Reg has taught Health and Physical Education at Capital High School in Helena, MT for the last 17 years. (23 total). Reg has been a tireless advocate for Health and Physical Education in Montana and our nation, lobbying for high quality health/PE in Washington DC for six years. Reg was born and raised in Jordan, Montana and has three children in school, all who love PE and call it their favorite class. Besides serving as President-Elect this year, Reg is the committee chair for Advocacy, and sits on the Finance and Governance committee.
Kelly Norris is excited to be at Giant Springs Elementary this year. She is beginning her 8th year of teaching Health Enhancement in Great Falls Public Schools. Kelly has a Bachelor of Science from Alabama State University and a master's in Health Education from American College of Education. Kelly enjoys coaching and volunteering in her community. She has been married to Paul for the past 3 years and they had their first child, a daughter, Courtney in 2020. She is a toddler and keeps them on their toes! For fun, Kelly enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and riding in jeeps.
Scott Flat Lip
Kaheé! Awé-Kootaá-iikuash Biik. Bii-Apsaalookak. Greetings! My name is Scott Flat Lip. I am an Apsaalooké (Crow). I am a husband and father to three wonderful children. I currently teach Health Enhancement at Hardin High School. I am going on my fourth year of teaching. When I am not at school or teaching, I enjoy playing with my children and spending as much time with my family as I can. Another thing I love to do is run. As an ultra-trail runner, I spend my time running on the roads, hills, and in the mountains. This is a way for me to connect with the land the same way many of my ancestors once did. Ahó
Ty is the Principal at Lincoln Elementary in Great Falls. He is a member of the PE 150 group, promoting Health Enhancement and Physical Education in the classroom as an administrator. He emphasizes activity based movements in all areas of the school. He has coached middle and high school basketball. He has been a part of SHAPE MT for five years and is currently in his fourth year on the board. Ty currently serves on the Finance and Governance, and Advocacy committees. Ty can support classroom teachers with training and resources to use in the 150 program. Ty is married with two girls; Sofi (12) and Charlee (8). His wife, Sasha, is an instructional coach at Longfellow Elementary in Great Falls. The family enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, golfing, kayaking, skiing, and landscaping around the house. Feel free to contact Ty for information about engaging teachers with physical movement in their classrooms. He is part of a support system for classroom teachers.
Wendy is a graduate of UM with a BS in HE. She also has her masters in Educational Technology. Wendy was raised in Ennis, MT and currently lives and teaches in Missoula. She is the 7th grade PE/Health teacher at Meadow Hill Middle School. She has been teaching PE in Montana for 29 years. She helps coach 7th grade volleyball and serves on the Operations Leadership team in her school. Wendy was the SHAPE MT PE Middle School TOY in 2016. She is the current President of SHAPE MT and serves on the PR and the Awards committees. Wendy has been married to husband, Jeff, for 35 years. Together they have three children, Jaydn (26), Weston (forever 19), and Briella (14). The Wilson’s are blessed with two grandchildren, Aiden (9) and Rhett (born in April). Wendy enjoys camping in the summer with family and friends and following her daughter Briella as she plays travel volleyball and softball.
Teri is currently the Secretary for the board. After 35 years of teaching, Teri retired in 2019. Teri enjoys being a part of the board and working with others who are as passionate about their jobs as she was. She also enjoys the friendships and networking that being a part of the board offers. Teri is now subbing at the Noxon school and loving it by still enjoying getting that "student" connection with less stress. Teri is also a volunteer EMT for the Noxon Ambulance. In the spare time the Ambulance leaves her, she enjoys a good book, working outside in her yard/garden, and spending time with her family and two grandchildren. She is always available for a good glass of wine!
Vicki attended the University of Montana as a volleyball student athlete, graduating in 1987 with degrees in HE and Psychology. She also earned her M.A. at UM in Integrative Arts in Education (The Creative Pulse) in 2015.
This will be Vicki’s 19th year teaching Health Enhancement at Russell Elementary in Missoula, MT. Her goal for K-5 students is to have fun while moving and to teach life skills using PE as the platform. She is also focused on the social/emotional learning that occurs so naturally in PE as part of their whole development. This is Vicki’s second year serving on the Shape MT board.
Vicki enjoys Montana’s beauty while walking, hiking and kayaking. She loves fixing up her home, taking pictures and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Karie Lee Orendorff has been involved in teaching for 26 years. She spent 18 years teaching at the K-12 level, throughout Southern California, Arizona and New South Wales, Australia. She has taught all grades from K-12 but middle school was her favorite. She has spent 9 years teaching in higher education, first at the University of Rhode Island, then at the University of South Carolina while pursing her PhD and is now teaching at Montana State University, GO BOBCATS!
The first state organization Karie was a member of was SHAPE Arizona, way in 1995. She then became a member of the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) but did not get involved in her state’s organizations until moving to Rhode Island. While being a member or the Rhode Island Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (RIAHPERD) she served as the Vice President for Physical Education, as well as the Future Professionals faculty representative. While in South Carolina, she was a member of the South Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD) and served as the Future Professionals faculty representative. She has helped organized State Conferences by securing presenters and organizing the Super Star Collegiate Competitions, as well as Future Professional Conferences in both Rhode and South Carolina. She is currently a member of SHAPE Montana and is looking forward to bringing her skills to help promote Health and Physical Education in Montana! Karie is very excited to take the next step and serve on the Western District Board.
If Karie isn’t in the classroom, you can find her on the rugby pitch (playing or coaching), hiking some mountain somewhere or on a plane traveling, getting ready to get a stamp in her passport!
Michelle is currently the Executive Director of SHAPE Montana and in her 16th year as an Elementary Health Enhancement Teacher with the Great Falls Public Schools. Her school has been a member of the PE 150 initiative, promoting Health Enhancement and Physical Education in the classroom. She has been a part of SHAPE MT in all capacities and hosted two state conferences in Great Falls. Michelle also has served with SHAPE America on the Western District Board. Michelle was Teacher of the Year for Elementary Health Enhancement in 2014 and currently serves on the Finance and Governance Committee. Michelle loves the outdoors running, golfing, and kayaking especially at Glacier Park. Michelle is a college volleyball official for the Frontier Conference, and has been for the past 11 years. Feel free to contact Michelle if you have any questions about the state organization or National Organization.
Amy is a graduate of the University of Montana with a BS in HE. She is currently teaching K-8 Health and Physical Education at Helena Flats School in Kalispell and has been for 18 years. She has also coaches cross country. Amy is married and has two boys. She enjoys hiking, running, kayaking, and spending time with her family. She currently serves on the Advocacy and Finance and Governance committees. This is her third year on the Shape Montana Board.
Meaghan graduated from Montana State University-Billings with an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and from the University of Montana with a B.A. in History and Health Enhancement. She is in her 16th year of teaching Health Enhancement. Meaghan taught 6th-10th grade Health/P.E. in Florence-Carlton School District and 6th-8th grade Health/P.E. in San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District. Meaghan is currently teaching K-5 Health/P.E. in Missoula County Public School District at Hawthorne Elementary. This is her third year on the SHAPE MT board. Meaghan is passionate about her students, her school community, and advocating for Health and P.E. teachers. Meaghan loves biking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Hey y’all, my name is Danielle Linehan but you can call me Dani. I am a Health Enhancement major at Montana State University. I grew up in San Carlos, California, but have lived in Bozeman for seven years, and I am loving it. I am 25 years old and am still loving school and our program. When I am not in school I enjoy hunting, fishing, dancing and so much more. My ultimate goal would be teaching physical education to middle school or high school. I love the idea of teaching lifelong skills and introducing something new to kids. I am excited to be a part of SHAPE MT and learn new skills and meet new people.