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ASPEN June News
June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ASPEN is pleased to welcome Leanne Sudbeck as its new Program Advocate.
Leanne Sudbeck comes with two years’ experience as an ASPEN crisis line advocate and co-facilitator with ASPEN’s Queer Straight Alliance. She has lived in Livingston for over 25 years, graduating from Park High, and owning various small businesses including Rosedale Gardens and Montana Clean Janitorial Service.
Leanne has two Bachelors of Science degrees from Montana State University, one in Horticulture and another in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Recently, her focus has been on sexual violence, mental health, and problems facing the LGBTQ population. She wants to end the silence on domestic and sexual violence and believes that everyone should have a voice in order to free themselves from the burden of trauma. She plans to continue her education with a Master’s in Social Work in order to enhance the well-being of Livingston and surrounding communities.
Best of Luck to Mary!
ASPEN wishes the very best to Mary Baker who served as ASPEN's Program Advocate for over two years. Mary's husband took a job in Ohio.
Mary states, "My time at ASPEN has been truly a wonderful experience. I started my journey at ASPEN as an intern and loved the staff and position so much that Heidi helped me become permanent staff. I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to work along side an incredible team of individuals that get behind the mission of the organization. ASPEN has also been a tremendous support for my continuing education. I will be able to take those skills to another level in the future. I love the staff and all of my amazing clients. They all have special places in my heart. Thank you to Livingston community for always being generous and supportive. I will miss you all and thank you for two amazing years!"
ASPEN is pleased to welcome James Raffety as its part-time Inclusion Specialist.
James grew up in Livingston, but has spent the last ten years in Missoula. James says, "I'm thrilled to be back in Livingston with so many opportunities to be a part of the community. I am proud to be an active part of the LGBTQ+ community, but I also know what it's like to grow up in a small town feeling different from my peers. I look forward to sharing my experience and support with the YAS! QSA youth and our community Allies."
411 E. Callender Street (PHYSICAL ADDRESS)
PO Box 653 (MAILING ADDRESS)
Livingston, MT 59047