I was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, and grew up working for my family’s main street business from a young age. My folks, Jim and Lynda Brown, recently sold Old Main Gallery and Framing after nearly 30 years in Downtown Bozeman. I attended Bozeman High School from 2005-09 and four years later I went on to graduate from the University of Montana with High Honors as a Presidential Leadership Scholar.
After graduating from UM, I spent several months working in Washington, DC as a Truman Albright Fellow. I worked on trade policy for the U.S. Trade Representative, led a research project on U.S. immigration policy for the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University, and served as an Associate for MT Senator Max Baucus.
I am now in my fourth year working full-time as a Program Manager for One Montana (onemontana.org), in addition to serving in the Montana House of Representatives. In the Capitol, my committee assignments are Taxation, Natural Resources, Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and the Water Policy Interim Committee. In 2016 and again in 2018, Governor Bullock appointed me to the Private Lands Public Wildlife Council. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Water Policy Interim Committee, Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Co-Chair of the MT Legislative Sportsman's Caucus.