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Soil Cycle Board Members


Caitlyn Lewis



Caitlyn's passion for composting was born out of environmental concerns regarding wasted food and has grown into a love for all things soil! Caitlyn, a self-proclaimed soil nerd, wants to make sustainable living more accessible to those who wish to lessen their personal environmental impacts. She has used her knowledge of living ecosystems to create a thriving flower farm, Blue Mountain Flowers, with her husband Rick. When she isn't getting her hands dirty, she is hiking around Montana, biking across Idaho, or creating art with friends. 

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Sam Gilbertson


Board Member

Sam is the founder and CEO of Renewably. Leveraging the knowledge gained from his dual MS/MBA degree from UM, Sam established a consulting business to address a growing need for environmentally responsible business practices across Montana.


Alongside his work at Renewably, Sam also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Montana and contributes to local community efforts through volunteering (including with Soil Cycle!). Sam, accompanied by his faithful dog Bridger, also enjoys Montana's natural beauty on the trails, where he is currently training for a 100-mile ultramarathon.


Devin Filicicchia



Devin hails from the South. He grew up north of Atlanta where he obtained his B.S. at Young Harris College (a teeny school in north Georgia) and spent a couple of summers as a raft guide on the Nantahala River in North Carolina (or North Cackalacky, as he may refer to it). Devin moved to Missoula in the fall of 2020 for grad school at UM. Since then, he has gotten his M.S. in Environmental Studies, has started a position with Forward Montana focusing on youth civic engagement, and of course, he has fallen in love with Missoula. There’s few organizations out there that connect Devin’s love of cycling and his interest in waste reduction. Soil Cycle is a perfect fit.  

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Allison Hurcomb


                   Board Member

Allison grew up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After graduating she found her way to Missoula, Montana via Montana Conservation Corps’ Big Sky Watershed Corps where she volunteered with The Nature Conservancy. She continued her career into public land management with the Bureau of Land Management. Through the years Allison has realized the importance of personal environmental impacts and developed a passion for diverting waste sustainably, whether that’s up-cycling or composting. When Allison isn’t at work, you can find her hiking, biking, rafting, skiing or just hanging out cooking, and listening to music.

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Elyse Caiazzo


Vice President

Elyse spent most of her young adult life working on organic farms and in restaurants in Maine. She developed a love for the food industry while volunteering at her college farm, harvesting in the summer and assisting with winter lambing. In 2021, she followed this interest in sustainable agriculture and food systems to Missoula to complete an M.S. in Environmental Studies. She researched land transfers and family farm succession planning in Montana and spent time working at the PEAS Farm. Elyse currently works as a Manager at Plonk Wine Missoula and as a high school girls lacrosse coach for Missoula Wild.  When She isn't working, she is outside hiking with her dog Atlas, gardening, or spending time with friends. She is excited to bring her skills and passion to Soil Cycle! 

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Dan Brown



 Dan joined Soil Cycle in March 2023 as a cyclist, and is known for his ability to cycle fast and efficiently!  Dan works full-time as the Finance Director for Home ReSource, a Missoula based Community Sustainability Center.  Prior to that, he was Corporate Treasurer and CFO of Watkins and Shepard Trucking, a Montana-based transportation company that distributed furniture, carpet and building materials across the United States and Canada.  Dan is a graduate of Carroll College in Helena, MT with a degree in Accounting and Finance and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Montana since 1998.  He is excited to help support an organization that’s focused on zero-waste, education and the pursuit of a more sustainable economy.  Dan is a lifelong resident of Montana and enjoys the many outdoor activities our state has to offer.  He and his partner Sarah have called Missoula home for more that twenty-five years where they’ve raised four daughters.

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