Montana Matriarch Chairs

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Shannon was raised in Colorado and moved to Montana in 2002 join AmeriCorps after graduating from college. She went on to complete two-terms of service and spent the following decade working with National Service programs across the state in a variety of staff positions including Training Officer with the Governor’s Office of Community Service, Program Manager with the Montana Campus Compact, and Director of Programs with the Montana Conservation Corps.


Shannon is now the Principal and Owner of Verve Exchange, a consulting agency focused on leadership, change management, strategic planning, and volunteerism. She an accomplished community service entrepreneur and public speaker who engages thousands of people annually through a variety of service offerings and personal service endeavors.


Shannon and her husband Joe reside on Bozeman Pass with their two dogs, Kriket and Arrow, and their cat, Dude. They enjoy a variety of activities and adventuring, especially when it includes fly-fishing and live music.


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Rachel grew up in Minnesota, but has a long rooted history in Montana. Her parents grew up in rural Eastern Montana and she has lots of extended family scattered throughout the state. She attended Montana State University and earned a B.S. in Psychology.


Rachel has worked in marketing and sales her entire career and is currently the Owner and President of Markouture, a boutique marketing agency based in Livingston that focuses on helping small businesses and non-profits.


She is the co-founder and organizer of Tap into Montana Craft Beer Week and Brew Fest and the co-founder and co-chair of Montana Matriarch, a community organization focused on manifesting women’s civic engagement.


Rachel resides in Livingston with her husband Brian, their two boys Liam and Gage and their dog Lewis. They love spending time camping and playing outdoors, seeing live music and exploring Montana and beyond.


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