Megan Bloom, Team Lead
Megan Bloom, MA LAC
Team Lead
Youth Advocate at West High
Megan is a Tumbleweed Youth Advocate for Billings West High School and she brings more than nine years of experience working with teens and their families. Her passion in helping vulnerable youth is unmatched and she is grateful to all who allow her to share her skills with those who need it most.

When she is not working, Megan can be found planning her next adventure with her husband and 4(+) children. She also enjoys quiet moments of solitude to enjoy a good book or complete a new Pinterest project to recharge her soul.

What are you most proud of? Every one of my four children. I admire each one of them for the person they have become and most importantly, the kindness they show to others and their courage to stand up for what they believe in. They have taught me more than they will ever know.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? Time travel. The first trip would be to go back in time to be with my grandparents again. I would tell them how much they meant to me and introduce them to my incredible husband and amazing children.

What makes you laugh? My active, gregarious, compassionate, wonderful family. We bicker, we disagree, but more than anything, we love and we LAUGH!

Georgia Cady, Team Lead
Georgia Cady, LAC
Team Lead
Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Case Manager/Crisis Intervention
Georgia has been involved in intensive youth case management for over 28 years. Building strong relationships with youth and young adults is her passion. She is at her best when working with youth to problem solve through whatever they are experiencing at the moment. She prides herself in a strong work ethic that comes with a fun spirit. She has experienced many wins in her life and her greatest win and pride is raising an amazing young man.

Georgia spent the first 16 years of her life growing up on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation where she learned a deep respect for the Native culture. Family is everything to Georgia and when she is not at work she is enjoying many great adventures with her family at her country home. She is most at home in her greenhouse, and with her chickens. Both bring her peace and great joy, not to mention the thrill of sharing in the harvest of vegetables and eggs with friends.

If you had a super power, what would it be? I would be able to read minds. I find people and their stories that brought them to where they are in life fascinating. If I could choose to have two super powers, the other one would be to be a genie so I could make everyone’s wishes come true.

What makes you laugh? Everything. I find humor in many things and most of all I love to make others laugh.

Afton Ahrens, Team Lead
Afton Ahrens
Team Lead
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program/Transitional Living Program
Afton Ahrens has been working with youth and young adults for nearly four years. Afton has always had a special place in her heart for helping youth who are vulnerable and at risk. Tumbleweed offers the perfect opportunity to put her heart’s work into a challenging role she prepared for through her education and life.

Afton’s grandparents were significantly influential in her development and childhood; especially through difficult times and always encouraged pursuing higher education. Afton obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services in 2018. Although she thrives on her work demands, Afton’s most rewarding challenge has been raising three strong little women.

A perfect weekend for Afton includes, spending time at home, Crafting/creating something or making a meal for my family. A brunch with sister or dinner with friends would complete the weekend.

Afton loves being in the sun always! A little bit of mountains + an ocean would be ideal at any given moment. The outdoors hold so much energy and peace.

If you had a super power, what would it be? I would love to teleport and have the ability to be anywhere at any given moment! Travel would be so easy. I could accomplish so much and visit so many places.

What makes you laugh? I love to laugh so hard it makes you cry. I love a good dad joke. Laughter is contagious and I definitely get the bug when I hear giggles. My kids constantly keep me laughing and smiling.

Ericka G. Travis, Development Manager
Ericka G. Travis
Development Manager
Ericka was born and raised in Mexico City, and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be a student-athlete at LSU in 2009. While in school, she found that her passion is helping kids and youth overcome challenges in their lives. She worked in fundraising at the local children’s hospital, until the end of 2019 when she moved to Billings, Montana. She is very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Tumbleweed team. She looks forward to continue learning and growing every day in her personal and professional life.

A perfect weekend for Ericka includes going on an adventure, hiking the Beartooth Mountains with her husband and dogs or shredding down the slopes during the winter. The outdoors bring so much peace and joy into her life. A good brunch and a funny or suspense TV show will complete her weekend.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? I would love to be in two places at once. Traveling around the world experiencing all the different cultures while still getting my job done, would be my ideal superpower!

What makes you laugh? A lot of things make me laugh! I love to laugh until I make weird sounds and cry. My friends and dogs make me laugh a lot.