Regina Griemsman – Executive Directoremail
Regina received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has her Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She is the past Director of Public Relations for the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, where she was responsible for providing all testimonials, stories, and photographs for all fundraising and promotional materials as she worked closely with the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation. She advocated and communicated to all external stakeholders, while coordinating and promoting YBGR & YBGR Foundation fundraising efforts at tradeshows, conferences, and speaking engagements. She also spent three years as the Associated Director for the Bozeman Senior Center. While there, she directed all major fundraising projects, coordinated all volunteer needs, and organized programming and events for the center. Previously, she served at Eagle Mount of Bozeman and a few other nonprofits in Denver prior to her move to Montana in 2004. She has also served as a national board member for her sorority, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. Her involvement in the community is evident as she has volunteered as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abuse and neglected children) for Yellowstone County, is a coalition member of the March Against Drugs and Violence and is Vice President of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yellowstone County. Regina and her very supportive husband, Tyler, have one daughter together, Athena.
Lorinda Lucas – Administrative Coordinatoremail
Lorinda grew up on a farm in Central Montana and went to school in Denton. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business: Marketing from Montana State University. Before joining Big Brothers Big Sisters, she worked in the banking industry for 9 years in the executive offices of a regional president and a division manager – and most recently, in marketing & creative communications. She is a member of the Billings Jaycees and has been an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society since college. A quick study, Lorinda’s peers have come to appreciate her keen organizational skills, attention to detail and energetic focus. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, reading, and watching movies and award shows with friends.
Alyssa Duffner – Laurel School Program Specialistemail
Alyssa Duffner was born in Northeast Philadelphia, grew up in South Jersey, and recently graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in Psychology. Her passions for social justice, adventures, and self-discovery are leading her half-way across the country to serve as a School Program Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County. In her free time, Alyssa loves to keep active and engaged by running and strength training, journaling, reading, taking photos, and exploring new places.
Katy Wills – Billings School Program Specialistemail
Katy Wills graduated from Whitman College in December 2016 where she studied Politics, focusing on feminist political economics, international relations, and activism. Since graduation she has been traveling and working in Mexico, learning about civic engagement, and eating plenty of conchas and elote. Katy will be serving as a School Program Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.
Stefanie Gonzalez – Community Program Specialistemail
Stefanie is originally from Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Community, Environment & Planning from the University of Washington, with a focus in bridging social justice and the arts. Stefanie is passionate about art as a tool for community engagement, and she studied abroad in Bangalore, India, learning the role of social expression through art and creativity. In the past, she has interned as an immigration law Legal Assistant. She also served as a Mentorship Program Coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning. Stefanie believes great communities are fostered through being engaged, being intentional, and making connections. In her spare time, Stefanie enjoys cooking, writing, exploring new parks, and spending time with her loved ones. Stefanie will be the primary contact for all of our Community mentors as well as Lunch Buddy mentors.