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.
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Tatiana Gant began her career as a visual artist and has worked in schools and communities as a teaching artist. Her roles in non-profit organizations span program design, resource development, and management. Tatiana entered state government as a grant officer, leading work across state agencies to advance arts learning. Her most recent position was Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Tatiana has served on a variety of national committees and review panels. She joined the Montana Arts Council in 2017.
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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.
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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.
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Shawna is a native Montanan, raised on the Hi-Line in Cut Bank and attended Montana State University – Billings, majoring in Business/Accounting. She spent 20 years in Denver working at financial services firms and later selling real estate. In 2017 she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Helena. Shawna enjoys giving back to the community through volunteerism for organizations such as Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Therapeutic Needs Program, and Jr. Achievement. She also loves spending time outdoors - trail running/hiking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, snow shoeing, golfing and camping.
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Brian has an MA in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University and a BA in Sociology from Linfield College in Oregon. Born and raised in Wyoming, Brian has since lived all over the West before moving to Helena in 2018 with his wife and young daughter. Brian has worked in diverse roles in the nonprofit and education world, ranging from school garden teacher to community organizer to food safety trainer. He is excited to join the Montana Arts Council, and is especially interested in how art can help build more resilient communities and better connect people to the places they call home.
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