HATCH Montana Planning & Execution Team

Pete Strom


Entrepreneur | Collaborator | Integrator | Facilitator. Pete is a people process designer and implementer, a certified Integral Facilitator, licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, entrepreneur, mentor and the developer of numerous restaurants. He is a core member of HATCH Summit, as well as Making To Think and Ten Directions training and consulting teams, specializing in elevating companies and events for higher impact. He is a practitioner of culture design, deliberately developmental org design (DDO), meditation, psychotherapy, and hockey.

Josie Caton


Home grown in Indiana, Josie followed a lifelong calling to the mountains of Montana. Along the way she logged over 1000 days as a guide of backcountry expeditions and studied community based conservation and ecotourism around the world. Josie is passionate about people, awed by nature, and has come to believe in the powers of inquiry and adventure to empower the human spirit. Josie currently creates transformative experiences through her work as a ski instructor, guide, facilitator, and director.

Rachel Hicks


Creative Director | Designer | Strategist. Rachel Hicks is a lover of color, visual storyteller and creator of experiences. She has an eye for detail and innovative design paired with a passion for strategy, fundraising and supporting the arts. Throughout her career, she has consulted with many nonprofits and businesses such as HATCH, Mountain Time Arts and the Bozeman Film Celebration to integrate powerful design into their experience planning. For over a decade she was the Director of Communications at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, playing an integral role in fostering an artistic community around the globe.

Shannon Hughes


Shannon is the CEO of Spur Studio, a strategic marketing agency proudly based in Bozeman, Montana, and the Founder of TrybThrive, an online community to better connect single parents with each other and supportive resources. Because we all need a tribe to thrive in this world.

Julia Bryant


Julia is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for social impact and economic development. She is the founder of NeoVox Communications, a boutique consulting firm focusing on revitalizing digital strategy and PR to optimize engagement. Julia is empowered by being a part of any team and learning as much as she can from teachers that present themselves. Travel, family, and spontaneous adventures with her three-year-old spitfire keep her inspired.

Mark Goerner


Mark Goerner has had a diverse and dynamic career as a concept designer, futurist providing services, for the feature film industry, contributing to “Minority Report”, “Constantine”,“X-men 2”, “Superman”, “Iron Man 2″, “Thor”, “Fantastic Voyage”, and “Avitar”. As an industrial design he contributed advanced concepts for BMW/Designworks, Intel, Toyota, Honda, the High Roller wheel in Las Vegas. He is taking these influences and knowledge as well as a background in manufacturing to found eqogo, a robust platform to evaluate products for their long term value and environmental impacts.

Bryant Sterczala


Bryant is a project manager specializing in event production. He produces events for multiple companies across the the US and after turning 30 in NYC, he decided the next chapter of his life would be back in nature, hence his move to Bozeman over a year ago. Now, between spending a winter gathering and cutting wood, and managing two Professional Bull Riding events, he can confidently say he is becoming a Montanan.

Lou Morris


Lou Morris is the only volunteer to be a part of the HATCH since its inception. He studied Broadcasting at Northland College. After a career on the airwaves, he transitioned into the print/publishing industry. He and his family have enjoyed living in Big Sky country for over twenty years, providing his clients with business solutions through paper, ink and technology. Lou has assisted as a Coordinator in many areas of HATCH and is critical for venue logistics.

Kaito Irizarry


Raised in Bozeman, Montana, Kaito grew up with a passion for the music industry. He was a featured performer at TEDx Bozeman in 2015 and served a term as the Vice President of Public Relations for Montana DECA from 2015-2016. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is the Promotions and Operations Coordinator for Grammy-nominated film composer and cellist Philip Sheppard #becauseof HATCH and is actively learning, discovering, and experiencing new things while pursuing to become a talent/tour manager in the music industry.