George McLeod was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
George began his career with the CS&KT immediately after graduating from Dixon High School in 1971. He started with CS&KT Forestry Development during the summer of 1971 as a seasonal forestry technician. From 1971 to 1976 he was involved in seasonal fire control, including two years as assistant Helitac Forman, and as a member of the labor union. George then spent six years as a timber cruiser in the Forestry Development Program before joining the Water Management Program in 1982. During his time with the CSKT, George obtained his Associate of Applied Science degree in Forestry from Flathead Valley Community College and Salish and Kootenai College.
A 35-year employee of the Water Management Program, George currently serves as the Chief of Field Operations, where he is responsible for coordinating the work efforts of hydrographer personnel, resolving a wide range of mechanical, technical, and fieldwork problems, and reviewing streamgaging records for technical adequacy and soundness.