MEET THE TEAM
Meet the Big Sky Chamber staff and learn more about who is working for better business in Big Sky
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.
Anna Johnson Director of Business Development
Anna moved to Big Sky in 2005 and is thrilled to support businesses across the Big Sky & Greater Gallatin Valley region in this role. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a German Language & Literature and Chemistry degree. She taught English in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship before moving to Big Sky. Since then, she has held positions in Human Resources at Big Sky Resort, and in 10 years with CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange, she supported seasonal businesses across Montana and the West with the J-1 cultural exchange program and managed a team of Sales Representatives across the Western US selling high school study abroad programs. Since July 2020, in her role as Director of Business Development with the Big Sky Chamber, Anna enjoys connecting with businesses, helping people get plugged into all that is going on in Big Sky, and supporting businesses to achieve their goals and make a difference in the community. She currently sits on the Prospera Business Network and Montana Women’s Business Center boards and serves as the Montana Association of Chamber Executives Secretary. Anna loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, enjoying what Big Sky offers: mountain biking, rafting, camping, hiking, cross-country, and downhill skiing.
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!
Bethany Davies Workforce Development Manager
Bethany graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Environmental Studies and a double minor in Women’s Studies and Wilderness Studies. She has been in Big Sky since 2006 in a variety of positions. In 2016, she became the Director of Human Resources at Buck’s T4, where she discovered a passion for connections between employees and employers. She has the desire to establish a cohesive community that values healthy communication and respectful relationships. She is determined to build a stronger community through employee development and professional growth opportunities. She looks forward to developing future initiatives to support the Big Sky community workforce as part of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce team. Bethany enjoys mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and canoeing, as well as exploring and learning about the history of our beautiful state with her husband Neil, daughter Ingrid, and border collie Stella.