Board Members

Brian Holland


bhollandBrian Holland is an attorney heading up the Butte office of the Crowley Fleck law firm, which is the largest firm in Montana and a regional firm with offices in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. His work focuses on large energy-related projects and transactions. He joined the Crowley firm in 2004 after serving as Senior Counsel with the Montana Power Company Legal Department, where he worked starting in 1992. Prior to that position, he was in private practice in Seattle for four years, was with the Butte-Silver Bow County Attorneys Office for four years. Brian is a Butte native who graduated from the University of Montana Law School in 1982, with his undergraduate degree in Economics from Carroll College in 1978.

Laurel Egan


leganLaurel is the Medical Librarian for St. James Healthcare from 1991 to present. She received her Masters of Library and Information Science, from the University of Alabama, and her B.A. from the, University of Montana, Missoula. Laurel is an artist, working in watercolor and pencil drawing. Self-employed, 1983 to present. Laurel also worked as an Art Instructor and a Childrens Librarian for the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library, U.S. Government Documents Librarian - Montana Tech of the University Montana.

Marissa Newman


Marissa NewmanMarissa Newman is a native Montanan and a Realtor with McLeod Realtors of Butte Montana. Marissa is a founding member of the Friends of the Butte Archives, a private non-profit. She has been active as a community volunteer and involved with the Public Radio Transmission Project, Butte Junior League and the University of Montana GSA.

Sara A. Sparks


Sara SparksSara was born and educated in Butte. Sara is a Remedial Project Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is a graduate of Butte Central High School and Montana Tech in Butte, Montana with the degree in Occupational Safety and Health. She has been employed with EPA for 25 years and during that time has been involved with the Superfund activities in Butte. Sara served on the BSB Archives board for a number of years. She also is involved with the Granite Mountain Memorial, Our Lady of the Rockies and the Chamber of Commerce's Pit Viewing Stand Project.

Bill McKenzie


Bill McKenzieBill McKenzie joined the Board of the Archives in October of 2013. He has been an Accounting Manager with Northwestern Energy since 2004. Prior to joining Northwestern, Bill spent 26 years in various financial and accounting management positions with the former Montana Power Company. Bill is a Butte native and a graduate of the University of Montana with a B.S. degree in Financial Management.

Justin Ringsak


Justin RingsakJustin Ringsak is a communications and technology professional with an M.S. degree Technical Communications from Montana Tech. He has worked in several vertical markets including healthcare, environmental, education, small business and government. Currently, Justin is an adjunct professor at Montana Tech, where he teaches Web Design. He also runs his own communications, consulting, and web design business, Red Mountain Communications. Justin is also an avid musician, writer and photographer, and has performed around the U.S. and Asia. Justin's Butte roots go deep - his great-grandfather Clarence Miller was a survivor of the Granite Mountain Mine fire in 1917 who later went on to start Miller's Boots & Shoes, a Butte business that was operated by Justin's family until 2014.