Carol Anderson is a second generation Montanan with 100% Croatian roots; she is also a Carroll College Alumna. After coming to Helena to attend Carroll from Eastern Montana, she never left the Queen City and enjoys hiking on Mount Helena with her dog, volunteering around the community, and watching Carroll College soccer. Carol and her husband, Jay, started the Host Family Soccer Program for the Lady Saints seven years ago. She has four children divided evenly between Western Washington Vikings and Montana State Bobcats! Carol is honored to work with Carroll students and to give back to the Carroll community.
Kathleen 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 33 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.
Kathleen lives on Canyon Ferry Lake and when not at Carroll, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Counseling Services
and Gracie... "Carroll's K-9 Comforter No. 1"
Mike is in his ninth 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, is the most well known beast on campus, and loves dog treats.
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 in the fall and a psychology class, Emotional Intelligence, in the spring.
Mike is married to Georgia Lovelady, and they enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, reading, and hanging out with friends. He is active in the Bankrupt Brain Trust and the Hauser Boulevard Literary Society, and volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Cathedral of St. Helena.
Victim Advocate/Health Educator
Kelly has a Master's Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and has been instructing college students and adults since 1988. She teaches various writing course at Carroll as well as Alpha Seminar and Community Health classes. From 1996 to 2006 she served as the Education Coordinator for Helena's Friendship Center, a domestic violence/rape crisis program.
She worked as the Sexual Assault Prevention Services Coordinator for the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and served on their Board of Directors for four years. She served two years on the Montana Crime Victim's Services Committee, and for the past three years she has been appointed to the Governor's AIDS Advisory Council as well as the Lewis and Clark County DUI Taskforce. In 2006-2007 she served as the Executive Director of Helena's Youth Connections, an organization committed to prevention of teen use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
In the fall of 2000, Kelly Parsley was appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). She was elected Vice Chair of that organization in 2001 and was elected President in 2002-2005. In 2006 she wrote the field guide that Montana law enforcement officers use to respond to sexual assault crimes.
She also created and coordinated Carroll College's victim advocacy program in 1996 and continues that work today. She advocates for students in sexual assault crises and assists the college in creating healthy dating and violence prevention workshops as well as policies and procedures to support victims of crime.
Associate Director of Counseling
Megan is looking forward to her third 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 husband, Judd.
Director of Health Services
Carroll College welcomes the latest addition to the Wellness Center, alumna Kerri Rigsby. Kerri brings to Carroll, 18 years of experience in the nursing field and an amazing wealth of knowledge. She graduated from Carroll College's Nursing program and has worked at various hospitals in Montana. Kerri currently works both at Carroll and Saint Peter's Hospital Emergency Room. She truly loves working with the students at Carroll and hopes to help them reach their healthy potential.
When not at work, you can find Kerrie enjoying the outdoors with her family. She particularly enjoys skiing, hunting, and fishing with her husband, Jason, and her children, Kassi and Connor.
Kyrie is very excited to return for her second year in the Wellness Center. She recently completed her Master’s in Counseling degree from the University of Great Falls. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Montana State University and went on to receive a Masters in Adult Education from Buffalo State College in New York.
Kyrie has spent much of her working life helping young families and teen parents develop positive parenting skills while achieving their own personal 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, such as entering college.
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 5 month 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.