Marne Hayes

Secretary

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Arrived in Big Sky: 1992

Education: Graduated from University of Maryland with a BA in English

Occupation: Self employed; Consultant, MHayes Consulting. Focus on publicity coordination, business outreach, PR, and social media

What I like most about living in Big Sky: The lifestyle. Living across the street from access to tons of trails, looking out my windows at expansive wilderness areas, the ease of everything and being surrounded by the magnificent landscapes. And of course the community.

Favourite thing to do in my free time: Be outdoors. Love hiking, trail running. Being in the woods with my dog (and my husband!). Challenging myself by trying new things.

My favorite quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

Little-known fact about me: I am terribly claustrophobic.

Why I'm passionate about WIA: I think we do work that seems simple to some, but that is crucial for so many families and individuals in Big Sky. Being able to afford children and families - and adults - access to opportunities or treatment that they wouldn't normally consider due to cost is a pretty noble role, in my opinion. I think that WIA has so much potential to be able to fill the role of a resource and a funding option for people who are looking to be well, or who just want the best for their children. I like the presence we have in the advancement of children and adults in all the various stages of need that a community sees.

I think we do work that seems simple to some, but that is crucial for so many families and individuals in Big Sky.  Being able to afford children and families – and adults – access to opportunities or treatment that they wouldn’t normally consider due to cost is a pretty noble role, in my opinion.  I think that WIA has so much potential to be able to fill the role of a resource and a funding option for people who are looking to be well, or who just want the best for their children.  I like the presence we have in the advancement of children and adults in all the various stages of need that a community sees.