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Leah Clark, General Manager

Leah Clark 
Leah Morgan Clark joined the NILE in early June as the next NILE General Manager. She invites everyone to stop in and say hello!

A Chinook native, Clark has devoted her career to advocating for the cattle industry. As the Executive Director of the Idaho Beef Council, she spent 15 years promoting beef and the beef industry. She then went on to manage the Idaho Preferred program at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture where she promoted a wide variety of food and agricultural products through retail, foodservice and farm-to-school programs.

Most recently, Clark founded her own market consulting service to assist farmers and ranchers in promoting their products to consumers through various marketing strategies. Clark is a graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture, has a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in agricultural marketing and finance from Oklahoma State University.

Contact Leah:
phone: 406-256-2498
email: leah@thenile.org

Linda McCormick, Office Manager/Membership

Linda McCormick 
From member to volunteer and volunteer to staff, Linda McCormick joined the NILE Staff in August 2021. Linda's bubbly personality and organizational skills is a perfect fit as our Office Manager. Linda and her husband Al, became NILE members in the late 80's and both have played an integral part in the NILE Organization. Linda has mainly served as a volunteer on the Hospitality Committee and as a clerk for our NILE fall Livestock and Horse Sales.

Linda oversees all daily office tasks, event ticketing, the Hospitality Committee and the NILE Membership. Residing in Billings, Linda and her husband Al have three grown children - Kyle, Amanda and Ty. In their free time you can find Linda on the road in Scobey visiting family, in Bozeman cheering on the Bobcats or spending time with family and friends. Feel free to swing into the NILE Office to say "Hi" to Linda!

Contact Linda:
phone: 406-256-2495
email: linda@thenile.org

Shelby Shaw, Livestock Mgr & Director of Youth Education.

Shelby Shaw 
Shelby Shaw first began with the NILE as an intern in the fall of 2012, and began as a part of the Livestock Office Team prior to the 2013 Stock Show. As the Manager of the Livestock Office, Shelby oversees the NILE Livestock Shows & Sales, working extensively with livestock exhibitors as well as the livestock committees. As Director of Youth Education, Shelby works directly on the many NILE Youth focused programs including the Merit Heifer Program, NILE Internships and scholarship programs.

Shelby was raised in Worden, MT graduating from Huntley Project High School. She continued her education, graduating from Northwest College in Powell, WY with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Agricultural Business and finished her education with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science – focusing on Livestock Production and Industry from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.

Shelby and her husband Ike reside in Worden with their dogs, horses, and small herd of cattle. Much of Shelby’s free time is spent working with her family in all facets of their cattle operation, adventuring with her faithful four-legged companions or training her horses for the show ring. Shelby is a large advocate for the 4-H and FFA programs, being a former member of both herself – she is currently an active 4-H Leader and is a member of the Huntley Project FFA Alumni.

Contact Shelby:
phone: 406-256-2499
email: shelby@thenile.org

Traci Marchwinski, MATE Show Manager

Traci Marchwinski 

Traci Marchwinski became a member of the team when the NILE purchased the MATE Show and Home & Health Expo in 2008. She is responsible for selling and assisting the GM with the organization of the show. She has been with the show for nearly ten years and has a tremendous amount of experience in bringing it all together as the biggest agriculture trade show in Montana and Wyoming.

Marchwinski has a tenacious spirit to make the show bigger and better each year. Vendors appreciate her structure and organizational skills that give them assurance of a well-run and successful show.

Traci has deep roots to the community being raised on a farm south of Billings. She graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Montana State University-Billings in 1998.

Traci and her husband Dan now live on the family farm with their three children: Austin, Colton, and Ava.


Contact Traci:
phone: 406-651-0440
email: traci@themateshow.com

Bonnie DeVerniero, Equine Programs Director

Bonnie DeVerniero 
Bonnie DeVerniero joined the NILE team in 2016 as a volunteer before moving into a part-time role as the Sales Clerk in 2017. In November 2019, she became a full-time NILE Staff Member, as the Equine Programs Director. She is a graduate of Montana State University-Billings, after attending Miles Community College for Equine Science and Biology.

As the Equine Programs Director, Bonnie handles the horse sales and futurities, the ranch rodeo, and raffle filly among other tasks. She is the lead on the NILE Foundation's fundraising event and will oversee the Radiant Rodeo and 4th Grade Ag Ed Program.

Bonnie was born and raised in Shepherd, MT, where she was an active 4-H and FFA member, showing various projects including horses. Along with her projects, Bonnie worked for Dr. Jeff Peila, DVM, as a vet assistant. Her career has been centered around providing excellent customer service by being attentive to detail and implementing policy and procedure. She became a business owner when her family opened Bad Bear Laser Tag in 2017. Being an entrepreneur has given Bonnie the chance to learn the necessary marketing and social networking skills to grow and establish a successful family entertainment business.

In 2006 she married, Mike, the cowboy who stole her heart and has spent many years enjoying life as a ranch hand's wife across eastern Montana. Bonnie spends her free time making new memories with family and friends or working with her horses.

Contact Bonnie:
phone: 406-256-2497
email: bonnie@thenile.org

Haley Baker, Communication Specialist

Haley Baker 
Haley Baker got her start with NILE as a livestock and media intern for the 2020 stock show. She returned again in 2021 as a media intern, and later joined the NILE staff in June 2022. As the Communication Specialist, Haley manages all components of communication: social media, graphics, content creation, web updates, press releases and more.

Haley is from Economy, Indiana where she grew up on her family’s Hereford cow/calf operation that's been in the family for over 100 years. As the seventh generation to be involved in the agricultural industry, it was an easy decision to pursue studies in agriculture. She graduated from Purdue University earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communication and Agribusiness: Agricultural Marketing with a minor in Farm Management.

In her free time, Haley enjoys taking her dog Boone to the park and driving through Montana's beautiful country to take pictures.

Contact Haley:
phone: 406-256-2496
email: haley@thenile.org

Monica Cellmer, Accounting

Monica Cellmer 

Monica Cellmer started with the NILE in May of 1993, as an assistant to the General Manager. In 2001, Cellmer became the Accounting/Membership Manager. As Membership Manager, she also is responsible for ticket sales of all NILE events to members and annual and group ticket buyers.

Raised near Broadview, Montana, Cellmer graduated from Turtle Mountain Community College (Belcourt, ND) with an Associates Degree in 1988, then a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Eastern Montana College (Billings, MT) in 1992.

Monica is extremely valued by the NILE for her many years of experience and knowledge of the organization. As Membership Manager she oversees the member hospitality events as well as tickets sales for members and annual ticket buyers. As an accountant, Cellmer has grown her skills and expertise with the growth of the organization and the addition of the NILE Foundation in 2009.

She enjoys going to garage sales in the summer months and working on her yard. Monica and her husband Steve live on a ranch north of Billings, MT.


Monica retired from the day to day tasks in the NILE Office in August 2021, but is still very involved by keeping the NILE's accounting in order.

Contact Monica:
email: monica@thenile.org
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