200 3rd Ave S.E.
Sidney, MT  59270

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Elaine Stedman

Elaine was born and raised in Billings, graduating from Billings Senior High. After high school, she attended Montana State University, graduating with a double major in Business Education and French. She began her teaching career in Sidney after graduation and retired after 37 years in the spring of 2016. Her teaching career was spent teaching business education and/or French at both the middle and high school levels as well as serving as an adjunct professor for Dawson Community College and Miles Community College and teaching online courses through the Montana Digital Academy. She obtained her master’s degree in Technology Education in 2002 through Lesley University. Elaine began her involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County in 2011, serving on the board for several years before assuming the role of CEO in June 2015. She is currently pursuing a second master's degree in Public Administration with a Nonprofit Emphasis. In addition to her role as CEO of BGC, Elaine also is a member of Kiwanis, serves on the board of directors of the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce as well as serving on a variety of community committees and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Janelle Buxbaum

Janelle was raised in Sidney, MT and graduated from Sidney High School in 2010. She attended MSU Billings after graduation and studied elementary education and psychology. After living in Billings for 5 years, she moved back to Sidney to be closer to her family. Janelle previously worked at the Boys and Girls Club in high school as a Program Aide. She enjoys outdoor activities, playing softball, and her dog Tucker. 

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Ethan Hoffman

Ethan Hoffman was raised in Sidney and graduated from The University of Montana with a B.A. Degree in Psychology. He has worked in the past in Sidney as a life guard and has taught swimming lessons to children ages 4 to 15 and has practiced first aid for emergency situations.  Ethan has also coached youth sports since he was in high school, including basketball, baseball, and soccer with ages ranging from 10 to 19 years of age.  He has also coached a Special Olympics Adult Basketball team along with a few events in Track and Field.  During college breaks Ethan came home and spent time working for the school system as a substitute teacher.  We welcome Ethan as part of the programming team for this year!!
Thomas was born in Dumas, Arkansas and raised in McGehee, Arkansas. He has an extensive education, having earned an A.A. in Business Administration from the College of Alameda, B.S. in Accounting (High Honors) from Alabama A&M University, J.D. in Law from the University of Arkansas, M.S. in Taxation from the University of New Orleans and LL.M. in Corporate Finance Law from Wayne State University. Thomas served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps as an avionics technician, and graduated from the U.S. Border Patrol Academy, after which he served on the U.S.-Mexican border in Campo, California, which is near San Diego. He worked as a licensed attorney and administrative law judge in New Mexico for over 4 years before moving to Sidney. His work as a juvenile attorney sparked his interest in teaching and working with young people. He began work part-time as a program aide in January 2017, and assumed his current duties in August 2017.
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