Shift, Empowering Youth
enabling our youth

Staff & Board


Rich Needham – Executive Director

Rich has lived in Montana for the last 17 years.  He has worked with youth in many capacities including; coaching hockey, working with after-school programs, and mentoring youth within the foster care system.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University, and a Masters degree in Education- School Counseling. Rich is passionate about helping youth and families become successful in our community.  When not immersed in his work, you can likely find him on the river or spending time with his two daughters.

Lisa McNameeLisa McNamee, LCPC – Facilitator

Lisa has been a part of the Shift team since the beginning in 2004. Her work with the organization inspired her to get her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Now, a licensed therapist, she balances a private practice with her Facilitation duties. She lives in Livingston with her son, Jasper.


Thomas MurphyThomas Murphy

Thomas is returning to his roots by working with students at Park High School, his alma mater. After graduating from the University of Montana, Thomas returned to Livingston. In addition to his work with Shift, Thomas is a bike and ski repair technician with a local shop and works with a mental health agency for youth providing mentoring and support. He now shares the local cabin he spent his childhood in with his wife and son, Chelsey and Maxwell and their dog, Porter.



Chris ChambersChris Chambers – Facilitator & Entertainment Extraordinaire

When Chris joined the Shift crew, first as a volunteer with Stride YELP and Stride, we knew he was destined for the program floor. He has a wealth of youth development experience working with organizations like the Montana Conservation Corps and HRDC. Chris lives in Bozeman with his wife, Courtney.


Hannah Roush – S.T.E.P.S. and STRIDE Coordinator

Hannah first joined the Shift team as the Stride camp cook in 2015. She then developed and implemented the STEPS after-school program at Park High School, where she continues to serve up academic support alongside afternoon snacks. In addition to many years working in youth recreation and empowerment programs, she studied secondary education, with a focus on English Language Arts, at Prescott College. When she is not enjoying her days inspiring teenagers, you can find her writing, climbing and running in Montana’s mountains with her dogs and fiance.


Board of Directors


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