Assistant Controller – Corporate Services, Washington Corporations
Britney grew up in Montana where she eventually attended The University of Montana. She holds a Masters of Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. After working as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Seattle, she moved back to Missoula and joined Washington Corporations in 2011. As Assistant Controller for Washington Corporations, Britney oversees the daily accounting functions. Britney and her husband Matt enjoy spending time outside with their two young children and chocolate lab in tow.
Commercial Account Executive, Hub International Insurance
Whitney has served on our board since 2012. As a local Missoulian and graduate of the University of Montana, helping our local youth has always been a passion for her. In addition to her service at Youth Homes, she serves on the United Way Board (was the co-campaign Chair in 2013), and was a member of the Design Review Committee for the City of Missoula.
At Hub International she is responsible for business development and sales. Whitney specializes multiple lines of Commercial Insurance (property, general liability, cyber liability, professional and management liability and workers compensation). In her spare time she enjoy cooking/entertaining, traveling, hiking, skiing, and spending time with friends, her yellow lab Fitzgerald, and her fiancé, Trey.
Senior Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Chris was in management positions in healthcare and telecommunications before becoming a Financial Advisor, a position from which he recently retired. He has been active in the Missoula community, serving on the Board and as Board President of the YMCA, The United Way, Missoula Youth Homes, Partnership For Children, Missoula Food Bank and the Valleys Preservation Council. Chris and his wife Jeannie met while Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone, West Africa. They have two sons and two grandchildren. He graduated from Notre Dame and has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Montana.
Managing Partner, Farran Realty Partners
Mr. Corrick has been a Principal and a Director of Farran Realty Partners. He has worked for LS Power, Morrison Knudsen, and Hometown America, a subsidiary of Transwestern Investment Company, participating in all facets of developing, acquiring, and constructing several thousand residential apartments, subdivision lots, and condominiums. Mr. Corrick earned his BS in Construction Engineering Technology from Montana State University and his MBA from Pepperdine University.
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. He returned to Montana in 1992 to attend The University of Montana School of Law. Jaymie and his wife, Kristen, have three children and all are active outdoor enthusiasts, spending their summers and winters boating, camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing.
Executive Director, Montana Natural History Center
Since 2015 Thurston has lead the gifted and talented team at the nonprofit Montana Natural History Center. Growing up in western Montana, he spent his youth playing outdoors; exploring streams, ponds, and trails and collecting interesting rocks and other natural objects. After college, Thurston taught archaeological field school at the First Peoples Buffalo Jump in central Montana and worked as an archaeologist before going to the Montana Office of Tourism as a digital marketing manager. Returning to Missoula in 2008 he uncovered his passion for the community, philanthropy, and fundraising which in turn led him to Youth Homes. In their free time, Thurston and his wife, Suzanne, like to take in live music and travel the state to experience its varied and rich cultural heritage and natural history.
Registered Client Associate, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Shannone Hart rejoined our board in 2018. She previously served on our board from 2006 to 2013 and was Board President in 2010 and 2011.
She is a Registered Client Associate at UBS Financial Services. She has happily volunteered over the years 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.
Shannone is married to KC Hart and they have 2 sons, Jackson and Tanner. In addition to their 2 sons Shannone and KC have had many other children live with them over the years including multiple foreign exchange students, at risk youth and college students needing a home while attending school.
She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, traveling, Grizzly Football, spending time at the 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.
Broker/Partner – INK Realty Group
Shannon has served on the board of Youth Homes as a director since 2011. Shannon has a B.S. from the University of Idaho in Therapeutic Recreation, and started her career in 1998 working in Anchorage, AK at McClaughlin Youth Center with incarcerated youth. After moving to Montana she worked for a wilderness assessment program called Explorations in Trout Creek before deciding to shift to a business career, and continue to support Youth through her volunteer efforts.
Shannon is currently is a Broker/Partner for Ink Realty Group in Missoula, MT and an advocate for Youth in the community. She is married with a 5 year-old son, a black lab, and 2 goats. Her passions include all things Real Estate, whitewater rafting, skiing with family, and helping make the world a better place for kids.
Ann moved to Montana from Wisconsin where she worked at a premier Wisconsin youth camp as a counselor and waterfront director. She attended the University of Montana where she studied exercise physiology. Ann and her husband Mike have owned and operated The Depot restaurant for the past 45 years. Raising her 4 children, Ann was closely involved as a volunteer in numerous school programs.Ann believes every child needs to feel they have a safe place to call home.
Director, National Native Children’s Trauma Center – Institute for Educational Research and Service, 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 has been a previous employee of Youth Homes as staff in the Shirley Miller Attention Home and 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. She volunteered to join the Youth Homes Board of Directors to continue to support Youth Homes in providing culturally sensitive and trauma-informed services to children and families.
Betsy Saxton has a background as an educator. She has taught youngsters in pre-school as well as in an alternative high school in Albuquerque, NM. In 1999 she earned her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in education with an emphasis on issues of children at risk and multiculturalism. Subsequently she taught university students at the University of Nevada. Currently she is retired and lives with her husband, Harry, and their two doodle dogs in Hamilton, MT.
Owner, Holland Lake Lodge
Inspired by James Redford’s film, Paper Tigers, Christian has served on the Youth Homes board since 2016. He first came to Montana as a young teenager, and moved for good in 1999. He has owned the Lodge since 2002 and is awed by Montana’s vast landscape and the fragility of the wilderness.
Christian is a Leadership Missoula alum, has volunteered several years with Blackstone’s Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, and also with Defenders of Wildlife.
A resident of Missoula since 2005, he is most content in the mountains on one of his horses, on Mount Sentinel with his two golden retrievers, or far away exploring a remote international hot or cold spot.
Cardiovascular Clinical RN, International Heart Institute
Juli Alonzo Yobst joined the Board of Directors in 2017. Juli is a Missoula native who works as a Cardiac Nurse (for 28 years!). She is married with two teenagers who keep her on her toes. She loves everything about the outdoors and her favorite times are spent at Flathead Lake with her family. Juli says she feels very fortunate to be part of Youth Homes.