Team

 

Jim Madden

Jim Madden,
Founder

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Mary Ellen Strom

Mary Ellen Strom,
Founder

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Dede Taylor

Dede Taylor,
Founder

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Rachel Hicks

Rachel Hicks,
Communications

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Advisors

 

Bently Spang is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator, educator and writer working in mixed media sculpture, video, performance, and installation. He is also an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana, the home of the Tsistsistas/Suhtaio people.  Spang’s artwork has exhibited widely in the US, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and South America. Museum collections include the Denver Art Museum, National Museum of the American Indian and the Montclair Art Museum.  Recent awards include the 2017 Artist's Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council and a 2018 Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Francesca Pine Rodriguez is the Program Manager for American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success at Montana State University, Bozeman.  Rodriguez currently resides in Bozeman, MT and participates in numerous cultural organizations.  She is Crow and Northern Cheyenne, originally from South Eastern Montana.

Seabring Davis is a writer and journalist who focuses on art, architecture, design, travel and the culinary arts. She is editor emeritus of Western Art & Architecture and former editor-in-chief of Big Sky Journal. Davis also writes as an activist for the protection of Montana Public Lands, as well as the preservation of the Greater Yellowstone region.  Originally from Hawaii, Davis resides in Livingston, MT.

Ben Lloyd recognizes that successful design can enhance and reveal the best qualities of a place. His approach begins with an understanding of context and then creates a response that is informed by patterns of use, as well as the surrounding landscape and climate. Since its inception in 1993, Comma-Q Architecture has designed projects that have helped shape our community in many positive ways.  With over thirty years of professional architectural experience Ben has a high standard for the work completed at Comma-Q. He is adept in his ability to turn a client’s vision, wants, and needs into a creative and functional solution. Ben relies on his extensive knowledge of Montana – its people, climate, history, and beauty – to provide design solutions with integrity and insight, contributing durable structures that have a lasting relevance.  Ben is mindful of what came before us, respects our past while moving our community forward in a thoughtful, sensitive manner.

 

Board of Directors

 
 

Ben Lloyd
Principal Architect, Comma-Q Architects

Jim Madden
Artist/Architect
Founder, Mountain Time Arts

Sylvia Miller
Information Technology Manager, Retired

Mary Ellen Strom
Artist, Professor of the Practice, Media Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Founder, Mountain Time Arts

Dede Taylor
Art Historian
Founder, Mountain Time Arts