Support Staff

Susan Espindola

Susan Espindola

Training & Development Coordinator

Susan began working for Alternative’s Inc. in 2021 in the Human Resources Department.  In 2022, she acquired the role of HR Training Specialist.  Prior to Joining Alternatives, she was a District Manager with 25 years experience in business management, driving results and hiring and developing a high-level team of individuals passionate about the organization they work for.  While the field of corrections is new to her, she is eager to learn a completely new field utilizing her skills to train and develop a dedicated team.  When Susan is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs.  Her other hobbies include reading, crafting, traveling, and experiencing new places.

Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 340

Blackie Rodriguez

Blackie Rodriguez

Housekeeping Supervisor

Blackie joined Alternatives, Inc. in 2006, having been the Housekeeping Manager for the Howard Johnson Inn prior to Alternatives purchasing the building.   Blackie and her staff take pride in their work and hold our three facilities to a high standard.  Family is very important to Blackie and she recently welcomed a new grandson.  She has three granddaughters and two grandsons.  

Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 299

Art Aue

Art Aue

Maintenance Manager

Art has been with the agency since 2015.  He enjoys the challenges this position brings and that no two days are alike.  Art believes the mission of Alternatives is important to our community.  He spends much of his time outdoors, enjoying the beauty of the mountains.  When not at work, you might find him in Yellowstone Park practicing his photography skills, fishing, or enjoying a good movie.  

Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-259-9596 ext. 132

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