Board & Staff


Executive Director

Gavin Clark

Gavin joined the Park County Community Foundation as Executive Director in 2019. He has dedicated his entire professional career working in non-profit fundraising and development, senior-level strategic planning, and organizational leadership. Since joining PCCF, Gavin and his team have helped raise and distribute over $14 million for Park County's nonprofits, businesses, and people.

Before moving to Park County in 2015, Gavin served as Deputy Finance Director for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s victorious re-election campaign. Gavin was a founding member of Donor Development Strategies, a national fundraising firm focused on raising money for PBS and NPR stations. Gavin is a graduate of Park County's Leadership 49 program, holds certificates of achievement from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Babson College Executive Education, and was honored by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in 2019 as one of the "Top 20 under 40" Young Business Leaders in SW Montana.

Gavin, his wife Amy, and their two sons are grateful to call Livingston home. Originally from Santa Fe, NM, Gavin holds a BA in Environmental Policy and Ethics from the University of Portland. 

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Director of Finance and Administration

Annie Beaver

Annie first joined the Park County Community Foundation as a board member in 2013, serving as Vice Chair and Treasurer for several years. She joined the staff in 2021 and has truly enjoyed the transition to the day-to-day workings of the Foundation.  Her early career was in nonprofit development for Common Cause in Washington, D.C., the March of Dimes in Minneapolis, and Carroll College in Helena, MT. Annie also spent 9 years in the financial services industry helping clients strategize for and invest in their financial futures.  

Annie grew up on the plains of Oklahoma and decided to make Montana her home after spending her college summers in spectacular Glacier National Park. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from Grinnell College in Iowa and earned an MBA from the University of Denver with emphasis in marketing and socially responsible business.

Annie and her three children are firmly and gratefully rooted in Park County.

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Philanthropy Director

Tricia Erikson

Tricia joined the Park County Community Foundation as Philanthropy Director in 2024. She has devoted her career to non-profit fundraising and advancement, most recently at the Museum of the Rockies as Director of Development & Membership. She is excited that her passion for rural life, natural and human heritage, and strong communities aligns so well with the mission of PCCF.

Before moving to Park County in 2022, Tricia was serving in her home state of Maine as Director of Marketing & Corporate Relations at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, and living on an island two miles off the coast of Portland. For the benefit of the many who ask her, the transition from one wintry, rural state to another is much easier than you might think!

Her B.A. in geology from Smith College, and M.A. (Archaeology) and Ph.D. (Cultural Anthropology and Native American Studies) from U.C. Davis help her appreciate Park County’s remarkable landscape, history, and community.

Tricia and her husband are grateful to be living in Park County, spending lots of time in the backcountry, and attending community gatherings. As a horsewoman and member of the Livingston Roundup Association, she is very happy to volunteer for one of the County’s largest events.

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Operations Manager

Amanda Hester

While native to upstate New York, Amanda traveled and lived throughout the US before settling in beautiful Park County, Montana for many years. In 2020, she relocated to northeastern Tennessee with her husband and daughter.

She pursued her love for the outdoors through higher education and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science & Planning. She has a strong operations background having held management positions in both the federal government and the financial industry, and previously served in the role of Office and Finance Coordinator with PCCF. Her recent experience includes a focus on nonprofit project management and operations consulting. She is honored to continue her vital work with PCCF as Operations Manager, giving her the ability to serve a community she cares for deeply.

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Program Director

Barb Oldershaw

Barb is a seasoned project management professional with a passion for facilitating authentic community engagement. She is inspired by the willingness and determination with which Park County residents seek to resolve local challenges -- and looks forward to leveraging her strategic planning skills on behalf of the Park County Community Foundation. 

Barb moved to Montana from coastal California, where her non-profit experience spanned urban issues in the San Francisco Bay Area and rural concerns in Sonoma County.  She’d love to tell you more about her work in adult education, inter-faith coalitions, sustainable agriculture, energy efficient wineries, and B Corp certification! Barb holds a BA in Community Development from the University of California-Berkeley and an MA in Architecture & Urban Planning from the University of California-Los Angeles. She is a proud graduate of MSU-Park County Extension’s Leadership 49 program and in 2019 was elected to the Board of Directors for the Montana Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Barb raised up her daughter in her own hometown of Berkeley, California, and in the process learned a lot about multi-generational connections and sustaining long-term relationships.

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Program Coordinator, Nonprofit ACTion

Keva Ward

Keva is a “new old-timer” in Livingston, having been raised here and graduated from Park High. She earned her BS degree in marketing and business administration from Oklahoma Christian University and spent most of her professional career in Dallas, Texas. Keva’s experience in the nonprofit arena began in early 2000 as a volunteer, and later in service on various boards in the Dallas area.

Keva held marketing and project management contracts with several education advocacy organizations in Dallas, and helped launch a successful collaborative movement to increase teachers’ pay and implement a merit-based approach to educators’ career advancement in the Dallas Independent School District. She worked as a trainer, facilitator, and workshop leader for Relationships First, training folks how to communicate with compassion and empathy. In 2018, Relationships First became the for-profit social impact corporation Safe Conversations, LLC, where Keva served remotely until 2022 as Product/Project manager leading a team that developed digital products for their corporate training program. In 2019 the call of the mountains and the chance to reunite with family brought Keva home to Livingston. Since arriving, she’s had the good fortune to have worked at PFL, with Community Health Partners as a Parent Liaison, and now at Park County Community Foundation as the Nonprofit ACTion Program Coordinator.

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