Montana State University

Office of Financial Education

177 Strand Union Building
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman MT 59717-4180

Tel: 406-994-4388
Fax: 406-994-5488


Financial Coaches

The financial education coaches in the Office of Financial Education believe that sound financial skills are the key to financial independence and a means to achieving life goals.

Students and graduates have the opportunity to meet with a trained coach to discuss financial topics that relate to their needs. While we won’t tell you “what to do”, we can give you the tools, resources and counsel so that you feel empowered to make wise financial choices. Each session will be tailored to meet your individual needs and answer any questions. Areas of discussion might include but are not limited to: savings, budgeting, credit, and loans.

Keith Hamburg


Has been an active member of Montana State & the Bozeman community since 1994. Prior to working as an Adjunct Professor at MSU & in The Office of Financial Education, Keith owned & operated his own business for 15 Years. Keith's goal is to help Montana State students in any way possible, starting with financial education.

Nancy Gerlach


Nancy received a B.S. from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Her degree was in P.E. with a Pre-Physical / Therapy Option. She spent time, post college, in the grocery business. Nancy then spent 18 years in the flooring business starting out as a sales person. From there she became a Territory Manager for a distributor based out of Spokane, Washington and eventually became a manger of a local flooring store. Nancy learned many aspects of how to sell, how to run a business in a profitable manner, how to deal with people, and what employers look for in prospective employees.