Candace brings her 25 years of experience as a business development trailblazer in the EXPERIENCE Economy to lead the Big Sky Chamber. Having held numerous positions in management, marketing and sales, and non-profit development with organizations such as Wonderful Copenhagen, The Houston Symphony, Museum of the Rockies, Destination DC, The Washington Redskins, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, and The Walt Disney Company, she now turns her focus to helping build and sustain a health economy on behalf of the Big Sky community and the organization’s 400+ members.
RJ is a recent graduate of MSU Bozeman with a degree in Business Marketing. He is a founding board member of Skijoring America Association and the Gallatin Valley Skijoring Association, where his membership program development experience originated. RJ has spent six seasons working as a wildland firefighter striving to protect wilderness areas, national parks, forests, and other public and private land. From this experience, he has developed a deep knowledge of the outdoors as an adventurist.
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.
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.
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.