Research Fellow & Outreach
Hannah Downey is the policy and partnerships coordinator and a research fellow at PERC, helping to move projects along from conception to completion. After being introduced to PERC her freshman year of college, she pursued the ideas of free market environmentalism and became a research assistant as a...
Director of Operations
Monique Dutkowsky is director of operations at PERC. She holds an M.S. in applied economics from Montana State University and a B.S. in economics with a minor in political science from Clemson University. Her research focuses on the legal impediments to water trades. Dutkowsky previously worked with the...
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...
Director of Development
Rupert is the Director of Development at PERC, working with the Center's investors to strengthen and grow our impact across the country. Prior to joining PERC, Rupert served at the Director of Development for the Bill of Rights Institute, where he spent the last five years promoting the principles of...
Director of Finance
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 soon...
Director of Publications
Shawn Regan is a research fellow at PERC and the director of outreach and publications. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Wall...
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...
Administrative Assistant
Sharie joined PERC in the fall of 2006 and works in the front office. She was raised in Great Falls, Montana, and attended Montana State University in Bozeman, before marrying Randy Rucker, another native Montanan. Randy is a professor at Montana State University in the Department of Agriculture...
Administration and Outreach Coordinator
Julie joined PERC in 2016 as the administrative coordinator. In addition to her administrative duties, Julie coordinates events and fellowships.Prior to PERC, Julie worked at a Bozeman-based non-profit as an event coordinator and program director. She also hatched the idea for a successful relationship...
Research & Publications Fellow
Tate Watkins, Research Fellow at PERC
Tate Watkins is a research and publications fellow at PERC. He worked with small-scale farmers in the Haitian coffee sector for two years, helping set up an initiative to boost growers’ coffee production, quality, and livelihoods. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance journalist in Haiti reporting on...
Executive Director
Reed Watson is the executive director at PERC. His research focuses on the implementation of market-based solutions to natural resource conflicts focusing particularly on public lands, water, and wildlife issues. With Terry Anderson and Brandon Scarborough, he co-authored Tapping Water Markets (RFF...