senior Fellow
Randy T. Simmons is a political scientist who emphasizes the importance of economic reasoning to better understand public policy. He believes the study of politics cannot be separated from the study of markets. Simmons uses this framework to evaluate environmental and natural resource policies. The...
Senior Fellow
  An economist and lawyer, Roger Meiners defends the superiority of the common law--legal traditions developed through the courts--over federal regulation. In his view, the success of markets is intertwined with the common laws strong protection for property rights. Common law protects the environment...
Senior Fellow
Jonathan Adler is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is a prolific scholar, publishing on such topics as regulatory takings, water marketing, fisheries management, and the judicial limits of federal...
Senior Fellow
Andrew Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than 50 scholarly articles, books, and book chapters. He serves as a Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and a Senior...
Senior Fellow
Bobby McCormick's earliest memories as a child are being raised in a property rights oriented household by an outdoorsy, farming, lumber/logging family; he remembers always thinking about "who owns what." McCormick views the environment as an asset and environmental failures as the result of ambiguous...
Senior Fellow
The effect of government policy changes on the private sector has been the unifying theme that ties together Daniel K. Benjamin's broad-scale research. He not only examines the outcomes of policy changes, but also the reasons behind the modifications.Taxes, unemployment, risk assessment, and drugs have...
Senior Fellow
 Growing up in Livingston, Montana, Gary Libecap was deeply influenced by the landscape surrounding his small town. In time, his professional interests focused on topics interwoven into the fabric of western society. He explores problems based on shared resources through the framework of property...
Senior Fellow
P.J. Hill is professor emeritus of economics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a Senior Fellow at PERC.An economic historian by training, Hill has written on institutional change and the evolution of property rights. His book with Terry Anderson, The Not So Wild, Wild West, challenged many of...
Senior Fellow
Wally Thurman is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and a PERC Senior Fellow. Thurman was a PERC 2003 Julian Simon Fellow, a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and a recipient of that organization’s Outstanding Graduate...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Before joining PERC, Jane Shaw was a journalist who had developed an uneasy feeling that much of the commentary about environmental policy that she read--and even some that she wrote--was tilted in the wrong direction. The usual solution to an environmental problem was to turn it over to the government...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
In the rush to protect the environment at any cost, individual rights have been violated and ignored. Richard L. Stroup advocates restoring people's rights against both polluters and against false claims of damage as the best way to ensure environmental protection. Both measures would increase the...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
David D. Haddock has a long standing interest in the economics and laws of the American West. Raised on a ranch in western Oklahoma -- the "Indian Territory" of the nineteenth century -- and being one-sixteenth Cherokee, Haddock has been particularly drawn to Indian issues in his professional career....
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Leal's research on natural resources and environmental issues spans nearly 20 years. His current focus is on preventing over-harvesting of marine resources and restoring ocean fisheries.Leal is working to build support for individual fishing quotas (IFQs) and fishing cooperatives as more effective...
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Bruce Yandle is a consultant, writer and speaker on economics and political economy. He is Mercatus Center Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Mason University and participates regulatory in the Center’s Capitol Hill lecture series. Yandle is Dean Emeritus of Clemson University’s...
Senior Research Fellow
H. Spencer Banzhaf is Professor of Economics at Georgia State University and a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on environmental economics and policy analysis. More narrowly, much of his work examines the interactions between local...
Senior Research Fellow
Dominic Parker is a Senior Research Fellow at PERC and is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in natural resource economics. His research examines how legal systems and government policies affect natural resource use,...
Senior Research Fellow
Kurt Schnier is a professor of economics at the University of California, Merced, and a senior research fellow at PERC. Schnier received a B.S. in management sciences from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in...
Research Fellow
Holly Fretwell is a Research Fellow at PERC and an adjunct instructor at Montana State University where she has taught  introductory economics, macroeconomics, natural resources and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, giving workshops for  high school teachers...
Research Fellow
Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes is a sustainability economist, with unique experience and understanding of the role of markets for biodiversity conservation.For the past 25 years, he has been actively involved in various private conservation initiatives, starting as a financial manager of a private game reserve...
Research Fellow
Huggins is a research fellow and former director of outreach with PERC as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her association with PERC goes back several years, although she has recently embarked on a new venture as the manager of economic initiatives for the...
Research Fellow
Brandon Scarborough is a research fellow at PERC currently focused on the use of water markets in the West to restore stream flows for wildlife, fish and other environmental amenities. He is just completing another project on carbon sequestration and the efficacy of using forest management to address...
Director of Publications
Shawn Regan is a research fellow at PERC. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. He is also a visiting fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, High...
Development Manager
Suzi Berget White is the new Development Manager at PERC. Before joining PERC, she was the Development and Benefit Events Manager at the Museum of the Rockies for several years, where she worked closely with donors and produced three major annual fundraisers for the organization.  White has also worked...
Accountant
KayCee Pulasky graduated from Montana State University in 2006 with a degree in finance. She has worked in the accounting departments of various industries, including log homes, road construction, and renewable energy.  KayCee is a born and raised Montana girl, growing up just south of Missoula. As...
Conference Coordinator
Colleen Lane joined PERC in January, 1997. As Conference Coordinator she is responsible for all logistical details for PERC's various conferences including event planning and functioning as the point of contact for all participants regarding conference information.  Colleen, a fifth-generation Montanan...
Conference Coordinator
Renee Storm is the coordinator for the two-week residential Enviropreneur Institute as well as many other workshops and conferences. She joined PERC in August 2006 as an administrative assistant where she kept the “Ship of PERC” on course from the front office. She is a multi-tasking wizard and can...
Adjunct Fellow
Brian Yablonski has been an adjunct fellow with PERC since 2003, specializing in wildlife and land management issues.  In this role, he contributes to PERC Reports, advises on public policy, and has made television appearances on the Fox Business Network’s Stossel show to bring a free market...
Office Manager
Dianna Rienhart joined PERC in 1984. As office manager, she oversees day-to-day operations and keeps the in-house network and computers humming.  She also does long-term planning for all purchases of hardware, software, and office equipment. She is basically the go-to person for PERC staff. Dianna...
Office and Web Coordinator
Jennifer Keney is PERC’s Office and Web Coordinator. Shortly upon graduation from Great Falls High School, she moved to attend college in Moorhead, Minnesota.  Keney graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in...
Outreach and Research Associate
Annie Ireland is the new Research and Outreach Associate at PERC. She recently graduated from Colorado College with a B. A. in Political Science, where she was honored to receive the Edith Bramhall Award for outstanding scholarship in the department. Annie got her feet wet at PERC when she attended the...
Administrative Assistant
Sharie joined PERC in the fall of 2006 and works with Renee in the front office juggling phones, copiers, printers, and computers, as well as responding to numerous requests from PERC staff. Sharie did not leave behind any of her former tasks when she came to PERC, but rather just added to her schedule...
Art Director
Mandy-Scott Bachelier is a disciplined, creative, and high-energy graphic designer who is excited to be part of PERC. Since 2000, Mandy-Scott—the organization’s first art director—has collaborated on the expansion of high-quality print and electronic publications with fresh new design work that has...