Coordinating your REVEL experience: Meet the Revel Butlers
On Saturday, April 13, Billings Depot is bringing the ultimate experiential event to Billings, where REVELers will have all of their senses dazzled. To keep the evening running smoothly at REVEL at the Taste of Billings, there are the Revel Butlers, who have an expertise in planning, coordinating, managing, and overseeing budgets, schedules, and resources. Ahead of the event, these talented individuals are essentially Alfred to each Cove team’s Batman (learn more about the Cove experience at REVEL, here), as they act as liaison between the chefs, artists, and corporate sponsors. During the event, you’ll find them dressed in tux and tails (provided by Step’n Out on Grand Avenue), coordinating the activity during the dining experiences, making sure the team has the resources needed to deliver the ultimate experience for their guests.
Meet the REVEL Butlers…
Alyssa Francis is the Program Director for CutisCare’s Billings site location overseeing the program development, marketing and ongoing operations of a successful Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Program at a local healthcare facility. She has spent over 15 years in the healthcare field working in direct patient care in both clinical and hospital settings, health insurance sectors, and information technology as well as in the roles of a business and technical project manager. She studied at Montana State University Billings earning a Bachelor of Science degree and then a Master of Science in Administration from the University of South Dakota focusing on organizational leadership and development. She serves on the Lockwood Rural Fire District’s Board of Trustees as well as other community boards. She teaches as an adjunct instructor for Montana State University Billings for both the College of Business and for the English, Philosophy and Modern Language department. -Revel Butlers Committee Chair
Marcell Bruski is the Business Outreach Project Manager at Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). In this role Marcell oversees BSED’s community outreach and is involved with each program in its event and program planning and execution.
She has worked with event teams to execute events that range in size from 5 to 850 attendees. These events range from large dinner banquets, community fundraising events, local, state, and national sport tournaments, to youth and young professional leadership program development. Marcell currently sits on the NextGEN Leadership team as a Co-Lead of the Inspire program (mentorship between college students and young professionals). She also serves on the Montana Young Professional Board in representation of the Billings area. -Revel Butler, Team: Big Sky Economic Development
Julie Seedhouse feels extremely lucky to call Billings home. She strives to involve herself in endeavors that enhance our community and help our neighbors. When she's not working full time as a Realtor with Century 21 Hometown Brokers, or spending time with her precious family, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Billings Chamber of Commerce, helps guide her favorite charitable endeavor, 100 Strong Billings, and celebrates all things Montana! -Revel Butler, Team: Billings Clinic
Clementine Lindley is a native Montanan who loves to mix work and play. She is the founder of Rita & Betty (a home craft lab) that brings craft subscription boxes into homes for adults to take that special me time. Clementine is a compulsive volunteer and enjoys making a difference in her community. -Revel Butler, Team: AVITUS
Ginger Roll, a voice-actor and book narrator, has been the Marketing Director at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts in Billings for just over a year. After spending 16 years as a Public Health Nurse in Rosebud County, MT, she was drawn away to indulge in what she has long dreamed about….the theater, acting (voice and on stage), and the opportunity to work for the community in a different capacity. After years of coordinating, collaborating and communicating with a variety of partners, Ginger is thrilled to serve as a Butler for this exciting new adventure. Being a part of the inaugural REVEL event makes it that much more enjoyable. -Revel Butler, Team: Billings Gazette
Doug McIsaac is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys helping other business owners develop and implement strategies to grow their businesses. Doug has been utilizing digital marketing to build businesses since 1997 when he founded RMTG, a Billings, MT based software company. Starting with a $6,000 investment, RMTG grew to a multi-million-dollar, 30 employee company that built the pharmacy system still in use at Albertsons / SuperValue chains.
In 2006 Doug realized that the best way for most businesses to market effectively was to use integrated digital marketing campaigns to drive customers through their doors. In the past 12+ years Doug has split his time between winning national awards for his campaigns and driving millions of dollars into the coffers of his clients, speaking and coaching on digital and social media marketing. -Revel Butler, Team: Mountain West Realty
Berta Murnion, fittingly, has a Master of Business Administration with concentration in Project Management. She brings vast experience to the table with 13 years at Wells Fargo, most recently at First Interstate Bank as an IT Project Manager-Associate. She also lived in the Atlanta area for a year where she worked as Project Coordinator at Intercontinental Hotels Group in Alpharetta.
In her free time, she enjoys making updates to the townhouse she purchased in May. Walls have been painted, she’s replaced her first toilet in the master bathroom, and had carpet replaced with bamboo flooring in the dining and living room. She shares that she’s really enjoying tackling these projects with help from her family! -Revel Butler, Team: Northwestern Energy
Saskia Boogman works as a marketer for Kampgrounds of America, Inc (KOA). In her role as External Content Manager, she manages KOA's national email programs, social media strategy, and blog content. Saskia's four years of experience at KOA make her an ideal butler to bring the rustic luxury of glamping to REVEL for sponsor, KOA. Pairing her camping and marketing knowledge with experience in the service industry (she's a bartender part-time 'just for fun'), Saskia's REVEL guests will be well taken care of. When she's not working, Saskia enjoys fitness, exploring Billings' restaurant scene or cuddling up to watch TV or read with her cats. -Revel Butler, Team: Kampgrounds of America
Kayla Vokral was born in New Jersey and moved to Montana when she was 8 years old. She spent the rest of her childhood in Helena, MT until deciding she wanted to pursue the art of patissiere. This led to a move back to New Jersey at 19 years old, where she apprenticed at a bakery for a year. Having learned a lot from her time at the bakery, she was ready to move back to Montana where the people are kind, the air is clean, and the views are spectacular. She is the Team Leader for the Billings, MT AAA office, where I have worked for the last 4 years. She is grateful to live in a community where there are endless entertainment and events for people to attend including Revel at the Taste of Billings. The idea for this year’s event is exciting and something Billings has never had, and “I am ecstatic to be a part of it!” -Revel Butler, Team: Cloud Peak Energy
As a lifelong Montanan I have a passion for the outdoors. I love to golf and get out whenever I can. The more I can spend hunting, fishing, boating and camping the better. I also enjoy helping others by donating my time. Previously I’ve helped coordinate the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction in Missoula. My wife Ashely and I have been married 11 years. We have two very energetic Basset Hounds. The past few years I’ve enjoyed working for Nexstar Media Group, the local ABC and FOX affiliate in Billings. I get to meet new people. Develop relationships and help business owners reach their goals. -Lee Slehofer, Revel Butler, Team: The Northern Hotel
Born and raised in Billings, a graduate of BCCHS, and proud mom of a 19-year-old. Nothing brings me more joy than cooking and baking for my friends. One of my wedding cakes even made Bozeman Bride magazine! I have a worked in many different fields, ranging from radio, the oil industry, and retail. My favorite thing is customer service. I just really enjoy making people smile. -Elizabeth Dubray, Revel Butler, Team: BPD First Responders
Originally from upstate NY, Bob Hopkins migrated to Arizona before landing in Montana. He loves it here, despite our state’s lack of fellow Buffalo Bills fans! He co-owns a contracting company, H-J Industrial Specialties Inc. that they’ve operated at Phillips 66 Refinery for the past almost 30 years. Forever surrounded by women, with two daughters, a wife, and even their two dogs are female! For fun, he’s on a golf league and gets out there as often as possible, plus traveling to see friends. As for his volunteering efforts, “Won’t lie – the wife generally suggests when I volunteer – but I’m glad for it every time and always have a lot of fun.” -Revel Butler, Team: General Admission
Born in Minnesota, raised in Montana, Laura Hopkin’s background is Food Service Marketing. She has supervised the Industries Program at the Women’s Prison for the last seven years, where they supply non-profits with their embroidery and silk-screening needs at a discount, while the ladies learn job skills and work ethic needed to become productive members of Montana communities upon release. Mom of two to Leigha, a nurse practitioner, and Katelyn, a special-needs adult. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, Pure Barre, plus making/bottling wine with her wine club. An avid volunteer, she was active in the Junior League for 20+ yrs. The REVEL concept was immediately intriguing, due to the departure from standard fundraising events, and she’s “Happy to be on board!” -Revel Butler, Team: Allegra