Meet the Spring Up Libby Team

Libby is an incredible place to live, learn, work, and play. Together, we can do even more to support and expand safe and healthy opportunities for youth and families to engage with each other and in our community.

Our Mission

To elevate the well-being of youth and families in our community.

Spring up Libby envisions a simple way to engage youth and families in programs and activities that strengthen relationships, promote healthy lifestyles, and pave the way for happy, resilient, and thriving futures.

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Our Story

Spring Up Libby

We love our kids and the community in which we live. And we’re grateful to work together with amazing partners to support youth, serve and strengthen families, and expand opportunities that ensure they have all they need to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Community

Youth Engagement Groups

We partner with amazing individuals, agencies, and organizations in our community to ensure our kids have greater access to people and places that encourage and inspire them to do and be their best. Together, we provide a variety of ways young people can connect and stay active and engaged. 

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Seven Core Principles

Our Seven Core Principles keep us connected to our organizational “why” – the true spirit and purpose of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

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Be Positive

We support, encourage, and inspire each other to see and grow the good in our community.

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Be Present

We honor the voice and experience of our youth and community and listen respectfully to concerns and ideas.

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Be Perceptive

We identify and correct misperceptions as a way to move ourselves and our community forward.

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Be Purposeful

We connect community resources in ways that support youth, strengthen families and expand opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.

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Be Perfected

We strive to do and be our best - continually adapting and improving. 

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Be Proactive

We anticipate potential challenges and work together to seek positive and creative solutions.

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Be Passionate

We enthusiastically support and celebrate youth, families and community.

Our Team

Vel Shaver

Lincoln County Unite for Youth Project Director

Maggie Anderson

Spring Up Project Coordinator, CTC Facilitator

Jim May

Core Team – Youth Involvement Work Group

Civic Organization Sectors


Trista Gilmore

Core Team – Community Outreach and PR

Health Care and Parent Sectors

Darren Short

Spring Up Libby Champion

Law Enforcement Sector

Toya Laveway

Core Team – Community Outreach and PR Lead

Parent and Prevention Sectors

Deanna Malyevak

Data and Assessment and Youth Involvement Work Groups

Education Sector

Ron Goodman

Data and Community Resource Assessment Work Groups

Parent and Education Sectors

Dorey Rowland

Community Resource Assessment Work Group

Early Childhood and Government


Amanda Barnes

Youth Involvement Work Group

Parent and Health Care Sectors


Amy Fantozzi

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Parent and Mental Health Sectors


Zach Sherbo

Community Outreach Work Group

Parent and Government Sectors


Melissa Cichosz

Community Board Maintenance Work Group

Government Sector


Kathleen Sheffield

Community Board Maintenance and Community Resource Assessment Work Groups

Government Sector


Susie Rios

Community Outreach Work Group

Education Sector


Stacy Bender

Youth Involvement Workgroup

Youth Serving Organization Sector


Kay Randall

Community Outreach and PR Work Group

Youth Serving Organization Sector


Kayla Friss

Core Team – Community Outreach and PR

Parent and Mental Health Sectors


Contact Spring Up Libby

Get in touch with our team