Inside the office: Kiersten spends her time bragging about Forward Montana’s badass programs, staff, and interns.
Outside the office: You can find Kiersten eating french fries after a long day in the mountains or dancing the night away.
Inside the Office: Amara enjoys telling poorly delivered jokes to anyone who will listen and being inspired by the young people that walk through the doors of FMT everyday.
Outside the Office: Amara likes to drink wine and spend time with her angel pup, Ren — also known as Rennifer, and provide skincare consultations to her friends (even when they haven’t requested one).
Inside the Office: Erin is doing her best to know the whos who and the whats what after relocating to Missoula from Kentucky in January 2018. #AspiringHBIC
Outside the Office: Erin can be found basking in the sun like an iguana.
Inside the Office: Pari gets SO excited about the people and places of Eastern Montana and how hard our volunteers and interns work to make it a better, more inclusive place.
Inside the Office: Emma gets nerdy with the data and is energized by intern and volunteer passion for youth engagement.
Outside the Office: Emma can be found rambling around the mountains, rescuing overripe produce, or making unconventional concoctions in the kitchen.
Inside the Office: To the tune of whatever new artist she’s listening to that week, Trista is most likely consuming copious amounts of coffee while tracking social media accounts and following breaking news.
Outside the Office: Trista can be found experimenting with new recipes, taking laps at Bridger Bowl, or obsessing over her cat Meeko with whoever will listen.
Inside the Office: Laura spends her time uplifting youth voices in Great Falls so we can cultivate an ethic of civic engagement and channel our diverse perspectives towards shaping a brighter future in our community.
Out of Office: You can find Laura absorbing the breathtakingly beautiful Montana landscape while bicycling, snuggled up reading novels, or in the kitchen listening to podcasts and experimenting with new recipes.
Inside the Office: Kenzie can be found making reliably undignified facial expressions during Zoom calls and happily wrangling a small but mighty herd of interns.
Outside the Office: Kenzie chronically overuses the word “Yeehaw” and channels the major horse-girl energy leftover from her childhood into watercolor paintings of oddly-proportioned cowgirls
Inside the Office: Alice is likely thinking up ways to make feminism more intersectional and smiling at the fierce advocacy of her coworkers and mentors at Forward Montana.
Outside the Office: Alice can be found running around the mountains and attempting to make an elaborate fancy cheese board in the backcountry.
Inside the office: Finding new and creative ways to engage with my favorite community, and using every ounce of voice and motivation to spread awareness about the issues!
Outside the Office: Most likely procrastinating by climbing a mountain or watching the Great British Baking Show, otherwise catch me at a Flippers partaking in $2 PBR night (;
Inside the Office: Angie can be found sitting cross-legged in their chair or laying on the floor while they figure out how to make cute graphics that gets people excited about democracy!
Outside the Office: Angie is either recording music, helping a friend mix their next album, or loudly playing tunes while trying out a new recipe.
Inside the Office: You can find Claire rotating from chair to couch to floor trying to get up to speed on accounting while getting excited about all the amazing programs at FMT!
Outside the Office: Claire is likely singing homemade songs to her fabulous cat, making a mess in the kitchen, or frolicking in the mountains!
Inside the Office: Siesa can be found snacking and connecting the Billings community through civic engagement.
Outside the Office: Siesa is pretending its not actually that cold and camping in one of Montana’s beautiful backyards.
Inside the Office?: You can find me dreaming up ideas about how to spread the census word across our state and supporting our awesome census team!
Outside the Office?: Find me seeking out new wildflower patches and swim holes, aimlessly wandering through thrift stores, or cozied in up my room with a craft project and book.
Inside the Office?: Getting stoked about the Census! Reaching out to community leaders and young community members alike to get them stoked about the Census too!
Outside the Office?: Frolicking around the many Montana trails and looking for bodies of water to swim in!
Inside the Office?: Meeting with community leaders and dreaming up new ways to get people excited about the Census!
Outside the Office?: Spending too much money at the local bakery. Otherwise, getting started on a stack of books, writing, or singing in my car on the way to a mountain or river adventure.
Inside the Office?: Drinking coffee, creating way too many checklists, spreading Census eXcItEmEnT, and keeping my roommate’s cat out of my plants (when WFH)
Outside the Office?: Drinking (more) coffee and/or beer, supporting local businesses, and playing in the water! (Recently learned how to float on my back, so that’s been fun) Also continuing to keep my roommate’s cat out of my plants….
Inside the Office: Inside the ‘office,’ you can find me getting all riled up about various injustices and touting the benefits of blue light glasses.
Outside the Office: Outside the office, I’m either at the skatepark, in the woods with my dog, or curled up somewhere reading a trashy young adult novel or playing the Sims.
Inside the Office: Drinking way too much coffee and thinking of new ideas to get young Montanans excited about the 2020 Census and General Election!
Outside the Office: Find me making extreme smoothie bowls or doing anything and everything with my husky pup, Laika!