Meet the Big Sky Chamber staff and learn more about who is working for better business in Big Sky

Brad Niva

Brad Niva CEO

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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 things done” have been hallmarks of his career. In his 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 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.

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Ashley Muckway Director of Business Development

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Ashley grew up in Minnesota, and after obtaining an International Masters of Business Administration in Athens, Greece, she relocated to Big Sky in early 2022 in search of a small community to grow in and engage with. Ashley is a passionate marketing professional with 7+ years of experience helping small businesses achieve success. She has a proven track record of developing and implementing effective marketing campaigns across various channels and industries. As a former small business owner and digital marketing expert, Ashley has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. She uses her creativity and strategic thinking to develop innovative and effective marketing campaigns that drive results. She is excited to connect with businesses across the Big Sky region to help them meet their goals in this new role. Ashley lives in Big Sky with her fiancé and enjoys all that the area offers. You’ll see her out skiing, biking, camping, and playing volleyball at BASE.

Fallon Grant

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

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.