Board of Directors

Jim Lyons – Boardperson

Jim has served on the MAT Board for several years and dedicates a great deal of his time to the “behind-the-scenes” efforts of MAT. Professionally, Jim is the director of the North Central Montana Transit System. He is an avid lover of the outdoors and can often be found hiking up some mountain in Montana!



Jeff Ralph – Chairman

Jeff has recently taken on the role of Chairman for MAT. He is the owner of the Havre McDonald’s and is very involved in the community. Jeff produces a youth show every year at St. Jude Thaddeus School, is an accomplished magician, and has great plans for future MAT events!

Lindsey Kellam- Boardperson

Lindsey has served on the MAT Board as a Treasurer for many years. Employed by Scharfe, Kato & Co., Lindsey’s CPA skills are invaluable! Though she originally joined the Board on a temporary basis, she now realizes we aren’t ever letting her go!



Craig Lowham – Boardperson

Craig is nearing the end of his first year on the Board for MAT. Originally coming to us as a volunteer when his children were involved in a youth production, Craig stayed on and has become much more involved. Currently living in Chinook, he is the Branch President for First Bank of Montana in that community.



Ty Hedalen – Financial Manager

Ty joined the MAT Board in December 2014 to serve as Financial Manager and assist Lindsey with the day-to-day financial dealings of the company. Ty has appeared on the MAT stage in Barefoot in the Park and, more recently, Equivocation. He also serves on the Bullhook Community Health Center Board of Directors and is a member of the Havre Optimist Club.


Dana Pyette – Boardperson

Dana is now an ex-officio member of the Board, though she served as Chairperson for many years. Professionally, Dana is the COO/CFO for Island Mountain Development Company and has also directed many productions for MAT.



Jay Pyette – Founder and Artistic Director

Jay is the founder of MAT and currently serves as the company’s Artistic Director. Jay has acted in, directed, or performed tech on nearly every MAT show. He also serves on the Montana Arts Council and the Havre City Council.