Our Board of Directors

  • Whitney Maphis

    Whitney Maphis

    President

    Account Executive, BidClips

    As a local Missoulian and graduate of the University of Montana, Whitney has always felt passionately about helping our local youth succeed. In addition to her service at Youth Homes, she serves on the United Way Board, where she held the title of co-campaign Chair in 2013, and was a member of the Design Review Committee for the City of Missoula.

    Recently, Whitney left Hub International where she specialized in multiple lines of Commercial Insurance (property, general liability, cyber liability, professional and management liability and workers compensation) and is now an Account Executive with BidClips. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys cooking and entertaining, traveling, hiking, skiing, and spending time with friends, her yellow lab, Fitzgerald.

  • Jaymie Bowditch

    Jaymie Bowditch

    Vice President

    Attorney, Boone Karlberg P.C.

    Jaymie was born in Tarrytown, New York, but spent the majority of his childhood in Minnesota. He moved to Bozeman, Montana, in 1985 to attend Montana State University. Upon graduation, he moved to Denver to work for Chatfield Dean investment bankers. In 1992, Jaymie returned to Montana to attend The University of Montana School of Law. Jaymie and his wife, Kristen, are outdoor enthusiasts, as are their three children. The family spends their summers and winters boating, camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing.

    Jaymie has been a board member since 2016 and is in his second year of his second term. Jaymie serves on Executive Committee.

  • Lawrence King

    Lawrence King

    SECRETARY/TREASURER

    Benefits Specialist – Aflac

    Lawrence was born and raised in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Lawrence and his wife, Megan, relocated to Missoula twenty-five years ago, where they have raised their three sons. Lawrence has coached for Mt. Sentinel Little League, Loyola High School Football, YMCA Youth Basketball, Little Grizzly Football, and Missoula Youth Football.

    Lawrence has since turned his attention to Youth Homes, where he has served as a director since 2019. He is in the second year of his third term. Lawrence serves on the Finance Committee.

     

  • Larry Flanagan

    Larry Flanagan

    Past President

    Community Volunteer

    Larry is a native of Great Falls, Montana. He and his wife, Bonnie, married and moved to Missoula in 1965, where they only anticipated staying until they completed their college degrees. That temporary stay has turned into fifty-three years. In college, Larry began working as a car salesman and climbed his way to the position of sales manager. In 1982, he and Bonnie purchased their first car dealership franchises. They operated several franchises until they retired in 2009. They have two sons, Shannon and Aron, and four grandchildren, Connor, Sloan, Jande, and Ava.

    Larry has been associated with Youth Homes for the past twenty-five years, during which time he has served on several advisory boards and served one term as President of the Board of Directors. He is now serving his third term on the board, which began in 2014. Larry serves on Executive and Summer Party Committees. Larry is proud to be associated with all of the hard-working, caring, and brilliant employees of Youth Homes.

  • Shannone Hart

    Shannone Hart

    Member

    Registered Client Associate, UBS Financial Services, Inc. 

    Shannone is a Registered Client Associate at UBS Financial Services. Over the years, she has happily volunteered for organizations including Missoula Rotary, Toastmasters, Missoula Businesswomen’s Network, Dubbers Care, Chicks n Chaps, the Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Center, and The Dan Fox Foster Care Program.

    She and her husband, KC, have two sons, Jackson and Tanner. In addition to their sons, many other children have called Shannone and KC’s house home, including multiple foreign exchange students, at-risk youth, and college students in need of housing while attending school.

    She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, traveling, Grizzly Football, spending time at Flathead Lake, and being a Great Auntie to Claire and Esmee.  Shannone is passionate about helping children and believes that Youth Homes serves an important need in Montana.

    Shannone rejoined our board in 2018. Previously, she served from 2006 to 2013 and was Board President in 2010 and 2011. She is currently serving her first year in her first term. Shannone serves on the Board Development Committee.

  • Joe Jensen

    Joe Jensen

    Member

    Owner, Confluence Construction

    Despite the long list of places where Joe lived during his upbringing in a military family, his family ties in Montana always made the state feel like home. After college, Joe taught field science to kids of all ages at the Yosemite Institute. He returned to Missoula to earn a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Montana’s School of Forestry. After graduate school, Joe worked as a biologist restoring degraded streams in Montana and Idaho. Joe ultimately left applied science to start Confluence Construction. Fifteen years later, Confluence Construction is serving the needs of residential and commercial clients in the Missoula area.

    Joe joined the Board in 2019 and serves on the Finance Committee.

  • Dr. Kim McKearnan

    Dr. Kim McKearnan

    Member

    Executive Director, Camp Mak-A-Dream

    Kim is a passionate & compassionate leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of settings. After returning to the U.S. following time abroad helping to open a children’s hospital, she decided to take on a new challenge in the non-profit sector.  She is grateful to be using her skills & experience for the benefit of Camp Mak-A-Dream— a cost-free experience for individuals  and families impacted by cancer (campdream.org).  With her professional roots in bedside clinical care and educational achievements culminating in a PhD, Kim’s priority is to help facilitate the delivery of excellent participant or patient & family centered care through the support & encouragement of a talented team. She loves working in a multidisciplinary environment and, even more, with children. She is also committed to the education of future care providers & innovative research aimed at improving pediatric healthcare accessibility & delivery.

    When not at work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 awesome kids & two labs.  Travel, skiing, hiking, & soccer top their list of activities.

  • Ann Munsey

    Ann Munsey

    Member

    Community Volunteer

    Ann moved to Montana from Wisconsin where she worked at a premier Wisconsin youth camp as a counselor and waterfront director. She went on to study Exercise Physiology at the University of Montana. Ann and her husband, Mike, have owned and operated The Depot restaurant for the past 45 years. While raising her four children, Ann became closely involved as a volunteer in numerous school programs. Ann believes every child needs to feel that they have a safe place to call home.

    Ann  has been a board member since 2015. She is serving her second year of her second term. Ann serves on Board Development, Summer Party, and Run 4 Kids Committees.

  • Eric Petersen

    Eric Petersen

    Member

    Owner, PETES Electric

    Eric studied Applied Physics at Pacific Lutheran University and Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota. Eric has devoted much of his time to serving on boards, including the 8th District Electrical Workers Pension and Annuity Secretary of the Board in 2018 and 2019, Montana GRIP Board of Directors, and the Missoula Building Industry Association in addition to Youth Homes. Eric also works as an electrical engineer and is proud to run a family owned electrical contracting business.

    Eric is a devoted family man. He and his wonderful wife are kept on their toes by their children and pets. Eric is motivated and inspired by his travels and makes the time in his busy schedule to downhill ski in the winter and boat and camp in the summer.

    Eric joined the Board in 2019 and is serving his first term.

  • Maegan Rides at the Door, LCPC, PhD Candidate

    Maegan Rides at the Door, LCPC, PhD Candidate

    Member

    Director, National Native Children’s Trauma Center – University of Montana

    Maegan Rides At The Door serves as the Director of the National Native Children’s Trauma Center at the University of Montana. She is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Tribes and a descendent of the Absentee Shawnee Shawnee Tribe. Maegan first worked with Youth Homes as a staff member in the Shirley Miller Attention Home. Our organization then benefited from her expertise as an In Home and Outpatient Therapist for the Dan Fox Family Care Program. Prior to serving on the board, she was also a member of the Youth Homes Cross Cultural Awareness Committee.

    Maegan joined in 2018 and is serving the second year of her first term. Maegan volunteered to join the Youth Homes Board of Directors to continue to support Youth Homes’ efforts to provide culturally sensitive and trauma-informed services to children and families.

  • Harry Saxton

    Harry Saxton

    Member

    Community Volunteer

    Harry was born and raised in Southern California. On a NROTC Scholarship, he attended Stanford University where he earned a master’s degree and, after serving four years in the Navy, a doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering. During his professional career, Harry participated in a number of defense related activities including research and development, engineering design, production, and field testing while employed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Lockheed Martin. During that period, Harry served in a number of management capacities before retiring as President of Lockheed Martin Nevada Technologies headquartered in Las Vegas.

    Harry and his wife, Betsy, have four children and four grandchildren scattered throughout the western US. Harry enjoys hiking, skiing, flying gliders, and he and Betsy enjoy traveling internationally and beekeeping.

    Harry joined the Board in the fall of 2019 and serves on the Finance and Risk Management Committees. Betsy is also a long-time volunteer and past member of the Youth Homes Board, so Harry has played many supporting roles over the years.

  • Ashley Trautman

    Ashley Trautman

    Member

    Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Montana

    Ashley was born in Texas, spent most of her childhood in Wyoming, and came to Montana in 2003 to attend the University of Montana where she earned her bachelors, Masters in Social Work and eventually, Juris Doctorate. Today, Ashley serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and a Training and Technical Assistance provider at the National Native Children’s Trauma Center. Ashley and her partner, Stephen, have two young children. As a family, they enjoy spending time outside hiking, swimming, and skiing.

    Ashley became a board member in the fall of 2019. She is on the cross cultural awareness committee and is serving her first year in her first term.

  • Christian Wohlfeil

    Christian Wohlfeil

    Member

    Owner, Holland Lake Lodge

    Christian first came to Montana as a young teenager and moved for good in 1999. A resident of Missoula since 2005, Christian is a Leadership Missoula alum who has volunteered with Blackstone’s Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge and Defenders of Wildlife. He has owned Holland Lake Lodge since 2002 and is awed by Montana’s vast landscape and the fragility of the wilderness.

    Christian is most content when traversing Montana’s mountains on horseback, hiking Mount Sentinel with his two golden retrievers, or exploring a remote, international hot or cold spot far away.

    Inspired by James Redford’s film, Paper Tigers, Christian has served on the Youth Homes board since 2016. He is in his first year of his second term. Christian serves on Summer Party, Board Development, and Risk Management Committees.

  • Juli Yobst

    Juli Yobst

    Member

    Cardiovascular Clinical RN, International Heart Institute

    Juli is a Missoula native who has worked tirelessly as a Cardiac Nurse for the past twenty-eight years. She is married with two teenagers who keep her on her toes. Juli loves everything about the outdoors and spends her favorite times at Flathead Lake with her family. Juli says she feels very fortunate to be part of Youth Homes.

    Juli joined the Board of Directors in 2017. She is in her first year of her second term. Juli serves on the Summer Party and PQI Committees.