Led by Taylor Middleton, President and General Manager of Big Sky Resort, and Rhonda Fitzgerald, Owner and Operator of the Garden Wall Inn, the Tourism Key Industry Network (KIN) was asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana’s tourism industry. Members of this KIN discussed and formulated goals and objectives to facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Tourism Recommendation Report

Thank you to the KIN members:

  • Rhonda Fitzgerald, Garden Wall Inn, Whitefish (Co-Chair)
  • Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky (Co-Chair)
  • Melissa Alder, Free Heel and Wheel, West Yellowstone
  • Eric Becker, Geyser Whitewater, Gallatin Gateway
  • Bill Berg, Coolworks, Gardiner
  • Evan Bowser, Bowser Brewing, Great Falls
  • Pat Carloss, Tupelo Grille/Haskill Station, Whitefish
  • Cris Coughlin, Glacier Guides/Montana Raft, West Glacier
  • Colin Davis, Chico Hot Springs, Pray
  • Jim Devine, Beaver Creek Brewery, Wibaux
  • Pete Donau, Delaware North, Bozeman
  • Marc Ducharme, Xanterra Glacier, Columbia Falls
  • Hillary Folkvord, Sacajawea Hotel, Three Forks
  • Shelia Matt, KwaTaqNuk Resort/S&K Gaming, Polson
  • Bill McGladdery, Town Pump, Butte, MT
  • Darrell Norman, Lodgepole Gallery, Browning
  • Cindy Ognjanov, Glacier Park, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • Nick Polumbus, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish
  • Stacey Schnebel, Stonefly Lounge, Coram
  • Mike Scholz, Buck’s T-4, Gallatin Gateway
  • Dan Vermillion, Sweetwater Travel, Livingston
  • Stephen Wahrlich, Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn, Billings
  • Sharon Walker, Canyon Ferry KOA, Townsend
  • Andrew Wilcox, National/Alamo, Missoula