Board of Directors
Paul Jones-Chamber President
Waddell & Reed
Paul earned a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, Bozeman and a professional designation CRPC®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, from the College for Financial Planning. As a personal financial advisor for the past eight years with Waddell & Reed, Paul has helped develop customized financial plans, recommend investment strategies and counseled clients throughout the area. Paul has a passion for financial planning and enjoys working closely with others to help them achieve their financial goals and objectives. Previously, Paul worked for Disability Specialist, Inc., focusing on personal and group disability insurance. Paul has lived in the Gallatin Valley for the last 21 years and lives in Manhattan with his wife and three kids. Paul has volunteered his time with the chamber for the last 7 years and enjoys working in the community and being a part of the Chamber of Commerce.
Nancy Clark- Vice President
AmeriMont Real Estate
Nancy is a native Montanan, born in Billings. She was raised in Missoula and graduated from UM in 1989. Nancy has lived all over the US, -- Raleigh NC, Washington DC and Boise, ID. She returned to Montana 14 years ago when she met her husband, a Bozeman native. She lives in Churchill and has worked at AmeriMont Real Estate since 2014. She also worked for another Manhattan business, Tradeaway.com, prior to that. Nancy loves people and the Manhattan community. She is involved in the Rotary and is excited about becoming actively involved in Chamber.
Brenton Melton - Treasurer Stockman Bank
Brenton is a native of central Montana where he was raised on the family farm and ranch. He started banking in 2009 after completing his degree in Agriculture Business.
Brenton enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and serving at his church.
Betsy Mancuso- Board of Directors
Betsy Mancuso Designs
Betsy Mancuso was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to moving to Manhattan, she lived in Kansas City where she worked as an artist and designer for Hallmark Cards, Inc. She then became co-owner of Sage Studios in the Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri. She currently has her own business as a professional graphic designer. After 17 years in Manhattan, she considers the “Heart of the Gallatin Valley,” home. For 16 years, she has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving Manhattan by donating her talents in designing unique art for the Potato Festival and Christmas Stroll. Since 2013, Betsy has been creating artwork for t-shirts and posters for the Potato Festival and the Christmas Stroll art since 2011. For both events, she donates her skills in designing the advertising for the newspaper, banners, event posters and flyers. Betsy is married to Joe Man, whose music and talents have graced both the Potato Festival and Christmas Strolls for many years. The Mancuso’s are passionate about Manhattan, and both give of their gifts, talents and abilities in any way needed to support their town.
Blair Hall- Board of Directors
Blaire Hall is the owner of Lavender House Massage in Manhattan and is working together at The Happy Lyon, a with Marnie Lyon, owner of Rocky Mountain Fit. Blaire has 19 years experience as a graphic artist, nine years as a public school teacher and just over a year as a massage therapist and reiki practitioner in the Gallatin Valley. She has lived in Manhattan since November 2017 and has two children who attend Manhattan schools. Blaire has worked with large and small groups and individuals in education and business helping them create, organize and have better experiences. Prior to coming to Manhattan, Blaire owned and lived on a black angus cattle farm in Walnut Hill, FL for 13 years. She participated in the Wedgworth Leadership: Class V, the Young Farmer’s and Rancher programs with her husband in the early 2000s. She was a high school volleyball coach for two years, and a yearbook sponsor for five years.
Kelly Merry- Board of Directors
Marnie Lyon- Board of Directors
Rocky Mountain Fit
Marnie Lyon is a business owner, nutritionist and personal trainer in Manhattan. Marnie has been a personal trainer for six years and has been the owner/operator of Rocky Mountain Fit for four. The location of her business changed to Manhattan in September 2017. She is creating a new company called “The Happy Lyon” with Blaire Hall which offers self-care lessons, experiences, educational and fun events. Prior to running Rocky Mountain Fit, Marnie was a registered dietitian for Montana Department of Public Health, Aging Services for six years and constructed and partnered in a business that designed and constructed ponds for 17 years. Additionally, she operates Montana Pond Care Company, a pond and lake management company promoting biological health in aquatic environments.
Along with other business owners and active residents, Marnie and Blaire organized the first Wobble til You Gobble in Manhattan on Thanksgiving raising money for the Manhattan Senior Center. Both participated in assisting efforts with the Potato Festival in 2018 and are always happy to help create new positive experiences and maintain the personable culture of Manhattan. Marnie and Blaire are also active members of Manhattan Rotary Club.
Steel Anderson- Board of Directors
Steel grew up in the Shields Valley, just across the Bridger Mountains where his family still ranches today. Growing up in the country and on a working Black Angus cattle ranch, he learned a great deal about respect for the land and animals and was raised with a strong work ethic. Trust and integrity are the foundation upon which lasting relationships are built and he believes in doing right by those around him. Steel believes that a handshake is your word and your word is your bond. He learned the value in proper planning and investing for the future at a young age which led him to his career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. It is of the utmost satisfaction that he has the opportunity to help people around him plan, build and protect their legacies each day. He is thrilled to be in the Manhattan community and looks forward to being a part of the growth and development in the years to come. Manhattan has incredible potential and Steel wants to see it grow sustainably and help it maintain the small town charm and sense of community that it is known for.