Passages Management

Kristi Forsch : Assistant Director

Kristi Forsch, Assistant Director

Kristi worked at Alternatives, Inc., from 1995 to 1996 as a Client Advisor and then returned in December of 2006 as Operations Supervisor for the Passages Program. She now holds the title of Assistant Director. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1993 with a BS in Administration of Justice. Kristi worked for the Yellowstone County Detention Facility for eight years attaining the rank of Sergeant. She resigned her position with YCDF in 2004 to become a Probation & Parole Officer for the State of Montana. Kristi has been post certified as a Detention Officer, Police Reserve and as a Probation & Parole Officer by the Montana Law Enforcement Academy during her career in corrections.

Kelly Mortensen : Lead Case Manager

Kelly Mortensen, Lead Case Manager

Kelly Mortensen possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She began her career with Alternatives, Inc. as a college intern, and was hired in March of 1989. Over the course of the next 15 ½ years Ms. Mortensen worked with all of the community corrections programs offered by Alternatives, case management of state and federal pre-release residents, contract team, disciplinary, and as Program Supervisor. Since joining the Passages team, Kelly's primary role has been as Case Manager of the federal residents.

Mindy Brookshire : Lead ASRC Unit

Mindy Brookshire, Lead ASRC Unit

Mindy Brookshire, MS, LCPC has worked in the mental health and correction fields for over 20 years and has been with Alternatives, Inc. since 2005.  She is currently the Lead Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Passages and supervises the Assessment, Sanction, and Revocation Center program and staff, the Specialized Mental Health program and staff as well as the staff of the Passages Pre-release Center.  Mindy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fresno State and a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from MSU-Billings.

Jen Porter : Program Supervisor

Jen Porter, Program Supervisor

Jen Porter has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with a minor in Addiction Counseling from the University of Mary.  She worked with the youth population in a correctional setting for five years before obtaining her Licensed Addiction Counseling License in 2007.  She has worked in the field of addiction in Billings, MT since 2007 in an inpatient and outpatient setting along with working in private practice.  She came to Passages full-time in 2013, working on the Alcohol and Drug Treatment unit as an LAC.  She has been the Lead LAC for Passages ADT since 2017.

Bridget Girard : Screening & Disciplinary Coordinator

Bridget Girard, Screening & Disciplinary Coordinator

Bridget began working at Alternative’s Inc. in January of 2009 as a Case Manager I at Alpha House, as well as the temporary Program Assistant. She was moved into the Special Needs Case Manager position before coming over to Passages in May of 2011 as the Screening & Disciplinary Coordinator. Bridget graduated from Montana State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Justice Studies. Prior to her hire at Alternative’s Inc., she completed an internship at the United States Probation Office. She is a native of Montana.

Kelcey Deutscher : Administrative Assistant

Kelcey Deutscher, Administrative Assistant

Kelcey worked as a veterinarian assistant for 3 years before she began working at Passages in March 2013 as the Records Manager. She became the Administrative Assistant in November 2014. Kelcey has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Mathematics from Montana State University-Billings. Kelcey enjoys the great outdoors, playing sports (even when done poorly), and desserts.