Meet our members and connect!

Joe Mitchell

Agent, Joe Mitchell State Farm Agency

Want to connect, learn & grow with Joe? Call or text his Cell @ 701-866-9609 office 406-443-0867 or email


Kristen McLaughlin

Real Estate Lender, Stockman Bank 

I began my career with Stockman Bank in 2016 and quickly moved into the Real Estate Department shortly thereafter. As a Real Estate Loan Officer, I help individuals achieve their goals of homeownership or for some, refinancing to help meet their current financial needs.

Outside of work, I can be found biking the Helena trails, running outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Want to connect, learn & grow with Kristen? Call her office 406-447-9007 or email

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McKinley Winkle

Helena WINS Director 

My position at the chamber is in workforce development and innovation. The goal of the program is to attract, develop and retain talent to enhance the workforce pipeline in the Helena area. A lot of what I do is bridging gaps between employees and employers as well as industry and education. 

Most of my spare time during the week is dedicated to coaching cheer at HAC. When I am not at the gym or the chamber, I love to spend time with my family, snowboard, hike with my dog and go boating. 

Want to connect, learn & grow with McKinley? Call her office 406-442-4120, email or check out her LinkedIn


Erinn Donnell

Tourism Sales Manager, Helena Tourism Alliance

After an early career in banking, I made the move into marketing and tourism, where I worked in positions with the Montana Lottery, the Made in Montana program at the Department of Commerce, and now with the Helena Tourism Alliance (Visit Helena). I have also acted as the Communications Director for Kamut International - an international organic wheat company - and the Community Manager for the first-of-its-kind coworking lounge in Missoula.

My passions are working with the public, customers and stakeholders in order to connect resources and promote Montana as the best place to live, work and play. I enjoy building membership and developing programs, coordinating events, creating marketing and social media campaigns, designing collateral, and developing branding strategies.

Want to connect, learn & grow with Erinn? Call her office 406-443-2117, email or check out her LinkedIn


Katie Nichols

Marketing & Communications Director, Helena Area Chamber of Commerce

I initially began my marketing career in Minor League Baseball. While attending University of Montana, I interned for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, AAA Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. After graduation, I went on to become Entertainment and Community Relations Manager for the Peoria Chiefs, Class A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. I moved back to Montana in 2016 to become Director of Athletic Marketing, Fan Experience, & Corporate Relations for Carroll College Athletics. I started with the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce in January of 2020. I enjoy promoting the great community that we live in!

When I am not at the chamber, I love to spend time with my family, hike, watch baseball and travel. 

Want to connect, learn & grow with Katie? Call her office 406-442-4120, email or check out her LinkedIn


Amanda Bartsch

Account Associate, Commercial Insurance , PayneWest Insurance

Hello, my name is Amanda Bartsch and I work as a Commercial Lines Account Associate for PayneWest Insurance. In the summer of 2019, I interned with a local State Farm agent in Helena. It was through this experience that I became a fully licensed Producer and discovered my passion for insurance. Upon my graduation from college, I began working for PayneWest. Working here has allowed me to expand on my skill sets and learn the ever changing ways of insurance.

Although I am a newer member of The Helena Leadership Network, it is a role I am excited to partake in. It allows for career development and positive relationships within the community, all of which are crucial to growing within my field. I pride myself in being professional, timely, and a continuous learner, for it is through these attributes and hard work, that I have been given a vast amount of opportunities.  

Want to connect, learn & grow with Amanda? Call her office 406-457-4555, email or check out her LinkedIn

Joseph Passamani

Kyle Jackson

Whitney Mitchell

Autumn Carparelli

Bridger Mahlum

Kelsey Payne

Ashleigh Heimbach

Kelly McDermott

Emily McVey

Ricky Entenmann

Ali Mandell

Rachel Supalla

Ryan Evans

Tara Wells

Kami Stevenson

Brandon Boka

Katie Lawler

Jason Davis

Mark Ophus

Beth Brown

Courtney Bahny

Stephanie Beckert

Amanda McGowan

Amy Emmert

Becca Dudek

Brenden Craig

Brian Lee

Claire Pichette

Cody Salo

Corinne Moore

Erik Rose

Jared Engels

Jolene Lloyd

Kamille Kirchberg

Katy Peterson

Keif Storrar

Kelsee Dalton Watts

Luke LaLiberty


225 N. Cruse Ave, Ste A

Helena, MT 59601 


T: 406-442-4120

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