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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 438 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

E-mail: alison.reidmohr1@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-4579 
Location: Room 439 Culbertson Hall 

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 426 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: 428 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.

Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Photographer

E-mail: a.sanchezgonzalez@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-7371
Location: Room 423 Culbertson Hall

Adrian joined the Montana State University communications team as staff photographer in June 2016. Through his experiences both abroad and at home, Adrian found his true passion in photojournalism. In October 2009, he was selected to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop, where he was awarded the Nikon Achievement Scholarship for best student work. From political races to soccer matches, immigration issues to award shows, Adrian has shot on assignment for Agencia EFE, Agence France-Presse, Getty Images and Landov, among others and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, and Time Magazine.

Adrian is fluent in Spanish and English.

Abbey Nelson

Abbey Nelson

Multimedia Specialist

E-mail: abbey.nelson@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-4569
Location: Room 438 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 level for Web & Digital Communications. 

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Justin W. Arndt

Front-End Web Developer

E-mail: justin.arndt@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-4647
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

After graduating from the Media and Theatre Arts program here at MSU, Justin wandered across the globe with his wife to London, where he discovered podcasting, online media, and web development (and fish and chips!) You can find him on the tennis court, in the recording studio, or on the mountain. He also moonlights as a cat bed. Justin received his MS (it's called an MSc in the UK) in Electronic Publishing from City University London. 

Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

Web Programmer

E-mail: jonathan.edwards2@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-4749
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

Jon works on CMS migrations and support. Before coming to MSU, Jon worked as a web developer, bookkeeper, and carpenter.  When he’s not working, he enjoys biking the local trails, playing with his two young boys, and chasing elk with his bow.  Jon received his BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lewis and Clark College.

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

Joe Sweeney

Joe Sweeney

Front-End Web Developer

E-mail: joseph.sweeney@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-2722
Location: Room 420 Culbertson Hall

Joe is a central Montana native who has been building web apps, contributing to open-source projects, and learning all facets of web development for the last several years. Before coming back to MSU, Joe was a web programmer at Billings Gazette Communications. Joe has a BA in Music Technology from MSU.

 

Jessianne Wright

Jessianne Wright

Technical Writer

E-mail: jessianne.wright@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-4587
Location: Room 418 Culbertson Hall

Jessianne is a technical writer for the web team, contributing to web usability for MSU. She is a Bozeman native and also writes for several area publications including Explore Big Sky Newspaper and Montana Parent Magazine. When not writing, she enjoys time with her horses and exploring under the big sky. Jessianne received her BA in History and a minor in English writing from MSU.

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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.

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.