JANELL ARNESON –Development and Outreach Manager
Janell Arneson - Development Coordinator
Janell Arneson is CAI’s Development Coordinator. She is originally from Orfordville, Wisconsin. Before coming to CAI Janellhas worked in Human Resources for three years as a Generalist, Recruiter, and Global Trainer. In 2011 she earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin Whitewater in Liberal Studies and a minor in Human Resources. She resides in beautiful Bozeman, MT.
Janell has traveled to seventeen countries and her favorite two hobbies are snowboarding and fishing.
BRITTNEE BROWN – Finance and Administration Director
Brittnee Brown - Accounting and Domestic Operations Manager
Brittnee Brown is CAI’s Accounting and Domestic Operations Manager. Before CAI she spent nearly five years in the public accounting sector.
Brittnee is originally from Washington state and moved to Montana for college where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy from The University of Montana. She moved to Bozeman in 2014.
Brittnee enjoys her free time by hiking, camping, and traveling with her boyfriend and dogs.
CHRISTEL CHVILICEK, CFRE – Development Director
Christel Chvilicek - Development Director
Christel Chvilicek is CAI’s Grants and Sponsorship Manager. She is a born and raised in Bozeman, MT and has spent the last eight years working in the nonprofit sector focusing on education initiatives through the local Human Resource Development Council and YMCA. Education is a passion of hers and she wants to do her part to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to learn and grow.
Christel holds a BS in Business Management from Montana State University and a MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University.
She enjoys spending her time outdoors with her husband, two rambunctious boys, and two overly curious dogs.
CHRISTINE HOLLAND – Office Manager / Bookkeeper
Christine Holland - Office Manager / Bookkeeper
Christine Holland was born and raised in Southern California. Luckily, she married a Montana man and he enticed her and their three children to move to the Big Sky Country in 2003 where she fell in love with the mountains and the Montana way of life. Christine became well versed in the particulars of nonprofit organizations as the first paid employee at Intermountain Opera, in Bozeman. This experience along with over 30 years’ experience in the bookkeeping field makes her the perfect match as CAI’s Office Manager and Bookkeeper.
In her free time she likes to work on the family’s small farm in Belgrade, training and showing her Paint Horses around the country, as well raising Kiko goats and collecting eggs from the chicken coop. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, and fly fishing at the family’s cabin on the Big Hole River.
KARYNNE CABRAL – International Program Coordinator
Karynne Cabral - International Program Coordinator
Karynne Cabral is CAI’s International Program Coordinator. Karynne joined CAI in August of 2016 as a program associate to Pennies for Peace and transitioned to become part of the development team in 2017. Originally from the East Coast, she moved to Bozeman to join AmeriCorps and completed two years with the Montana Conservation Corps. Prior to CAI, Karynne was working as a research associate at Montana State University.
Cabral holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Montana State University (2016), and a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Human Rights from Lasell College in Boston (2013).
KRISTINA KLAAS – Major Donor Manager
Kristina Klaas - Major Donor Manager
Kristina Klaas is CAI’s Major Donor Manager. Originally from Florida, she came to Bozeman by way of College Station, Texas, where she worked for a local child advocacy center, Scotty’s House. Before her move West, she served as Individual Giving Officer for Palm Beach Opera in South Florida.
Kristina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.
In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dog.
JENNIFER PEARSON – Development Manager
Jennifer Pearson - Development Manager
KATIE SMITH – Communications Manager
Katie Smith - Communications Manager
When she’s not at work she’s most likely outside hiking, biking, skiing, running or backpacking with her Airedale terrier mix, Andy.
DANIEL ROSINSKY-LARSSON – Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Daniel Rosinsky-Larsson - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Daniel Rosinsky-Larsson is CAI’s Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. He has worked as a full-time and freelance writer and editor since 2011, and also as a public radio producer and reporter, teacher of English as a foreign language, and assistant manager at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park.
Raised in Minnesota, Daniel has also lived in Germany, Japan, and Turkey. He holds a bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is completing the Master of Public Administration program at Montana State University.
JAMES THADEN – Executive Director
James Thaden - Executive Director
Jim also recently volunteered as development director for the Shae Foundation in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he developed a social enterprise strategy for the foundation. He is the volunteer Vice Chair of the Fellowship Hall Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing support services for individuals and families impacted by chronic- progressive diseases.
Prior to his social enterprise work, which he calls his “second career,” Thaden was a successful entrepreneur. He was founder and CEO of Magnolia Health Services, a national provider of direct to patient delivery supplies and support services for chronic-progressive diseases. He was the President and founder of Rand McNally Media Services and Rand McNally International. Earlier in his career was vice president of operations of Chase Packaging and a founder and Executive Vice President of Graphic Packaging (NYSE). He holds a B.A. & M.A, from Gonzaga University and has participated in additional graduate programs at the University of Southern California and George Washington University.
HANNAH WHITE – Communications Director
Hannah White - Communications Director
White holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Chicago (2009), and a bachelor’s in anthropology, sociology, and archaeology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2007). She lives in Bozeman.