Our Team

                

 

What do you wish people knew about the Museum?: We are the oldest and largest children's museum in Montana and we also strive to be the very best! Together we can create a stronger community and the Children's Museum of Montana is excited to work with you! From Parkour to Sign Language, the impact can be life changing. If you want to be a part of something AMAZING, please join us!

Sherrie has over 30 years experience in a variety of industries: for profit small and large corporate, government, and non profit.  She specializes in accounting and administration with a BS in Business Accounting and an AS in Business Administration.  She has found her home here.  Sherrie has been with the museum since Feb. 2019 spearheading new programs, exhibits and upgrades for all to enjoy.  She has lead us through a clean audit, Platinum Seal of Transparency, and Nonprofit of the Year Award.  We are thankful to have her.  When you visit Sherrie's office you will see her love for Turtles.

 

Sherrie Neff - Executive Director

"Children are my favorite people, because they inspire me with their optimism and spirit."

Dia Mirza

What future project has you excited?: I so look forward to the new Dino/Gem Dig and our Animal Habitat exhibits.  So far this year we completed the Toddler Zoo exhibit, Sheriff's Office and the Cafe, more to come soon... My heart is so excited for the new visual language project that will add "American Sign Language" throughout the museum and be more inclusive for our all of our guests. Yet, the project that has my hair on my arms stand up when I visualize is the New Museum!!! We will see dreams come true as we build our new facility.

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Shelly Boland - Accounting Technician

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin​

 

 

What is your favorite thing about working at the Children's Museum?: Hands down, it's the awesome team I get to work with every day.

What future project has you excited?: I'm really excited to be a part of the transition into the new world class Museum. We've got a great team together now, not just in town, but from around the nation and globe helping us out! The planning going in to this is amazing anyway, but seeing some of the plans Studio Y Creations has put together is honestly breathtaking and inspiring to stick in it and keep going with our fundraising goals.

What do you wish people knew about the Museum?: That it's an ongoing transformation on a daily basis from new exhibits to basic fresh paint on the walls and floors. We are consistently trying to think of what we can improve and how to get it done.

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Shelly Boland was born and raised in Great Falls, MT.  She joined CMOMT's team Nov. 2019 is an invaluable asset that we celebrate having! Shelly's attention to detail within our accounting makes life easy for everyone making decisions for the future of this amazing museum.  She tracks our every dollar and donation and our clean audit is her testament.  Born in the year of the Tiger, she is a protective mamma for her children and the museum's guests alike!

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Tim Luoma - HR Director


“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

― Oscar Wilde

What is your favorite thing about working at the Children's Museum?: I love coming to work every day at a place where I get to see kids push their imagination to its limits.

What do you like about Great Falls?: I was born and raised in Great Falls and moved back to town four years ago after some time spent exploring. One thing I love about Great Falls is the sense of community I feel here.

Tim comes to CMOMT after years of youth theatre camps.  He shares his joy of science in every STEAM camp he facilitates here.  Tim is working on his Administrative and Marketing Degrees, while getting great hands on experience with our team! Tim has a fun and up beat approach to all he does for the museum and we are grateful to have him with us! 

Jordin Breaud - Administrative Assistant

Quote: “play is the highest form of research” - Albert Einstein

 

What is your favorite thing about working at the Children's Museum?:  My favorite thing about working at the Children's Museum is the sense of community it brings. Through our constant desire to improve, we really come together as a family and use all of our talents to create and transform the museum, keeping things fresh and new. The joy we get to experience daily, seeing kids learn through play, really provides an environment to stay inspired.

 

 Where are you from? I was born in Minnesota, raised in Texas, and have lived in Montana for about 7 years. The beauty and culture of Montana just can’t be beat!  CMOMT is just one piece of what makes great falls such a great place to live, and I’m proud to be a part of such a great team. 

 

 

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We are very thankful to have Jordin our team, she brings fresh perspective and ideas!  Jordin has been valuable in preparing for camps, administrative tasks, and a joy to have around.  She is in the final stages of opening her own massage therapy office and we are so thankful she is staying with us!  Jordin is a licensed LMT, and a certified NASM-CPT. You can ask her about health, fitness, and massage at Elkhorn Massage & Wellness PLLC.

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Tayler Davis - Administrative Assistant

Quote: ““The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” — 

Albert Einstein

 

What is your favorite thing about working at the Children's Museum?:  My favorite thing about Children museum of Montana is the summer camps. 

 

 How long have you lived in Great Falls I've been living in Great Falls for 6 years. I've been volunteer for almost 4 years. 

 

 

 What are your long term educational goals? What I want to do in college is getting AA of Art.  I might be nurse or interior house designer down the road. 

 

What is your favorite movie? The Notebook. 

Tayler has been an important part of our events and summer camps for many years, she first came to us through WIOA and has since become a permanent employee.  Tayler has shown her dedication to the museums mission of Igniting a Passion for Lifelong Learning while working here including graduating High School with honors.  Please speak clearly and in front of her to assist her ability to hear you.  She has cochlear implants and sign language is one of her super powers!  Tayler teaches us all new American Sign Language words throughout our days together.  

Michele Hunt - Administrative Assistant 

Quote: "“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney

What is your favorite thing about working at the Children's Museum?:   My favorite thing about working at the Children’s Museum of Montana is getting to be part of this amazing community. I like being able to bring a smile to children’s faces by helping them tap into their creative sides.

 

What do you wish people knew about the museum?:   I wish that people knew that the Children’s Museum is inclusive to all ages.

What future project has you excited?:  I am excited to work on the after-school programs we are going to be starting and all the art activities for the children at the museum.

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Michele adds a wonderful flare to our museum and we enjoy her creative adventures she offers our adults and kids every Tuesday morning.  She is dedicated and thorough in all she does.  Michele leads on the coffee shop, so please stop by and see her latest special on the board!  We look forward to Michele's added value to our education department also.  The future is bright and we are thankful to have her on the team!!!
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Daphne Ray - Administrative / Custodial

"Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong." Ella Fitzgerald

Miss Daphne is our in house sanitation guru.  She comes in with the heart and spirit of the pioneers willing to clean and sanitize everything in our magical world.  

Miss Daphne does not take no for an answer and will find a way to get the museum sparkling!  We cannot thank her enough.  For a good laugh and fun story you can always say, "Hi" to Miss Daphne.  

To help with our mission of building the new Museum, read more about our plans and donate through the button below.

If our mission has touched your heart to work with us, please go to our community tab and let us know how you would like to join in. We always have a need for those skilled in craft work and event planning, or those who just have a want to help us continue to upgrade and update our current building through painting and other improvement projects.