Main Office
Tracy Ellig

Tracy Ellig

Executive Director of University Communications

E-mail: tellig@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5607
Location: Room 435 Culbertson Hall

Connie Lange

Connie Lange

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

E-mail: connielange@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4571
Location: Room 437 Culbertson Hall

Connie is the primary contact for inquiries about University Communications and support for its staff of outstanding professionals. She has a broad background in studio art and education with degrees from MSU. In addition to her native Montana, she has lived and worked in the Bahamas, south Florida and Kumamoto, Japan.

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Julie Kipfer

Julie Kipfer

Director, Marketing and Creative Services

E-mail: jkipfer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5737
Location: Room 433 Culbertson Hall

Julie has a background in higher education and marketing, with over 15 years of experience. She is responsible for developing the concepts and strategies for university marketing programs. She chairs the Marketing Advisory Committee and works to coordinate campus efforts, promote MSU to our various constituents, and create programs to enhance MSU's image and awareness.

Bridget Ashcraft

Bridget Ashcraft

Graphic Designer

E-mail: ashcraft@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5129
Location: Room 434 Culbertson Hall

Bridget has more than 10 years experience as a graphic designer and has been with University Communications since 2003. She is currently the art director for Mountains & Minds magazine.

Kristen Drumheller

Kristen Drumheller

Graphic Designer

E-mail: kristend@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5141
Location: Room 434 Culbertson Hall

Kristen is a graphic designer working on a variety of projects. She graduated from MSU's graphic design program and has been working with Marketing and Creative Services for several years.

Alison Gauthier

Alison Gauthier

Graphic Designer

E-mail: alison@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6957
Location: Room 434 Culberson Hall

Also a graduate of MSU's Graphic Design program, Alison recently started working in Publications and Graphics as a graphic designer.

Amy Kanuch

Amy Kanuch

Community Relations and Marketing

E-mail: amy.kanuch@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7462
Location: Room 439 Culberson Hall

Amy has a background in community relations, marketing and retail management. She is responsible for community outreach and promoting positive awareness of MSU by building partnerships at the campus and community levels. She represents MSU on local boards and committees and collaborates on various MSU community events. In addition, she manages the Pure Gold recognition program, publishes the Bobcat Bulletin and oversees the design approval process for the university merchandise program.

Ron Lambert

Ron Lambert

Art Director

E-mail: rlambert@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5128
Location: Room 432 Culbertson Hall

Nilam A. Patel

Nilam A. Patel

Social Media Strategist

E-mail: nilam.patel@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4594
Location: Room 424 Culbertson Hall

Nilam is a native of Roanoke, Va. She moved to Bozeman, MT to work at Montana State University for their Web and Digital Communications team in March 2014. Before moving to Bozeman, Nilam worked in Information Systems at Wake Forest University, which is where she received her B.A. in History. Nilam has a background in technology and higher education.

Alison Reidmohr

Alison Reidmohr

Marketing Specialist

Alison creates marketing concepts for the university and guides their execution. She has a bachelor's degree in Professional Communication and 3 years of experience working on anti-tobacco campaigns for the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program.

Caroline Zimmerman

Caroline Zimmerman

Publications Editor/Printing Production Specialist

E-mail: apbcz@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5142
Location: Room 430 Culbertson Hall

Caroline is a publications editor and production coordinator. She is the managing editor for numerous university publications, including the Collegian.

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Carol Schmidt

Carol Schmidt

Assistant Director

E-mail: cschmidt@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1966
Location: Room 431 Culbertson Hall

Schmidt is a native of Denver, Colo. with both a bachelor's (sociology/social work) and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming. She has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Wyoming, Montana and Ohio. She also has worked in public relations firms in Seattle and San Diego and freelanced for many years. She has worked at the MSU News Service since 1994. Schmidt is the editor of MSU’s Mountains and Minds magazine. She also covers the humanities including the College of Arts and Architecture and portions of the College of Letters and Science.

Anne Cantrell

Anne Cantrell

Assistant Director

E-mail: anne.cantrell@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4902
Location: Room 428 Culbertson Hall

Anne is an assistant director of the MSU News Service, where she works to produce content to advance the university's mission. She also covers the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Nursing, College of Education, Health and Human Development and the MSU Library. Anne has a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Montana.

Eliese Besemer

Eliese Besemer

Copy Editor 

E-mail: eliese.besemer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7884
Location: 428 Culbertson Hall

Eliese joined MSU and the News Service in 2015, where she works as a copy editor. With a bachelor’s in psychology from James Madison University and graduate studies in English literature and screenwriting at JMU and at the University of Southern California, as well as a previous career in music performance, she brings a wide variety of experience to her position. She is originally from upstate New York.

Denis Hoepfner

Denise Hoepfner

Writer/Editor

E-mail: denise.hoepfner@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4542
Location: 438 Culbertson Hall

Denise is a writer and an editor who brings with her seven years of newspaper journalism experience, having worked as a columnist, reporter, publications manager and features editor. A native Texan, she has lived in five states but swears Montana is her favorite. Prior to joining the News Service team in November 2015, Denise worked in MSU Testing Services for nearly two years.

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Kelly Gorham

Kelly Gorham

Director of Visual Media

E-mail: kelly.gorham@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5134
Location: Room 423 Culbertson Hall

Kelly is a Montana native and earned his bachelor's degree in photography from MSU in 1995. He has been a staff photographer for newspapers in Montana and Nevada, was a corporate photographer in Seattle and a stringer for Associated Press. Kelly's photos have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, National Geographic Explorer, Sports Illustrated and USA Today.

Sepp Jannotta

Sepp Jannotta

Photographer/Reporter

E-mail: seppjannotta@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7371
Location: Room 428 Culbertson Hall

Sepp is a photographer and writer. Sepp grew up in and around Chicago. He received a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing from Colorado College and studied photojournalism at the UM School of Journalism. Prior to joining MSU in 2011, a 12-year career in journalism (and a love of the rugged corners of the West) took him to newspapers in Alaska, Wyoming and Montana.

Abbey Nelson

Abbey Nelson

Multimedia Specialist

E-mail: abbey.nelson@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4569
Location: Room 423 Culbertson Hall

Abbey is a videographer and assistant photographer for MSU. She produces short videos for the university across all departments as well as the commemorative videos on the MSU honorary doctorate recipients. After growing up in Bozeman, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her bachelor's degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University. After graduation in 2012, Abbey moved to Bonn, Germany to help teach documentary production at the Akademie für Internationale Bildung, a study abroad partnership with LMU. Abbey has produced and directed several short documentaries and plans to pursue a career in documentary production in addition to her work at MSU.

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Brett Davis

Brett Davis

Interim Director of MSU Web and Digital Communications

E-mail: brett.davis2@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4516 
Location: Room 424 Culbertson Hall

Brett is the interim director and primary software developer of new web applications that function at the university, college and department level for Web & Digital Communications.  He hails from Vermont, and after spending a year in Arizona, a year in California and three in Germany, has finally settled down very happily in Bozeman.

John Blixt

John Blixt

Web Programmer

E-mail: john.blixt@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4749
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

John is a native Montanan from the Bozeman area and loves nature and the outdoors. He graduated from the University of Montana's Business department where he was introduced to front end web development. He is actively pursuing a second degree in Computer Science at MSU.

Kaitlyn Goodall

Kaitlyn Goodall

Web Content Management Support Programmer

E-mail: kgoodall@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5140
Location: Room 418 Culbertson Hall

Kaitlyn is primarily responsible for content management services and related development. While not native to Montana, she is ecstatic to be back in mountain country, and particularly to be in Bozeman and at MSU. She is enthusiastic about usability and interoperability, with a focus on people and in accommodating natural and fluid interaction across systems.

Adam Griffth

Adam Griffith

Web Programmer

E-mail: adam.griffith1@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4547
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

Adam is a native of the Southwestern United States who has recently settled in Bozeman to work on CMS web migrations for MSU. Before starting at MSU Adam was a software developer for Wolfram Research in Champaign, IL. He received his BA in Physics and Mathematics from Knox College in 2008.

Christina Hall

Christina Hall

Front-end Designer and Developer

E-mail: christina.hall4@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2342
Location: Room 424 Culbertson Hall

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Sandra Bunch

Sandra Bunch

Managing Director of University Printing Services and CopyCats
E-mail: sbunch@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4960
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Sandy has been with the Montana State University system and with Printing Services since 1980. As Managing Director, She is responsible for customer service and project management. Contact Sandy for general information or to arrange services through University Printing Services or CopyCats.

Kenneth Shelley

Kenneth Shelley

Production Specialist
E-mail: upserv@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7963
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Ken is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician and has 26 years of service with Fire and Emergency Medical Services. He also has 35 years of experience in the printing business including 11 years at MSU with University Printing Services from 1992 to 2003 as a Duplication Machine Operator. His past experience makes Ken a vaulable asset in our shop and we are very happy that he decided to "Come Home'. Ken is an avid photographer.

As Production Specialist, he is responsible for printing all incoming EZPrint digital submission black and white jobs on multiple high-speed production digital printers and controls paper inventory for those jobs. He will be responsible to manage the Campus Course Packet Program and obtain copyright permissions for professors. He serves as backup for color digital printing, and bindery.

Mike Einhaus

Mike Einhaus

Press Operator
E-mail: upserv@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5101
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Mike is the sole Press Operator in Printing Services in charge of one-color, two-color and four-color offset press runs. He prints the MSU envelopes and letterhead for all campuses. He manages all new files designated for the digital plate maker to access for reprints. He also orders and receives paper and supplies, serves as backup for bindery and repairs press and bindery equipment.  Mike is that hard-to-find press operator who still understands and appreciates the art and the craft of offset printing.

Conrad Janzer

Conrad Janzer

Digital Prepress Technician / Production Specialist
E-mail: uprint@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5708
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Conrad is the Digital Prepress Technician to contact for questions on sending digital files directly to University Printing Services for maximum quality output. As Production Specialist, he is responsible for outputting all color jobs to the high-speed color digital printer and large-format color imaging printers, and controls paper inventory for those jobs. He serves as backup for black & white printing, bindery, and MSU Check Printing.

Jens Rosenkranz

Jens Rosenkranz

Customer Service Representative
E-mail:  jens.rosenkranz@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5708
Location: Room 12 Culbertson Hall

Jens has provided Customer Service to our MSU campus customers since February 2014. Jens has over 35 years of experience in the printing field ranging from press operator to general manager in Germany, Samoa, and Hawaii. Jens is available to assist you with coordinating and estimating your print jobs to get you the best possible pricing to meet your office budget. He will also provide assistance to help you send jobs to our online ordering system at www.montana.edu/ezprint. He also serves as backup for color digital and large-format color printing and bindery.