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Destination Missoula Board of Directors FY 2018-2019


Matt Doucette | President | New York Life Insurance Company

Matt originally hails from Boston, MA and is currently a Financial Professional with New York Life. He serves on the Executive and Personnel committees and is deeply committed to ensuring Missoula has sustainable funding to support tourism marketing. Other organizations Matt works with include the Watson Children's Center, Missoula Airport Authority, and Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club. He is a proud alumnus of the Johnson & Wales University Hospitality College with degrees in Culinary Arts A.S., Foodservice Management B.S., and Hospitality Administration M.S. Matt loves the people and scenery of Missoula and takes any chance he gets to enjoy the fabulous music venues around town and the great outdoors.



Scott Richman | President-Elect | Townsquare Media

As the General Mananger/CRO of Townsquare Media Missoula, Scott is an active member in the community whose passions range from supporting and promoting the Missoula International Airport, local restaurants, and all of the area's wonderful recreation opportunities. He holds a B.A. from George Washington University and is currently active the DUI Task Force and the MBA. Scott's family loves Missoula and together they enjoy all of the skiing, hiking, and lakes as well as how easy it is to get to the East Coast/West Coast via our great airport. Scott can often be found skiing at Snowbowl, or golfing at the Ranch Club with his friends, Mary and Al, and his son Louis.


Matt Ellis | Secretary | Missoula Osprey

Matt is the Executive Vice President of the Missoula Osprey Professional Baseball Club and MSO Hub, a retail, ticketing, and visitors center hub in downtown Missoula. Throughout his career he has been both an owner and operator and has worked at all levels of Minor League Baseball. He has been a part of the Missoula Osprey franchise as both an owner and operator since 1994. Matt and the Osprey take community service very seriously. He is currently a Board of Director for the Missoula Downtown Association, Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau, Missoula Parking Commission, and Missoula Curling Club. He is also a co-chair of the Downtown Missoula Master Plan Implementation Committee. Originally from Fort Huachuca, AZ, Matt holds a B.A. in Marketing from Arizona State University and is deeply committed to ensuring funding protection and growth of Missoula tourism. His favorite things about Missoula include the diversity of the city, our vibrant downtown community, the outdoor opportunities, and all of the arts and entertainment available here.


Jim Galipeau | Treasurer | JCCS

Jim currently serves on the Executive and Personnel Committees. He is interested in bringing great events to town and promoting the current events and ambiance that showcase Missoula as a premier location to live and work. Jim is active in a variety of organizations including the Impact Fee Committee, Missoula Parking Commission, United Way, Missoula Downtown Association, and the Missoula Chamber of Commerce. Jim is a shareholder of JCCS and has lived in Missoula since the age of four. Since getting his degree in Accounting from the University of Montana, Jim has enjoyed living in Western Montana for all the amenities that it has to offer. Jim chooses to live in Missoula because he enjoys being close to Flathead Lake during the summer and the incredible outdoor recreation and services that we are spoiled with. During the fall, expect to find him at the Grizzly games.


Staci Nugent | Past President | Paradise Falls


Bob Terrazas | Counsel | Terrazas Clark Henkel, P.C


Layne Rolston | Vice President | Good Food Store


Stephen Simpson | Vice President | Praha, Inc.

Stephen is the President of Praha, Inc. and currently serves on the Arts & Culture Committee. He is passionate about promoting sustainable growth within our community, increasing awareness and providing a voice for angling, fishing, hunting and the outdoors in general. Born in Marion, NC, Stephen attained his B.S. in Finance and International Business and his M.B.A. from the University of Montana. An avid lover of the outdoors, he currently is affiliated with Global Pacific ATM and the Clearwater Stop N Go.



Karen Schlatter | Vice President | MT Event Services, University of Montana

Originally from Alaska, Karen loves all things outdoors. She holds a B.S. in Communication and Cultural Organization, and is currently the Events Coordinator for University Center Special Projects at the University of Montana. An active member in the community, Karen is a part of Leadership Missoula, YWCA Meals, Chamber Staff Ambassadors, Quality of Work Life Council, and DiverseU Committee. She is also the Chair for Leadership Missoula Quality of Life. Committed to tourism and community collaboration, Karen's favorite event in Missoula is the Farmers' Market.


Tiffany Brander | Missoula Parking Commission

Dan Carlino | Independent

Bryan Flaig | First Security Bank

Christine Johnson | Clover Creative

Christine is the owner of Clover Creative, a consulting company that specializes in technical writing and grant proposals. Originally from Butte, MT she is involved with GSA, MT Tech Alumni Association, Missoula Chapter MTAA, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and many more. Attaining degrees from Montana Tech in Professional & Technical Communications and the University of Montana in Journalism, Christine's heart is with Griz Nation, the Missoula Marathon and anything to do with getting out and enjoying Montana. She currently is a member of the Sports, Personnel, and Board Development committees.

Kate Leonberger | Holiday Inn Express


Chuck Maes | University of Montana Athletic Department

A University of Montana graduate, Chuck is the Associate Athletic Director with Grizzly Athletics and currently serves on the Sports Committee. Originally from Anaconda, MT, he is also a member of the Grizzly Scholarship Association and feels passionately in working with the International Association of Venue Managers. Chuck enjoys spending time at iconic Missoula events including River City Roots Festival, Out to Lunch, and Grizzly sporting events. His favorite things about Missoula are the people and all of the great amenities available in the Summer.

Michael McGill | MCT, Inc.

Carrie Rasmussen | Comfort Inn

Kim Sawyer | Wingate by Wyndham

Airport Representative | Ad Hoc



Missoula TBID Board of Directors FY 2018-2019



Tim Giesler | President | Ruby's Inn & Convention Center


Whitney Bergmann | Best Western Grant Creek Inn

Whitney came to Missoula in order to study Communication and English at the University of Montana. Although born in Seattle, she was raised in northern Japan and is now the General Manager of the Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn. Whitney loves the accessibility of all Missoula has to offer in a "small town" environment and is dedicated to making Missoula a destination for group/convention travel, team and tournament travel, as well as for major events that attract great music talent. Currently, she is a member of the Grant Committee and enjoys the many hiking opportunities Missoula has to offer. 

Lydia Bryan | Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater

Lydia is the Director of Sales & Marketing for the DoubleTree and currently serves on the TBID Committee. She is an active member with the Missoula Chamber, Missoula Downtown Association, and Fort Courage Daycare and is committed to promoting Missoula as a travel destination and educating both the community and visitors on the importance of tourism to our city.  Originally from Iron Mountain, MI, Lydia enjoys all of the bike/walking trails, festivals, restaurants, and football games that Missoula has to offer. 


Luke Laslovich | Campus Inn


Kate Leonberger | Holiday Inn Express



Destination Missoula Board of Directors FY 2017-2018

Staci Nugent | President | Paradise Falls
Matt Doucette | President-Elect | New York Life Insurance Company
Matt Ellis | Secretary | Missoula Osprey
Jim Galipeau | Treasurer | JCCS
Christine Johnson | Past President | Clover Creative
Bob Terrazas | Counsel | Terrazas Clark Henkel, P.C.
Kristen Sackett | Vice President | Missoula Downtown Partnership
Scott Richman | Vice President | Townsquare Media
Stephen Simpson | Vice President | Praha, Inc.
Michael McGill | MCT, Inc.
Rod Austin | Missoula Parking Commission
Carrie Rasmussen | Comfort Inn
Dan Carlino | Independent
Layne Rolston | Good Food Store
Bryan Flaig | First Security Bank
Kim Sawyer | Wingate by Wyndham
Amanda Jacobson | Missoula International Airport
Karen Schlatter | University Center Administration, University of Montana
Kate Leonberger | Holiday Inn Express
Erika McGowan | Ad Hoc | Windfall, Inc.

Missoula TBID Board of Directors FY 2017-2018

Lydia Bryan | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater
Tim Giesler | Ruby's Inn & Convention Center
Whitney Kempel | Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn
Luke Laslovich | Campus Inn
Kate Leonberger | Holiday Inn Express