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Jenifer Alger

Jenifer Alger

Chief Financial Officer

 

Jenifer has a BS degree in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis from Montana State University. She is a huge fan of the Bobcats which you can easily tell by stepping into her office. She started her State career off as an income tax auditor for the Department of Revenue and after 8 years moved on to be a Budget Analyst for the Department of Administration. A few short years later she accepted the Accountant position with the State Information Technology Services Division within DOA and was eventually promoted to the Financial Management Services Bureau Chief. A little more than 10 years later, she became the Chief Financial Officer for the Montana Arts Council.

jeniferalger@mt.gov | (406) 444-6489

Tatiana Gant

Tatiana Gant

Executive Director

 

Tatiana is a trained visual artist and for several years, maintained a studio practice.  Her artistry includes ceramics, drawing, metals, printmaking, painting, photography, and sculpture. She also founded a community clay studio, and supported the management of a not-for-profit multi-arts community based organization. Tatiana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the last four years, Tatiana served as the executive director for the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). 

tatiana.gant@mt.gov | (406) 444-6546

Monica Grable

Monica Grable

Arts Education Director


Monica has a combined 27 years’ experience working in the arts as an administrator, visual artist and educator, having earned her BA in Art at the College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University and an MA in Education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Since returning to Montana for a second time in 2001, Monica’s experiences have included the positions of Executive Director of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council and Visual Art teacher at Hamilton High School. With deep interests in multidisciplinary arts, community development through the arts and arts integration in K-12 education, Monica is very happy to be working alongside outstanding educators, artists, and community organizations to advance arts education initiatives in Montana for students of all ages.

monica.grable@mt.gov | (406) 444-6522

Kristin Han Burgoyne

Kristin Han Burgoyne

Grants Director and Accessibility Coordinator

 

Kristin has a degree in Biology/Pre-med from Colorado College. She is fascinated by technology, design, and living creatively. Raised on a farm on the Hi-Line, her career has included traveling the country with Warren Miller Entertainment and working as a program director/instructor for a martial arts school.

kburgoyne@mt.gov | (406) 444-6449

Cinda Holt

Cinda Holt

Business Development Specialist 


Cinda has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and corporate development consulting: Managing Director of the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival in the 1980’s; manager of Maurice Sendak's national children's theatre The Night Kitchen in New York; and managing a $7M capital campaign for the Missoula Children's Theatre. She telecommutes from Stevensville and is a board member of both CERF+ (The Artist's Safety Net) and the Stevensville Main Street Association.

cholt@mt.gov | (406) 777-0090

Sheri Jarvis

Sheri Jarvis

Montana Artrepreneur Program Director


Sheri is a potter, painter and mixed media commission artist with a BA in Organizational Development and a minor in Fine Art from Montana State University – Billings. Her professional experience ranges from small business ownership to the executive director position at a non-profit domestic violence program. She has been involved with MAP as a student and coach for three years.

sherijarvis@mt.gov | (406) 865-0884

Czelsi Kozak

Czelsi Kozak

Administrative and Media Specialist


Czelsi attended the University of Montana for a bachelor's degree in Media Arts. She started at the arts council as an intern in high school and has been there ever since! She is an independent photographer and graphic designer on the side.

ckozak@mt.gov | (406) 444-4700

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