Our Team

Christina Quick Henderson has served as executive director of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance since its launch in April 2014. She teaches as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Montana College of Business and writes for Montana Business Quarterly and other publications. Christina holds an English/Education degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Montana, Missoula.


Katy Spence is Communications Director for the Montana High Tech Business Alliance. She worked previously with the Missoula Current and Treesource, and she has a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources Journalism from the University of Montana. Katy freelances in her spare time under Alcove Writing Services LLC.






Jack Meyer is the Systems and Marketing Analyst for the Montana High Tech Business Alliance. Jack is a junior at the University of Montana studying Management Information Systems. He’d like to apply his degree to modern American manufacturing. When Jack is not focused on his work, he spends his time traveling, whitewater rafting, and restoring motorcycles.






Maddy Ouellette is the Jobs Board Coordinator for the Montana High Tech Business Alliance, as well as the only Bobcat in the office. As she begins her senior year of college studying business marketing at Montana State, Maddy hopes to pursue a career in event marketing, ideally in the nonprofit sector. In her spare time, Maddy enjoys interning for Bobcat Athletics as well as hiking around in the mountains.





Emmanuela Mitzalis is the Marketing, Events, and Membership Intern for the Montana High Tech Business Alliance. Emmanuela is a senior at the University of Montana studying Marketing and International Business and is graduating this December. She would like to work for a socially conscious company that promotes women’s empowerment represented both in the company’s brand and its workforce. She plans to pursue a career in marketing, e-commerce or a related field in one of the major cities in the US. In her free time, Emmanuela likes to travel, contribute to the marketing organization she is in, and spend time with friends and family.



Emily Simonson is the staff writer and content creator for the Montana High Tech Business Alliance. Originally from Havre, Emily will graduate from the University of Montana with a degree in English in May 2020. She is also a Public Affairs Specialist in the National Guard and enjoys reading and knitting in her spare time.

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