Board Members


Matt Andrew first moved to Bozeman area in 1994. After a few brief side-trips to MN and WA, as an avid skier and hiker Matt moved back in 2001. Matt brings international consulting experience working in Germany, UK, India, and Japan. Matt’s consulting focused primarily on strategic business process improvement and the adoption and implementation of technology solutions. Matt attended a private secondary boarding school in Faribault, MN and received a BA in Economics from the University of St. Thomas, a private university.

Matt brings to the board a lifelong love for and a strong belief in private education, strategic long-range planning, and a background of facilitating and implementing solutions for continuous improvement. Matt and his wife have two children that have graduated from the school.

Ryan Jackson is a trial lawyer with Jackson Law P.C. in Bozeman. He is a graduate of Montana State University and University of Montana School of Law. Ryan is a 4th generation native of Montana and enjoy's, with his wife Mary Ann and 2 children, all the opportunities this great state has to offer.

Both of Ryan's children have attended Middle Creek Montessori; John was in MiCasita for 3 years and Josie is currently in the Sunshine class.


Jenny Sabo is a graduate of Harvard University and has lived in Gallatin Valley since 1995.  She resides on the family cattle ranch near Harrison, MT with her husband Mark and sons Riley (a Middle Creek graduate), and Kiril (an Upper Elementary student). With her deep interest in the connection between food and health, Jenny was overjoyed to discover the farm and outdoor program at Middle Creek.

Sabo Ranch has shared cows, pigs, ducks and turkeys and ranch visits with the enthusiastic staff and students at Middle Creek, and Jenny has enjoyed sharing lunch casseroles made with locally raised ingredients with our elementary students. She brings her experience as a founding Board member of the Emerson Cultural Center to our Board and community.


Jeff Trom brings extensive experience in finance and technology to the school. With a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, he spent several years consulting and 13 years helping to grow an engineering startup company to public status. He is currently Director of Software Development at a local startup.  

Jeff and his wife, Lydia, have one child at Middle Creek and two children that have graduated from Middle Creek Elementary.


Jeffrey McNabb is a professional civil engineer who was an original founding member of the Middle Creek Academy in 2005. He studied creative dramatics and children’s theatre at Arizona State University and has Bachelor and Master Degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Jeffrey served five years as a board member in a public school district where he learned the team work and cooperation required of a functioning board. This experience, coupled with the four previous years as a trustee of the Middle Creek Academy, has prepared him to help provide vision and policy to the school administration to ensure Middle Creek Montessori is a safe and healthy school.



Hattie Baker Graham is originally from New Orleans with a B.A in Political Communication from Louisiana State University. After graduation, she worked in Japan with the Japan Foreign Minister's JET Program as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT). In 2004, she moved to Bozeman to work as an ESL instructor and interim Administration Director for MSU's affiliate ESL language school. In 2007, she obtained a Master's in Public Administration from MSU and went to work with the City of Bozeman to develop the city's first Climate Action Plan.

She brings strong skills in educational planning, administration management, carbon reduction strategies, and stakeholder communication. As a child, she attended Montessori school and is a strong supporter of the Montessori method.

Hattie and her husband David have two children who attend Middle Creek Montessori.


Tricia Mayes LeQuesne has lived in the Bozeman area since 1994. She has a B.S. in Economics from Auburn University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology with concentration in Ecopsychology.
Through her involvement with crisis and advocacy work, Tricia utilizes her commitment to promote community health and wellness.
Tricia and her family have strong belief in sustainable living and the importance of connection with the natural world.
Tricia has a daughter at Middle Creek Montessori an interest and belief in the Montessori philosophy of education, as well as a passion for outdoor education programs and experiential learning.