About Us - Our Mission

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Serving as the VOICE of Business, YOUR business, the Big Sky Chamber CHAMPIONS a healthy economy and works collaboratively with community stakeholders as CONVENER and a CATALYST to improve the overall quality of life in the region.

“As part of our Strategic Priorities to help advocate for YOU our members and the future of Big Sky –the Big Sky Chamber is proud to unveil ELEVATE BIG SKY”

 

Please Visit Elevate Big Sky  page for more information

Big Sky Chamber Board of Directors 2021 - 2022

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Katie Grice, Chair // Big Sky Resort

Frank Acito, Vice Chair // Yellowstone Club

Ken Lancey, Treasurer // Grizzly Outfitters

Taylor Rose, Secretary // Big Sky Medical Center

Scott Johnson, Former Board Chair // Big Sky Quarry

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Sarah Gaither // Big Sky Community Food Bank

Kevin Hinkle // Lone Mountain Land Company

Tim Kent // First Security Bank

Joel Nickel // Suffolk Construction

Shannon Sears, Secretary // Montana Title & Escrow

 

 

Along with the work of the Board of the Directors, we have several Committees that we encourage our members to join and engage in our work.  Learn more HERE.

Meet the Team

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Meet the Big Sky Chamber staff and learn more about who is working for better business in Big Sky

Office: 406.995.3000
Mobile: 406.539.6656
Brad@BigSkyChamber.com

BRAD NIVA

CEO

With a degree from Western Washington University in public relations Brad has kept his focus on the outdoor recreation industry throughout his career. Previous experiences in ski area marketing, outdoor retail and most recently owning three tourism based companies in Oregon, Brad brings many years of experience to Big Sky. Understanding the challenges of the tourism economy as well as the cash flow cycles in a resort community are all too familiar. At the same time, Brad’s mantra of  “being of service” and “getting shit done” have been hallmarks of his career.  In his new leadership role at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky, Brad is focused on community engagement and facilitating meaningful problem solving for the community as well as the businesses that make up the Big Sky economy. Brad’s favorite activity is working with business owners and supporting them and their businesses. “So often a business owner is alone and doesn’t have a resource just to talk things out. I hope in my new role I can be a friend, an advocate and a sounding board to our business community”.

 

Brad is moving to Big Sky, Montana from Southern Oregon, with his wife Babs and their two teenage kids, Piper and Riley.

Office: 406.995.3000
Mobile: 406.600.5299
Anna@BigSkyChamber.com

ANNA JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Anna has lived in Big Sky for 15 years and is thrilled to support businesses in the greater Big Sky community in this role.  She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in German Language & Literature and Chemistry and taught English in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship before moving to Big Sky.  Since then she has held roles in Human Resources at Big Sky Resort and in 10 years with CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange she supported seasonal businesses across Montana and the West with the J-1 cultural exchange program and was a manager of a team of Sales Representatives across the Western US selling high school study abroad programs.  Anna loves spending time with her husband and two daughters enjoying what Big Sky offers, mountain biking, rafting, camping, hiking, and cross country and downhill skiing.

Office: 406.995.3000
Lori@BigSkyChamber.com

LORI WETZEL

Compliance Manager

Lori graduated from MSU Billings with an accounting degree and passed the CPA exam that same year. She is a Montana native, spending most of her life in the Billings area. After a few years in Arizona, Lori and her husband returned to their home in the mountains to enjoy the blue skies, clean air, beautiful white snow and abundant wildlife found in Big Sky.

Office: 406.995.3000
Caitlin@BigSkyChamber.com

CAITLIN QUISENBERRY

Programming and Community Manager

Caitlin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in communication. While in Austin, she worked on large scale event management for the University of Texas’ Parking and Transportation Services. In the winter of 2015, Caitlin moved to Big Sky to pursue a more hospitality focused career path while developing a passion for mountain living.

Office: 406.995.3000
Nicole@BigSkyChamber.com

NICOLE HOM

Graphic Designer

Nicole brings with her over a decade of adventuring and creating in the southwest Montana region. A fine arts graduate of Bethany College she completed her masters degree in Museum Exhibition Design through Johns Hopkins University. Her work in the arts industry has encompassed editorial and publication design, gallery management, museum exhibition design, and freelance graphic design.

Office: 406.995.3000
Mobile: 406.539.6656
Brad@BigSkyChamber.com

BRAD NIVA

CEO

With a degree from Western Washington University in public relations Brad has kept his focus on the outdoor recreation industry throughout his career. Previous experiences in ski area marketing, outdoor retail and most recently owning three tourism based companies in Oregon, Brad brings many years of experience to Big Sky. Understanding the challenges of the tourism economy as well as the cash flow cycles in a resort community are all too familiar. At the same time, Brad’s mantra of  “being of service” and “getting shit done” have been hallmarks of his career.  In his new leadership role at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky, Brad is focused on community engagement and facilitating meaningful problem solving for the community as well as the businesses that make up the Big Sky economy. Brad’s favorite activity is working with business owners and supporting them and their businesses. “So often a business owner is alone and doesn’t have a resource just to talk things out. I hope in my new role I can be a friend, an advocate and a sounding board to our business community”.

 

Brad is moving to Big Sky, Montana from Southern Oregon, with his wife Babs and their two teenage kids, Piper and Riley.

Office: 406.995.3000
Mobile: 406.600.5299
Anna@BigSkyChamber.com

ANNA JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Anna has lived in Big Sky for 15 years and is thrilled to support businesses in the greater Big Sky community in this role.  She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in German Language & Literature and Chemistry and taught English in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship before moving to Big Sky.  Since then she has held roles in Human Resources at Big Sky Resort and in 10 years with CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange she supported seasonal businesses across Montana and the West with the J-1 cultural exchange program and was a manager of a team of Sales Representatives across the Western US selling high school study abroad programs.  Anna loves spending time with her husband and two daughters enjoying what Big Sky offers, mountain biking, rafting, camping, hiking, and cross country and downhill skiing.

Office: 406.995.3000
Lori@BigSkyChamber.com

LORI WETZEL

Compliance Manager

Lori graduated from MSU Billings with an accounting degree and passed the CPA exam that same year. She is a Montana native, spending most of her life in the Billings area. After a few years in Arizona, Lori and her husband returned to their home in the mountains to enjoy the blue skies, clean air, beautiful white snow and abundant wildlife found in Big Sky.

Office: 406.995.3000
Caitlin@BigSkyChamber.com

CAITLIN QUISENBERRY

Programming and Community Manager

Caitlin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in communication. While in Austin, she worked on large scale event management for the University of Texas’ Parking and Transportation Services. In the winter of 2015, Caitlin moved to Big Sky to pursue a more hospitality focused career path while developing a passion for mountain living.

Office: 406.995.3000
Nicole@BigSkyChamber.com

NICOLE HOM

Graphic Designer

Nicole brings with her over a decade of adventuring and creating in the southwest Montana region. A fine arts graduate of Bethany College she completed her masters degree in Museum Exhibition Design through Johns Hopkins University. Her work in the arts industry has encompassed editorial and publication design, gallery management, museum exhibition design, and freelance graphic design.

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Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visitor Information Center is staffed 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Street Address

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
88 Ousel Falls Rd. Unit A1, PO Box 160100
Big Sky, Montana 59716

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406.995.3000
info@bigskychamber.com

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