Amy Riesinger – Executive Directoremail
Amy is a native of St. Marys, GA, she received a BS in Recreation from Georgia Southern University prior to working at Walt Disney World. For more than 16 year Amy lived and worked in Savannah, GA. A very involved member of the Savannah nonprofit community, she worked at the American Cancer Society, United Way, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Amy volunteered for various community organizations, including: Board member of the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision; President of the Junior League of Savannah from 2014-2015; 2009 graduate of Leadership Savannah; and President of the Savannah area Kappa Kappa Gamma alumnae association in 2003.
Since moving to Billings, Amy has connected with the Junior League of Billings, Kappa Kappa Gamma and is looking forward to becoming more involved in the community.
Amy and her husband, Russ, relocated to Billings in October 2018 from Savannah, GA with their three dogs, Fannie, Lucy and Jane.
Hannah Olson – Development Coordinatoremail
Hannah grew up in Powell, Wyoming where she received an associate’s degree in Secondary Education from Northwest College and worked as a high school dance coach. She moved to Billings in 2013 to attend MSU Billings, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing. She is now working towards a master’s degree in Public Relations.
Hannah is passionate about world travel and her highlights include volunteering with homeless youth and displaced children in Kathmandu, Nepal and hiking, cycling, and snowboarding in the Alps. Her daughter, Vienna, is named after “the city of music” in Austria.
Hannah is a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a member of the Junior League, and has an extensive background in event coordinating and management.
She enjoys writing, politics, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her family.
Joelle Clause – Community Program Specialistemail
Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Joelle has been in Billings since 2002. She received an extended BS in Psychology from MSU-Billings in 2018 and assisted in teaching two upper level courses: Abnormal Psychology and Drugs & Behavior. Along with her customer service experience Joelle also serves as a volunteer at her local church. Her volunteer experience through the church has included being a youth leader in the youth group, as well as being on the care team which provides food and/or services to those in need. Joelle believes in building up mental health awareness in Billings and making changes in the community to fight back against crime, avid drug use, human-trafficking, and youth homelessness. She hopes to make an impact on the community in a positive way to increase quality of lives.
Joelle is an advocate for health and fitness and loves spending time with her son. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watch her favorite shows, folfing, bike riding, hiking, and traveling to new places.
Joelle is the primary contact for all of our Community mentors as well as Lunch Buddy mentors.
Maddie Shaner – Laurel School Program Specialistemail
Maddie Shaner is from Jacksonville, Florida by way of Tempe, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, and in 2016 with a Master’s in higher education. She has worked at ASU in advising and disability resources and, most recently, in church administration. Maddie loves reading, music, and being outdoors and will be serving as a School Program Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.