The Chamber Red Coats serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber. The Red Coat volunteers participate in monthly events, like Business After Hours, and coordinate the annual Red Ripper Golf Tournament. They also assist with community events like the UM Homecoming Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Holiday Giving Campaigns and special events as requested.

To learn more about the Chamber Red Coats committee, contact Krista Clawson at (406) 215-1322 or


  • The Red Coats will be assisting with the 2018 Chamber Annual Banquet on September 12, 2018. Purchase tickets
  • Red Coats will be lining up the University of Montana Homecoming Parade on October 6, 2018. The UM Homecoming parade begins at 10:00 am and is routed along Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula.​
  • Red Coats are accepting applications for membership! If you would like to be part of this dynamic and fun committee, please email Darla Nokleby, our Red Coat membership coordinator at for more information. (Chamber membership required for participation)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Red Ripper Golf Tournament
  • Business After Hours

Committee Members

Chair: Erika Close, PayneWest Insurance

Membership: Darla Nokleby, Office Solutions & Services

Treasurer: Julie Maloney, Morrison-Maierle Systems

Bubba Alsup
Alsup Insurance

Tonya Brown
US Bank

Erika Burke
Burke Orizotti Real Estate

Mary Cole
First Interstate Bank

Susan Colyer
Edward Jones

Jim Decker
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Dawn Donham
Worden, Thane PC

Kathy Earle
Guild Mortgage Co.

Debbie Hangas
Payne West Insurance

Dr. Pete Hicks
Dr. Pete Chiropractic

Kris Holmes
American Cancer Society

Carol Jaeger
Anderson ZurMuehlen

Shelbie Jarosch
Montana Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

Ashley Larkin
First Montana Bank

Jeannine Lovell
First Interstate Bank

Paul Marcus
Stockman Bank

Kay McLaughlin

Sandy Mintyala
Community Medical Center

Julie Meister
Missoula Federal Credit Union

Donna Nicholson
Stockman Bank

Bobby Smith
Edward Jones

Kris Sweeney

Denise Sherman
Case Management Caregiving

Grant Winn
Northwestern Mutual

Grant Hansen, Wells Fargo

Darci Matovich, Mountain West Farm Bureau

Genny McGuire, PuroClean of Missoula

Red Ripper 2018