Staff Bios

Here’s a look at our core crew.

Montana Quarterly Editor Scott McMillionEditor Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly Editor Scott McMillion grew up in Livingston. After graduating from the University of Montana, he knocked around the world for a few years and came home to stay in 1988.

His journalism has won dozens of awards and his book “Mark of the Grizzly” became an instant classic when it was published in 1999.

He’s been a featured essayist on “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” a frequent guest on radio and television news programs, and his writing appears in magazines and newspapers around the nation.

See a collection of his work at


Senior Photographer Thomas LeeSenior Photographer Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee is the author of two books of photography, most recently “Montana: Real Place, Real People” with Montana Quarterly Senior Editor Al Kesselheim. He has more than a dozen years of experience shooting landscapes, portraits, industrial scenes, commercial products and more for a variety of publications and clients. He also lectures and teaches workshops about photography. See more of his work at


Semior Editor Al KesselheimSenior Editor Alan Kesselheim
Alan Kesselheim is the author of 11 books, including “Montana: Real Place, Real People” with Montana Quarterly Senior Photographer Thomas Lee. He is a sought-after lecturer and a journalist with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in conservation, science and backcountry exploration. His work appears in major magazines around the country and he regularly teaches writing workshops. See more of his work at


Jeff Welsch, Montana QuarterlySenior Editor Jeff Welsch
Jeff Welsch is the author of two guide books about Montana and has 30 years of journalism experience covering sports, Native American issues, history, travel and politics. He has written five books overall. As former sports editor of the Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, his sections consistently were chosen among the top 10 nationally in the annual Associated Press sports editor contest. In 2006, he took first place in the national APSE contest for his coverage of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. His website is


Megan Ault Regnerus, Montana QuarterlyEditor Emeritus Megan Ault Regnerus
Editor Emeritus Megan Regnerus has played a key role in the Montana Quarterly since its launch in 2005, shaping its tone, content and perspective for seven years. While she’s stepped back from the helm, she can’t seem to walk away and still helps out in a million ways. Her writing has appeared in magazines including Runners World, Fit Pregnancy, Brain Child and more. She runs an award winning blog at