Board of Directors

Glacier Country Tourism’s board of directors is made up of leaders from across all eight counties in the region. Our board members’ skills, knowledge and passion for the travel industry are not only a benefit to us in our region but across Montana. Our board of directors is one of our organization’s greatest assets.

“Our board is dedicated to our mission and values statements and they provide the vision and ‘big picture’ leadership that gives Glacier Country Tourism’s staff and contract agencies our organizational strategy and plan with which to help us achieve our goals.” – Racene Friede, Executive Director

Board of Directors:

  • Chase Averill (President/Chair) – Flathead Lake Lodge
  • Ramona Holt (1st VP) – Holt Heritage Museum
  • Cris Jensen (2nd VP) – Missoula International Airport
  • Shannon Brilz (Secretary-Treasurer) – University of Montana
  • Victoria Lee – Glacier Distilling Company
  • Karr Bergmann – Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson
  • Dylan Boyle – Explore Whitefish/CVB
  • Muffy Bullock – St. Regis Travel Center
  • Kascie Herron – American Rivers
  • Mike Johnston – Montana River Guides
  • Jen Kreiner – Sanders County Community Development
  • Matt Lautzenheiser – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
  • Diane Medler – Discover Kalispell/CVB/TBID
  • Barb Neilan – Destination Missoula/CVB/TBID
  • Tina Oliphant – Kootenai River Development Council
  • Amy Overstreet – Cut Bank Chamber of Commerce
  • Amber Pacheco-Holm – Libby Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Rick Sinclair – Diamond S RV Park & Campground
  • Kristin Smith – Cabinet Mountain Brewing
  • Stephanie Vielle – Blackfeet Nation

Glacier Country Tourism offers my organization the opportunity to reach out-of-state prospects I’d not be able to reach on my own. Their social media reach is targeted and takes the worry and work away from what I could do alone. Best ROI on marketing money around.

- Shannon Brilz, University of Montana