As a 6th generation Montanan, I have always been surrounded by those who love everything about Montana. My grandfather, a great Montana historian to his family and friends, traveled every inch of this great state to hunt, fish, search for Indian artifacts, and collect historical facts. He truly taught me to love this state for all it has to offer. My parents raised me to enjoy our big backyard in the mountains including all things outdoors...hunting, camping, backpacking, and skiing to name a few. As I raise a 7th generation of Montanans, I strive to expose my three girls to everything Montana that I was blessed to have in my childhood. However, as I age, I have become more and more interested in the PEOPLE that make up our surroundings. I was raised Fatootsin, a term deemed by my mother, around the state on back roads that would take us to the next camping spot or just generally exploring the new place we lived. Now, I seek to Fatoots my way into communities and areas to share what I learn about the people that make our home unique.
Area of Interest:
My curiosity of people and places lends itself to writing and photography. I am the queen of 20 questions and strive to understand my subjects and their stories. I believe that everyone has a special story to share and deserves empathy.
- University of Montana, School of Journalism; Graduation August 2012
- Montana State University-Billings College of Technology, AAS Administrative Assistant; Graduated December 1999
- Online Editor; Montana Journalism Review; University of Montana; Spring 2012; http://mjr.jour.umt.edu
- Internship; Make It Missoula & Make It Flathead; Summer 2012; http://www.makeitmissoula.com; http://www.makeitflathead.com
- Fatoosin Montana's Dusty Byways; Own personal blog/website