Administration

David Armstrong : Chief Executive Officer

David Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer

Dave Armstrong has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alternatives, Inc. since its opening in June of 1980. Prior to this he worked as a case manager at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and as Home Treatment Coordinator for the Centers for Youth and Achievement in Tucson. Dave holds a B.A. in psychology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Jan Begger : Chief Operating Officer

Jan Begger, Chief Operating Officer

Jan began her career at Alternatives, Inc. in July, 1988. She has worked in all aspects of the program including the positions of Jail Alternative Supervisor and Program Supervisor. In September 2005, she began working under a contract with the Department of Corrections to provide assessment and placement services for females sentenced to the department in what was the BASC Program at the Montana Women’s Prison. This position and experience helped lay the groundwork for the current Passages Assessment, Sanction, and Revocation (ASRC) Program, and she began working as Director of the Passages Program in November, 2006. Jan has a BS degree in Human Services from Eastern Montana College (MSU-B), is a Licensed Addictions Counselor and holds a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Mary.

Yolawnda Henry : Director of Human Resources

Yolawnda Henry, Director of Human Resources

Yolawnda Henry started at Alternatives, Inc. in January 2011. She has a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. She comes to us with over 15 years experience specializing in recruitment, strategic management, organizational development, collective bargaining and employee relations. Yolawnda has lived and worked in Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.

John Stone : Director of Finance

John Stone, Director of Finance

John Stone started at Alternatives, Inc. in 2013 after several years experience as Branch Controller and VP of Finance in the wholesale grocery distribution industry. He has a BA in accounting from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He earned his CPA while working in public accounting performing audits of companies from various industries.

Gwen Bryant : Executive Assistant

Gwen Bryant, Executive Assistant

Gwen Bryant began working for Alternatives, Inc. in 1998. She has held the positions of Misdemeanor Probation Office Manager and Lead Secretary, and is currently the Executive Assistant for the agency. She has an Associates Degree in Legal Administrative Management. Her passion is enjoying anything outdoors that Montana has to offer including camping, fishing, boating, and four wheeling. She has one son and two daughters.