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“A father, husband, soldier and a die-hard Montanan, Aaron is a man of American pride, dedication and selflessness—a few humble traits that seem to be getting lost in today’s influencers.”

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Aaron Flint

It was quite refreshing to meet Aaron Flint. You might know Aaron, or at least know his voice, as he is one of Montana’s premier talk-show radio hosts every morning during the work week. He can be heard in Billings on NewsTalk 95.5 and across the state. I really enjoyed learning about Aaron’s background in journalism; his experience in the National Guard, where he had four deployments overseas; and his love for being a broadcast journalist right here in his home state of Montana. I feel like he is someone we can all look up to. A father, husband, soldier and a die-hard Montanan, Aaron is a man of American pride, dedication and selflessness—a few humble traits that seem to be getting lost in today’s influencers.

Dr. Robert Wilmouth

When one has an opportunity to meet with the president of a prestigious college, such as Rocky Mountain College, it is easy to be a bit intimidated. He has been a cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon, and then later the chief of cardiac services for Billings Clinic. But when I actually sat down with Dr. Willmouth, any sense of intimidation turned instantly into laughter. I thought to myself, “can the president of one of Montana’s premier colleges really be this funny?” It turns out that he really is. His sense of humor was contagious, and the heart he has for his students, the community and people in general is enormous.

“Plan for the long-term but live every day like it’s your last,” he says.

With a motto like that, there’s no wonder he is the man running an institution that helps people go farther in life.

Mayor Bill Cole

If there is one thing I absolutely love about Montana, it’s the sense of community that exists here. Someone told me recently that they felt like Billings is made up of a lot of small-town people who just happen to reside in the biggest city in the state. This really resonates with me, as I am from a small town in Montana, and so is Mayor Bill Cole.

After leaving Montana to pursue a history degree from Dartmouth and a law degree from Columbia, Bill wanted to return to Montana for the sense of community that can only be found here and to start a family that can be rooted in Montana values. After some time visiting with the mayor, it was quite evident that his passion is to serve the community, help steer Billings in the right direction and set it up for coming generations.