Every day, Colleen needs to learn, to create, to work with her hands, and to help. Born and raised in Helena, she graduated from Carroll College in 2007 with a BA in Classical Studies. Colleen worked as a Youth Counselor, then Development Coordinator, before becoming the Program Manager for the Jan Shaw Home for Girls. In previous iterations of her professional life, Colleen has been (and continues to be) a nanny, a baker, and a student. She has (mostly) retired from painting and walking on stilts, although she is willing to engage in these activities on an occasional basis.