Board of Directors
Adam Tunning - Billings, MT.
Adam is an attorney with Moulton Bellingham PC. His practice focuses on defense litigation with experience in providing employment, real estate and general transactional advice to local businesses. He has been a wish-granting volunteer since 2013 and also has served on the Billings Make-A-Wish advisory council under Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania.
Danielle Wanderer - Bozeman, MT.
Board Vice Chair & Governance Committee Chair
Danielle is chief marketing officer at Quiq, which enables consumers to text or Facebook-message companies directly for customer service, instead of calling or emailing. She is the past CEO of SplashLab Social, a company for top global brands looking to acquire new customers and engage existing customers through the execution of large-scale social marketing campaigns. Previously, she held executive marketing positions for computer software companies Qualtrics and RightNow Technologies.
Mickey Ogg - Missoula, MT.
Board Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
Mickey is the Chief Development Officer at Consumer Direct Care Network. Since becoming CDO, Mickey has overseen implementation of the Colorado, Michigan and Washington, D.C., programs, the integration of AllCare in Texas, and has successfully directed the first company-wide rebranding initiative. He received his MBA from the University of Montana. Mickey was raised in Missoula and is active in the community.
Kathy James - Billings, MT.
Kathy is a retired nurse and administrator from St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings Mont. She has been a Make-A-Wish volunteer since 2010 and served on the advisory committee for the MAW Greater PA chapter when Montana was part of that chapter. Kathy is involved in the local community and dedicated to the MAW mission.
Elinor Swanson - Billings, MT.
Development Committee Chair
Elinor is an attorney in Billings with Warren & Swanson PPLC. She studied medicine in school and worked in the pediatric burn unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. While there, she saw firsthand the impact of a wish. She received a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, graduating cum laude. She is a partner in her Billings law firm. Elinor is active in the community and ran for the lone Montana congressional seat as the Libertarian candidate in 2018.
Mary Windecker - Missoula, MT.
Past Board Chair
Mary is the executive director of Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, an advocacy group representing addiction, mental health and tribal behavioral health organizations. Mary is very involved in the Missoula community. She has volunteered in leadership positions with United Way, Rotary, Big Brother Big Sisters, Missoula Writing Collaborative and served as the board chair of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce in the 2015-16 fiscal year. She previously served as board secretary.
Aaron Audet - Billings, MT.
Aaron is a doctor of family medicine at Billings Clinic. He is the department chair at SameDay Care. Aaron is a Billings native who studied medicine at the University of North Dakota and was a resident physician at Providence Sacred Heart in Spokane, Wash. He is also a wish dad. His son, Bode, received his wish to see the Yankees play the Red Sox from Make-A-Wish Montana.
Bob Burns - Missoula, MT.
Bob is the Missoula market president for Stockman Bank and is responsible for the start-up of the Missoula market, including direct management or oversight of all Missoula market employees, supervision and oversight of all phases of operations, lending, planning and development for all of the Missoula market. Bob has been working in banking since graduating from the University of Montana in 2000. He has been involved as a volunteer in many non-profit organizations in Missoula.
Casey Blumenthal - Helena, MT.
Casey is the retired vice president at the Montana Hospital Association. Casey provided professional-level support and direction to provider members (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health/hospice, assisted living) in the association. She represented the association on a diverse variety of healthcare committees and task forces and had numerous affiliations with organizations throughout the state. She is active in the community and volunteers with Career Training Institute, Dirt Divas Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic, Lewis and Clark County, Adopt A Highway and United Way of Helena.
David Wigginton - Kalispell, MT.
David is the owner of Glacier Investment Management, an independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firm. David leads and directs strategic development and implementation of the overall business, including service offerings, marketing, prospecting and client retention. David is an active member of Rotary and is involved in the Kalispell community. He also owns and operates a full-service hotel.
Jared Brown - Great Falls, MT.
Jared is an agent/advisor and sales manager with New York Life, and the founder and president of Pathwise Partners. He is also the founder and president of Project 81, Inc., a relief organization to Haiti. Jared has extensive experience in insurance, sales, financial products and philanthropy. He served five years in the U.S. Air Force. He is extremely resourceful when it comes to displaying his passion in a way that brings support both financially and in a way that helps people become advocates of the organization.
John MacDonald - Helena, MT.
John is the owner of the consulting firm, John MacDonald Consulting, and former reporter, correspondent and editor for The Associated Press. His 16-year career with the world's largest news organization gave him a unique perspective on how companies, governments, organizations and individuals worked with the media and how they prepared for and responded to a crisis. John is a native of Missoula, MT., and a graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism. He is a longtime volunteer "big brother" with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. John is an avid fly fisherman, skier, mountain biker and a founding member of "The PIGS," a group of friends who share their culinary skills to raise money for local nonprofit organizations.
Katie D'Ardenne - Bozeman, MT.
Katie is a pediatrician at Bozeman Health Pediatric Clinic at Belgrade Clinic. Previously, she practiced at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Katie did her internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked with many wish kids and knows firsthand the impact a wish can have on children and their families. Katie is looking forward to becoming more actively engaged in the Bozeman community.
Kelly Lynch - Helena, MT.
Kelly is the deputy director/general counsel at Montana League of Cities and Towns. She provides legal counsel to and assists with budgeting and administration of the non-profit association representing all 127 incorporated municipalities in Montana. Kelly has more than two decades of experience as legal counsel for local state government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals. Kelly is a wish mom and involved in the Helena community.
Kelly Rickard - Billings, MT.
Kelly is a CPA and tax manager at ClavesVita, Tax and Wealth Advisors. She works with high-level tax returns for individuals and small businesses to create effective tax-planning strategies. Kelly is involved on the boards of the Billings Chapter of Certified Public Accountants and Life Skills FORE Montana Youth.
Kelsey Bunkers - Bozeman, MT.
Kelsey is an attorney and partner at Crowley Fleck in Bozeman MT. Kelsey’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, including defense of personal injury and product liability claims as well as representation in real property and commercial disputes. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Montana and South Dakota.
Michael Fuchs - Missoula, MT.
Mike is a CPA, CFE, CGMA and partner at Wipfli LLP in Missoula. He has focused his practice on providing audit, review, compilation and entity taxation services to businesses of all sizes. Mike is adept at analyzing client issues and finding innovative solutions. He has served the community on numerous boards including United Way of Missoula County.
Paul Krueger - Sioux Falls, S.D.
Paul is a Chapter Advancement advisor with Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Paul provides support, coaching and consuting services for chapters in all areas of organizational management, such as board development, CEO recruitment and orientation, strategic planning, fundraising, mission delivery and financial management. The Chapter Advancement team conducts chapter assessments, designs and executes chapter support strategies at individual chapters, and provides onsite intervention strategies and management of chapter operations. Paul served as the president & CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota for seven years.