Serving youth and young adults to grow a kinder world.
We foster confidence, well-being and resilience by providing mindfulness tools in our communities and schools.
Our Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Inquiry and Connection
Our Vision: Serving youth and young adults to grow a kinder world.
Our Mission: We foster confidence, well-being and resilience by providing mindfulness tools in our communities and schools.
Meet Our Team
"May it be so" is Margaret's pledge and commitment to contribute to MMP's educational mission. Margaret is a co-founder of MMP since its incorporation in 2018.
Having practiced mindfulness through Zen Buddhism for over thirty years, James is personally familiar with the benefits of mindfulness practice. MMP’s work of promoting mindfulness furthers the effort toward improved public health by giving youth tools to remain copacetic in a turbulent world.
Whether on skis, soccer cleats or bare feet, Emily loves to explore her natural environment — though digging into music & movies, doing crossword puzzles and playing board games will always bring her great joy.
Danielle is non-tenure track faculty at Montana State University and has a proven record of student engagement. Danielle is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and teaches MMPs young adult offerings. She has called Bozeman home since 2000 and is committed to creating a community of belonging. She has been on the board of the Montana Mindfulness Project since 2020.
She received a Masters of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and has committed her career to helping individuals and families enhance their well-being, personal strengths and quality of life. As a clinical social worker at the Billings Clinic in Billings for 37 she counseled adults and children with acute and chronic medical concerns, as well as their caregivers. While engaged in research at the Billings Clinic, she helped develop and teach a curriculum for Mindfulness Practice for Health Care Providers.
Diane is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and values the many studies that document MBSR’s effectiveness in improving life satisfaction. She strongly believes that meditation is a valuable tool for everyone’s tool box.
Courtnay believes in the importance of cultivating inner balance and resilience, even in the face of adversity. She firmly believes that these skills can be taught and learned, regardless of the circumstances. Alongside her role as a teacher for the Montana Mindfulness Project, Courtnay currently serves as the Homeless Liaison for the Belgrade School District. Through this position, she feels privileged to offer support and assistance to students and families in need.
When Courtnay is not in the classroom, she finds joy in immersing herself in nature, exploring art, delving into literature, and embracing the power of music.
Ash also brings her experience in entrepreneurship, nonprofit development, and philanthropy to the expansion and flourishing of the Montana Mindfulness project. She relishes connecting with local businesses to weave mindfulness into our swiftly changing community.
Whether in boardrooms, schools, universities, or international forums, Ash’s work centers turning towards ourselves and one another in the present moment as the most fun, empowering, and courageous adventure of a lifetime. Ash has called Bozeman and the surrounding wilderness home for over 20 years and is thrilled to partner with the Montana Mindfulness Project.
Her introduction to mindfulness was through yoga practice, which she has enjoyed intermittently since she was young. Her relationship with and understanding of mindfulness has grown and evolved through her education in nutrition, work with eating disorders, and her relationship with the natural world around her.
Keirra attended the University of Vermont for her undergraduate studies in Dietetics, and the University of New Hampshire for her Master of Nutritional Sciences and dietetic internship.
She loves to help her clients strengthen their connection between mind and body to recover from disordered eating. Keirra believes everyone has the right to feel at home in their body and is excited to start engaging youth with mindfulness in schools this fall to promote wellbeing.
When not seeing clients, she enjoys being outside, hiking, skiing, and bird watching. She likes to try new things and loves cooking new meals to share with loved ones.
Dagny is a wilderness guide, a movement facilitator, and integrative sleep hygiene specialist. She is a NARM (Neuroaffective Relational Model of Trauma) certified teacher and has started teaching with MMP in the fall of 2023. She has called Montana home since 2010 and been rooted in Bozeman since 2019.
A graduate of Montana State University, Savannah's educational journey now leads her toward a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, marking a new chapter in her quest to make a meaningful difference. Beyond academia, Savannah has made her mark by collaborating with various nonprofits and even establishing her own business. This winter, she embarks on a journey into the realm of social work, armed with an unwavering commitment to helping individuals from all walks of life.
Savannah's path to her current pursuits was shaped by her service in the military, where she cultivated a deep sense of duty and an acute awareness of the profound impact of extending a helping hand. Her military background instilled in her the values of discipline, unwavering dedication, and an unshakable belief in the boundless potential within each person.
Yet, Savannah's true passion comes to life when she's working with adolescents, young adults, and college students. She firmly believes that empowering people, especially children, is her calling and life's purpose. Her dedication to supporting and nurturing the next generation is unmistakable, which is why she pursued certification as a Mindfulness coach.
As she embarks on her upcoming MSW studies, Savannah is gearing up to elevate her advocacy for change to even greater heights. Her journey reflects an earnest desire to enhance the lives of those around her, driven by the unwavering belief that, with the right guidance and support, every individual can reach their full potential.