Max Hewes

Montana Blackfeet July Director

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

Born and raised in Southwest Idaho, Max Hewes grew up both in the booming capital city of Boise and the surrounding agricultural community.

As a young adult the whole whole country served as a classroom. Homesteading in the arid desert of Northern New Mexico, weathering storms and growing vegetables in Southern Louisiana, building community gardens for immigrant populations in Louisville, Kentucky, and operating a farm of his own in California were but a prelude to a passionate pursuit of sustainable forestry.

For the past six years Max was the owner and operator of his own mobile lumber mill and has worked as a logger and sawyer in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Working in many forests and many family-run sawmill operations has instilled a sense of wonder and urgency. Max has a passion for educating about forest soils and systems, sharing his hopes for a more vibrant and diverse forest economy.

Starting as a VISIONS leader and carpenter in the British Virgin Islands and Montana Northern Cheyenne in 2017, he went on to lead youth trail crews for a season with the Montana Conservation Corp in 2018, and returned to direct the Northern Cheyenne program in 2019. He also led the Montana Gap programs this past year and played an important role in the initial phases of the VISIONS Farm. Max offers a wide array of life experiences and we are looking forward to having him join us for the Blackfeet program!
Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

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