Jacob Thomas

Executive Director

Jacob Thomas came to Montana in 2008 as a young man and loved it so much that he spent the next decade plus trying to find a way to come back. He has a MA in Museum Studies from Appalachian State University, and his career has taken him to Kentucky, Texas, and Michigan before bringing him back to Big Sky Country. He enjoys long walks in the woods and a cold brewski after a hard days work.

Jen Roche

Museum Manager

Jen is a Whitefish native with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana.  With a love of Montana history from an early age, Jen was drawn to working at the NWMTHS to become part of our community here in Northwest Montana, and in her free time enjoys camping, hiking, and rafting.

Boyd Holt


Boyd Holt is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He lived there until his military days, which began in our bicentennial year, 1976. After eight years of service, he moved to California; after another move to Nevada, he relocated permanently to Big Sky Country.

Gerri Savory


Gerri Savory came to the Flathead Valley from Minnesota when she was only three years old. She grew up in the valley and is a graduate of Flathead High. Gerri has been working with the Museum at Central School since 2009.

Kim Orr