Elva Dorsey, Program Support Specialist

Contact Information

2310 University Way, Bldg. 2
P.O. Box 174255
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone:(406) 994-3812

Email: Elva Dorsey

About

Elva Dorsey, born and raised on the Blackfeet Reservation just outside Glacier National Park, is a graduate of Montana State University.  She has a passion for the small town life found in so many communities across the state. A member of the Blackfeet Nation, she has over ten years of economic development experience in Browning and Bozeman, where she has gained skills and insights into building and developing a small business in a state that is made up of small towns.

A graduate of MSU's Business Management program, Elva has practical experience working with small manufacturers in Gallatin Valley, in addition to her classroom studies.  The mother of a teenager, Elva is passionate about passing on knowledge to the next generation of collaborative leaders and enjoys seeing how manufacturing businesses positively impact Montana's economy every day.

Expertise

  • Creative Design
  • Customer Service
  • Connecting Networks
  • Database Management
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Office Management
  • Presentation Design
  • Event Planning/Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Marketing Applications
  • Web Design

Education

  • A.A. Business Management & Small Business, Blackfeet Community College
  • B.S. Business Management w/ emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Professional Background

Montana State University

  • Program Liaison, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center 2017-present
  • Administrative Assistant, Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success 2015-2017

Browning Community Development Corporation

  • Economic Development Specialist 2011-2014
  • Financial Education Coordinator 2007-2011

AmeriCorps

  • Montana Making $ense Trainer 2006-2007