MTCC Staff

STAFF (alphabetical order)

Pete Buchanan

Associate Director

Pete oversees financial and AmeriCorps grant management, operations, auditing, and compliance. He leads the awards and scholarship programs in partnership with Serve Montana. Moreover, he advocates for communities of practice networks by supporting the MTCC Advisory Committee and the Campus Food Insecurity group. Pete brings his experience working across U.S. and U.K. higher education systems, specializing in academic attainment and student affairs research. Most recently, Pete received an M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of St Andrews. He enjoys running, reading, music, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Contact info: email.

HANNAH EVANS (she/her)
Administrative Associate

Hannah joined MTCC as the Administrative Associate. Born in Missoula, she grew up in Berkeley, California and moved back to attend the University of Montana where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While a student, she spent two semesters working with a nonprofit in Thailand helping with elephant education and tourism. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, baking sourdough bread, knitting, being outdoors and when she can squeeze it in, international travel.

Director of Programs 

Callye oversees and ensures the success of Montana Campus Compact’s national service (AmeriCorps College Coaches and anti-poverty VISTA) programming by providing leadership, outreach and communication to MTCC’s affiliate campuses. Before joining MTCC’s team, as the SMART Schools Coordinator, Callye served two consecutive terms through the AmeriCorps Energy Corps Program at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. She received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Central Florida. Contact info: email.

Maggie Hanssen - VISTA Program SpecialistMAGGIE HANSSEN (she/her)
VISTA Program Specialist

Maggie joined MTCC as a VISTA Program Specialist after graduating from Clemson University with a B.A. in economics. She is responsible for supporting the VISTA program by providing outreach to affiliate campuses, assisting with recruitment, and engaging with program members. Originally from Bozeman, MT, Maggie has a strong love of the outdoors and is passionate about MTCC’s involvement with Montana communities all over the state. She enjoys hiking, reading, and crocheting (badly). Contact info: email.

KATE PRIMMER (she/her)
AmeriCorps Program Specialist

Kate was an AmeriCorps member with the Student Conservation Association in New Hampshire and spent three years as staff with the Florida Conservation Corps, leading and coordinating traveling trail crews and co-leading their AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team before joining MTCC as an AmeriCorps Program Specialist. She is responsible for supporting the AmeriCorps College Coaches program by providing outreach to affiliate campuses, assisting with recruitment, and engaging with program members. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to find new hiking spots, good coffee shops, and used bookstores. Contact info: email.

Josh Vanek

JOSH VANEK (he/him)
Executive Director

Josh works to expand MTCC’s impact across Montana and the region and ensure affiliate value in MTCC’s programs and initiatives. He works closely with MTCC’s Executive Board, CEO Council and Advisory Committee, staff, and partners to support MTCC’s mission. Josh received his B.A. in political science from The University of Montana before serving in the Peace Corps in Latvia from 1997-1999. After completing Peace Corps service, he returned to Montana and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader before joining the MTCC staff. He graduated from the University of Washington’s Evan’s School of Public Affairs Nonprofit and National Service Management program. Contact info: email.

Adrienne van HeumenADRIENNE VANHEUMEN (she/her)
AmeriCorps Program Manager

Adrienne works to provide professional support for the AmeriCorps program specialist and director by assisting in criminal history checks, time log management, and maintenance of electronic files. She is originally from southern California, where she received her Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master’s in Cultural Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton. She walks her three huskies or reads a book in her free time. Contact info: email.


Addison Brown

Operations Assistant

Addison was born in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Great Falls, Montana. Addison is working to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at the University of Montana. Addison enjoys spending time in nature, reading, or exploring Missoula with friends when not in class.


Recruitment Assistant

Isabella is from Louisiana. She is at the University of Montana on a Business Track with a minor in Climate Change Studies. In her free time, Isabella enjoys exploring mountains and swamps with friends, writing, and learning new skills.