Kirk Bodlovic has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Providence St. Patrick Hospital since 2005, and his role expanded in 2013 to serve all the Providence facilities in Western Montana.
Charlie Beaton opened Big Dipper Ice Cream on the Hip Strip in 1995 and has grown the business from a simple wholesale manufacturer into a significant retail outlet, mobile vending operation, and a franchise with additional outlets in Billings and Helena. Big Dipper has garnered national attention in multiple publications and was selected in 2012 as the Best Ice Cream in America by USA Today and Good Morning America. Most recently Big Dipper was selected as the sole ice cream product sold by Xanterra, the management company for both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. A native of Helena, Beaton earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1991 from the University of Montana. He was a financial services agent with Prudential for two years before becoming an entrepreneur. Beaton has also served in leadership roles with the Missoula Food Bank, the Hip Strip Society and the State of Montana Small Business & Downtown Network. Charlie is married to Barbie, and they have two daughters, both students at Hellgate High.
Geoff Badenoch has been a long-time advocate and public servant to Downtown Missoula. He served as the Director of the Missoula Redevelopment Agency from 1985-2003 and led the efforts to revitalize Downtown Missoula in the 1980s and 90s. After 21 years with the MRA, he moved into entrepreneurship and started his own consulting business. Badenoch was born in Glendive, and raised in Bozeman, Mont. He has a B.A. in Political Science and an Masters in Public Administration, both from the University of Montana, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member for several years. In addition to serving on the MDF Board, Badenoch also serves on the Supervisory Committee of the Missoula Federal Credit Union and on the Missoula Public Library Foundation Board. He also chairs the Missoula County Election Advisory Committee.
Anders Brooker opened The Runner’s Edge on Main Street in Downtown Missoula in 2001. In 2006 he moved into property ownership and a larger space on the 300 block on Higgins Avenue, and then he expanded his business again in 2013 into another building across the street. The Runner’s Edge is a retail store and central running hub that draws hundreds of runners to the heart of Missoula each year. Brooker grew up with a passion for running and competed in track and cross country for Plains High School, as well as the University of Montana. He continues this passion through work at the store and through coaching high school athletes at Hellgate High School, where he has earned Coach of the Year honors by the Missoula High School Association. Closely connected to the local running group, Run Wild Missoula, Brooker is the coach for the Missoula Marathon training class, a 300-person plus group that meets twice a week for 18 weeks leading up to the marathon in July. A huge force behind the Missoula Marathon, Brooker also serves as the race director for one of the largest races in the state. Voted “Best Overall Marathon” by Runner’s World in 2010, the Missoula Marathon attracts runners and walkers from all over the world. A native Montanan, Anders is passionate about growing this well-loved race as it is has a large economic impact on the state. He is married to Meg Brooker, and they are oftentimes seen running the streets and trails throughout Missoula.