Board of Trustees

The FRFD Board of Trustees generally meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm in Station 1. Public attendance is welcome. You may submit topics for discussion here, or simply attend the next meeting and address the board in person.

Board of Trustees

Chair – Ben Martello

Hello my name is Ben Martello. I have lived in the Frenchtown area since 2005. I was born and raised in Missoula Montana. My wife and I decided that we wanted to raise our kids in a smaller community so we made the 15 minute trek out to Frenchtown in 2005. I owned a local business for the past years. I recently sold that business. I have been an insurance producer for the last 18 years and continue to hold that position with HUB International. I service Missoula and Ravalli county. I have been a fire board trustee since 2016 and enjoy serving the community.

Vice Chair – Josh Hinrichs

Secretary/Treasurer – Greg Teigen

My name is Greg Teigen and I currently serve as a Trustee on the Frenchtown Rural Fire District Board. I worked in the fire service for over 25 years and retired as a Captain. I also worked at UPS for 10 years. I believe that my experience is beneficial to the community and to the Fire District as they change and progress.
I have been married to my wife for 30 years and I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Our son lives in Montana. My daughters and grandchildren live in Arizona. I have lived in Montana for about 4 years. We vacationed and visited family for many years prior to moving here. Montana is a beautiful place and we decided to retire here.
Most of my days in the winter are spent entertaining 3 dachshunds. I enjoy hunting with my son and in the warmer months spending time outdoors. I also enjoy football and baseball.

Nate Evans – Trustee

Nate was elected to the Frenchtown Fire Board of Trustees in May, 2015.

Lauren Cochrane – Trustee

Hey there, my name is Lauren Cochrane. My husband and I moved to the area from Missoula in 2019. We’ve since welcomed two children to our family and look forward to getting involved with the schools in the coming years. Until then, I was looking for a way to get more involved in our community and serving as a trustee on the board has been a great way to do just that. 

For past meeting minutes, please click below. For more recent minutes (if not shown here), please email [email protected]

Board Meeting Minutes