Inside Foundant – the Blog

Meet Foundant’s Newest Development Intern, Hendrick Haataja

This past year has been a whirlwind for me. I moved from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Montana in order to attend MSU as a freshman last fall. It was difficult to adjust at first, going from a town of barely seven hundred people to Bozeman’s thirty thousand plus was frightening. The wonderful natives have eased my transition—putting up with the quirks of being raised in a small town—with a good sense of humor. I am really thankful for this, because I had a lot going on during the school year. I am working towards a degree in Electrical Engineering, as well as a degree from the Honors College at MSU. During all that I was training and racing as a competitive Nordic skier with Bridger Ski Foundation.

I have really fallen in love with Bozeman in the short time I have spent here. There is so much wonderful opportunity for me to do the things I love, such as hiking, Nordic and downhill skiing, trail running, mountain and road biking, camping, and many more. I feel extremely lucky to be able to call Bozeman my new home.

I am excited to spend my summer at Foundant as part of the Migrations team. I really enjoy tackling new problems I need to solve every day. I learn new things every day, but thanks to the patience and cooperation of everyone at Foundant, the learning process has been quite enjoyable. I look forward to taking on responsibilities as I learn new skills and improve my abilities. My time at Foundant so far has been wonderful, and the future is only brighter.