The Board of Directors


Our Board is Committed to the Community

Alexis Botko – President

Laurie Pelham, Vice President

Laurie and her husband relocated to Stevensville from Redmond, Washington in 2011. They chose Stevensville largely because of the rich history and the strong community feeling. Laurie spent 20 years working for a large school district in Redmond, WA developing and implementing technology solutions. She now consults for independent American school websites and portals in Asia. Over the years she has worked with PTSA and the Schools Foundation as well as Little League baseball and the the Redmond Football Association board. Laurie’s interest in serving on the board is to help Stevensville continue the tradition of working together as a community making it a great place to live and work. Laurie also volunteers with the Historic St. Mary’s Mission Founder’s Day committee.

JoyceAnne Jodsaas, Secretary/Treasurer

JoyceAnne Jodsaas is originally from San Diego County and came to the Valley to marry her loving husband Robert who is a Florence native. JoyceAnne stays busy with her businesses: broker and owner of Eickert Realty, Agent for You Property Management, Heatwave Heating and Cooling and her own bookkeeping administrative service. She joined SCF to become involved in the community and volunteer her unique skill-sets. JoyceAnne wants to see integrity maintained in Stevensville’s growth and development to keep its small-town feel and a stable downtown business community.

Benjamin Crews – Student

Caroline Hare Davis

Caroline Hare Davis came to Stevensville in 1970 from Pennsylvania as her family owned property in the Valley. As a retired shop owner, Caroline is involved in the community sitting on the Boards of SCF as well as Historic St. Mary’s Mission and Museum. Her reason for joining the Board is to oversee an orderly growth for Stevensville.

Greg Hebner

Greg Hebner is the son of an Air Force fighter pilot and has lived all over the United States. However, his family owned land in the Bitterroot Valley, which they visited during vacations, and Montana became the one constant place in Greg’s transient existence and a big reason he went to and graduated from Montana State University. As Greg’s field is construction engineering, he had to leave Montana to work for a company that sent him all over the West and even South Africa. When an opportunity presented itself at an up and coming construction company, Greg took it and moved his family to Stevensville. Greg joined SCF because he wanted to be involved in an organization that was well respected and focused on tangible improvements to the community. He knew his skills could be utilized to benefit the organization and wanted to promote Stevensville as a place with a great history and great future.

Laura Newman

Chad Smith

Chad grew up in Florence and graduated from Florence-Carlton High School. He then attended the University of Montana, and graduated from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 1996. Chad started working in Stevensville as a pharmacist in 2000 and in 2006 he bought Family Pharmacy in Stevensville. In 2015 he purchased the iconic Valley Drug. Chad is currently serving a term on the Montana Pharmacy Association Board in addition to his work on the Stevensville Community Foundation Board. Chad and his wife enjoy working, living and raising their family in this wonderful community.

Bob Thomas

Bob Thomas became Board President in 2010 and is an extremely effective leader. Bob completed grades K-12 in the Stevensville Public School System and went on to complete his college education at Montana State University in Bozeman. He began his banking career in Bozeman with stints in Billings and Missoula before returning to the Bitterroot in 1999. Bob is now semi-retired as Vice-President and commercial lender of Ravalli County Bank in Hamilton. His reason for serving on the Board of SCF is to be able to assist with multiple organizations and causes. He would like Stevensville to remain as it is, “a peaceful, quiet town with great community venues and programs”.

Thomas Trangmoe – Student