About Us

Celebrating 35 years in 2016 Career Transitions, Inc. is a private non-profit job training organization, that promotes job readiness and lifelong learning through community education and training programs. The Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market is managed by Career Transitions, Inc.


Thersia Hancock   Past Co-President  – Mountain West Bank

Cheri Johnson  President  – First Security Bank

Shaina Chepulis  Co-President Treasurer  – Thrive

Debbie Brumley Secretary/Treasurer  – First Security Bank

Tracy Johnson Central Insurance Agency

Peggy LucasSelf-employed

Shanna SmithAsst. Principal Belgrade H.S.

Thank you to Mike O’Donnell for serving on the Career Transitions Board for the past 14 years!



Darla Joyner: Executive Director

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

Valerie Otto: Computer/HiSET Case Manager

Ellen Ornitz: Community Education Coordinator

Erin Meyer Matthews, MS, HS-BCP: Client Advocate of Montana Pathways Program

Vickie Strouse: Office Assistant

Sarah Ude, Client Advocate of Montana Pathways Program