Administrative Staff

Chantelle Plauche’, LCSW/Administrator

Chantelle Plauché is the founder and executive director of L’esprit. She obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2006, and has since worked with a diverse range of individuals and families as a mental health counselor both in the schools and in her private practice. She has formed strong working relationships with many local organizations and school and community program leaders. Through her work, she became aware of the much larger, unmet need for further youth mental health services in the community, thus, giving her the idea for L’esprit which she opened in June of 2015.cplauche@lespritmt.com 

Hallie Huff, Adminstrative Assistant.

Hallie Huff has contributed her skills as an administrative assistant in assisting with start-up for L’esprit for the past 2 years. Her experience includes developing marketing strategies, developing in-house administrative systems, organizing a multitude of trainings and offering direct support to the CEO and staff of the center.hhuff@lespritmt.com

Jen Zang, Intake Management.

Jenn was born and raised in Livingston, Montana. Prior to joining the L’esprit team in June 2017, Jenn spent the last 20 years working at a local law office, wherein she served as their paralegal, office manager, payrolll administrator, and accountant. She obtained her certificate in paralegal studies in 2003. In her free time, Jenn enjoys camping, hiking, floating the river, and spending time with her family and her beloved first fur baby Lillie. jzang@lespritmt.com 

Alma Bontly, Program Specialist

Alma grew up in paradise, the Paradise Valley that is in the heart of MT. She has also spent extensive time in OR, TX and España (Olé) and although she loved her time living in the BIG cities her small home town was always calling her back. She both attended University and worked in Sevilla and graduated with a double major in American Studies and Spanish with honors at MSU-Bozeman. She has spent many years in the hospitality industry and most recently as a National Account Executive. She can be found doing all things outdoors-camping, running, floating the river and her favorite, spending time with her treasured family, Kade and 9 yr old step-daughter Kamryn. She is excited for her new venture and joining the L’esprit team as a Program Specialist. abontly@lespritmt.com

Maria Mulvaugh, COO – mmulvaugh@lespritmt.com

Randi Groff – rgroff@lespritmt.com

Randi is a Montana native who graduated from MSU in 2006 with a BS in Health and Human Development.  In 2007, Randi and her husband moved to northern California, seeking a change and chasing warmer weather.  There, she attended California State University–Sacramento, where she graduated with a Master of Social Work degree in 2011.  Throughout her time in California, she worked for a County Office of Education with foster and homeless youth, as well as for a local alternative high school as a School Social Worker.  Upon moving back to Montana in 2014, she began working at Big Brothers Big Sisters as the Program Director, overseeing four mentoring programs within Park County.  She began with L’esprit in October 2016, with the desire to focus her work on mental health.  She is currently a Social Work Licensure Candidate (SWLC) and is working for L’esprit as an Outpatient therapist, and she has a caseload of clients of all ages.  She enjoys working with clients of differing ages in a variety of different settings.  In her free time, she loves hanging out with her husband and two adorable little girls, Cambria and Everleigh.  She enjoys summer activities like floating the river, hiking, and camping, but she’s been ruined by mild California winters, so during the colder months, you can find her curled up next to the fireplace with a book or her crochet supplies.  She was born and raised in the Livingston/Bozeman area, so although her thin skin longs for warmer weather, her heart’s desire to get back to her roots ultimately won out.