Shelby is a people-person who is excited to continue her community development work as the Community Navigator for Montana Child Care Business Connect.
After graduating from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology specializing in family and human development, Shelby worked in several roles within Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow. In these positions, she helped develop and implement community-led projects related to children and families, facilitated a handful of early childhood coalitions and committees, received the 2022 Moving Mountains award, and became invested in the need for early childhood systems change in Montana.
Shelby has always loved the Montana landscape wherever she found herself. Growing up in Columbia Falls, right outside Glacier National Park, you could find Shelby swimming or paddle boarding on any body of water, camping, hiking, or just appreciating the beauty of the woods. When she moved to Butte with her husband, Connor, her instincts never changed, and she still makes time to get out into the wild.