The Bozeman Library Foundation Board & Staff

The Bozeman Library Foundation is led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who strategically guide the Foundation's mission of financially and programmatically supporting the Bozeman Public Library. 

Bill StoddartPresident

Bill is the founder and principal of Northfork Financial, LLC, an independent financial consulting and investment advisory firm based in Bozeman. Prior to establishing Northfork, Bill worked for D.A. Davidson as a financial consultant and before that he taught U.S. History and other courses at Bozeman High School. He currently serves on several boards or advisory councils in the area, including Headwaters Economics, the Downtown Bozeman Tax Increment Finance District the Longfellow Parent Association, Western Sustainability Exchange and the Cottonwood Environmental Law Center. Bill grew up outside of Buffalo, NY, graduated from Cornell University, and moved West after completing an extensive bicycle journey through the U.S. in 1989. He lives in Bozeman with his wife, Heidi, and their two boys.

Crystal EhliVice President

Crystal is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Montana Realty since 2010. She lives with her family in Bozeman.

Debra RedburnSecretary

Debra Redburn moved to Bozeman with her family in 2000, when her husband Mike became superintendent of Bozeman Public Schools. She and Mike had both been educators in Kansas for 23 years, with Deb teaching elementary and middle school. After moving to Bozeman, Deb began her career at Montana State University, where she is currently the Communications Specialist/Scholarship Coordinator/Events Planner for the College of Education, Health and Human Development. Deb and Mike have two grown children. The family loves living in Bozeman where there are plenty of opportunities to hike, ski, and attend the many cultural events in the area.

Robin HubleyTreasurer

For the past seven years, Robin, a CPA, has worked for a local family managing their personal and business tax and accounting needs. Prior to her current position, she was in public accounting for 14 years. Robin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Indiana University. Robin has served on several area non-profit boards and lives in Bozeman with her husband and two sons.

Diana Blank

Diana moved to Bozeman from Atlanta and has been involved with many non-profit boards including Literacy Volunteers for America, Atlanta and National Parks Conservation Assoc., Washington, DC. She taught Great Books to elementary school children and sponsored the "I Have a Dream" program in Atlanta. In her spare time enjoys Bozeman's outdoor activities: hiking, gardening, cross-country skiing, and being a CAP mentor.

Meg Konkel

Meg is the Director of the First-Year Seminar and an academic advisor at Montana State University in University Studies. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Meg graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Modern Languages and Literature, and then translated her Minor in Art History into a M.F.A. in Interior Design. She lived and practiced commercial design in San Francisco and in the Washington, D.C. area before refocusing her career to teaching; she has enjoyed teaching in the discipline of Interior Design and in First-Year Seminars. She lives in Bozeman with her husband and her two dogs, and enjoys fishing, hiking, cooking with friends and family, and reading all kinds of great books.

Renae Pine

Renae Pine’s fondness for libraries started early on as her mother was a librarian and Renae’s first job as a 14 year old was in her high school library.  She was born and raised in the northwest corner of North Dakota. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and is a certified K-8 and Early Childhood teacher. She taught for many years in both public and private schools.  She continued her education at Montclair State University in Environmental Education and Administration. She also has served on the board of the Bozeman Schools Foundation for 5 years.  After having a vacation home in Bozeman for 16 years, Renae and her family moved to Bozeman from New Jersey in 2011. She has two children who are BHS graduates and one who is currently a junior at BHS.

Mark Sullivan

Mark is the author of eight thrillers, including PRIVATE GAMES, which he co-wrote with James Patterson. He was an Edgar Award finalist, winner of the W.H. Smith award for "Best New Talent", and his debut novel, THE FALL LINE, was named New York Times Notable Book of the year, a rare honor for a debut. His next novel with Patterson, PRIVATE BERLIN, launches in 2013 and his next standalone novel, ROGUE, launches in October 2012. He currently resides in Montana with his family.

Sarabeth Rees

Sarabeth Rees is a partner with The Hyalite Group, a strategy and management consulting firm.  An accomplished strategist and business leader, Sarabeth has advised Fortune 500 organizations all over the world.  Most recently, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Orb, a Washington, DC-based media start-up. Sarabeth received her MBA from Georgetown University and her BA from Duke University, and has traveled to more than 50 countries.

Tony Renslow

Tony has over 14 years of real estate development and sales experience in the Bozeman and Big Sky areas with Pure West - Christie's Great Estates team and currently with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties. Originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota, Tony came to Bozeman to attend Montana State University and completed his degree in Business Finance in 1999. With experience ranging from Historic Downtown Bozeman to the Yellowstone Club, Tony has accumulated a unique and valuable skill set. Tony, his wife, Erica, and their two sons enjoy the outdoor activities and quality of life that Bozeman offers.

Kelly Ramirez

Kelly Ramirez is a Managing Partner at pulseCHECKER, a Bozeman based digital growth strategy firm. A mother of book-loving twin toddlers, she and her family spend many hours checking out, reading, enjoying and biking books back and forth from home to the library. She is passionate about making sure other kids and families are able to take advantage of the incredible community resources our library offers. 

Staff

Janay JohnsonFoundation Director

Janay grew up in the Midwest, but has called Bozeman home since 1992.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kansas.  Most of her professional life has been spent in development and leadership roles for local nonprofit organizations, including the Yellowstone Park Foundation and American Prairie Reserve.  Janay became Director of the Library Foundation in January of 2017.  She is thrilled to spend her days raising funds to support the community’s top-knotch library and its programs.  She enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, hiking and camping with her husband and daughter.  

Sarah DeOpsomerDevelopment & Outreach Manager

Sarah was born in England, grew up in Texas and Michigan, and graduated from Montana State University. She has worked for several non-profits in Chicago and the Bozeman area, including the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Park Foundation. In her current position, she manages the fundraising and program work of the Foundation, in direct support of the Library. Sarah, with her husband and son, takes advantage of all the recreational activites that the region has to offer.