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Sara Burke

Board President

I am an AVP Consumer Lender for Glacier Bank. I have worked here for over 15 years. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Joseph Burke, for over 18 years. Together, we have two beautiful teenage daughters, Taylor (16) and Kali (14). I started on the board for BBBS 5 years ago (I think). I wanted to be a part of BBBS of Butte Silver Bow because I wanted to help the children of Butte. It is so amazing to provide mentoring to these wonderful children and I have witnessed the impact it has on them. I am truly honored to be the Board President of this wonderful organization.

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Debbie Elings

Board Member

Debbie joined our BBBS board a few months after she moved to Butte in 2016! She works as a financial advisor for Edward Jones. She and her husband, Nick, enjoy camping, reading and spending time with their son and dogs. Debbie enjoys helping with Bowl for Kids Sake, Gala, and Rhythm & Brews Festival; however, her favorite part is being a Big Sister!


Mike Haynes

Board Member

I was raised in Butte with four of my siblings. We all attended Butte public schools where I graduated from Butte High in 2005. Continuing my education at Montana Tech and then University of Montana School of Law, I graduated in 2013 with a Juris Doctor degree. I am a partner at the law firm Joyce & MacDonald, PLLP. My wife, Jessi and I are raising our kids, Isla, Enys, and Navy, here in Butte, enjoy spending time with family and friends, and LOVE Butte and what the surrounding area has to offer for our family. We believe it is important to give all children an equal opportunity to grow and be their best, and we are proud of the work everyone at BBBS of Butte does to support that mission and Butte’s future!

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Lori Baker-Patrick

Vice President

 I am the Treasurer for Butte-Silver Bow, working on my second term.  I have been with Butte-Silver Bow since 2008, prior to that I worked for Horizon Air in Butte for 18 years.  My husband Bill Patrick and I will be married 21 years this October.  We are blessed with 3 children and 5 grandchildren, that are the best part of our life.  I wanted to be more involved with our community and be able to give something back to the people that make up our great City and County.  BBBS has always been true to my heart, and I gladly accepted the offer as a Board Member.  I am grateful to be a part of such an outstanding organization.


Sarah Stepan

Board Member

I am a Special Education Teacher at West Elementary, where I am about to enter my 10th year teaching in Butte and my 16th year overall. I am married to Matt Stepan, the Athletic Director at Montana Tech. Together, we have 3 children, Will (14), Mattie (13), and Ty (9). Matt and I feel very fortunate that we get to go to work every day to a job that we absolutely love. I have been a part of BBBS of Butte for 3 years. Kids are my passion, so it amazing to be a part of such an impactful program to our kids. The relationships, experiences, and memories that this program is able to provide to our community is fantastic!




Dave Bennetts, Past President

Sara Burke, President

Lori Baker-Patrick, Vice President

Tom Boyle, Treasurer

Audrey Combo, Secretary

Carrie Holland

Mike Haynes

Debbie Elings

Donna Lowney

Sarah Stepan

Lisa Tredidga

Tina West

Theresa Marshall

Whitney Johnson

Meet Our Board!