What is your name?
What do you do for work and what is your slash (aka what do you do in your free time)?
Archivist at the Montana Historical Society/ 1 part beer drinker 2 parts gym rat
How did you land in Helena?
Grew up here
What is the best piece of advice that you ever received – career-related or otherwise?
I maintain a can-do spirit, just because I fail once (or multiple times), doesn't mean I won't succeed in the end
When do you feel the most yourself?
In the weight room, on the ski hill, or at a tap room. Guess you can say I live a well rounded life!
Where is the last place you explored and where do you want to explore next?
I'm always up for exploring a new Montana craft brewery, which isn't hard since new ones keep opening all the time.
Tell us something about yourself that we didn’t ask:
Last year I was awarded a grant from Humanities Montana to help fund the Montana Brewery Oral History Project, which I developed to capture the stories of those involved in the brewing industry in the state. The project focuses on those early pioneers in the modern day movement. The MBOHP officially began this spring and so far we've collected nine out the twenty total stories (including Brain Smith of Blackfoot River Brewing and Max Pigman of Lewis and Clark Brewing). All of these oral histories will be made available through the Montana Historical Society and will eventually be placed online through the Montana Historical Society's new digital vault. It's been a huge learning experience for me as this I've never applied for a grant before, but I've enjoyed the entire process and hope to expand on the project in the future.