Staff Directory

Board Members

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Duane Morris


Chairperson

Board Member since 2015: Duane Morris spends a majority of his time at Montana State University as Director of the Event Services Division. Currently, in his 16th year at Montana State University, Duane is a 25 year veteran in facility management and was a past member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Venue Managers. As a young boy, Duane spent a great deal of time at his local YMCA and understands the value a YMCA adds to the community. Duane and his wife are parents to 3 children that alongside his job keep him pretty occupied.


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Micaela McKenna


Vice Chair

Board Member since 2017: Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, proximity to her family and the mountains has always been important to Micaela. After finishing college in North Dakota and then spending years living in cities across the country, she moved back to Bozeman in 2012. Micaela’s prior experience includes work with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. as well as the Bozeman Symphony. Joining in the family tradition Micaela works alongside father, John McKenna Jr., and sister, Meghann McKenna serving as New York Life agents. Micaela has a passion to see the community evolve and help others be the best they can be. When not at work Micaela enjoys all Montana has to offer outside with husband Keith and two dogs Fynnie and Porter.


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Susan Swimley


Treasurer

Board Member since 2014: Born in Miles City and raised in Broadus, Susan attended the University of Montana and graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1989, with honors. After a couple of years of private practice, Susan joined the Gallatin County Attorney’s office in 1991 where she served as the Chief Deputy with an emphasis on representing the County Commission and various departments. Susan returned to private practice in January of 2001, where she has emphasized the land use and road law issues as well as, a general practice which includes litigation. She has been married for 26 years to her wonderful husband, Brett, and is the mother of a high school senior, sophomore and 8th grader. Susan has been active in the Bozeman and Belgrade communities over the years be participating on numerous Boards and Committees.


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Tom Griffin


Treasurer

Board Member since 2018: Tom and his wife Lisa moved permanently to Bozeman in 2012 after stops across the country in his career in the medical device industry. He is a veteran of the US Air Force and Army and has held leadership positions in his industry in both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Both Tom and his two children value the YMCA experiences they benefited from growing up. Faith and Community Service are a focus for Tom in his final home in Montana!


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Mike Cashman


Board Member since 2015: Mike Cashman grew up in the Gallatin Valley and now works full-time in the family business, Cashman Nursery. Mike graduated from Colorado State University and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Montana Nursery & Landscape Associate. Mike and his wife Jana are the proud parents of two children who are participants in YMCA programs. When he’s not working on landscaping projects or at the nursery, Mike and the family enjoy playing outside and being an active community volunteer.


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Jon Herz


Immediate Past Chair

Board Member since 2015: Mr. Jon Herz, an avid Green Bay Packer’s fan, recently moved to Bozeman to assume the role of V.P. Wealth Advisor at First Interstate Wealth Management. Jon brings a great deal of enthusiasm for non-profit work to the YMCA along with his skills in banking, business and wealth management. Jon has a long background of serving others and is excited to serve the Gallatin Valley by making sure that everyone has access to YMCA programs that promote skills, leadership, and fun.


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EJ Daws


Board Member since 2016: EJ joins the YMCA team as a fourth generation Montanan. Growing up around activity, the outdoors, and many sports, he is passionate about what teachers, coaches and mentors combined with activity and sports can do for children and adults. He is excited about the opportunities the YMCA can offer here in the Valley, and the doors it can open. EJ has experience in coaching and is looking forward to helping where he can in that aspect. Professionally, EJ works as the Executive Director of Marketing and Sales for a Big Sky based marketing and media firm: Outlaw Partners. He also works as a licensed real estate agent, for an Outlaw Partners sister company, L&K Real Estate here in Bozeman.


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Paul Lamb


Board Member since 2016: Paul Lamb has lived in the Gallatin Valley for over 25 years and is a graduate of The University of Montana, where he played football for the Grizzlies. He is currently the principal of Belgrade High School and has worked as a Math teacher and administrator for 26 years. Paul has been married for 28 years to his wife, Becky and they have two boys and a girl. His youngest is an eighth grader at Belgrade Middle school. Paul’s three children participated in YMCA sports and he sees the value that the “Y” has to offer, helping shape and train our youth in team building and good sportsmanship.


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Matt Ulrich


Board Member since 2017: att, relocated his family from Chicago to Bozeman in 2012. After a career in the NFL, Matt worked in the health & wellness industry before joining a Bozeman based consulting firm; Profitable Ideas Exchange, serving as a Partner, Managing Director. He is married to a Montana native and special education teacher, and are the proud parents of three young boys who are participants in YMCA programs. Matt and his family enjoy coaching budding athletes, watching football, and being outdoors.


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Brad Doll


Board Member

Board Member since 2018: Growing up in Billings, Brad spent a lot of his childhood attending the Y for swimming lessons and participating in many of the youth sport programs. Today, Brad is a licensed architect and partner at A&E Architects after spending the early part of his career in Spokane, WA. Brad’s love of architecture and passion for shaping communities has led him to focus most of his career in K-12 School and Higher Education Design. One of the most rewarding aspects to his job is watching the students step into their new school for the first time. When not at work, Brad is chasing his two young kids around the house as well shuttling his step-daughter to all of her high school activities.


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Jordon Komoto


Board Member since 2018: Jordan is originally from Eastern Oregon, where his family owned an onion packing and shipping company. He earned a B.A. in Business from The College of Idaho. He spent time in Las Vegas working as a training and recruiting specialist in the financial services industry and earning a Ed.M. in Higher Ed Admin from UNLV, then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he worked as an HR Manager for an upstart fuel cell company before and after they were acquired by a large defense company, eventually providing HR leadership for multiple businesses. He and his wife relocated to Bozeman in 2015. Jordan is currently the VP of HR at Zoot Enterprises and also serves on the MSU Career Services Advisory Board. He is also currently serving as President of The College of Idaho National Alumni Board and enjoys playing the piano and drums. Jordan is married to Amanda, a History professor at MSU, and they have two young daughters who keep them on their toes and will soon be participating in a number of great Y activities!


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Mollie Eckman


Board Member since 2018: A Montana vintage, Mollie is proud to be a third generation native. After achieving a BA in Communications from University of Montana, Mollie moved to Bozeman for a job offer. Having lived in Bozeman for 20 years, Mollie has been developing and fine tuning her professional and leadership skills as well as building her nest. Mollie’s passion is the hospitality industry. Having managed the Historic Rainbow Ranch in Big Sky and now the Element Hotel in Downtown Bozeman, Mollie gives gratitude for these incredible opportunities. Her 9 years in the hospitality industry combined with previous experience in a professional managerial environment has provided her with excellent business sense, leadership and customer service skills. Mollie also brings to the table a passion for people, a desire to serve, and positive solution-oriented values. When not at the Element, Mollie can be found spending time with her family, enjoying the beauty of Montana, hiking, biking, surfing, paddle boarding and running the trails.