Beth Boggio ~ President
Beth has been a long time member of the Red Lodge Rodeo Association and an employee of the Beartooth Billings Clinic, representing both the agricultural and healthcare industry on the Chamber Board of Directors. Beth has worked with an outstanding team of strictly volunteers creating the outstanding Red Lodge!
Glory Mahan ~ Vice President
Glory grew up in Red Lodge and therefore her roots run deep. After retiring from her job in Southern California she returned to Red Lodge and became a volunteer. In addition to the Chamber Board she serves on the Carbon County Historical Society Board, Friends of the Beartooth All American Road and Yellow Ribbon Community Committee. She is a member of the Elks Lodge, Lions, Rotary and VFW Auxiliary. Glory is President of the Red Lodge City Council and is the Parade Director for the Home of Champions Rodeo on the 4th of July.
Bonnie Ples ~ Secretary
Bonnie has always taken pride in saying that she is born and raised Texan, but as Austin grew, she realized she and her husband Ryan were in search of something smaller. Living in Red Lodge for the past eight years has brought her a great appreciation of what a small town can and should be; a community. In those years, she has submerged herself into a growing business in Red Lodge but has always felt as though she should take a larger role in the community. She is excited to find herself with many opportunities available to be a part of something greater.
Rhonda Baker ~ Treasurer
Rhonda Baker’s family comes from Red Lodge and Roberts, so the future of this town is as important to her as the past. Rhonda believes volunteering is a vital part of being in a community, and to this end, she volunteers for the Historical Society, chairing the financial committee at the Hoedown each year. She has been the commerce chair for the Hospital Ball, and also works the Humane Alliance fundraiser each year. She has worked at the Feast for the Beasts.
She is the Branch Operations Officer at First Interstate Bank. Her knowledge of non-profits, banking expertise and enthusiasm for the position makes her a solid representative for the Board.
Alanna was raised here in Red Lodge, graduating in 1997. She attended college in Wyoming, graduating from Dental Hygiene school in 2005. Upon returning to Red Lodge, she met my husband, Mick Thompson.
They opened Back Alley Metals in 2009 and moved into the current location the following year. She has volunteered for the rodeo association since 1984 and is currently volunteering for Pedal United expanding our local trail systems.
Sandy Brajcich– As a Red Lodge resident since 1999, Sandy and her family have immersed themselves in the community and culture that makes this mountain town their home. A native of Great Falls, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at MSU Bozeman with a major in Family Consumer Sciences with an endorsement in Instructional Media. After moving to Red Lodge, Sandy worked at the BHHC’s Children’s Center and The Glass Rabbit before she and her husband opened Covering Broadway in 2002. They are currently celebrating 13 successful years in business. Sandy has served on the board of First Interstate Bank for the past 11 years. Her business and educational backgrounds will be an asset to continuing this vitalized economy.
Will has been involved in business management for about 4 years now. He completed his Bachelors of Arts in Business Management from Johnson and Wales in Denver in May of ’13 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. I was part of the management team for a medical device firm in Denver at the time, and was with that company for about 4 years (2009-2013).
He relocated to Red Lodge and opened Moon Lake Market. Over the past 4 years he has had the opportunity to develop a strong set of business skills. He has been involved with business planning, accounting, marketing, sales, inventory, financing, product design and development, process design and development, human resources, general management, and others.
Tricia Nix Jackson
Tricia is a Montana native, spending the last twenty years in Red Lodge. She worked in banking for 15 years and in some facet of the restaurant business for 20 years. She currently manages Bogart’s Restaurant in downtown Red Lodge and is an active volunteer for Silver Run Ski Team, serving on its Board of Directors for two years and as Treasurer for two. With a daughter at MSU in Bozeman and a son currently in the Red Lodge School District, Tricia looks forward to continuing to grow in the community, its people, friendliness, safety and prosperity.
As a Powell, Wyoming native, Sheena grew up learning to ski at the Red Lodge Mountain and enjoying the shops and restaurants downtown. Growing up in a small town, she values the small, community-driven spirit of Red Lodge
After graduating from the University of Wyoming, she studied culinary arts in London, England and lived and worked abroad for four years. The Pollard Hotel brought Sheena to Red Lodge, where she worked as Executive Chef. She had the opportunity to buy her own business and made the dream of owning her own café, The Wild Table, a reality in November of 2015.
Mike grew up in both Billings and Red Lodge and returned to Montana in 2011 to first work at Kampgrounds of America and subsequently starting his own business, Beartooth Business Consulting. A consulting firm dedicated to the success of small businesses. In addition to working with a number of small business clients, Beartooth Business Consulting is the co-owner and facilitator of Yellowstone Business Forum, an executive leadership group, and most recently has taken over as operator and manager of the Roman Theater.
He is also the co-founder and director of the Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, and a volunteer firefighter at Red Lodge Fire & Rescue.
Laurie has lived in Red Lodge for the past 28 years (nearly making her a local)?. Laurie and her husband, Buster have been ranch managers for 20+ years as well as Laurie being co-owner of Lights On Broadway for several years before getting her real estate license and becoming an agent at Montana Realty Company of Red Lodge. Laurie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in marketing from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Laurie is an active volunteer for the Red Lodge Home of Champions Rodeo Association. Laurie and Buster have raised 2 children in the Red Lodge School System, where she was a booster club volunteer for several years as well as a hospice volunteer.
Kelsey Borge is the Marketing Manager at Red Lodge Mountain. She moved to Red Lodge from Bozeman in search of a smaller community, similar to her roots. While attending Montana State University Kelsey served as president of business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. She graduated with honors and has since worked in education, non-profits, and sports marketing. Kelsey is excited to serve the community and aid in the growth of our local economy.