Melinda Buchheit directs the Foundation’s communications department and develops its public-facing strategy, messaging, and materials. Before joining our team in 2015, Melinda worked as a freelancer in film production, completed a term of service with AmeriCorps in Los Angeles, and worked in marketing and creative content at Paramount Pictures. Melinda spent most of her childhood in the Bitterroot Valley. She received her undergraduate degree in film and photography from Montana State University, and her master’s degree in communication strategy from the Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communications. Melinda lives in Bozeman with her husband and black labs.