Pine Beetles Might Answer Climate Change Questions: Dr Diana Six

Dr. Diana Six is a professor of forest entomology/pathology at the University of Montana who specializes in Pine Beetles and has connected their forest damaging activities with climate change. Her TEDx talk on the subject illustrates the troubling trajectory North American forests are headed in. Geek Puff founder, Toni Matlock, had a chance to sit down with Diana in her … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Marilyn Marler

Marilyn Marler manages natural areas for the University of Montana and also serves on the Missoula City Council. ANIMATE. What animated character do you most identify with? LUCY VAN PELT FROM PEANUTS. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) BICYCLE. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The … [Read more...]

Chemistry is like a Lord of the Rings book: Becky Winnick

  I met Becky as she cheerfully picked through my yard sale with a keen eye. I admired her bright confidence instantly. I told her about my aspirations for a company like Geek Puff and she proudly stated she was a chemist at a local lab in Missoula, Montana. After talking more, she admitted she sought friendships with more women who shared her interests. She represented … [Read more...]