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Thank You to All Carnival Sponsors and Volunteers

Carnival Thank You
Despite a few rain drops, HRDC’s inaugural Carnival fundraiser was a success! Around 200 guests spent their Friday evening at Rocky Creek Farms enjoying live music by the Kitchen Dwellers, delicious food and drinks from Rendezvous Catering, Tumbleweed Gourmet, and Bridger Brewing, bidding on silent auction items, and playing carnival games that kept kids young and old busy all night. Besides raising much needed funds to support the ongoing efforts of HRDC, the Carnival also recruited new volunteers, celebrated the 50th anniversary of community action agencies like us, and gave HRDC the chance to say thank you to our many friends.
Some Special Thanks
Every Wednesday for many months a dedicated group of HRDC staff and volunteers met to plan the Carnival, tackling to–do lists, spending evenings and weekends painting signs, designing games, and collecting silent auction items. A special thank you to each and every one of you! To the 37 volunteers who gave their time to set up, clean up and host the Carnival games – wow – you were all so supportive and made the evening a lot of fun.
Pete and Nancy Faye generously donated Rocky Creek Farms as a beautiful and perfect setting for the Carnival. Pete, Nancy, and crew we cannot thank you enough. Thank you to our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Dia Johnson- we appreciate you helping share the story of HRDC with our guests. Anderson ZurMuehlen for making our silent auction run smoothly. Of course, a special thank you to all of our guests who will forever be a part of what we hope will become an end-of-summer tradition for HRDC.
Finally, thank you to the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items. Your generosity is truly appreciated and your friendship is important to HRDC. Responding to the needs of our community – whether it’s shelter in the cold winter, a hot meal for someone in need, lunch for a child in the summer, or simply a place to go in times of crisis – is why HRDC was established nearly 40 years ago. We are only able to fulfill our mission to Build a Better Community because of the generosity and friendship of the people in our beautiful valley – THANK YOU!

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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.