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Mountain Line Welcomes New Communications and Outreach Marketing Specialist

The Missoula Urban Transportation District welcomes Shanti Johnson as its new Communications and Outreach Marketing Specialist for Mountain Line.  

Johnson, who started with the organization last Thursday, February 27, said of the opportunity, “I’m looking forward to being in a position where I can apply my skills in communication, education and management to something I’m truly passionate about – building a more sustainable community for everyone. No matter if you’re a daily rider or someone who just wants to breathe cleaner air, sustainable transportation benefits us all. I’m thrilled to be a part of that.”

Johnson has an extensive background in community education, outreach and marketing. Prior to joining Mountain Line, Johnson worked for Missoula-based marketing agency, PartnersCreative, where she managed several nonprofit, local and government accounts, and oversaw campaigns focused on curbing the spread of invasive species, renewing the Land and Water Conservation Fund and promoting worker safety.  

Previously, Johnson worked for the University of Montana’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center helping coordinate U.S. State Department-funded programs on environment and civil society development. There, she collaborated with fellows from around the world on a shared vision for healthier, more connected communities. Johnson has a master’s in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism from the University of Montana, has worked for a rural electric cooperative on green power initiatives and currently sits on the board of Freedom Gardens, a collaboration with Frenchtown School District for sustainable agriculture. 

“Shanti brings with her the experience and skills necessary to succeed and a true passion for our mission,” said Corey Aldridge, Mountain Line general manger. “It’s apparent she’s invested in the health and longevity of our region and I know she’s going to continue to find even more ways Mountain Line can connect with and support our community.”

Johnson replaces Bill Pfeiffer, who continues his career with the Montana chapter of Trout Unlimited. For further information about Mountain Line, or to schedule a time to speak with Johnson, please reach out to her directly at sjohnson@mountainline.com or by calling 406-215-2461.