Carol Bock has been the Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for the facility from July 1995 to present. Her capacities as financial officer for the organization include:

1) Several MSP grants from the Office of Public Instruction with The Montana Learning Center 2) Office of Higher Education grants with the Canyon Ferry Limnological Institute, The Montana Science Institute and The Montana Learning Center 3) Several private organization grants with the Canyon Ferry Limnological Institute and The Montana Science Institute Her work experiences at the institute have included; program bookings for the facility, room assignment for participants, data base management, computer lab set up with Windows 95, DOS and Macintosh, 10,000 volume library set up, boat driver, housekeeper, painting, cooking, shopping and anything else that needed to be done when the proper staff was not available to do the job.

Contact Carol at cbock@montanalearning.org

Mel and Gov. Schweitzer pause during a tour of MLC

Mel and his wife, Jeannie, live in a house on Canyon Ferry Lake about six miles from the Learning Center. Mel has been working part-time at the facility since June, 1998. His responsibilities include maintenance and construction including boats, docks, buildings and vehicles. Usually you can find him around the facility or with students or teachers either floating the Missouri River or guiding the 30-person pontoon boat. That pontoon boat was constructed using his welding skills on discarded airplane wing fuel tanks. The huge trailer that transports the boat is also his creation. He and Jeannie have jumped in as “emergency” cooks on occasion or filled whatever role is necessary to make MLC a quality facility.

Contact Mel at mel@montanalearning.org

Amy and Meagen

Amy Swanson and Meagen Walker to the rescue! That was the feeling of MLC leadership as these two talented women provided three hearty meals a day for attendees during youth camps, teacher professional development workshops and other education related groups.

During the school year, Amy and Meagen can be found preparing breakfast and lunch for students in Helena. Amy also had the responsibilities of menu planning and food purchasing. In their spare time, Meagen and Amy also cleaned the MLC living quarters including laundry duties. Both were enthusiastic about MLC facilities and program, and plan to continue as staff members on weekends during the year and next summer. Their expertise and hard work are greatly appreciated