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I started building websites with WordPress in 2012, when I started my own business (Sturdy Girl). I knew what I wanted my site to look like, and I didn’t have a lot of money to pay someone for a fancy site. So I started researching, and figured out how to build it myself.

That experience translated well into my other part time job as administrator of the local conservation district, which happened to need a new site. Then a couple of our partner non-profits said they needed sites, and the ball hasn’t stopped rolling from there.

My background as a business owner and a non-profit administrator mean that I make sure my sites are functional, flexible, and budget friendly. Best of all, I will train you to update your site yourself, because there’s a darn good chance you’re as independently minded as I am.

About me

I’m a fifth-generation Montanan, making a living by making the world a prettier place.

I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in English, and started my career as the administrator and outreach specialist at the Madison Conservation District in Ennis, Montana. I quickly made a name for myself as a young administrator doing things with social media, marketing, and outreach. 

In 2014, I was hired as the Communications Director for the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, in Helena, Montana. There, I built a WordPress Multisite network that supported over 25 individual Conservation District website. I also designed and built the Montana Conservation Menu, a site housing information on hundreds of conservation programs available in Montana. All of this, while managing the organizations communications and quadrupling our newsletter audience. 

I have also worked as a freelance graphics & web designer for numerous small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

In 2021, I joined the amazing team at Montana Nonprofit Association as the Digital Platforms Specialist. I manage all internal platforms, and work to ensure that MNA’s online presence and user experience are thoughtfully designed and run smoothly.

When I’m not at my desk, I love adventuring across Montana, working on my fixer-upper house with my husband, and spending time in my perennial flower garden.

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