Meet Our Team of Current Interns

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Obsessed with the ever-expanding intersection of the arts, technology and commerce, Chris, a UM senior, studies international business, marketing and media arts.  He gets the most out of his time at UM by trying to find synergistic and creative connections among various disciplines across campus.  

Chris spent several years working in the film and television industry in Los Angeles before returning to his home state of Montana to finish his undergraduate studies.  Upon graduation, he plans to put his newfound skills back to work in the entertainment industry. A film buff and proud fanboy, Chris can find his bliss at the San Diego Comic-Con or in discussing all things science and science-fiction related.

Never having been good at saying no to an opportunity, Chris is Vice President of the UM chapter of American Marketing Association, a coach for Speech and Debate at a local high school, and hard at work for both MontanaPBS and the Office of University Relations on the UM campus.  



Ryne is a senior at the University of Montana and is studying marketing, as well as earning a certificate in digital marketing. He has strong interests in branding, content marketing, travel, baseball and dogs.

The contributor grew up just south of Missoula, and after college he plans to move away from the area to either Minneapolis or Portland, Oregon to begin a career in advertising. As well as interning at the office of Public Relations, Ryne interns off-campus with Sublime Public Relations.

In his free time, Ryne volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, and has been matched with his Little for over two years. They spend most of their time together playing baseball, eating ice cream and talking about sports. He also serves as coach, manager and pitcher for the Falcons and Friends softball team that plays throughout the summer in Missoula.



Kayleen, an upcoming senior at the University, plans to graduate in December with a degree in marketing and a certificate in entertainment management. Having spent almost her entire life in Montana, Kayleen is eager to try out the big-city life after graduation. She is open to anything but has a strong interest in content creation, advertising, and PR.

Before interning for brntly, Kayleen spent 5 months living in Orlando, FL where she was a part of the Disney College Program. She’s now probably been to Disney World more times than you can count and can spot a “hidden mickey” from a mile away. Strike up a conversation about a Disney movie, character, or theme park and you’ll have her attention.

Along with brntly, Kayleen is the chair of Recruitment for St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn and a member of the American Marketing Association. On weekdays you’ll find her in the UC Tech Lounge, jamming to John Mayer with an iced tea in her hand.

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