June Is for Gentlemen 2

Meet the men of our Missoula

 

Marc Moss, Director of Tell Us Something

Tell Us Something is a quarterly live storytelling event and Marc loves being at the helm. Tell Us Something inspires more understanding, acceptance, and empathy within our community. Each event features eight storytellers from the community sharing their stories. The next event is June 13 at The Wilma, 131 N. Higgins Ave. Marc produces a weekly podcast of those stories, which can be found wherever you get your podcasts. Tell Us Something live events have expanded to Helena, and Marc hopes to bring it to Butte this year. Marc will host a youth storytelling workshop at Zootown Arts Community Center in August. Learn more at TellUsSomething.org.

 

Neil Chaput de Saintonge, Owner of Rocky Mountain School of Photography & Inner Peace Reiki

Neil has had his sights on Montana, literally, through his lens since the 1990s when he moved here from Atlanta, Georgia. He opened the Rocky Mountain School of Photography to allow students the chance to hone their skills and capture the beauty that draws us in. Over the years, RMSP has become the perfect portal for learning about photography. Visit RMSP.com.

While Neil loves offering stellar learning opportunities to students, he also loves his practice of Reiki and its benefits. As a massage therapist, Neil quickly realized the healing power of this ancient practice and began implementing his learned techniques in hopes that each individual can walk away with a clearer mind and positive energy. Learn more at InnerPeaceReiki.com.

Devin Khoury, Owner & Broker at Christie’s PureWest Real Estate

Matching people with a home that makes their heart sing is Devin’s passion. While his business is in commercial and residential real estate, Devin is dedicated to the youth in our community and ensuring that children have safe housing and a high quality of life.

Devin is actively involved with the Montana Down Syndrome Association, where he helps structure their charitable foundation and advertising campaigns so more money can be raised. He also is a steady contributor to Opportunity Resources Inc. and the Watson Children’s Shelter.

His vision for his career is in line with his personal goal: work hard, have competence, be ethical and helpful.

 

Paul Ryan, Owner of Paul Ryan & Associates Attorneys at Law

Other than being a devoted father to his dearest Zoë, Paul Ryan has matched success in his passion for advocating. Through his business, Paul has built a team of like-minded individuals who share his vision for excellence and who uphold the standard for trust.

A former employee of Boeing, Paul had realized his dream of studying law shortly after being named employee of the month and being asked about his future plans. Long before his stint at Boeing, Paul was raised in a modest family and worked for four dollars an hour selling shoes. He has been voted Best Attorney multiple times in the Missoula’s Choice Awards.

 

Michael Burks, President & CEO of Big Sky Specialized Carriers Inc.

A man of many passions, Michael also owns Stitches Embroidery & Screenprinting and Fuel Fitness & Nutrition in several Montana and Idaho locations. Michael was also the owner and founder of the Missoula Maulers and Butte Cobras hockey teams, both teams having raised significant contributions to benefit various charities. He has also made it possible for two longterm, faithful employees to purchase both the Garden of Read’n and Hockeywolf and Lacrossewolf.

He’s currently teaming up with Chris Stratton to start the most comprehensive high school sports tracking and streaming programs, with the hope that a live stream can invite anyone who is unable to make it to live events.

Michael is also, above all else, a devout Christian, husband, father, and grandfather. On a long list of accomplishments, Michael was awarded with the 2017 Angel Flight West Pilot of the year.