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 on 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 superpower, 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 superpowers, 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.
Human Resource Manager/Assistant ED
Kristian is Tumbleweed’s HR Manager, and he brings over 15 years of experience working in the field of human resources. Although he has worked in the private industry, he is passionate about the work that non-profits do. In fact, he started his career in HR with Head Start.
When not working, he is skiing at Red Lodge Mountain during the winter months, and in the summer, he gardens.
What are you most proud of? That would be my son, I’m so proud him!
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Shape shifting, I would shape shift into an eagle and sore into the wild blue yonder.
What makes you laugh? The Sunday comics, especially “Dilbert” by Scott Adams.
Youth Housing Demonstration Project Program Manager
Adam brings nearly ten years of experience working with people living in poverty. During the past several years, that focus has shifted to ensuring that individuals and families experiencing homelessness are given every opportunity to succeed and better their situations. He enjoys spending time with his family, and as an alumnus of Belfry, small towns have a special place in his heart.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Flying. How cool would it be to fly?
What makes you laugh? I really enjoy listening to any stand-up comedians.
Chafee Program Manager
A graduate of MSU-B with his Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology, Tony joins the Tumbleweed program with two years of case management experience focusing on youth services.
When not at work, Tony can be found hiking with his dog, an American Akita named Bushido or running along the Rims.
If you could have any superpower, what would you have? I would like the ability to fly. It would be an amazing experience to see the world from above.
What makes me laugh? I enjoy a television show with an irreverent sense of humor (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hacks, Arrested Development to name a few).
What are you proud of? Buying a house. It means a lot to me to be in a position in my life where I am stable enough to have made such a large purchase.
Chafee Case Manager
Brandon is a Chafee case manager at Tumbleweed and with him, he brings two years of communication experience to the team. He holds a passion for assisting youth to steer their life in a direction that best suits them. His personality radiates fun which gravitates people towards him and allows him to make a more personal connection with the youth he helps, the people he works alongside, and even strangers he may have just met. Brandon’s greatest achievement is his independence and self-acceptance that has come through years of hard work and exploration of all his life’s passions.
When he is not working Brandon can be found traveling the world, exploring the mountains, or even venturing out into the corners of his own community. He also enjoys spending time with friends, or alone with a good book or movie.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Teleportation. I hold a deep love for the natural world and all its inhabitants. Every moment outside of work would be spent experiencing new cultures, sights, and people.
What makes you laugh? My friends. I could spend hours in a room with my friends doing nothing but making each other laugh. I would go into a lifetime of debt to purchase a highlight reel of our funniest moments together.
School Team Case Manager
Quincy is a Tumbleweed School Team Case Manager at Senior High School. She has been with Tumbleweed since 2016 and started as a volunteer while attending college. She has always felt the need to fight for the underdog and that everyone deserves a fair shake.
Quincy grew up in Central Montana on a Farm / Ranch in a large family. She is the oldest grandchild of 41 grandchildren. She cherished growing up with cousins, her pony and life lessons.
What are you most proud of? I am most proud of making the decision to finish my degree and coming back to work for Tumbleweed.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? I think that to help our youth we need a lot of superpowers. If I had to pick just one, I would think that being telepathic would come in handy and help me find youth in need.
What makes you laugh? My brother and sister make me laugh. I keep telling them they should do stand-up comedy.
Sutherland Admin Assistant
Christina comes to Tumbleweed with a wealth of lived and professed experience in helping youth and young adults. And front office management.
Christina’s role as office manager, not only involves all functions of office management but also requires her ability to practice trauma-informed care.
Christina and her family hail from the State of Washington, where she managed restaurants and often times employed and gave free meals to homeless youths and young adults. Christina’s greatest joy is spending time with her son and daughter.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? To be able to touch and heal anyone’s pain. From illness to mental health. Especially the youths and young adults at Tumbleweed. Their lives have just started, and they have been through more than most adults have. To ease some of that pain for them, would be a blessing.
What makes you laugh? My dogs and family. They are a silly bunch with such great personalities it’s hard to have a bad day with all of them around.
Drop In Center Case Manager
Heide was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She moved to Bozeman to attend M.S.U. and earned her degree in education with a Family and Consumer Science major and a History minor. Heide returned back to the “Magic City” and accepted a job with the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. Her position at YBGR was working with teenage girls at a transitional group home as a youth counselor. Heide taught part time at Skyview High High School for several years before transferring to Senior High School. For the next 27 years, Heide taught a variety of classes at Senior but enjoyed teaching the upper level culinary classes the most. She served as the department head for Family and Consumer Science her last 5 years at Senior and retired from teaching in 2020. Heide enjoys work with young adults, making connections and forming lasting relationships.
30 years of summers off has led to many traveling adventures. Her first summer vacation was spent in Cancun and then she continued to go back to Mexico as often as she could. Cozumel is where she spent most of her time. She loves to travel and learn about new cultures and live like the locals. Other things that she enjoys doing is spending time at her cabin just outside of Red Lodge, gardening, planting flowers and refurbishing old furniture. llShe loves making new friends and “catching up” with old friends.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? I would want to be like Samantha on Bewitched or Jeanie from I dream of Jeanie. Basically, I could do anything I wanted with just a twinkle of my nose.
What makes you laugh? Watching funny animal videos, hanging out with my besties is always a great time and classic skits from SNL- Mary Kathryn Gallager and The Spartan Cheerleaders and mad t.v.’s-Stewart. One of my all time favorite shows
Jessica is Tumbleweed’s receptionist, and donation processor. Her passion is helping youth and young adults meet their full potential. Jessica’s lived experience enables her to relate on a deeper level with the vulnerable youth and young adults that Tumbleweed serves. One of Jessica’s strengths is her ability to build trusting relationships with youth, this can be made easier because she shares experiences due to being a troubled youth herself. Through hard work and grace, she has found her way.
Jessica was born and raised in Las Vegas until Nevada. At 17 she moved to Montana, a move which she acknowledges saved her life. Her best strength interacting with the youth is her own experience being a vulnerable youth. Her most prized achievement is having her daughter.
When she is not working, she is spending time at home, with her prized achievement, her daughter. Jessica also enjoys spending time with her dog, Gysy and fiancé.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? It would be to have night vision. I really am blind in the dark and it would be awesome to be able to see in the dark!
What makes you laugh? What makes me laugh is my fiancé, my best friend, my daughter and my puppy. I love to laugh and I love being happy.
School Based Program Manager
Pete is a case manager at Tumbleweed. He holds a degree in parks, tourism, and recreation management from the University of Montana. He brings with him experience as Youth Development Coordinator at Flagship, a non-profit after school program for children based out of Missoula, MT. Pete loves interacting with youth and believes that sometimes all it takes is a helping hand to change the course of someone’s life.
When you are not at work, what is your favorite thing to do? Outside of work I enjoy taking my dog Saul Goodboy, a silly Boxer mutt, on long hikes in the woods. I also love disc golf, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Super speed. Imagine all the things you could accomplish if you moved lightning fast!
What makes you laugh? ? I find humor in almost everything! Lately, I’ve been watching quite a bit of stand-up. I have a lot of respect for those who get up in front of a room of people and make them laugh. John Mulaney, George Carlin, and Hannah Gadsby, to name a few.
Drop In/Resource Center Program Manager
YHDP Case Manager