Heide Arneson has been with JA of Montana for nine years. Her degrees in math and physics, combined with volunteer work in local schools, taught her a great appreciation for hands on education. After a career as a meteorologist with the United States Air Force, Texas Instruments, and American Airlines, Heide moved to Montana and began volunteering in schools and local youth programs such as Destination Imagination. Since starting with JA in 1991, she has helped grow the program from 40 to a goal 140 classrooms this school year.
Kori graduated from MSU-Bozeman with a degree in Family and Consumer Science, with an emphasis in Family and Financial Counseling. Her experience as owner of the local Debo’s Pawn Shop familiarized her with the needs that Junior Achievement fills. Her work experience in managing and operating a small business is invaluable in the day-to-day operations of running JA. She also has experience as an intern with Head Start, and was asked to represent the local organization at the National Head Start Conference. Kori also is a Girl Scout leader locally and is involved in many school activities.