Brad Niva CEO
With a degree from Western Washington University in public relations, Brad has kept his focus on the outdoor recreation industry throughout his career. With previous experiences in ski area marketing, outdoor retail, and, most recently, owning three tourism-based companies in Oregon, Brad brings many years of experience to Big Sky. Understanding the challenges of the tourism economy as well as the cash flow cycles in a resort community, are all too familiar. At the same time, Brad’s mantra of “being of service” and “getting shit done” have been hallmarks of his career. In his new leadership role at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky, Brad is focused on community engagement and facilitating meaningful problem-solving for the community as well as the businesses that make up the Big Sky economy. Brad’s favorite activity is working with business owners and supporting them and their businesses. “So often a business owner is alone and doesn’t have a resource just to talk things out. I hope in my new role I can be a friend, an advocate, and a sounding board to our business community”. Brad lives in Big Sky with his wife, Babs, and their two teenage kids, Piper and Riley.
Fallon Grant Communications & Events Manager
Fallon graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. She grew up in a small mountain town in Maine and attended a ski academy, bringing her to Montana. While studying at Montana State, she fell in love with the area and decided to pursue a career using her marketing and social media talents. Fallon was an intern at the Visitor’s Center during the summer of 2021. She is now focused on our marketing efforts within the Big Sky Chamber and Visit Big Sky. In her free time, Fallon enjoys spending her time outside skiing, hiking, and exploring all that Montana has to offer with her friends!
Liz McFadden Marketing Manager
Liz has been living and working in Big Sky since 2013. She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography. She worked as a professional photographer on Nantucket Island for 8 years before teaching English as a second language in South Korea for 1 year and then went on to travel Southeast Asia for a year. Upon her return to the US, she moved to Pittsburgh where she worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates before moving to Big Sky. While in Big Sky, Liz has worked as the recreation manager at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and destination concierge and planner at Inspirato. She loves working at Visit Big Sky so she can share with people who have never been to Big Sky the reasons why she chose to live her. Liz serves as the board chair of the Friends of Community Library in Big Sky. Big Sky is like no other place she’s ever been. She enjoys hiking, biking, and skiing with her husband, Joseph and two kids, Larkin and Hays.