Kootenai River Development Council, Inc., is a private nonprofit corporation (501)(c)(3) incorporated and acting under the laws of the State of Montana. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors.
KRDC Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. We welcome our community and encourage you to bring your ideas to our Board meetings. Call Tina Oliphant at 293-8406 or
contact us to get on the agenda.
Meet the KRDC Leaders
Intrigued by living in the “viewshed” at the base of a spectacular wilderness area, Tina joined Kootenai River Development Council in 2014. Tina worked in the private sector for most of her professional career and transitioned to economic development in western Montana in 2006.
KRDC Board Officers
After a career in urban redevelopment and community planning, Kristen moved to Libby, MT and jumped into local entrepreneurship as the co-founder of the Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company.
“I knew a move to Libby would inspire life-altering decisions and being surrounded by people with similarly adventurous spirits has been a terrific opportunity in the human experience. On the map of Montana this northwest corner is surrounded by the green of public forests that I cherish for all they symbolize.”
Nick Raines is a former manager of the Asbestos Resource Program for Lincoln County and now works with HECLA Mines. He has long been dedicated to maintaining a healthy environment for residents, is an avid outdoor enthusiast and works to promote recreational activities in Lincoln County.
Originally from the Midwest (IL, MI), Mandy has been a Montanan for the past 13 years and relocated to the west side of the state in 2015. She has quickly gotten involved in the community and loves getting to know people and places around Libby.
She is a servant leader, community advocate and has worked in healthcare administration, human resources and most recently as a youth minister. She is a great cook, loves the hike, bike, garden and travel. Leading young people on pilgrimages and service mission trips has been a highlight of her life. "Serving others and knowing your neighbor is the key to happiness in a small Montana community and is what I love most about living here." She and her husband, Brian have 3 beautiful, adult daughters who love to visit them in Libby.