About the Moving Mountains Foundation
Our clinicians work in diverse environments, including daycares of different economic statuses, community NGOs, and Native language schools on two reservations. In these environments, clinicians began to see some inequalities and issues. The Foundation was formed to address these issues. Our current focus is on:
providing free screening for children with potential developmental disabilities and delays and covering the cost of healthcare supplies and services when insurance is inadequate,
providing accessible continuing education to caregivers of people with disabilities and our community as a whole, and
creating accessible events where people with disabilities can engage with their communities.
Meet the MMF Team!
The Moving Mountains Foundation Board
Meet our Interim Executive Director!
Bridget received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, her BA in Communicative Disorders, and a minor in Psychology at the University of Montana. Bridget has a passion for working with and for the underserved populations in Montana.
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President of the Moving Mountains foundation. Laura is the owner of Eat.Move.Grow LLC as well as co-owner of Moving Mountains Therapy Center. She is a University of Montana alumni with a degree in psychology. She also has a doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University and has ATP certifications.
Shanna Stack is a member of the Assiniboine people and enrolled on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. She was born and raised in Helena, MT. Shanna is the owner of Stack Speech Therapy Group, Co-owner, and founder of Moving Mountains Therapy Center and Moving Mountains Foundation.
Don has worked in Healthcare Management and Finance for over 25 years. As a volunteer Board Member, Don has been involved in the establishment and development of the Moving Mountains Foundation through its early stages. Don also serves as an advisor/board member for a technology-related sustainable business startup.
10+ years of Child Care experience
Amber Ployhar is a Montana native, who grew up just outside of Missoula in Potomac. Amber started and directed Amber’s Angels Childcare from 2006-to 2011. Her doors reopened in 2015 focusing on in-home childcare. Through the years Amber’s has grown and has had the incredible opportunity to work with Moving Mountains Therapy since early 2019.
Pyper is a college senior double majoring in Communication Science and Disorders and Psychology. She aspires to be either a Speech Language Pathologist or an Occupational Therapist. She has worked with children of all backgrounds for almost 6 years, as a preschool teacher and daycare teacher. She cannot wait to see where this opportunity will get her as the screening specialist.
Native Language Teacher
Steve has been asked to be a keynote speaker at the Celebrating Salish Conference. More recently, he has decided to pursue a degree in Native Language Teacher Education through the collaborative Salish Language Educator Development program while simultaneously teaching full time within the Séliš-Ql̓ispé Culture Committee’s Salish Language Apprentice program.
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Marketing & Event Coordinator
Born and raised in Montana, Crystal is the mother of two boys, one of which has Angelman Syndrome. She advocates for inclusion and the special needs community and recently organized Montana’s first walk for Angelman Syndrome in Missoula. Crystal has nearly a decade of experience in marketing, advertising and events.