Board of Directors

our HRDC: Creating community

solutions with lasting results.

David Kack

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Chair

Scott Malloy

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Vice Chair

Bill Berg

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Park County Commissioner

Bailey Bliss

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Head Start Policy Council

Mitch Bradley

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Owner/Operator Heebs Grocery

Gene Townsend

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Mayor, City of Three Forks

Pierre Martineau

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West Yellowstone Town Council

Kris Moos

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Moos Financial Services

Peter Schmidt

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First Security Bank

Billie Warford

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MSU Early Childhood Project – retired

Leroy Wilson

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Vice President of Senior Services

Linda Young

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MSU Department of Political Science

Brooke Poole

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Allergan Aesthetics

Ron Brey

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Assistant City Manager – retired
Our Board of Directors

HRDC is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Directors, representing our customers, community, public organizations, local government, and private businesses. Consisting of three parts, our Board is represented by elected public officials, low-income individuals, and local community members. Our Board has a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are grateful for their commitment to building a better community. 

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David Kack

Chair of Our Board of Directors – Public Sector

David has been with the Western Transportation Institute since 2001, and in his position as Program Manager of Mobility and Public Transportation since 2008. David has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, 1995.

David has served on our Board since 2002, and has been Chairman of the Board since 2010. David believes that, hands down “HRDC is the best organization in the state!” In addition to his work with the Western Transportation Institute and HRDC, David served nine years on the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Board.

David is inspired by HRDC because of the difference our organization makes in people’s lives, our community, and our region. Serving on our Board, David feels that in a way, he can contribute to HRDC’s impact in our community. David has helped to start three transit systems in Montana, including our very own Streamline in Bozeman, as well as the Skyline serving the Big Sky area, and the North Central Montana Transit system in the Havre area. In his free time, David loves to enjoy Downtown Bozeman!

Scott Malloy

Customer/Community Representative

Raised in Miles City, Scott received his Bachelor’s degree from Rocky Mountain College and his Master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. Scott is a licensed clinical social workers and currently serves as a Program Director for the Montana Healthcare Foundation, as well as on our Board of Directors. Prior to his role at the Montana Healthcare Foundation, Scott was the Director of Program Assertive Community Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Director for the Western Montana Mental Health Centers in Butte, Bozeman, and Livingston, Montana.

Scott serves on our Board because we embody the spirit and actions of building a healthy community. In addition to his role on our Board, Scott is a Member of the Bozeman Health Mission and Culture Committee. He also volunteers as a Basketball Coach at the Resurrection University Parish. In his free time, you’ll find Scott on the trails or around water!

Bill Berg

Public Sector

Bill has served as a Park County Commissioner since January 2017. Prior to that, he launched and ran www.CoolWorks.com for 22 years, as well as volunteering for a number of organizations in Montana and nationwide. Bill has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from the University of Minnesota in Morris.

Bill serves on our Board because he had the pleasure of working with our staff when he was serving as President of the Greater Gardiner Community Council. He was impressed with the depth, breadth, and passion of HRDC staff and feels it’s a privilege to be a part of HRDC. Bill serves on the Park County Board of Commissioners, the Park County Board of Health, the Southwest Region Juvenile Detention Board, and the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic District. Bill’s favorite activity is spending time in our region’s phenomenal backcountry.

Bailey Bliss

Customer/Community Representative

Bailey currently works as a Product Marketing Manager for onX Maps, a local Montana tech company that provides GPS mapping tools for outdoorsmen. Bailey recently joined this team, but has been providing strategic marketing consulting services since 2009.

Bailey proudly serves on our Board at HRDC because it inspires her to be the best community steward possible. Bailey feels that our ability at HRDC to positively impact the lives of people in our community is inspiring and encourages her to continue to find long-term and short-term solutions for Southwest Montana.

Bailey also serves as the Chairperson for our Head Start Policy Council. In her spare time, Bailey loves riding bikes with her kids to the Food Co-Op for lunch and eating at the upstairs balcony, often times watching traffic and people going by, alongside enjoying a great view of the Bridgers.

Mitch Bradley

Customer/Community Representative

Mitch and his wife, Sherri, have been the owners of Heeb’s Fresh Market since 2008. In January of 2019, Mitch and Sherri built a new store. Their business keeps them very busy! Mitch is inspired to be a part of our Board of Directors because he sees it as a responsibility to give back to our community, especially in his role with HRDC. Mitch also serves on the Associated Foods Retail Counsel, Montana Food Distributors, and our Advisory Board for our Gallatin Valley Food Bank.

Born and raised in Bozeman, Mitch’s favorite activity is riding his road bike nearby, as well as helping his friends with their farm. Mitch loves running the equipment while enjoying the smell of freshly tilled dirt. Mitch and his wife also spend time outside playing golf.

Gene Townsend

Vice Chair of Our Board of Directors - Public Sector

Gene retired from IMERYS Talc in 2017 after working there for 44 years. After serving as Mayor of Three Forks for 28 years, Gene stepped into his role as Three Forks City Councilperson in 2017.

Gene serves on our Board because he believes strongly in our goals and actions to serve our communities. Gene is inspired by the employees at HRDC, who are so committed to providing assistance to others who need food, housing, and many of the additional program we offer to help our community members have a better quality of life.

Since 1993, Gene has served as a Three Forks Fair Member, and as a Volunteer Concession Stand Coordinator for the annual High School and Three Forks Rodeos since 1996. In 2004, Gene started as a Headwaters Area Food Bank Board Member, also volunteering for the Food Bank in the Summer Recreation Program. Serving on our HRDC Board since 1998, Gene is also a Headwaters Trail System Board Chairperson, a Coordinator of the Annual Headwaters Bank Walk/Run Fundraiser for the trail, a member of the Montana State Board of Sanitarian, a Bike/Walk Montana Board Member, and a Bozeman Area Community Foundation Board Member.

Gene fills many roles in our community, including as a volunteer Santa Claus for the annual Three Forks Christmas Stroll, a member and projects volunteers for the Three Fork Area Historical Society, as a Docent at the Headwaters Heritage Musuem, and as a volunteer at the Three Forks Summer Recreation Program Annual Fundraiser.

Gene enjoys working on the Headwaters Trail System, bicycling, yardwork, traveling, and spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Pat, for 23 years. They have two sons who are both married, with two beautiful granddaughters.

Pierre Martineau

Public Sector

Pierre has served as a member of West Yellowstone’s Town Council since 2009. After getting a job in the park and spending time with several friends heading to West Yellowstone to have dinner, Pierre and his wife fell in love with the town and decided to stay and raise their kids there. Pierre ran for Town Council because he wanted to help the community move forward.

Pierre has served on our Board since 2013, and is passionate about the scope of services we provide.

Kris Moos

Public Sector

Outside of his role on our Board, Kris has been the Financial Advisor/Owner of Moos Financial Services since 2000. Kris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Kris believes that HRDC is the leader in helping our friends throughout our community. Whether that be with food, transportation, housing or shelter, HRDC is always trying to design solution to help families and individuals live a better life.

In his free time, Kris likes to enjoy the outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, hiking or snowmobiling. He also values spending time with his wife Jaclyn and their two kids, Hudson and Harper.

Peter Schmidt

Private Sector

Peter currently works as a Vice President Commercial Lender at First Security Bank of Bozeman. Graduating from MSU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business, Peter has been at First Security Bank since 2003.

Peter is inspired to serve on the Board at HRDC because we confront the toughest issues facing our communities, and Peter wants to be part of the solution to these issues. In addition to his role at HRDC, Peter serves on the Board (and coaches) for the Belgrade Wrestling Club, which is a nonprofit, elementary program for kids fifth grade and younger.

When he’s not working, Peter enjoys whitewater rafting and kayaking in the local area, as well as anything outdoors. He enjoys coaching and being involved with his kids’ activities. Pete is happily married to his wife, Karlina, and they have four boys between middle school and high school.

Billie Warford

Private Sector

Billie worked as a faculty member with the MSU Department of Health and Human Development from 1981 until 2008, teaching early childhood classes and directly the Child Development Center. Billie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and History from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She also has a Master’s in Child Development and Family Science from MSU.

HRDC inspired Billie to be involved in our community, knowing that we partner with so many other organizations to get things done! Billie loves wearing her HRDC shirts and having people stop her and say how much they love HRDC. She loves our staff and their unending dedication, and values being part of that community spirit. Bill loves the Bozeman Public Library, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, and the new Story Mill Community Park. She’s also a long-time Sweet Pea Festival fan.

LeRoy Wilson

Private Sector

LeRoy currently works as the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Administrator with Hillcrest Senior Living, and previously worked as the Vice President of Senior Services with Bozeman Health. LeRoy has many years of experience in executive management of retirement communities, in the roles of facilities director, national director of project development and healthcare administrator. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s of Business Administration. He obtained his Assisted Living Certification from the Colorado Gerontology Society and is a Montana State Licensed Skilled Nursing Home Administrator.

LeRoy has served on our Board since 2013. As a native Montanan from Wilsall, LeRoy cares deeply about the communities of Southwest Montana. The father of three children and grandfather of 15, he and his wife, Wendy, love to camp, fish and spend time with family. They are avid collectors and yard sale fans.

Linda Young

Public Sector

In September 2019, Linda was named an Emeritus of MSU’s Department of Political Science after retired as a Professor in May 2019. Linda earned her Ph. D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California – Davis in 1987. Linda has proudly served on our Board since 2013.

Linda feels that HRDC inspires due to the sheer audacity of our vision, to provide those in need in our community with food, shelter, and a road to self-sufficiency, and to help young people have a good start. Linda loves serving on our Board, as it gives her a chance to contribute to the continuation of much needed services, to take risks on new approaches, to work with the our inspired staff, and to learn about the face of both challenge and opportunity here in our community.

In her free time, Linda loves to Nordic ski at Hyalite and Crosscut. Linda and her husband, Mark, also love to travel and spend time outdoors.

Brooke Poole

Public Sector

Since 2015, Brooke has been working with Allergan Aesthetics, Body Contouring. In 2018, Brooke began her role as Senior Manager of Training. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commercial Photography from Appalachian State University in 2011.

Brooke began her role on our Board in 2019. However, she feels it’s more fitting to say that she gets to serve on our Board. For Brooke, an evening at our Fork & Spoon was her first glance into our organization’s powerful work. As Brooke states, joining the Board has only expanded her appreciation for the caliber of people leading our mission and the impact of our vast ecosystem of services. While metrics alone are impressive, Brooke likes to visualize each number as an individual example of support – an extension of a helping hand, a moment of relief – given to one of our neighbors. She is grateful for the opportunity to participate in shaping HRDC’s future.

Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.
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