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 2 boys enrolled in the Lower Elementary School.

Ryan Jackson - Picture and Bio coming soon.


Jenny Sabo a graduate of Harvard University and resident of the Gallatin Valley since 1995, 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 two children at Middle Creek and a third child that graduated from Middle Creek Elementary last year. 


Heather Higinbotham is a lifelong Montana resident.  She graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and minors in Environmental Studies, Wilderness Studies, and German. She spent a semester in California studying solar home design and a semester in Vienna, Austria, studying German.  She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Montana in 2003 in Environmental Studies, Alternative Energy and Sustainable Building.  She served as chair of the Cooke City School Board from 2005-2008, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Montana Chapter of the US Green Building Council.  Heather is the Sustainability Programs Manager for the Yellowstone Business Partnership.  She is also a licensed private pilot.  Heather’s daughter is in the Rainbow class.

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.