These beautiful humans support World Language Initiative -MT in a multitude of ways. They are community members, parents, and language enthusiasts who believe in the importance of second language opportunities!
Melissa Richey, President ~Melissa is the Director of Development at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and is a board member of Dogs for Conservation. Melissa is passionate about fostering global citizens in Bozeman area youth and is delighted to bring her development skills to WLI-MT missions and goals.
Christina Clark, Treasurer ~ Christina is a Mandarin WLI-MT coach, and spent four years in Taiwan. She is passionate about early language and culture education. She brings her experiences in travel, communication and education learning to help support our WLI-MT mission of world language and culture k-5 access for all Bozeman Area students, including those in Belgrade and Gallatin County.
Mollie Pugh, Treasurer ~ Molly has lived and worked in Montana since 2002. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and worked as a tax analyst with the public accounting firm Deloitte in both Boston and Anchorage, AK before transferring to Illinois and eventually Montana to work as a corporate tax software content manager with Corptax, Inc. Through her commitment to early language education she spearheaded the pilot after-school program at Morning Star Elementary where her daughter attends and served on their PAC board for four years as Cultural Enrichment Chair sharing her passion for developing global citizens.
Kali Huffman López, Officer ~ Kali was born in Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico where she grew up in a bicultural and bilingual household. She is a Mexican-American dual citizen, and has a degree in cultural anthropology from US Santa Barbara. Kali is committed to improving people’s awareness and ability to navigate and embrace cross cultural experiences, and is delighted for the opportunity to share with the Bozeman community her native Mexico traditions and culture and bicultural heritage and training. She and is very excited to be supporting authentic language culture opportunities in the Bozeman Area.
Katie Wing ~ Meet our newest board member, Katie Wing, owner of The Loft Spa in Downtown Bozeman. Katie has been a steadfast supporter of WLI-MT, volunteering her time and The Loft space for events and fundraisers. She is thrilled to be a part of the WLI-MT team!
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