Introducing our New Board Chair—Julie Seedhouse

June 29, 2022

Every year, the Chamber's Board of Directors gets a new Chairperson. Earlier this month, Nichole Mehling passed the gavel to Julie Seedhouse, making now a perfect time to look toward the year ahead at the Chamber.

Marya and Jack's answers to this week's Rorschach questions:

1. What is your favorite thing to do in Montana in the summer?

Marya: Backpack and fly fish and garden.

Jack: I do a lot of gardening. I got rid of all the grass in my front yard and replaced it with flowers and vegetable garden beds.

2. What are some words or phrases you live by? 

Marya: Every time you say “yes”, you are saying “no” to something else. Also, humble yourself, elevate others.

Jack: Never attribute to malice that which could be explained by incompetence.

3. What is the biggest DEI “ah ha” moment for you personally?

Marya: That there is always more work to be done - that–you have never arrived. You can always learn more and be better.

Jack: I grew up in a very small, very homogenous town, so it's hard for me to empathize with people who grew up differently sometimes; music by artists like Kendrick Lamar helps me understand different perspectives on an emotional level.

4. What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning?

Marya: Sitting on the back deck with my coffee and my bible.

Jack: I like to get up before my wife, make some coffee, and do some light chores to get ready to start the week.