Katie Brien has always called the beautiful Flathead Valley home.
A Stillwater Christian school graduate, she began her college career at Flathead Valley Community College graduating with an associate’s degree and completing her Bachelor’s in Business Management at the University of Montana where she graduated with honors.
After U of M, she moved back to the Flathead and began work as a temporary office assistant for Express Employment Professionals. Just three years later she was the main Administrative and Professional Staffing Consultant.
In 2014, Katie joined the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce as Executive Assistant … jumping into the position just two months prior to the Mountain Madness Airshow. It was a whirlwind of a first year participating in the final, busy months of a very detailed, large scale event. Katie was rapidly promoted to a newly created position, the Administrative Services Manager; overseeing daily operational and administrative activities, accounting support, human resource and facilities management.
Katie brings these skills to Child Bridge and manages the vital “behind the scenes” administrative operations of the ministry. Her desire to have “heartstrings” in her work and to make a difference for others led her to the Christian orphan care mission field.
In her spare time, she volunteers on her youth group leadership team and manages the youth group’s coffee shop. Trying to break out of the “work style” volunteer activities, she spends many hours during the summer at the lake and is working on spending more of those hours in her kayak.