Meet the Team

 

Kaycee Majxner

Founder

 kaycee@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Kaycee is a Montana native who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. Along with Kara, Kaycee was inspired to create The Work Spot MT to provide an avenue for Montana’s professionals to connect. She is an accomplished, multi-faceted growth marketing leader with a passion for tackling and solving complex challenges to fuel business growth. From founder to operator to senior leadership roles, Kaycee has more than 15 years of proven results in product and growth marketing, user/customer research and insights, intrapreneurship, and entrepreneurship. She is a lifelong learner and is relentlessly inquisitive, believing that everything is figureoutable. Kaycee highly values relationships and thrives in ambiguity, fueling her passion for The Work Spot MT. In her free time, she can be found enjoying all Montana has to offer with her husband and three daughters.

 

Kara Gallinger

Founder

kara@theworkspotmt.com | LinkedIn

Kara is a Montana native with a passion for continual learning and growth and is truly energized by cultivating connections. It is through this passion that Kara, alongside her lifelong friend Kaycee, was inspired to dream up The Work Spot MT. Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, Kara is a CPA, leader at a Montana-based technology and services company (Lumenad & Pathlabs), small business owner (The Bozeman Taproom), and mom to two young boys. Kara is grateful for the many "hats" she has the opportunity to wear to provide her with skills, perspective, and experiences to continue on the never-ending evolution of growth she is fueled by. When she's not scheming on strategy or eyeballs deep in a spreadsheet, you can find Kara enjoying Montana's beauty on the trails of Bozeman, the slopes of Bridger Bowl, or cheering on the Montana State Bobcats alongside her husband and boys.

Julie Scates

Managing Partner

julie@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Julie was raised in the Rocky Mountains and has lived in Bozeman for 13 years. She is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for growth businesses, people, and self and is at her best when connecting all three. Julie finds great reward in cultivating opportunities for people who believe in hard work and want to work hard.  Julie is the Managing Partner of The Work Spot and the glue connecting the founders to the next generation of the firm.  In addition to The Work Spot, she is also the Founder/President of J2T Recruiting and teaches at MSU in the Master of Science in Innovation and Mangement program. Julie prefers walking meetings vs zoom, allowing work and play to intersect, while enjoying the beauty of Montana. When she is not working you will find her in her garden, on the tennis courts, or our local trails, usually with her faithful rescue dog, Rexford, by her side.

Jordan Gibbs

Growth Manager

jordan@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Jordan was born and raised in Billings, Montana, but decided to move to Bozeman in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University. Upon graduation in the spring of 2021, he began working toward a Master of Science in innovation and management degree. Jordan is passionate about the outdoors and loves to hike and backpack around Montana in his free time. As The Work Spot MT’s Growth Manager, Jordan grows our audience on both the employer and job seeker fronts, and ensures the platform operates efficiently. When he isn’t in the office or deep in the backcountry, Jordan enjoys producing music, golfing, and playing board games.   

Annie Waldum

Operations Manager

annie@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Annie Graduated from Montana State University with a dual bachelor’s degree in cell biology and neuroscience and in biochemistry. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Science in innovation and management degree at Montana State University. At The Work Spot MT, Annie fulfills the Operations Manager position which fuels her passion of creating opportunities for others. Living in Montana for the last several years has helped Annie understand The Work Spot MT’s mission of informing professionals on impressive and diverse companies growing in our state to ignite Montana careers. Her bucket-list items include glacier kayaking in the Cascade Mountains and attending an Oktoberfest in Germany.  

Thomas Maggiore

Business Development Manager

thomas@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Thomas graduated from Montana State University with a degree in mechanical engineering in May of 2021. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in innovation and management degree and is the Business Development Manager for The Work Spot MT. Thomas focuses on connecting companies to The Work Spot MT, as well as maintaining relationships and exploring ways companies can utilize our services. Thomas enjoys working on cars and is also a licensed FAA drone pilot. When he is not working or studying, he can be found off-roading, snowboarding, or walking with his faithful companion, Dakota.

Lauren Kemp

Content Manager

lauren@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Lauren graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in Latin American studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in innovation and management degree. She is the Content Manager at The Work Spot MT, a position that provides an avenue for her passion of writing and customer engagement. Lauren hails from Montana, giving her a deep connection with the company's mission of informing professionals on impressive and diverse companies growing in our state to ignite Montana careers. Her bucket-list items include touring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina and taking an immersion trip to Chile to experience Latin American culture first-hand.

Alyssa Cereck 

Social Media and Marketing Manager

alyssa@theworkspotmt.com LinkedIn

Alyssa is a 5th generation Montanan from Great Falls. She moved to Bozeman during the fall of 2016 to attend Montana State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and currently is working toward a Master of Science in innovation and management degree. At The Work Spot MT, Alyssa focuses on social media and marketing. She understands the importance of building and growing Montana businesses in a place we all love to live. Alyssa enjoyed growing up in the mountains and is fond of hobbies centered around the outdoors such as paddle-boarding, hiking, and fishing.   

Quinn Holland

Content and Business Development Specialist 

quinn@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Quinn fell in love with Montana after moving here to earn a bachelor’s degree in bio-resource engineering at Montana State University, where he committed to continuing his education by pursuing a Master of Science in innovation and management degree. At The Work Spot, he is a Content and Business Development Specialist who focuses his efforts on transcribing information concerning innovative companies that embody Montana’s ethos. Quinn’s diverse background of living and working across the American West has equipped him with a deep understanding of our mission to inform professionals on impressive and diverse companies growing in our state to ignite Montana careers. When he isn't writing for The Work Spot MT or in the classroom, he is exploring, reading, and spending time with friends. 

Austin Hull

Content and Web Development Specialist

austin@theworkspotmt.com  | LinkedIn

Austin has been living in Bozeman, Montana since 2017. He graduated from Montana State University in 2021 after earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in business administration and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in innovation and management program at MSU. He fell in love with the beauty and self-reliant attitude of Montana, fueling his connection to The Work Spot MT where he works as a Content Specialist. Austin crafts engaging content to highlight Montana’s business environment and connects professionals with their perfect work opportunities. In his free time, Austin loves Bozeman’s access to the outdoors where he enjoys skiing and hiking.