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Friends of MontanaPBS
The Board of the Friends of MontanaPBS is currently a 33-member board with representatives from Bozeman, Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Butte, Billings, Whitefish, Miles City, Florence, Huntley, White Sulphur Springs, Big Sky, Clancy and Galata. These board members work to raise funds for MontanaPBS, provide advice, and give a voice to the 10,000 plus member households across Montana.

Meeting are held at 5:30pm on the third Wednesday of September, November, January, March and May via Adobe Connect software. Two annual face-to-face meeting are held each year, one in August and one in March. For information regarding these meetings or serving on the board, please contact Richard Young, Bozeman, at (406) 586-6571 or

Board Officers

Board Chair for Nominations and Recruitment – Richard Young - Bozeman
Dick is a retired oncologist/hematologist. Born in Arizona, he earned his MD at Stanford University, served as a physician in the USAF and was a physician and administrator at the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. He has volunteered as a docent and is past president of the board of the Museum of the Rockies, past president of the Madison Gallatin Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association, past member of the BLM Resource Advisory Council for Western Montana, and co-founder and president of the Wonderlust Life Long Learning program in Bozeman.


Vice Chair for Development - Norma Buchanan – Billings
Norma Buchanan helped found Buchanan Capital in 2002.  She began   her career as a Bank Trainee at National City Bank in Denver Colorado.  While raising children, Norma helped the Yellowstone County Attorney on seatbelt safety issues.  From 1980-1984 Norma was the social secretary to Montana’s Governor and first lady. Norma’s board appointments have included a Montessori School, Yellowstone Art Museum and Montana Nature Conservancy.  She was President of the board of the Billings Mental Health Association.  Norma is currently on the board of the Beartooth Nature Center and an active volunteer with the Friends of Montana Public Broadcasting System.  Norma, when not working at Buchanan Capital, enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren and training horses and a mule.


Vice Chair for Nominations and Recruitment – Kerry Callahan Bronson
Kerry was born and raised in Havre, Montana. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Montana in Missoula and Brown Institute in Minneapolis where she studied broadcast journalism.

She worked as a reporter and news director for stations in South Dakota and Montana for 36 years. In 1993 she and a colleague launched Voices and Views, a news and public affairs program on KGPR-Montana Public Radio in Great Falls. She hosted and produced the program for 18 years before retiring from broadcasting in 2010.

She serves on a number of boards in the Great Falls area and is also active in the University of Montana Alumni Association and Grizzly Scholarship Association.


Campaigns Treasurer – Trish Larsen - Missoula
Trish was born and raised in Ohio farm country. She holds both a B.S. and M.S. from the Ohio State University majoring in research design and statistics. She is presently employed as a business consultant for software application programs and databases. Lives on Sky Range ranch with husband, Cliff and 2 border collies, Skyler and Ranger, raising cattle, thoroughbred horses, chickens and hay.

Nancy Morrison  

Operations Treasurer – Nancy Morrison - Huntley
Nancy lives on a ranch near Huntley, holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management from Rocky Mountain College and has a variety of professional experience in accounting and bookkeeping and customer service. She has experience as a home-schooling family and works full-time for the Billings Association of REALTORS®, Inc., as Accounting Director. She is involved in several writing projects and is a member of Billings Community Orchestra.


Secretary – Jamie Doggett – White Sulphur Springs
Jamie Doggett is a cattle rancher with her husband Jock on his family ranch near White Sulphur Springs, MT.  Jamie Doggett is a retired County Meagher County Commissioner. Educated to be a teacher, she has devoted herself to family ranching and to civic and political leadership that have benefited the public humanities in Montana and throughout the nation. Ms. Doggett served on the board of Humanities Montana (formerly Montana Committee for the Humanities) and the Federation of State Humanities Councils and chaired each organization. She is currently serving on the National Council for the National Endowment for the Humanities as a Presidential Appointment.  She is a recipient of the Montana Governor's Humanities Award. Ms. Doggett earned a B.A. in History from Montana State University.  She grew up in Harlowton, MT and is proud to be both a 4th generation Montanan and a first generation from Norway!


Board Members

Big Sky Dax Schieffer

Danell Jones, Jay Montague, Lynda Moss, Barbara Sample, Marcia Spalding


Eric Hyyppa, Walter Fleming, Nancy Cornwell, Sally Maison

Butte Michele Robinson

Charles Lester


Cathy Ratzburg

Great Falls

Sarah Bower, Elaine Schoyen


John Cech

Miles City

Bart Freese, Larry Grant


Barbara Berens, William Marcus, Kate Jackson, David Nelson, Yvonne Gastineau Gritzner

Whitefish Betsy Cox, Karen Reeves

Terry Leist

UM-Missoula Peggy Kuhr
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