The Bozeman Schools Foundation is led by an internal team of employees and a volunteer team that serves as the Board of Directors. Together, this group manages the programs, sponsorships, and day-to-day management for the Foundation. They uphold the mission of inspiring learning, enriching teaching, and creating opportunities for district students through community support.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1803, Bozeman, MT 59771-1803
Penelope ReedPenelope moved to Bozeman in 2019 to attend Montana State University as a Business Marketing student. She began as the Marketing and Communications intern for the Bozeman Schools Foundation in December of 2022 and joined the staff full-time after graduating in May of 2023. Using her education in marketing and expanding into a bigger role in Community and Memorial Scholarships is exactly what she hoped to be able to pursue post-college. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, arts and crafts, and reading.
Jenn LammersJenn and her husband Eric moved to Bozeman full-time in 2016 to be closer to family. They have two children in the Bozeman School District. Jenn has served as President of the One Valley Community Foundation board since 2018, and also sits on the board of the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, and the Kaleidoscope Youth Theater. She has been active in our schools and has served on numerous district committees. Prior to joining BSF as the Executive Director in 2021, Jenn provided nonprofit strategy, financial management and fundraising support through her consulting business. She has also taught nonprofit management classes to college and graduate level students. Her relaxation time includes skiing, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding and cooking.
Laura KuntzLaura grew up in Montana and she and her husband have 4 BHS graduates. She has a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in BIS. She has spent 15 years working in business, education, and event coordination. Her passion for volunteering has kept her involved with the Bozeman Schools and PACs since 2003. She has seen firsthand how BSF enriches students and teachers, and is excited to be a part of this incredible organization. She enjoys exploring creative outlets, being a Sunrise Rotary member, and spending time outside camping, hiking, and kayaking.
Greg NeilGreg has lived in Bozeman for 46 years. He has four kids in the Bozeman School District and is the president of the Bozeman School Board. He attended Bozeman Public Schools from start to finish, BHS, 1993.
Board of Directors
Drew JenkinsDrew Jenkins has lived in Bozeman for over 33 years. He and his wife Julie are both graduates of Montana State University. They have two children in the Bozeman School District. Drew has a dedicated career in Bozeman supporting local non-profits. He has worked as a fundraiser for: Montana PBS, The Montana Business Leadership Network, and The Serenity Ranch Foundation. He has assisted many local non-profits and businesses with a wide range of fundraising events, special promotions, and long-term branding campaigns, utilizing Digital, Radio, Television, and Print Marketing. Drew has worked locally in this capacity with: The HRDC, Aware Inc., The Food Bank, The Sweet Pea Foundation, The Montana Farm Bureau Federation, The Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, and many more. He enjoys helping people, and community service is very important to him. He loves spending time with his family, skiing, camping, fishing, and exploring the back roads of Montana. Currently he is a Sales Manager at locally owned Desert Mountain Broadcasting/Desert Mountain Digital. He helps businesses grow their local market shares, while employing Desert Mountains’ non-profit arm, Love Bozeman, to aid a variety of local non-profits, including the Bozeman Schools Foundation.
Kim HallKimberly Hall, is new to Montana and to the United Way. She joined Greater Gallatin United Way in September 2022 as President and CEO. Prior to her Montana move she was CEO of Bluffton Self Help, a human services nonprofit agency in South Carolina. As the primary emergency food and housing service agency, Kim and her small team of 5 supported more than 2,200 families during the pandemic. They provided food, emergency financial support, education and job-related services. While there Kim led the organization through a comprehensive strategic strategy that grew BSH from $300k annually to more than $3.5 million in just 5 years, but most importantly expanded critical services to underserved communities throughout South Carolina. Kim’s passion is around education and advocating for families seeking stability and she values how strong organizational culture can impact programs and people. She brings more than 25 years of executive leadership, fund development and strategic planning to our greater Gallatin community. Kim earned her Bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Central Florida and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Tampa. Kim and her husband Chris love all things outdoors. She is enjoying learning to ski (and how to shovel snow), hiking and all things outdoors in our great Montana landscape. She has two kids, Stella and Carson who keep her more than busy outside of work – good thing they are cute.
Melanie SchellMelanie N. Schell is the Managing Principal & General Counsel for Bannack Group, LLC, a Bozeman-based national nonprofit consultancy. A seasoned non-profit attorney, Melanie has extensive experience as an executive-level manager, in-house counsel, communications strategist, and planned gift specialist. She blends her knowledge of law and best practices with nonprofit sensibilities to develop mission-based solutions for clients of all sizes and all stages including medical foundations, private schools, veterans groups, university foundations, and amateur and professional sports organizations. Melanie manages Bannack’s corporate office and counsels nonprofit organizations on organizational formation, sound operational policies and procedures, compliance, communications, major fundraising initiatives, deferred giving and creative philanthropy, board training, board/staff roles, and key organizational transitions. Melanie earned her law degree from the University of Utah College of Law and a BA from Montana State University. She has lived in Bozeman for the last 16 years with her husband, Bill, and her 3 children: Ana, Megan, and Griffin.
Brian ToddBrian grew up in the Bitterroot valley and received an Electrical Engineering degree from Montana State University. During the course of his career he has worked in data communication, software development, and program management. He currently works as a Senior Business Operations Consultant with Motorola Solutions. Brian moved back to Montana in 2009 so his daughter could attend Bozeman schools and enjoy the boundless recreational opportunities available locally. Brian appreciates the opportunity to support Bozeman's schools and students through the Bozeman Schools Foundation.
Hilary KlugHilary Klug currently serves as the gifted coordinator for the Bozeman School District and is a Nationally Board Certified teacher in Early Adolescent Language Arts. She earned her BA in English at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and holds an MA in English/Writing from Middlebury College and an MA in Curriculum & Instruction from University of Montana. In her 26 years of education, she has worked in a variety of roles including curriculum and assessment specialist, literacy coordinator, and English teacher. She has presented at the Bozeman Public Library on college essay writing and has offered college application boot camps; she has also presented at state technology conferences and shared instructional strategies using technology with private and rural schools in Montana. She has served on a wide variety of district, state and national committees/task forces. Hilary and her husband Jim are proud Bozeman School District parents of three children. In her spare time, Hilary loves to spend time with her family, travel, read, and ski.
Kristy JohnsA native Montanan, Kristy has called Bozeman home since 2007. She has a bachelors degree from Montana State University. After working in recruiting for various companies in the Silicon Valley during the dot com boom, she left the workforce entirely to focus on her family. Kristy and her husband Michael have 4 children in the Bozeman Public Schools. She believes that providing support for our schools is important to a thriving community. Since her youngest started kindergarten, Kristy has found a passion for volunteering. She spends her time volunteering in her children’s schools and classrooms, being an active participant in the Bozeman Noon Rotary club, and is always looking for ways to make a difference in the community. When not spending time with her family or volunteering, she can be found outside on the trails surrounding Bozeman.
Paige WyattPaige Wyatt is an academic advisor and instructor for Montana State University. Paige earned her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah and her MSW from San José State University. Prior to entering her Master’s program, Paige served in the domestic Peace Corps – AmeriCorps – working with the medically underserved. With more than 20 years of direct service experience with young adults, adolescents, and children and families, Paige brings a diversity of experience to her work with students and her service to the community. She joined the Board of the Bozeman Schools Foundation in 2020. A native Montanan, she returned to the Treasure State in 2007 with her partner and three lively children. They can be found Nordic skiing during the winter and huckleberry hunting in Montana’s backcountry during the summer.
Roland MacNicholRoland served students and families in Washington State for 36 years as a teacher, school administrator, and Principal. He served as a School and District Leadership Coach in Washington State working in school and district improvement. Much of this work was developing strategic plans rooted in creating healthy and safe school communities with strong social and emotional systems in place. A critical piece of this work was developing authentic partnerships with all stakeholders and nurturing equitable practices and courageous leadership.
A native of Great Falls, Sara and her husband moved their family to Bozeman in 2015 after many years living out of state. They are excited to be back in Montana and raising their three children in the Bozeman school district. Sara has an master’s degree in political science and has elementary school teaching experience in inner-city Los Angeles. Currently, Sara is an adjunct instructor at MSU for several departments and teaches community college students online. Sara values the role of education in communities, and she understands both the opportunities and constraints of public school systems. Sara is thrilled to be a part of the Bozeman Schools Foundation and is passionate about supporting education in our community.
Leah grew up in Helena, MT and graduated a Capital Bruin. She attended Ohio Wesleyan and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Psychology and a Masters in School Counseling. Leah has served as a K-12 school counselor in Big Sky, MT and as a high school counselor and department chair at Bozeman High School. She has also taught undergraduate classes at Montana State in the Community Health Department. Leah is currently an Associate Director at Profitable Ideas Exchange where she convenes virtual roundtable discussions for C-suite executives. Leah brings a mental health perspective to the board.
Angie JohnsonAngie is a commercial & consumer lender with Stockman Bank. She grew up in eastern Montana and attended Montana State University. After graduating with an accounting emphasis, she didn’t want to leave the beauty of the Bozeman area and made her home here. Both of Angie’s parents were teachers and instilled a great value of the education system. Angie served on the board of trustees for Belgrade School District in 2001 – 2003. She is currently the treasurer for the local SCORE Chapter. When Angie is not working, she enjoys the many hiking trails and runs Bozeman has to offer. Angie has two teenage daughters in the Bozeman school system and loves helping out with the Bozeman Schools Foundation projects.
Steve grew up in Billings where he attended Billings West High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Colorado State University. After college, he worked in San Francisco for Thompson Brooks Inc., a custom residential contractor. In 2002, Steve moved back to Montana and began managing the Langlas & Associates Inc. office in Bozeman, which specializes in commercial, industrial, and custom residential contracting throughout Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Steve is a part of the second-generation of Langlas & Associates, which was founded by his father and uncle in 1973. Steve and his wife Laney have three children.
Melissa moved to Bozeman in 2014 after living in Livingston for 13 years. She continues to volunteer in both communities, and also serves on the board of a non-profit Montessori school in Livingston. She and her husband own and manage a restaurant group and have two kids in the Bozeman school system. Melissa is passionate about providing adequate resources and support for teachers since they influence student growth and have such a major impact on the lives of children. Melissa strongly believes in parent involvement in the classrooms and is actively involved not only in the Foundation but also in the schools.
Candace PrattCandace was born and raised in California and has enjoyed spending every summer of her life in Montana visiting relatives and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Her mother is from Bozeman and father from Butte. Candace and her husband, James, always hoped to raise their children in Montana and were thrilled when the opportunity arose in 2014 to move to Bozeman. Candace is a First Vice President of Investments for Wells Fargo Advisors and has been advising clients for over two decades. Education has always been a priority for Candace because her mother is a renowned educator who instilled in her the values and virtues of learning. The greatest gift a child can receive is an education as no one can take it away from them. She received both a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and an International MBA Loyola Marymount University. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and has been active in Girl Scouts. Candace appreciates the opportunity to serve Bozeman students and parents and relishes being part of the Bozeman Schools Foundation.
A native of Washington, Gavin received his construction engineering management degree from Oregon State University. Upon graduation, he accepted a full-time position with Barnard Construction, a local Bozeman firm that performs heavy civil construction work throughout North America. After 15 years of field work with Barnard, Gavin and his family found their permanent home in Bozeman in 2016 when he accepted a role within Barnard’s business development group. Gavin and his wife Heather have four young children. They enjoy skiing and sledding in the winter, and fishing, hiking, and camping in the summer.
Sandra WilsonAs a former public school teacher, mom of two kids who graduated from Bozeman High, and current member of the BSD7 Board of Trustees, I am honored to serve as a voting member of the Bozeman Schools Foundation. Bozeman kids are at the center of the room in their work in the valley. I look forward to meeting the teachers who receive the Foundation's Spark Grants, and the Worthy Student Scholarship winners while supporting all their efforts this year.
Amy SowersAmy grew up in Great Falls, MT. She graduated with a degree in graphic design from the MSU school of Art. She has been a freelance graphic designer for the last 15 years. Amy has a child in the Bozeman school district and is excited to be able to be involved in her education through volunteering within the classroom and being a member of BSF. She and her partner own an apiary, keeping bees and selling local honey. When she is not outside spending time with her family and two dogs, boating, camping & hiking, you can find her in the boxing gym.
- Melissa Moran – Chair
- Paige Wyatt – Vice Chair
- Brian Todd – Treasurer
- Hilary Klug – Secretary
- Candace Pratt
- Roland MacNichol
- Brian Todd