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PHOTO COURTESY ANNA JOHNSON

Grow roots where you’re planted

Roseburg, Ore. lies along the edge of the rugged Umpqua River in a lush, green and muddy valley. Known historically as the “Timber Capital of the World” and now for outdoor recreation, the town of 30,000 people is where Anna Johnson grew up. The Johnson family, especially Anna’s mom, raised her in the tradition of independence.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT HOEKSEMA

From Michigan to Montana

F irst pulled to southwest Montana from the cold clutches of Michigan, Scott Hoeksema (Hooksum-uh) moved to Bozeman in 1999 to attend Montana State University. While in college Hoeksema split his year studying Land Resources and Environmental Science and working in Alaska.

 PHOTO COURTESY PETER SCHMEIDING

To Nepal, with love

Peter Schmeiding will be the first to tell you: he’s not one to talk about himself. But for the Ennis, Big Sky and Bozeman dentist, there’s a lot more than just a successful dental practice to discuss.

Ericka Kirkpatrick demonstrates the hat smoothing process. After sanding the felt a torch is used to get rid of any remaining fibers, creating a hat as smooth as velvet. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

A tip of the hat

Growing up watching her mother Sheila make cowboy hats, Ericka Kirkpatrick certainly learned a lot about the unique trade. She’d help with all the aspects of the trade, but she was sure it wasn’t something she’d take on as her own career.

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