Passages Management

Picture not available Kristi Forsch, Assistant Director
Kristi worked at Alternatives, Inc., from 1995 to 1996 as a Client Advisor and then returned in December of 2006 as Operations Supervisor for the passages Program. She now holds the title of Assistant Director. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1993 with a BS in Administration of Justice. Kristi worked for the Yellowstone County Detention Facility for eight years attaining the rank of Sergeant. She resigned her position with YCDF in 2004 to become a Probation & Parole Officer for the State of Montana. Kristi has been post certified as a Detention Officer, Police Reserve and as a Probation & Parole Officer by the Montana Law Enforcement Academy during her career in corrections. Kristi can be reached at 406.294.9609 ext. 210 or
Picture not available Kelly Mortensen, Lead Case Manager
Kelly Mortensen possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She began her career with Alternatives, Inc. as a college intern, and was hired in March of 1989. Over the course of the next 15 ½ years Ms. Mortensen worked with all of the community corrections programs offered by Alternatives, case management of state and federal pre-release residents, contract team, disciplinary, and as Program Supervisor. Ms. Mortensen is returning to Passages as Lead Case Manager of the Pre-Release Program after a 2 year break from Corrections. Kelly can be reached at 406.294.9609 ext. 230 or
Picture not available Mindy Brookshire, Lead ASRC Unit
Mindy Brookshire, Lead Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor has worked in the mental health and correctional fields for over ten years and has been with Alternatives, Inc. since 2005. She is currently the Lead Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with the assessment and sanction center at the Passages facility for women. Mindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from CSU-Fresno and a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from MSU-Billings. In addition to her employment with Alternatives, Inc., Mindy also is the Contract Therapist at the Montana Women's Prison, a position she has held since 1998. Mindy can be reached at 406.294.9609 ext. 243 or
Picture not available Rhonda Stennerson, Lead ADT Unit
Rhonda began working for Alternatives Inc. in May of 2006 and moved to Passages in December of 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Counseling and Human Service from MSU-Billings and has been a Licensed Addiction Counselor since 1993. She oversees the Alcohol & Drug Treatment Unit at Passages (a 60 day inpatient treatment process). She provides the Matrix Model of Treatment, the model of treatment used throughout Passages for chemical dependency. Rhonda has had thorough training in Matrix after being a part of the CSAT Methamphetamine Treatment Project of 1999 to 2003 and is also a trainer of Matrix. She has lived most of her life in Montana and has resided in Billings since 1994. Rhonda can be reached at 406.294.9609 ext. 255 or
Picture not available Craig Botnen, Training Supervisor
Craig began his career with Alternatives, Inc. in December of 2009 as a Case Manager at Alpha House. He was appointed as the Transitional Living Case Manager in June of 2010 before making the move to Training Supervisor of Passages in April of 2011. Craig obtained his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where he played football and met his wife Amanda. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Education from Lindenwood University while also serving as assistant football coach and video coordinator. Craig can be reached at 406.294.9609 ext. 239 or
Picture not available Bridget Girard, Screening & Disciplinary Coordinator
Bridget began working at Alternative’s Inc. in January of 2009 as a Case Manager I at Alpha House, as well as the temporary Program Assistant. She was moved into the Special Needs Case Manager position before coming over to Passages in May of 2011 as the Screening & Disciplinary Coordinator. Bridget graduated from Montana State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Justice Studies. Prior to her hire at Alternative’s Inc., she completed an internship at the United States Probation Office. She is a native of Montana. Bridget can be reached at 406.294.9609 ext. 226 or


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