Meet our Team

Linda Engh-Grady, President

Alan davis – President & CEO

Alan joined the Whitefish Community Foundation team in 2023. Previously, he led fundraising, grant writing, community events, and outreach as Director of Development for Whitefish Legacy Partners and the Whitefish Trail.  Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, he was Senior Project Manager at Living Roofs, Inc. based in Asheville, NC. Alan holds a degree in Geology from the College of Charleston in SC and grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in East TN.  Alan spends his free time outside with his wonderful wife Frances and twin toddlers, Sage and Tally. 

Contact Regarding:
  • Opening a Fund with WCF
  • Becoming a Donor and Circle of Giving
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving Questions
  • Setting up a Legacy Fund
  • WCF Board and Governance questions
  • Information about the Community Foundation

Daria Perez, VP Finance and Operations

Daria Perez – Chief Financial Officer

Daria started her tenure with the Community Foundation as a contract accountant in 2002. Today, she serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining our staff, she worked as an independent accountant for various businesses in the Flathead Valley, including many nonprofits. She holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Miami and has previously worked as an auditor and senior accountant in Miami. Daria has lived in Whitefish since 1998 with her husband Juan and two children, Sarah and Mathew.

Contact Regarding:
  • Financial Questions
  • Opening a Donor Advised Fund
  • Opening an Endowment Fund
  • Tax Questions
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Financial Reporting and Investment Management
  • Gifts of Stock

Linda Hobbs, Special Projects

Liz Scholten– Associate Director of Finance

Liz joined Whitefish Community Foundation’s staff in 2022 after a successful career in banking and finance. For several years, she served as a volunteer counselor for SCORE and assisted small businesses during their start-up phase. At Whitefish Community Foundation, Liz enjoys seeing donors achieve their giving goals, and she equally enjoys getting to know the needs of local nonprofits. Liz grew up in New England and has lived in Kalispell for many years with her husband and son. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of William and Mary and is a Certified Public Accountant. On the weekends, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and paddle boarding.

Contact Regarding:
  • Financial Questions
  • Fund Statements
  • Using the Montana Qualified Endowment Credit
  • Donor-Advised Fund Grants
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Donation Receipts
Lynnette Donaldson, Program and Outreach Officer

Lynnette Donaldson – Director of Programs and Outreach

Lynnette joined the Community Foundation in 2016 as Donor Relations and Finance Assistant, and now manages grant programs and nonprofit capacity-building efforts. Prior to 2016, she was involved with several nonprofits, serving as a volunteer and board member. She holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy, and worked as a clinical pharmacist at several hospitals in rural British Columbia before relocating to Whitefish with her family in 2002. Lynnette can be found on the slopes in the winter and hiking in the summer with her husband Mark, adult kids and Taiko the mountain-climbing labradoodle.

Contact Regarding:
  • Grant Program Information & Eligibility
  • Applying for Community Grants,  The Kids Fund Program, and the Great Fish Community Challenge
  • Great Fish Community Challenge Information

Linda Hobbs, Special Projects


Jill joined Whitefish Community Foundation’s staff in 2021 and enjoys helping nonprofit organizations secure the training, funding, and other resources they need to do their best work. Jill grew up in Great Falls and holds a B.A. from the University of Montana’s School of Journalism and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Public Administration from the University of Montana’s Andrew Blewett III School of Law.  Jill has lived in Whitefish since 1996 and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Contact Regarding:
  • Applying for Scholarships
  • NpDP Workshop Questions
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Media Questions