Fifth-Generation Montanan; From the Rocky Mountains to the Prairies - I thrive in this biome, and hope to give back to her as much as possible.
Program Associate for the Local Community Foundation & Women's Foundation of Montana Programs
- Arts - Literature/Spoken Word
- Arts - Visual
- Design / Marketing
- Human Resources
- Serving on a Board
- Career Opportunities
- Leadership Opportunities
Customer Service and Communication, Computer Application(s) MAC/PC, Multi-Tasking, Writing and Editing, Design/Aesthetic
I take highly to new experiences as an independent self-starter, and as such – have grown heavily within my position at the Montana Community Foundation (MCF). As Program Associate for MCF, I manage both our Local Community Foundations (LCFs), of which there are approximately 74 affiliates and affiliate partners – in addition to our Women’s Foundation of Montana (WFM) and PowerHouse (PHMT) ‘programs’.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
I am open to anything and everything – questions, comments, concerns, opportunities etc. I enjoy being an active resource by supporting Montana’s women through my various skill sets.
By trade, I am an avid endurance road cyclist – I participate in, and promote, charity tours across Montana’s vast highway systems. In 2017 I completed RATPOD, or Ride Around The Pioneers in One Day, which amounted to 130 miles near Dillon, Montana. More recently, I rode in the 25th anniversary of STOKR, or the Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River. I was the first woman to complete the Saturday 100 mile trek (with a personal time of 6 hours and 26 minutes), as well as the first person to complete the secondary 40 miles to the Libby Dam and back on Mother’s Day.
I often wear my Rosie the Riveter jersey and speak to other, mostly male, riders about what it’s like to be a young female cyclist. One goal I have for myself, as I continue to train for other tours, would be to sponsor other women cyclists, or to advocate for women’s rights – in order to support Montana’s largest untapped resource: the collective genius of our women and girls!