The mission of the Gardiner Chamber of Commerce is to serve the Community by promoting, protecting, encouraging and developing local business and tourism with due regard to the natural environment. To strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses and organizations. To strive to help advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Gardiner area, its citizens and all of the business community.
Barbara Shesky is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a BA in psychology. She has considerable experience in both the food and beverage business, having worked as the F&B manager for several restaurants including a season at Roosevelt Lodge in YNP, and in the advertising business, having worked as both the advertising manager for the West Yellowstone News and as the lead advertising coordinator for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. This past summer she worked as an artist in YNP through the Delaware North Pathways to Yellowstone program. She and her family currently reside in Paradise Valley with their dog Nagi and their cat Marley.
Board of Directors
Daniel Bierschwale is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Yellowstone Association and a 5-year resident of Gardiner, MONTANA. He is a co-founder of the Greater Gardiner Community Council and a current board member for Yellowstone Country MONTANA tourism. Daniel holds an M.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University, and a dual B.S. in Business Management and Information Systems from Appalachian State University.
MacNeil is a published writer, photographer, and naturalist with 10 years' experience working for the National Park Service as an Interpretive Park Ranger and Education Specialist. He has worked with the Yellowstone Wolf Project's Winter Study recording data and collecting field samples from Northern Range wolf packs, spent a winter season in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and was the very first Bear Education Ranger. With the Yellowstone Association Institute, he crafted a new program, Yellowstone For Families, which won awards as the "Best Family Camp in America" by Good Morning America and Family Fun Magazine. MacNeil currently works as a contract-guide, primarily for a Gardiner-based company called, The Wild Side, LLC. More information about what tours and programs the company offers can be found on their website: www.wolftracker.com. More information regarding MacNeil's images can be found on his website: www.macneillyonsimages.com.
Jean Modesette is a Workforce Consultant with the Livingston Job Service where she provides support to businesses including: assist with writing job descriptions, post job openings, answer HR/labor law questions, and organize business-related training workshops. She also provides resume/interview coaching for job-seekers, and career exploration guidance for high school students. Prior to this position, Jean was a 20-year employee with the food company, General Mills, Inc., located in Minneapolis, MN. As the Studio Coordinator for their professional photography studios, she coordinated all aspects of product photo shoots relating to marketing, advertising, packaging, and cookbooks. A strong interest in Yellowstone National Park, the town of Gardiner, and tourism inspired her to apply for a position with the Gardiner Chamber Board of Directors. Jean resides in Paradise Valley with her husband, one dog, five cats, laying hens, and the meanest rooster in the west. She is a member of the Yellowstone Association, was a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and volunteered for a therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Her other interests include photography, horses, wildlife watching, and Montana history.