Montana Lanier Ruffner

Meeting & Events Coordinator
(540) 347-2334 x7009

Montana Lanier Ruffner joined The Piedmont Environmental Council as the Meeting & Events Coordinator in May 2022.

A long-time Virginia Piedmont resident, Montana grew up on a farm outside of The Plains, VA, and fell in love with the area’s rural beauty, open space, and close community. Montana developed a strong devotion to the area, and appreciation for the role nonprofits play in conserving the region and its culture. 

Montana attended the Hill School in Middleburg, VA, Foxcroft School, and Radford University, where she majored in recreation parks and tourism with a concentration in special events and a minor in business marketing. Montana has since worked in the nonprofit community in the area as an Office Manager and Event Coordinator at Great Meadow Foundation and Director of Operations at Buchanan Hall.

With a passion for community events and expertise in creating events that focus on inclusion, justice, and area connectedness, Montana is excited to join the advancement team at PEC and support a long-standing institution that has been a significant part of protecting the Virginia Piedmont.