About Us

Starting and running a company is hard. And at the end of the day, any investment is about the people who started, founded, and manage the company. Therefore, those relationships come first. Above all, we value integrity, direct communication and fun. When asked by our entrepreneurs for help, we do whatever we can to make their jobs easier. We providing expertise and assistance including high-level strategy and in-depth financial analysis to introductions to other capital or connections.

We believe that business can be an overall force for good and positive change. What are you doing today to make your home the place you want to live? If you are passionate, deeply committed to your outcomes and want to be part of our portfolio, please feel free to get in touch. If you are thinking about impact investing with your own portfolio, we would be delighted to share some of our insight. We implement strategies for investment, community engagement and identifying opportunities in the places we play and engage.

MARY STRANAHAN

is the founder of Goodworks VenturesĀ and the High Stakes Foundation. As a result of attending a Play Big Session about a decade ago, she made the decision to leverage her resources to support the people making a positive change in Montana. Her focus is on triple bottom line investments in the for profit arena and rural economic development, leadership development and environmental policy issues in the nonprofit arena. A passionate lover of place, she has a wicked backspin on her tennis game.

DAWN MCGEE

is the CEO of Goodworks Ventures a Montana based company investing in high social impact companies. She is also President of the High Stakes Foundation, which provides support to visionary people and organizations that are leading and implementing changes to create a sustainable future for Montana. She loves to be outside and to play music with friends.

KIAH HOCHSTETLER

is a third generation Montanan who grew up on a horse farm and is deeply rooted in this place. He is the COO for Goodworks Ventures and works directly with its portfolio companies. It’s his declaration to help people and organizations achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves. Having founded two startups, one failed, one merged, he has deep empathy for the challenges and celebrations awaiting those who are bold enough the claim the title Entrepreneur. Glacier National Park is his happy place, so much so he got married in the Park, outside, in -15 degree weather.
Megan Robson

KARI KEHOE

is the Financial Manager for Goodworks Ventures. She was born and raised right here in Missoula. She spent the last 14 years working in the property management industry where she enjoyed working with residents to provide them the best living experience. Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and two children where she works to teach them the importance of giving back to the community and volunteering. At home, Kari and her family enjoy gardening, remodeling their home, and spending time with their herd of animals.

ANN QUIRK

is the Community Liaison for Goodworks Ventures. She is also the Program Officer for the High Stakes Foundation. Prior to joining the GWV team, Ann spent ten years in non-profit leadership and fundraising for two Missoula-based non-profits. Ann enjoys running and hiking Montana trails with her dog, Huck, playing in her garden, and scheming up her next home improvement project.