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.
Drop-In Center 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.
Resource Center Program Manager
Cassidy has worked in several different places helping people, and the environment. He believes in tying activities, indoor and outdoor to positive mental health. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. He has worked in several non-profits in the community, including Recreational Manager for Alternatives, Mental Health Worker for YBGR, Interpretive Ranger for Tippet Rise Art Center, and Land Restoration at Montana Audubon Center.
Cassidy utilized Tumbleweed’s services 15 years ago. He has always dreamed of working at Tumbleweed helping youth and young adults who find themselves in the same position he was in. Cassidy is very empathetic with the youth and young adults Tumbleweed serves and understands firsthand what many of them are going through. He can relate to youth and young adults and strives to be the person he needed when he was younger. Cassidy believes in leading through finding positive ways for Tumbleweeds youth and young adults to grow and cope with their struggles.
Cassidy grew up in Billings and has 4 amazing children. He believes in helping others in any way he can. Things are not always black and white and he is able to work in the “gray” areas to find routes to success.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Like in the movies when you hear background music, my power would be to have different music play in sync with my life. Music is super important to me.
What makes you laugh? Others laughing, and people enjoying themselves. Happiness is what makes people laugh!
School Team Program Manager
Chris is the School Program Manager for Tumbleweed. Chris started at Tumbleweed in December of 2021 and brings 25 years of experience in mental health, in which he worked in acute and school-based settings. Chris has held many positions during this time from a mental health worker to leading a team of program managers ensuring the trauma-informed care approach. Chris is a leader by example, in building relationships with youth and young adults and developing successful teams and programs. Chris believes that trust, empathy, and integrity are vital in all we do.
Chris grew up in Glendive, a small town in Eastern Montana. Chris loved Glendive and the hunting and fishing it provided. Chris will never forget when he caught his first Paddlefish, 75lbs. Chris also loved the community and was a town “where everyone knows your name.” When he is not at work, Chris enjoys camping trips with his family, exercising, and loves most sports. Chris is a die-hard U of M Grizzlies, Pittsburg Steelers, and LA Dodgers fan. Chris also loves to golf. Chris is a true believer that in order to take care and help others we first must take care of ourselves.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? I would be able to time travel. I would like to go back and be in kids’ lives that had to experience so much trauma, and pain to intervene so they know they were loved, they matter, and going to make a difference in the world.
What makes you laugh? I would say my best friends, they have a great sense of humor and know me inside and out. My family all have a great perspective on life and in today’s world, adding some humor to it. Slapstick comedies also, when I need a good laugh watching one of those helps me out. I love to make others laugh also.
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.
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.