I'm a native Montanan with a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Montana. I've enjoyed working in the non-profit world, as well as the brink gallery here in Missoula for the last several years and I'm thrilled to be the new ED at Living Art.
Things I say: Oh my word!/OMW!
Skills: writer, lost item finder, uncanny knack for remembering people's names whom I've only met once, gift-giving - I buy Christmas and birthday gifts year-round
I love: Sci-fi, LEGOs, reading, hiking the 'M' with my kids, and travel
A Minnesota native, she earned a BFA, and worked in production pottery in Winona, MN until the desire to make non- functional, large scale sculpture lured her west to get her MFA at Washington State University. A camping trip to Montana in '94 ended up being permanent. At Living Art since 2012, she says, "I'm thrilled to work at an organization that believes in the inherent value of creating with your hands and recognizes the relief and insight that creativity can bring to one’s life."
Favorite way to relax: Hiking far away from cell service. National Parks are like sanctuaries for me.
Things I say: Do I have everything…do I have everything…do I have everything…yes I do!
Superpower: I’m told I’m a “super connector.” I analyze info & find meaningful connections. Tracy's e-mail
Odette is an Alaskan by birth but happy to have her heart firmly split with Montana. She is an active artist, teacher, and construction coordinator. Her educational background in all these fields gives added depth to each one. She has worked with Living Art of Montana in a variety of roles for over ten years and looks forward to continuing for another ten.
Hidden talent: I can handle a dog sled team
Special skill: Organizing. Although at times people might doubt that…
Favorite meme: It’s not really hoarding when it’s cool stuff!
I'm a creative individual who loves connecting with people, nature and animals. I studied painting, poetry and contemporary art. I like to think I have a good sense of humor. I love to travel and explore.
Hidden talent: I can recognize actors and actresses from the smallest roles even if they've only been in commercials.
Things I say: "Hit the nail on the hammer," "The whole ten yards," and "Kill a bird with two stones."
Skills: Painter and idiom mixer-upper
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