Meet the Team
Meet our community of creators, developers, agents, and purveyors of top-notch service responsible for our award-winning products and services.
Ali fearlessly leads our team while listening to a diverse mix of new and old country (embracing Montana), Spotify electronic-chill mixes (hello productive jams!), and MoTown classics (repping her home state of Michigan). When she's not feeling music beats, she's listening to leadership development podcasts - an ultra-favorite of hers is How I Built This.
A true builder at heart, Ali is motivated by a challenge. “I like being able to take pieces of something and put them together to create something that builds on itself. Departments, teams, projects, people… I love building what becomes,” she said. She sees opportunity in the questions: How can I put in the time and energy to solve challenges? Which solutions can I bring to them? All of which is evident in her eight-year journey within Wisetail. She described those years as: “Challenging. Collaborative. Rewarding.” Paralleling Ali’s personality and dedication to embracing nature and sustainability, those three words are much like the apex of a mountain climb (and the very fun name we call our own internal LMS).
Reflecting on advice she would give her younger self, she did not hesitate to say: “I would tell my younger self to operate better in the gray. So much success is built on how you operate. Life isn’t black and white. Business isn’t black and white. Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable is something I strive to be better at daily!” - Wisetail President Ali Knapp
Amelia loves to sing, draw, and practice yoga + gymnastics. She enjoys travel (Spain is one of her faves and was one of her homes!), hobbies that challenge her to learn new art tools, and truly understanding people. “My desire to analyze why people feel the way they feel bleeds everywhere in my life… even when I watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer!” One of her favorite meals comes from her childhood in Cuba - white rice, beans, eggs, and a banana - savory with a hint of sweet! One piece of advice she would give her younger self? “Follow your own path. Trust that you know yourself the best. And find your own solutions.” - Amelia
Angie is passionate about a lot of things: social issues, standing up for people who can’t stand up for themselves, compassion, and design. She is an artist at every level; she loves to draw, paint, sculpt/throw pottery and even writes comics + novels. “There are so many areas of design and each field, each place, individually, is so interesting. I love design details.” She never turns down sushi and is constantly talking to her cats.
Ann is passionate about creating, in all forms (hence her love for #DIY!). She runs a memorial soccer tournament that raises funds to an endowed scholarship in her friends honor. “All of the tournament, party and raffle proceeds fund an endowed scholarship in her name at her alma mater. It's a really fun way to honor an amazing person!” Ann is in the midst of remodeling a house. Her biggest goal for this year is to finish it and be able to move in. “I love to DIY everything from tables to light fixtures to signs, you name it - I’ll try to DIY it. That has definitely made our home remodel take just a wee bit longer!”
Ashley absolutely loves being outside. Within every season, she finds a way to enjoy the outdoors (she doesn’t have a bad playground up in Kalispell!) through hiking, backpacking, skiing, and more all with her husband and dog Milo. She moved to Montana when she joined the Montana Conservation Corps 10 years ago and fell in love. Her palate craves enchiladas and she has been volcano boarding in Nicaragua! “Volcano boarding… well, it’s more like sledding down the side of a volcano on a piece of wood. It was fun!” - Ashley Mazzullo
Professional goal: To enhance my project management skills by taking a Project Management course.
Briana is motivated by independence and freedom - in both her professional and personal life. In a past professional life, she was a brain trainer. Don’t know what that is? Briana used to help adults and kids boost cognition skills via different game formats (math, memory, and so on). Pretty sweet! Giving her younger self advice, she would pass on the knowledge: “Devour while you’re young, so you can divide when you’re older.” If she were to write a book, she would title it “Get Out of Your Feelings” and encourage the power of loving each other, not just intimate love but how to practice niceness within oneself and to one another. “If we can practice the same nicety we have for ourselves, we can learn how to practice it on other people. I believe it would eliminate a lot of our issues.”
When she’s not coaching client success in the most organized way, Brittany is eating her favorite almond croissants from Bozeman’s Wild Crumb. She enjoys Montana’s outdoor recreational activities, cooking traditional Mexican food, and traveling - she loves the Tetons and they will always be a favorite destination. As for giving advice to her younger self, she would say: “It’s not that serious. Chill out and do not take everything so seriously!” Oh and speaking of her younger self, did you know Brittany did not learn how to swim until she was 16? And then she became a lifeguard shortly after? Talk about fast learning and ambition!
As for how Casey fits into the Wisetail family, she is on our CX team as an Account Manager. “I love the people on this team here at #Wisetail. I am fairly new; everyone is so unbelievably helpful and so nice. This is the best group of people and the best work team. The culture of Wisetail is what I love above all. Our product reflects our culture for sure!” - Casey Mai
If you have been reading our Wisetailer spotlights and noticed the very frequent appreciation for the culture of our company, a large part of that is thanks to Cristy. “The culture and wellness programs we provide for our staff are my favorite part of working at this company. Oh and our people. My gosh our people! We have the best people and team. A lot of my role is working with programs (benefits) giving to our people.” Cristy is passionate about kindness and compassion. She doesn’t have favorite songs or artists, but, instead, puts an emphasis on lyrics that resonate with her. Some of her favorites? Say by John Mayer and Only Love with Katy Perry and Darius Rucker. “It’s more important than anything to care about people.“
To describe his position within #Wisetail, C.W. simplified it: "When Wisetail doesn't work, I figure out what's broken." He has been a part of our team for 2.5 years and loves the lifestyle he has created since going remote. "It is more my life and much less work's life. Work has become a part of my life rather than work being my whole life." - C.W. Holeman III
Devon is a massive Jeopardy! fan and watches it every.single.day. She is also a massive food fan (do we actually trust anyone who isn’t?), saying: “I am always in search of the greatest buffalo wings. I am a real fan of the classic Franks sauce and I know it’s basic but I really love it.” She eats her wings to classic rock with her Shitzu-mix pups in-tow. Regarding the historically long debate of wet sauce vs. dry rub for wings, she commented: “Wet sauces for sure.”
When Elizabeth isn’t working, you can find her diving into her holistically oriented hobbies, including astrology, wellness, pilates, and walking. “I am on my 10th month of walking 10 thousand steps every day. That’s almost 3 million steps in the past year!” Elizabeth embraces her mindful health routine wholeheartedly, and if there she could tell her younger self any piece of advice, it would be: “There is something to be learned from every part of life's journey, good and bad and it is all temporary, good and bad.” She’s also a passionate traveler, with a soft spot for cold climates like Jackson, WY, and Bozeman, MT, but she’s no stranger to the white sandy beaches of Hawaii, either. This makes perfect sense, considering she loves everything about seafood. Who could turn down fresh crab legs, and poke?
Emily is equally as passionate about fitness and nutrition as she is Mexican food, specifically tacos. You can find her at a group exercise class jamming out to 90s punk rock any day of the week. She loves to travel and see new and different places, especially the great outdoors; an ideal weekend for Emily is time spent outside away from everything.
When Evan isn’t encouraging, supporting, and bettering our team, she’s listening to Billy Joel or Simon & Garfunkel. She’s at a high school basketball game eating nachos (her life quest is to find the perfect plate). She’s on a road trip listening to her favorite podcasts “Hidden Brain” or “The Tim Ferris Show.” She’s deathly terrified of frogs and, looking back, would give her younger self the advice: “Everything will work out.” If Evan were to write a book, it would be all about appreciating life looking in the rearview mirror. It would be titled “Whatever Decision You Make, It’s the Right One” because “when you’re making decisions at different junctures, always go with your gut and make it the best. You can never piece it all together until you’re in the rearview mirror. When you give yourself grace and space to reflect back, it’s all so fascinating to see it together.”
She loves hiking, rafting, and being outside (what really brought her out west in the first place!). She is our Marketing Generalist, supporting our sparkly initiatives through her genius lens of creative writing and meticulous observations.
“Although I am new to Wisetail, I am excited to explore new areas of this company. I see endless potential with the trajectory of Wisetail as a team and with my position individually. I love that Wisetail allows me to be creative all around, in a technical space.” Hayley is passionate about creative thinking and motivated by endless expression. “I love writing, art, and being expressive in my day-to-day life. I like to make things prettier than how I found them.” It can’t be left unsaid that Hayley does make everything she touches more beautiful, all while enjoying her favorite buttermilk mac ‘n cheese recipe.
Other than his amazing music taste, Jamison’s favorite color is pink (you should see the pink velvet couch in his house!), he loves fishing (a hobby he adopted in his late 20s thanks to his father-in-law), and traveling, but only with destination locals if he can. He’s a fan of open-ended poetry, pasta (endless diversity in dishes!), and comedy. “I try to maintain a sense of humor - personally and professionally. I don’t take myself too seriously. I think that it is helpful in growth to look at yourself in different lights. If you’re able to laugh at stuff, it maybe doesn’t have as much control over you as you think it does.” - Jamison
As for his role as an Implementation Manager, Jamison was quick to express his appreciation of the team. “I like this team. I feel people are really invested in each other. We have really good rapport. It is incredible that when someone has a question, everyone’s hands go up to help. It’s the environment that I thrive in.” He is passionate about connection and spending time with people. “Because I am motivated by being with people, I don’t tend to do things isolated in a vacuum. I like helping people grow.”
Juniper is passionate about constantly learning. Whether it’s renovating her historic Bozeman home, gardening, social + racial injustice, landscape design, or building a big structure (such as her upcoming garage!), deep research is her jam. That passion directly correlates with her product project management. “I get a lot of personal joy out of the long term strategy thinking. I get to have some fun-in-the-moment conversations, especially with clients surrounding exciting new products. The best thing about Wisetail is that there are opportunities always available. I’ve been able to take on projects, be on a different teams, and do things I’ve never done.” - Juniper Emnett
Interestingly enough, Kat’s personal passions reflect the same robust energy she brings to our team professionally - however, in ways you wouldn’t expect. “I have always wanted to be a professional sports mascot. It's physical comedy. It’s bringing smiles to people’s faces with only gestures. Mascots ARE energy.”
Another one of Kat's passions is sandwiches. She argues that anything can be made into a sandwich and eats those sandwiches listening to a lot of 80s rock, along with her other eclectic music preferences. She has two exceptionally beautiful dogs: a Golden Retriever and a Belgian Malinois, both of which she walks in her preferred shoe of transportation: Crocs.
When she’s not digging deep into #tech, she is doing all things farm on her property in Bozeman, Montana. She is surrounded by the sounds of tractors and dogs barking, and loves all things horses. From riding on a mounted drill team and ranch competitions, to mounted shooting and trail-riding, her favorite hobby includes horses. She was a horse trainer in college, too! She jokes “there are no days off!” Kayla couldn’t do it all without her staple favorite food: ice cream - specifically, Wilcoxson’s (a local Montana maker!) - and the occasional steak.
His favorite food is fish tacos (do those ever sound bad?!). Some of his 2022 goals? To complete career development courses on LinkedIn Learning. Kyle is passionate about the Dallas Cowboys, coffee, his family, and positive change - in any shape or form. “I try and make the best of any situation.” - Kyle R.
She considers herself “half-decent” at karaoke and has an impressive list of career-prior-lives before joining our team. From culinary school to working for the Canadian government, she has dabbled in many different industries with an expansive list of titles - all to bring her immense empathy in her work with our learning platform. She’s an avid traveler (noting a special shout out to Iceland, Italy, Ecuador, and the Philippines), is most productive to either silence or 90s/2000s diva ballads (hello queen Celine Dion!), and never says no to chicken fingers. In fact, french fries are a favorite food of hers and she specifically likes waffle fries due to the balance of crunch, dip, and texture.
Marci lives and breathes the outdoors; she slays giant fish at Fort Peck every June, remarkably bow hunts in the fall, and backcountry camps with her husband and two kids. If you ever need tips on #growth, Marci has a monster organic garden every summer that flourishes in her Bozeman backyard. She moved to Montana by herself for that reason! “There is no better place to be for all of this stuff than Montana!” she says. She is passionate about nutrition, learning about health, and a good steak with a wedge salad or Brussel Sprouts.
It's no coincidence that most of our Wisetailer Spotlights include something about “the people” being everyone’s favorite aspect of working where we do. From our internal company culture to the everlasting relationships we build with clients, it always comes back to the foundation of our love for people. “It’s easy to say the people of Wisetail are my favorite part of working in my position. The people here are just so welcoming and encourage work-life balance.” - Matt O
Outside of work, Matt is passionate about his family; his family fuels him as motivation in everything he does, professionally and personally. He loves a good tri-trip steak and exploring in his Jeep. Matt is also passionate about music. “Music, in general, is the soundtrack to my life. If I didn’t have music, my life would be very very boring.” He started drumming at the age of three (while watching his father's traveling band!) and enjoys a good deep dive on any sort of history, but music history is one of his favorites.
Professionally, everything about Max screams friendly and helpful. He is passionate about helping others and being there for everyone - internal and external to Wisetail. “The best part about my position is my work within solving problems and helping out in any way I can. I probably solve somebody else’s problems before I fix my own! I like to make people happy and I am unselfish when it comes to growth and development. I want everyone to be the best they can and have that within myself, too.” - Max McGee
When asked about her favorite part of being on the #Wisetail team, she elevated her teammates endlessly and credited them for being the best solution-oriented listeners. “I want to mention and say thank you to the people of this company. Everyone is so humble and respectful of each other. The main thing I love about working with Wisetail is that we have a great team and an awesome attitude. We all help each other.” - Ramya Nagarajan
She is our Lead Implementation Manager and is passionate about improvement, in all aspects: “down to my core, it is my mission to improve the way we work. Whether that’s for my team or my clients, I believe whole heartedly that I can enable people to be successful and advance at work and in life, which in turn helps people reach higher goals economically and in their own communities."
Rebecca studied economics and to no surprise, her favorite course was the Growth of Developing Nations. “What can I do as an individual to make other people’s lives better, how can I advocate for people, and what can we do to help people get to where they want to be? I believe strongly in #L&D and Wisetail is a fantastic platform to facilitate all of this.”
Rebecca is from Muncie, Indiana (yes, she’s a Parks & Rec fan - Leslie Knope is her own personal mascot!) but had the chance to live in Italy and France in high school. She loves anything outside - from paddle boarding to cross-country skiing to just hanging with her dogs. If she could give her younger self advice, it would be to start a mindfulness practice. If she had to eat one thing forever, it would be nachos. “I am very meticulous about them. They have to all be very crispy.”
Kramer can jam to anything from rowdy metal music all the way down to chill low-fi beats. A burger with fries never sounds bad and when asked his favorite travel destination, he answered: “We live in a destination, I have no real desire to travel anywhere outside of the west. I can never see everything in Montana in my lifetime. I like exploring where I can on my feet and my bike.” His hobbies include training jiu jitsu, spending time in the outdoors (all the Montana things!) with his family. One thing he would tell his younger self would be: “Peace comes from consistent hard work. Don’t be afraid to be new at something.”
Pumping him up to provide the best client success is Mumford & Sons Radio (or maybe some Red Hot Chili Pepper-esque vibes) and a favorite food of New York Strip steak. He enjoys fiction books - “I love everything from Harry Potter to Stephen King. I love stuff I can just get lost in,” he says - and is a lifelong recreational outdoor advocate. From hiking and mountain biking to skiing and flyfishing, Ryan lives in Montana to play in the backyard of his state! He has played ice hockey his entire life and has never missed a Boston Bruins game. Reflecting and speaking back to his younger self, his advice would be: “Don’t stress about the little things and they are all little things. Sometimes things aren’t ideal but it will always work out. Today, I focus on areas of success instead of things I cannot control.”
If we were a fly on the wall of Shad’s remote office, we’d most likely hear the Bridgerton Soundtrack (the best focus music! For real.) or some Morgan Wallen. He is passionate about improving the lives of his CrossFit clients’ and enabling them to find what they are passionate about. “I love connecting the people I work with to their purpose and their drive. I love helping change people’s mindsets and enabling them to improve their quality of life in a very tangible way.” He is attending his second-ever CrossFit Games in Madison this summer and can also never turn down a good, organic homemade burger.
One thing to note about Toni is that she has a *slight* competitive edge. She played water polo in college and taught swimming lessons for eight years. One piece of advice she would give her younger self is: “Continue to be your authentic self.” Her favorite food? It depends on the day but pizza and Mac & Cheese never disappoint. When she has time for hobbies, she loves art: traditional drawing, painting, being in nature...and she is a newly formed pottery wheel-fan. Although, she says: “starting out, I am not very good. There are a lot of 80s-style bad ash trays that come out of it right now.”
Prior to joining the Wisetail team, Tyler worked with the US Army and MLB teams on resilience training strategy and high athletic performance under pressure, all with the foundation of his PhD he obtained from Florida State in Educational Psychology + Sports Psychology. He attributes his experience of learning what motivates athletes and high-intensity teams (some by lifestyle status, some financially, some by the love of action, some by internal goals, and so on) for better aiding and supporting him in understanding the drivers of people all around him. In fact, he is co-authoring a submitted manuscript for publishing on high performance in the DoD space. By far, his most used emoji is the cowboy and - in typical dad-fashion - he confided: “I love all food. I cannot pick one. I don’t pick favorites.”
”I've never worked with leadership that pushes idea generating conversations so much and actually listens.Glassdoor Review, May 2022
”The people, product and culture are fantastic. Everyone supports each other, are quick to jump on projects and are enjoyable to work with.Glassdoor Review, May 2022
”I've never worked at such a people-centric place. Wisetail has been very generous with employee programs and benefits. The culture has changed a little with our remote settings but I feel like Wisetail is still doing a good job keeping us engaged and connected.Glassdoor Review, Feb 2021
”I've worked at Wisetail for over two years and have really enjoyed my experience. We have incredible clients and a culture that supports diverse points of view and creative problem solving. If you have a growth mindset, are willing to put in the work and want to stretch beyond your comfort zone this is a great place to work!Glassdoor Review, November 2020
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