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807 North Tracy
 Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 522-8169

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Who we are:


Sally Hickey, Board President—Sally has been a board member since October 2009. As a native of Bozeman, Sally has seen the community grow and change. She feels Befrienders is a vital part of our community because it offers seniors an opportunity to stay connected with society and a friend with whom to share their lives. Sally has been an independent business owner since 1991. She has served on numerous committees in Gallatin County–Gallatin Association of Realtors, Southwest MT Building Industry Association and the MT Association of Realtors.



Caryle Merrill, Board Secretary—Caryle moved to Bozeman in 1990 with her late husband, Befrienders founder Pete Merrill. In order to learn more about our community they involved themselves in several volunteer activities, including CAP, Eagle Mount and the Chamber of Commerce. Caryle continues to be an active community volunteer today.







Jane Schultz, Board Treasurer—Jane has been on the board since November 2007. She is a CPA with Anderson Zurmuehlen.  Jane loves to go hiking and cross-country skiing in her spare time. She’s a Montana native and has lived in the Bozeman area all her life.





Montee Kerr – Board Member – Bio coming soon!








Amanda Torgerson – a Montana State Alumni, was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. She is the proud parent of three children who are the 6th generation of Amanda’s family to be born and raised in Bozeman. Amanda and her husband Jason were married in the mountains outside of Bozeman in October of 2009 followed by the addition of their kids Reier, Hannah, and Otto (and their Bernadoodle named Rolli). Upon graduating from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Amanda received her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) while working in the mortgage industry. More than a decade later as a top producing loan officer in Bozeman, it is still her passion to assist clients with their home loan needs. In 2017 she joined PrimeLending in opening their first Montana office in Bozeman. As the Bozeman office Production Manager she works with her clients to achieve their dreams while mentoring and managing the Montana branch to do the same. While Amanda is passionate about her career, she loves a good campfire and exploring the shores of Flathead Lake.

Amanda was welcomed to the Befrienders Board of Directors in the Fall of 2017 and is excited to be a part of an organization that is committed to the senior residents of Gallatin Valley, many of whom helped build the community that is her heritage and the home to a future generation of Bobcats!

Jessica Stillman, Executive Director – Jessica, a Bozeman native and graduate of Montana State University, comes to Befrienders from the Downtown Bozeman Partnership where she was their Operations Manager for the past 4.5 years.  Over the years she has been involved with numerous community organizations including the Verge Theater, KGLT, and the University Neighborhood Association.  She brings a knowledge of community events and outreach, as well as a passion for non-profits and creating a special place in our community for all of its residents.  She and her husband reside in Bozeman and are looking forward to continuing to grow within this special organization and this community.



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