Staff

Ty Wells
Ty Wells, President

Ty started as an Associate Loan Officer with Montana Livestock Ag Credit in August of 2001. Since that time he has had the opportunity to cover the Central, Northeastern, and Eastern parts of the state. He is currently handling Central, and South Central Montana.

Ty is originally from Northeastern Wyoming where his family homesteaded on the Powder River. He graduated from Campbell County High School in Gillette in 1995 and attended Casper College where he received an Associates of Science in Ag Business. He then finished his bachelor’s degree in Ag Business at Montana State University.

When he is not headed down the gravel roads for Montana Livestock, he is spending time with his longtime girlfriend, Libby, on her ranch and tending to his cows and other ranch duties in the Smith River Valley.

Aaron Oxarart, Assistant Vice President

Aaron is a 1994 graduate of Malta High School and a 1998 Ag Business graduate of Montana State University.  Aaron came to work for Montana Livestock Ag Credit out of college as an Intern and has been an Assistant Vice President since 2006.  Aaron “Hank” grew up on a cow/calf ranch south of Malta in Southern Phillips County, where his family roots have been since the “Homesteader” days. Aaron is covering the Hi-Line area of Montana.  Aaron enjoys getting back to the family ranch as often as possible and also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and four children.

Josh Doely, Assistant Vice President

Josh started with Montana Livestock in July of 2010. Most of his time is spent in the Southeastern portion of the State, but he also handles areas in Western and Central Montana.  Josh attended Flathead High School and graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Growing up on a small ranch and with family ties deeply rooted in agriculture, it was only a matter of time before Josh became involved with the family passion.

Josh is no stranger to Montana agriculture and spent much of his high school and college days traveling across the State for FFA. Josh is still involved with the Montana FFA and is also the Lewis and Clark County Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Chair. Josh married his high school sweetheart Leslie in 2010 and welcomed their son Cooper in 2015. Josh enjoys spending time with his family while roping, riding, and dancing.

Konnor Scally

Konnor Scally, Loan Officer

Konnor started with Montana Livestock Ag Credit in September 2015.  Born in Bozeman and raised in Martinsdale, he grew up working on local ranching operations and graduated from Harlowton High School in 2009.  Konnor received a Business Management degree from Rocky Mountain College in 2013.  Prior to joining Montana Livestock, Konnor worked as an Ag Loan Officer.  Konnor enjoys spending time with his family and wife Morgan, hunting and fishing around Martinsdale, and traveling around the State of Montana.

Chance Merrill

Chance Merrill, Associate Loan Officer

Chance was born in Lewistown and raised in Buffalo, Montana on the family ranch. He graduated from Judith Gap High School in 2010 and proceeded to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business Management at Brigham Young University Idaho. Chance is the youngest of four siblings and enjoys sports, welding, art, traveling, and learning about the history of the west. Prior to coming to Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Chance interned in eastern Oregon and served a 2 year LDS mission on the Navajo/Hopi reservation.

Mary Patzer, Operations Manager

Mary began working for Montana Livestock Ag Credit in June of 1978 as a Clerk Typist and is currently the Operations Manager/Corporate Secretary. She is a graduate of Helena High School and attended Helena Vo Tech. Mary and her husband, Kelley, have two grown children, Lisa and Ryan. When not in Kalispell enjoying her granddaughters,  Mary enjoys quilting, snowmobiling, riding four-wheelers or just spending time at their cabin in Canyon Creek.

Rhonda Ronan, Bookkeeper

Rhonda was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Montana State University in 1995. In 2009 Rhonda joined the staff at Montana Livestock as the bookkeeper. Rhonda and her husband, Bob, have two children, Anaka and Luc. As a family, they enjoy camping, bicyclying, movies and their Boston Terriers, Derby and Ellie Mae.

 

AllisonAllison Berg, Data Support

Allison graduated from Columbia Falls High School and attended Montana State University where she met her husband. Allison has worked at the Data Support desk for Montana Livestock Ag Credit since May of 2002. Allison and her husband, Bob, have 2 grown children. J.T. is a chef at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish and Lynsey is a traveling dialysis nurse in the Denver area. Allison and Bob are enjoying the empty nest with fishing, camping, traveling, and growing a nice garden.

KarlaKarla Johnson, Loan Processor

Karla is a graduate of Capital High School in Helena. She attended Carroll College and got her legal assistant degree from the University of Montana – Helena. She is an active member of the Montana CattleWomen serving as a District Director and chaired the Region V Legislative Committee for the American National CattleWomen. She is also a member of the Montana Farm Bureau and Montana Stockgrowers Assn. Karla and her husband, Otto, keep busy with a small farm operation east of Helena. Karla and Otto have two grown married daughters, Tina Bellows and Jessie Sarrazin, and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren!

Pat Smith, Corporate Pilot

Pat is a Montana native, originally from Northwest Montana. Pat is a graduate of Lincoln County High. He attended college in Grand Forks, North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota in Aircrafts System Management with his Airline Transport Pilot’s License. While attending college, he worked as a flight instructor for the University. Pat has also worked as an aerial applicator. Prior to working for Montana Livestock Ag Credit, he worked as a weather modification pilot in North Dakota, the Middle East, Greece and Turkey. In 1994 Pat took the yoke as the Corporate Pilot for Montana Livestock, in charge of flying the Company’s Cessna 340. Pat attends simulator training annually to maintain his proficiency for instrument flying and emergency procedures. When not flying, Pat can be found enjoying outdoor activities including motorcycling, snowmobiling, hiking, and fishing. Pat and his wife, Marieta, have three sons.