Our team

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Sherrie Arey
Executive Director

Sherrie leads our team in all aspects of our work - development, fundraising, and neighborhood revitalization. 

        Contact Sherrie

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Keith Nelson
Director of Construction

Keith is a long time NeighborWorks employee. Keith oversees all of our single-family construction, including Owner Built.

        Contact Keith

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Katie Batterbee
Director of Marketing & Real Estate

Katie oversees our brand and real estate development efforts serving as a Realtor, representing NWGF transactions.

       

        Contact Katie

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Jenel Figarelle
Director of Operations/
Property Management

Jenel handles operational duties, property management, and general office oversight.

    

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Rosie Kiernan
Homeownership Planner

Rosie works with neighbors wherever they are in their homeownership journey- from pre-purchase prep to homeowner help.

       

        Contact Rosie

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Vickie Erickson
Staff Accountant

Vickie assists our accounting department in keeping our multi-service organization in order.

       

        Contact Vickie

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Jamie Overturf
IT & Salesforce Coordinator

Jamie helps to keep our office going day to day overseeing our front office, IT, and customer management system.

       

        Contact Jamie

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Greg Biggs
Construction Project Supervisor

Greg oversees single-family and multi-family construction projects.

        Contact Greg

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Karen Nebel
Director of Human Resources

Karen has worked at NeighborWorks for over 20 years. Karen, now semi-retired, works part-time to assist with HR.

       

        Contact Karen

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Deacon Haman
Owner Built Construction Crew Helper

Deacon assists our Owner Built Homes neighbors, guiding them through the construction process.

 

        Contact Deacon

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Jeff Neiffer
Finance Director

Jeff has a long background in the financial world and oversees all finance and accounting responsibilities for NWGF. 

        Contact Jeff

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Laura Bolstad
Homeownership Center Director

Laura leads our homeownership team, including all pre- and post-purchase education, counseling, and lending.

       

        Contact Laura

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Carol Bronson
Director of Community Initiatives

Carol leads our community engagement programs to bring together residents and resources to make a positive impact.

       

        Contact Carol

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Brenda Kukay
Owner Built Homes Coordinator

Brenda coordinates all the moving pieces in our Owner Built Homes program. From application to move in, she's your gal.

       

        Contact Brenda

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Tammy Michelotti
Education Coordinator & Counselor

Tammy leads our Homebuyer Education courses and assists with homebuyer counseling. 

       

        Contact Tammy

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Chelsey Hutmacher
Resource & Communications Manager

Chelsey handles our fundraising efforts and is also the face you'll see out promoting NeighborWorks in the community.

       

        Contact Chelsey

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Ashley Benefiet
Accounting Specialist

Ashley assist the team with day-to-day accounting duties including payroll and financial reporting.

       

        Contact Ashley

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Ashly Graham
Administrative Assistant

Ashly is the first person you'll meet when you stop in or give us a call. She keeps communication at the front desk efficient! 

        Contact Ashly

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Joe Ackerman
Self-Help Supervisor

Joe leads our Owner Built Homes build, teaching our neighbors and helping them build their dream of homeownership    

        Contact Joe

Meet Our Board of Directors

Steve King
Montana CU, Board President

Steve is our Board President and President of Montana Credit Union. Steve brings many years of experience in banking and finance.

Jack Prothero
Immediate Past President

Jack is a long time board member and supporter of NeighborWorks Great Falls, serving as a board president for two different terms.

Sean Sturges
D.A. Davidson

Sean is our Vice President and brings great financial knowledge to our board meetings and endowment committee meetings. 

Susan Humble
Retired, Anderson Steel

Susan is our board Secretary, and she brings with her an array of business knowledge as President of Anderson Steel. 

Kristi Pollard
US Bank

Kristi has several years of experience in the finance industry. She recently purchased a home & is passionate about homeownership.

Healy Lyons
KRTV

Healy is native to Great Falls and brings years of marketing experience to our board. She also used NeighborWorks to purchase a home!

Cari Yturri
Family Promise

Cari is a great asset to our board! Her community connections as a former business owner lead to her place as chair of our endowment committee.

Kari Young
WIPFLI

Kari has 9+ years of experience in accounting, taxation, and consulting. She is the newest member of our board and is happy to get involved.

Ann Whittlesey
Target Neighborhood Resident

Ann is a target neighborhood resident, local business owner and used NeighborWorks to purchase her home. 

Terry Miller
Black Eagle Resident

Terry is a long time board member and engaged community activist - she is chair of the neighborhood advisory committee.

Pam Blackwell
Benefis Health System

Pam is the Human Resource Manager at Benefis and brings years of HR experience to the NeighborWorks Board of Directors.

Troy Lane
Target Neighborhood Resident

Troy has experience in the construction industry and is active with his neighborhood council, living in the downtown target neighborhood.

Jim Dea
ERA Advantage Realty

Jim is a local Realtor and broker. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge to our real estate decisions. Jim is co-chair of our real estate committee.

Steve L'heureux
Target Neighborhood Resident

Steve is a long time supporter and board member. Steve is a local architect and co-chairs our real estate development committee.

Linda Daggett
Target Neighborhood Resident

Linda is our longest board member with over 30 years under her belt. She is a downtown resident and lives in a NeighborWorks home.

Celia Blewett
Slate Law PLLC

Celia is our board Treasurer and joined our team in 2017. She brings a wealth of information from the legal world as an attorney with Slate Law PLLC.

Travis Neil
Dick Anderson Construction

Travis is a Project Manager with Dick Anderson Construction and brings great experience and knowledge to our real estate development decisions.

Carley Tuss
St. Vincent de Paul Society

Carley is originally from Black Eagle, and provides a wealth of knowledge about the community.