Photo Credit: Ron Palmares
The Senior Center’s solar panels - a work of art!
Founded in 1968, and established as a Public Charity in 1970 when it received its 501 (c) (3) from the IRS, Park County Senior Citizens Corporation is located in the old Yellowstone Hotel on Main Street, in the heart of Livingston’s historic district, in Montana. Since the aging population of Park County makes up almost 25% of its total population and many of them live in rural environments, providing them with a variety of services, programs, and amenities to meet their physical, intellectual, and social needs is crucial, and we thrive to make it our mission.
Planters in front of the Center, a community project donated by Girl Scout Troop #2033.
Born in Montreal, Canada, I married a fourth generation Montanan with deep roots in Richland County’s farming and ranching community. I have a master’s degree in linguistics and almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. I owned and operated a translation business for 12 years in Montreal then moved to Colorado where I started my nonprofit career. Throughout the years I wore many hats: from executive director to board member, to grants administrator for a national nonprofit, to victim advocate, to adjunct professor, just to name a few. In 2016, I was the recipient of the Volunteer Innovation Award, 18th Judicial District, Colorado, and was guest speaker at the National District Attorney Association's Summer conference in Boston. My husband and I live just outside Livingston with our dog, horses, and numerous wild critters.
Board of Directors
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Originally from Portland, OR, I have lived in Park County since 2008. My career experience spans entry to director-level roles in hospitality and tech, and my favorite volunteer roles prior to joining the Senior Center board of directors were the Multnomah County Outdoor School program (OR), Routt County Humane Society (CO) and SHIFT Empowerment programs here in Livingston. Our seniors bring such a wealth of wisdom and experience to our community, and I am passionate about using my project management and leadership skills to help the Senior Center grow to its full potential.
Lisa Harreld loves Livingston so much she moved here ten years ago from Minnesota. She’s recently retired from Park County and previously worked for the City of Livingston. Her favorite hobby is making terrariums.
Park County Sheriff
I was born in Globe AZ and then grew up in Chandler AZ. I graduated from Chandler High School in 1990 and went to Western International University and graduated in 2009 with bachelor's in business administration. I moved to Montana in 2012 and worked in Mental Health field since 2015. Prior to that I worked in the accounting field since 1997. I like to travel and hope to travel to Europe someday.
I fell in love with Montana as a young child. Dad was in the USMC and before being “shipped out “, again, we visited our Montana families. In 1995 I decided to move from Las Vegas, NV to make Montana my permanent home. I purchased a home in Clyde Park in the amazingly beautiful Shields River Valley. My husband and I recently celebrated our 27th anniversary.
My career in healthcare gave me an opportunity to enter the marketing field from starting up medical facilities to HR Administration, Financial Counseling, and just about everything in between. Yes, even filling in for front and back office personnel, as needed!
Fundraising through marketing has been a long time passion. My proudest moment was when I was asked to help fundraise for a “Skate Park “ in Livingston. We reached the $400,000 goal and McNair Skatepark was born and dedicated to the kids of Livingston 5 years ago in June of 2018. I am dedicated to the Senior Citizens throughout Park County. My goal is to help provide affordable housing and to assure services, programs, and resources are available to all our aging population in their homes and at the Park County Senior Citizens Center.
Tanya Calhoon has a business management degree and owns and operates Sapphire Assistance, which offers case management, advocacy, guardianship, court visitor and probate PR services. She is a Director on the Senior Center Board, and is a member of the fundraising and programming committees for the Senior Center.
Ms. Calhoon is a Livingston native and enjoys cooking, reading and spending time in Montana's beautiful outdoors with her three sons.
If you are interested in serving on our Board please download our Board Member Application HERE.