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Say Hi to Team Intern!

Here at Foundant they bring a special energy to our office. They sing Disney songs, chat up clients as they troubleshoot software, and get excessively excited over company swag and free food. They are… TEAM INTERN!

Team Intern

Team Intern


Tom KochevarTom Kochevar

I was raised in Carmel, California, a little beach town just south of San Francisco. I loved many things about my home town, from the incredible beaches, to the hills and rocky coastline. Big Sur was only a half hour south of us and Santa Cruz was 45 minutes north, so I really had the luxury of doing just about whatever I wanted in some of California’s most beautiful locations. California offered me everything from surfing and scuba diving to skiing and rock climbing. I grew up 4-5 hours south of Tahoe and Yosemite and 6 hours north of Los Angeles, so I was within a day’s drive of every environment from the high alpine to warm beaches.

I will graduate in May of 2016 with a major in Business Management and a minor in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. I’m currently a Client Services intern for Foundant, where I support our clients in any way that I can, from answering quick questions to performing professional services and offering training with our reporting tool. I look forward to being a part of the wonderful culture around here and working with our incredible clients.



Maria SwobodaMaria Swoboda

I had the great fortune to grow up in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman is an ideal place to grow up. It has the community feeling of a smaller town, but embraces diversity and culture. It taught me to love and respect our incredible mountains, rivers and open spaces. I love Bozeman and am glad I chose to stay here and go to Montana State University. I’ll be graduating in May of 2016 with a degree in Business Management and minors in International Business and Political Science.

At Foundant, I work in Client Support – answering support cases and phone calls. I get to work with clients on a daily basis and help take pressure off the CSMs (Client Success Managers). I love working in the intersection of the philanthropic sector and tech industry. I think finding ways to use technology and traditional business savvy to make nonprofits more efficient is rewarding and interesting.



Hanna SmithHanna Smith

I grew up a short four hours from Bozeman in Corvallis, Montana. My two block hometown has almost everything you need. Mainly, there are really great people (including awesome coaches) and some of the best mountain views around.

I came to Montana State University to continue my education because of the engineering department I had heard so much about. I am working towards my degree in Industrial Engineering and will graduate in 2017. I had heard how great the engineering program at Montana State was but never about how much work it was going to be. Work that will all be worth it in the end!

I have been working at Foundant  since May 2015 as a member of the Client Services team, working front line support. It has been, and continues to be, a great experience. The employees of Foundant and the clients I get to work with are my favorite part, having dogs in the office every day is just another plus.



Monica RodriguezMonica Rodriguez

I grew up in San Francisco, where I enjoyed the food, culture, public transportation, parks, and the salt air. I’ll graduate in December of this year (2015) with a Major in GIS/Planning and a Minor in Water Resources.

I work in Client Support at Foundant and really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and friendly client base.



Taylor StultsTaylor Stults

I Grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC and most enjoyed leaving as soon as I was emancipated!

I’ll graduate from Montana State University in May of 2016 with a BS in Management and Entrepreneurship and a minor in vocal performance.

I am working as a Marketing Intern at Foundant – compiling and compacting Excel spreadsheets, creating marketing and informational videos, and making phone calls to clients.

I’m looking forward to the real-life experience I’ll gain working at one of the best places to work in the US



Tyler KernTyler Kern

I grew up in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. I lived here until I was in 7th grade and then moved to Columbus Montana before coming back for college. The thing I enjoyed most about growing up in Bozeman was having access to so many outdoor activities.

I will be graduating in May 2016 with a degree in Business Management. I’m currently working as a Client Services Intern at Foundant and I’m looking forward to the potential of growth that the company offers



Cole StoryCole Story

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent most of my time outside. Back home I played a lot of Frisbee golf and enjoyed hiking, fishing, and hanging out at one of my favorite Alaskan lakes.

I’ll graduate in May 2016 with a degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. I’m currently working as a Marketing Intern with Foundant – helping with social media and generating sales leads.

I look forward to being a part of the culture and team here at Foundant!



Jacob SharpJacob Sharp

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri my family always had a ton of different boats and rafts – and so we spent a lot of time by the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers camping, skiing, and boating. The giant mountains of Montana are a pretty great replacement for the giant rivers of St. Louis, but I still miss it from time to time.

I’ll be graduating in spring 2016 with a degree in Marketing and am currently working as a Client Services Intern for Foundant. I’m most looking forward to building relationships with the excellent people that work here and the extremely nice clients we get to work with every day.