Originally from the Central Montana area (Fergus High School in Lewistown), I went to school at the University of Montana with an emphasis in Recreation Management. I moved to the Mission Valley in 1992 to take a job as the first Program Director for the YMCA, and then spent 15 years at the City of Ronan in the Parks Department, developing parks, playgrounds, trails and safe routes to school.
I have spent over 30 years in parks and recreation programming and management and now find myself working, learning and enjoying different positions in the non-profit sector. In addition to working with the Greater Polson Community Foundation, I am also the administrator for the Helping Hands Fund.
My greatest accomplishments and joys in life, go by the names Kiana and Koda. I love watching their school activities and sports, and we like to spend time outside on our property at the base of the Mission Mountains. We spend our summer weekends swimming and boating on Flathead Lake and enjoying activities around the valley.
I spend any free time volunteering for important community activities, such as the Lake County Parks Board, Friends of Regional Parks and Trails (FORPAT) group, Ronan Library District Board, Women 4 Wellness Board, I am PTA President and a Raptors Soccer coach.
I am excited for the future here at the Greater Polson Community Foundation. It is so refreshing to be able to work with a group of people who have a vision to create permanent support for their community as they promote philanthropy and generosity with such a local impact. The future looks very bright for GPCF.
– Jennifer Rolfsness