About Us

Celebrating 30 years in 2011, Career Transitions, Inc., a private non-profit job training organization, promotes job readiness and lifelong learning through adult education and training programs. The Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market and Montana Farmers’ Market are both managed by Career Transitions, Inc.

Our Staff


Thersia Hancock: President – Mountain West Bank

Cheri Johnson: Secretary/Treasurer – First Security Bank

Mike O’Donnell: Past President – Darigold

Shaina Chepulis – Thrive

Craig Parker – Belgrade Insurance Agency

Peggy Lucas – Belgrade Insurance Agency

Tracy Johnson – Stahly Engineering



Darla Joyner: Executive Director

Kristi Wetsch: Employment and Training Mgr/Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market Mgr.

Valerie Otto: Literacy/Computer Coordinator

Ellen Ornitz: Community Education Coordinator

Erin Meyer: WoRC Program Case Manager

Tom Samuels: WoRC Program Case Manager

Mary Quesenberry: Office Assistant