Carol Anderson


Office Manager


Carol job shares with Carmen McFerrin, as the Wellness Center’s office manager.  You will find her in the Wellness Center each Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday & Friday.  When not in the office she can be found cheering on the Lady Saints Soccer team and watching the “beautiful game”.  Carol & her husband Jay started the host family program for the soccer team and always appreciate new volunteer families in the Helena area.

Carol is a Carroll graduate from the Class of 1982.

Most of her free time is spent outdoors hiking, snowshoeing, and wrangling her big 95 lb. dog and her small “cute as a button” grandson.  She is also the mom to 3 daughters and one son, all college grads & employed.  Trust her you can do it!

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski RN

Part-time Nurse

Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski RNKathleen Joyce-Trudnowski is privileged to assist students in caring for their health, supporting their "wellness" and educating them on health care issues or concerns. She started her Nursing career at Carroll College in a Diploma Program and obtained her B.S. in Nursing from Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kathleen has worked full-time in a variety of positions before coming to Carroll. She has been in the Nursing field for 40 years. She has worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, summer camps and a variety of other positions; including nine years as a traveling nurse.

When not at Carroll, Kathleen enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys attending events of any kind, especially sports events at Carroll.

K. Mike Franklin, EdD, LCPC

Director of Counseling Services
and Gracie

K. Mike Franklin EdD, LCPC


Mike is in his eleventh year as Director of Counseling Services at Carroll College and loves it more each year. After working with young adults for his entire career, he finds his current interactions with students to be his favorite. He enjoys working with students in helping them cope with difficult mental and emotional situations; and helping them transition from adolescents to young adults… from living at home to living independently… from an initial idea of who and what they want to be to a more focused, grounded knowledge of themselves.

Mike's faithful companion, Gracie, goes to work with him everyday... meets and greets students, goes to classes and meetings with him and is the most well known beast on campus.

Mike's educational background includes an Engineering Degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University, a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale University, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Sarasota. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Prior to coming to Carroll, Mike served as a United Methodist Pastor and a Navy Chaplain for 18 years. Though Mike hails from southern Montana (small geographic area known as South Carolina), he has lived in eleven different States and in the Republic of Panama. Mike served two years in Her Majesty's Royal Navy in England as an exchange officer with Great Britain. He taught at the undergraduate level prior to coming to Carroll and currently teaches an Alpha Seminar class.

Mike is married to Georgia Lovelady, and they enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, reading, and hanging out with friends. He is active volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Kelly Parsley, MA

KellyVictim Advocate/Health Educator


Kelly Parsley has worked on health and wellness issues since 1996. She currently serves on the Lewis and Clark County Cooperative Health Center Board, St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors, and she chairs the City/County Board of Health.

Kelly has worked as the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Montana Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence and served on their Board of Directors for four years. She served three years on the Montana Crime Victim’s Services Committee and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Montana AIDS Advisory Council. She was also appointed to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and served as their Chair for four years. In 2006, she wrote the field guide that Montana law enforcement officers use to respond to sexual assault crimes, and 2008 she completed the field guide law enforcement use to respond to domestic violence.

She currently manages a Bacchus Network grant for tobacco prevention ($12,000 annually) and a Drug Free Communities Grant ($9,000 annually) for Carroll College. In 2011, she was named the National Outstanding Prevention Professional of the Year by Outside the Classroom, a national agency that supports alcohol prevention at the college level.

Megan Patrick-Thompson, MA, LCPC

Megan Patrick-Thompson MA, LCPCAssociate Director of Counseling


Megan is looking forward to her fourth year at Carroll and is excited for yet another great year!  She is a graduate of Carroll College, class of 2004. After completing her Bachelors in Psychology, she moved to California to pursue her Masters in Clinical Psychology. She is currently working on her Ph.D and all she has left is the dreaded doctoral dissertation. Megan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Of Megan's various counseling experiences, her favorite was working with college students in San Diego, CA.   She is excited to continue that work here at Carroll College. What she likes most about working with this age group is getting the watch their metamorphosis from adolescence into adulthood. She feels that Carroll was an enormous influence on her own development and she is looking forward to helping Carroll students with their own journeys.

When Megan's not at work, she says that you can find her hiking, cross- country skiing, kayaking and taming her two miniature dachshunds (ooh... sounds ferocious!) with her son Lincoln and her husband, Judd.


Kerri Rigsby RN

Director of Health Services Kerri

Kerri is excited to be starting her fourth year at Carroll.  She is a Montana native from Big Timber.  Kerri brings to Carroll, 18 years of experience in the nursing field and an amazing wealth of knowledge. She graduated from the Carroll College Nursing program and has worked at various hospitals in Montana.  She truly loves working with the students at Carroll and wants to help them reach their healthy potential. 

When not at work, you can find Kerri on a field or in a gym watching her children Kassi and Connor playing the sport of the season.  She also enjoys the outdoors with her family.  She particularly enjoys skiing, hunting, and fishing with her husband, Jason, and kids.  Kerri also loves to relax with a good book or quilt.  

Kyrie Russ, MS


Kyrie RussCounselor


Kyrie is very excited to return for her third year as a counselor in the Wellness Center. She started as an intern in Counseling Services during her graduate training and decided she never wanted to leave. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls and a Masters in Adult Education from Buffalo State College in New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Montana State University. (if you can’t be a Saint, you might as well be a Bobcat!)
Kyrie has spent much of her working life helping young families and teens develop life skills and achieve personal and career goals. As a counselor, she is especially interested in helping clients reduce anxiety and develop a positive self-image as they navigate major life transitions.
Kyrie is a small-town Montana native. She recently moved back to the Helena area after living on the East coast while her husband served in the military. She is the mother of two fabulous daughters, a four year old and a one year old, which provide plenty of daily adventures and lots of questions (“but WHY mommy?”). In her free time, she loves to read just about anything, sing, travel to new places, and watch Seinfeld re-runs, among other things.