Jennifer Kautz is a native of Billings, MT. She graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Accounting. Following graduation, she worked as an auditor in Seattle at Ernst & Young. In 2011 she returned to Billings and currently works at the Billings Family YMCA as the CFO. She serves as an adjunct professor of accounting at MSU-Billings. In addition to her leadership within JLB, Jennifer also volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Montana Rescue Mission.
Dana Paulson is President-Elect for the Junior League of Billings and is slated to be the 2019-2020 President. Driven by her desire to serve the community and meet other woman with the same goal of developing their potential, Dana joined the Junior League in 2013. She has served on the Community Council and has led several impact projects. Motivated by a significant need in the community, Dana became one of the first co-chairs for the Laundry Day project in 2016. This project continues to provide economic relief by giving those who participate the option to redirect funds towards food, medical, transportation cost, and/or everyday necessities.
Dana was born and raised in Montana and currently works for Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain, Inc. as the Director of Quality and Compliance. In 2016, Dana was awarded the organization’s most prestigious staff award, recognizing her for performing well beyond her responsibilities and directly contributing to the successes of the organization. Dana enjoys the little adventures life has to offer, traveling, and exchanging laughs with family and friends.
President Elect Elect
Jennifer Massey, MT (ASCP), BMS (IBMS) is a native of Montana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Montana State University, Medical Technologist Certification from ASCP and Biomedical Scientist Certification from IBMS, United Kingdom. Jen worked as a BMS in the Chemistry/Hematology department for 3 years at West Suffolk Hospital in England. She was the Hematology Department Training Officer.
She relocated to Billings five years ago and joined the Junior League of Billings to network with other women in the community. This is Jennifer’s third year serving on the Board of Directors. She spent two years as Membership Council Leader. In addition to the Junior League of Billings, Jennifer also volunteers with multiple nonprofits, including Poly Drive PTA, Girl Scouts of America and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
Jennifer is currently a Stay at Home Mother of four girls and proud wife to her husband Dan, an Air Force Veteran. Jen enjoys crocheting, and paper crafting when time allows.
Communications Council Leader
Amber joined Junior League in 2015. She is a wife to Steve and mother to three children, Kyle, Abby and Sophia. Amber was raised on a ranch in Garfield County in Eastern Montana. She attended college at MSU-Billings and graduated in 2003 with a BS in Elementary Education and a Minor in Mathematics. Amber loves to teach and to learn! She has taught religious education at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church for 10+ years. Amber serves on the St. Vincent Healthcare NICU Family and Staff Advisory Council and is a NICU SPROUTS Cuddler. Amber is also an active member of the Poly Drive Elementary PTA, volunteers in her children’s classrooms and the school library, and she is also a substitute teacher. Amber loves to craft, crochet, knit, and read. Amber joined the Junior League of Billings to learn new skills, become an even stronger woman, and to use what skills she has to help our community. She has been on Membership Council for two years and was on the first Communications Council.
Jill was born and raised in New Mexico and went to New Mexico State University where she achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Science. Jill moved to Billings from New Orleans in 2014 while she and her husband, Shea, were pregnant with twin girls. In 2015 they decided to quit the corporate world and started a brewery, deciding to call Billings home.
Jill has been a member of Junior Leagues in Tulsa, OK, New Orleans, LA, and now Billings, MT. In all of the leagues, Jill has enjoyed learning about the communities and the areas of impact the leagues are focusing on and why. Also being surrounded by women who are leaders, smart, driven, and compassionate has empowered Jill to strive to become the best mother, wife, friend, business woman, and citizen.
For fun, Jill likes spending time with her family and friends, drinking craft beer, going on hikes, bike rides, reading, painting, and cooking.
Nominating Council Leader
Jennifer Webber is an attorney with nearly two decades of experience, providing business and intellectual property counsel to business clients throughout Montana and California. Jennifer is also an adjunct professor, teaching business law to students at MSUB and Rocky Mountain College.
Outside of work and volunteering, Jennifer seeks out creative opportunities such as art exhibits, painting classes, travel, and exploring all the opportunities Billings has to offer.
Membership Council Leader
Christina Rodriguez received here BA Psychology degree from San Jose State University and is currently the owner of Big Sky Executive Search, LLC, a professional recruiting firm that helps companies fill executive level and senior management positions. She has over ten years of executive recruitment experience in a variety of industries nationwide. When she’s not working, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, Frank and their two little poodles. Christina also enjoys knitting, international cooking, baking, traveling and spending time outdoors.
Originally from California, Christina has lived in Billings for four years and has enjoyed the many things the city has to offer. Christina has also lived in South Florida and Cody, Wyoming. Christina is also very involved in the community and is a member of the Billings Chamber of Commerce, NextGen, The Well Armed Woman , and MAFE. Christina also is a volunteer at the Yellowstone Art Museum and Moss Mansion.
Community Council Leader
Emily was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She went to Montana State University – Bozeman where she received her degree in Mechanical Engineering. She moved down to Austin, Texas for a few years where she worked as a Nuclear Temperature Design Engineer at Ultra Electronics, NSPI before moving back to Billings to work for WorleyParsons as an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer.
Emily learned about Junior League after helping her co-worker, Tonya Bush, with the WorleyParsons annual “Adopt-a-Family” for the Christmas holiday. Having a passion for volunteering, Junior League was the perfect fit to be a part of and make a difference in the Billings community. In her free time Emily enjoys painting, hiking, biking, running, reading and camping with her husband and two pups.
Fund Development Council Leader
Helen Laferreier joined Junior League of Billings in 2016. Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Helen moved to Montana 15 years ago. She graduated from Billings Central High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Presentation College. Helen moved back to Billings after graduating and started working at St Vincent Healthcare. Shortly after moving back to Billings, Helen met her husband Clint, a native Montanan. She decided to return to school and earned a Masters in Nursing from the University of North Dakota. She continues to work at St. Vincent as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine. Helen loves working together with patients to achieve optimal health.
Helen actively volunteers in her church, St. Thomas the Apostle. She volunteers as a youth leader for the high school youth group weekly. Helen is also a co-coordinator for St Thomas hosting Family Promise, a community program which provides shelter and meals for families who are experiencing homelessness. She helps organize and deliver food baskets for needy families in our community for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Helen enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoys all outdoor activities that Montana has to offer including camping, hiking and rafting.
Helen is looking forward to the upcoming year as Fund Development Council Leader and Board Member. She is excited to work together with the women of Junior League to better serve the impoverished in our community.
A Montana native and proud UM alumna of the School of Journalism, Lynn Mullowney Cabrera has been in the non-profit sector for 30 years. Lynn worked first with Planned Parenthood in women’s healthcare and public health and then joined Eagle Mount to provide opportunities in recreation and social integration for people with disabilities. During this time, Lynn was an Achieve Global trainer for Montana State University.
Lynn joined the Alzheimer’s Association over eleven years ago serving as the Vice President of Development for the Orange County, CA chapter, then Associate Director, Western Region -Major & Planned Gifts. She gratefully returned to Montana in July 2015 as the Executive Director of the Montana chapter.
During Lynn’s years as an active member of the Junior League of Billings she served as the chair for Impact Billings , was Member at Large on the Board of Directors as well as President Elect, President and Immediate Past President.
Kendra Freeck is a CPA in the Billings community. She was born and raised in Billings, and attended Montana State University Bozeman and earned a Master of Professional Accountancy. Upon graduation she returned to Billings, and started her career at Anderson ZurMuehlen. She has an extensive tax background and works in many different industries including non profits.
Kendra believes in giving back to her community and building strong female leaders. As a member of the membership council she works to train new members and to grow the league. Kendra also currently serves on the boards for Valley Federal Credit Union and Montana State University Alumni Foundation Billings Chapter. She enjoys fly fishing, hiking, cooking, knitting, and reading.
Kelsey grew up in Roundup, MT and holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources. She works at The Executive Group as a Recruiter helping companies in engineering and construction source and hire employees.
Kelsey has always had a passion for making a difference in other people’s lives which is what sparked her interest in the Junior League. She has served on the Communications and Community Councils and has been a part of several laundry projects including leading one of the projects, has assisted with projects at the Food Bank, and has also headed up a project serving meals to the MRM Men’s Shelter. Kelsey has also spent time volunteering at the Center for Children and Families as well as Wild Words Literacy Program where she served as a reading tutor for kids ages 5-10.
Kelsey loves the outdoors, traveling and camping. You can usually find her with a good book in her hand or spending time with her family. She is an avid game player and loves painting and crafting. Kelsey and her husband Shane reside in Billings with their fur babies Quincy, Coby and Roxy.