Board of Trustees
Raised in Michigan and San Francisco, Michael Morton graduated from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1966. He practiced law in the Bay Area until 1981 when he and his family moved to McCall, Idaho, where he practiced law and sold real estate for six years. Morton and his family moved to Whitefish in 1986.
Morton gave up the practice of law when he moved to Montana and has been in the lodging business ever since. He currently owns and operates the Whitefish RV Park. Morton cites hiking and backpacking as avid pursuits and sees himself as a struggling student of Spanish. In his application for the library board, Morton mentioned a desire to give back to the community that has given him so much over the years.
Marsha N. Sultz
A native Tennessean, Marsha Sultz received a B.A. in Psychology from Memphis State University. While visiting her brother in Wyoming, she fell in love with the beautiful mountains and has never returned to the South. With her husband, Lucky, and son, Eli, the family moved from Wyoming to Kalispell in 1990. Marsha has an extensive background in retail management, but upon moving to Kalispell found her dream job, first at the Flathead County Library and later at the Flathead High School Library. Upon her retirement in 2007, she has indulged her love of hiking, knitting and fiction-writing. Reading, however, has always been her greatest passion.
Marsha believes that libraries are the cornerstone of a community, and should offer knowledge, instruction and pleasure to all who enter. A hands-on library experience is key to the free exchange of information. For someone whose fondest childhood memories are of browsing the stacks in the children’s department of her local Nashville library, Marsha supports the idea of early childhood education which ImagineIF espouses.
Years as a teacher, attorney and law school dean formed the heart of Connie Leistiko’s professional life. Since coming to live in Montana in 1996, she has been heavily involved in volunteering and serving various community and nonprofit entities. In addition to the library board, she also served on the boards of Flathead’s CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for Kids and CASA of Montana, advocacy groups for abused and neglected children. Currently she serves as a CASA volunteer. She is an avid golfer, reader, and follower of national and world affairs. She loves the ocean of her native Florida and the mountains and lakes of her adopted Montana.
Connie believes that a library is a community amenity without equal. She states that “a library should be a source of stability and comfort, connecting all who come there with a sense of our past, present and future.”
Al Logan is a retired CPA with a strong business background that includes more than four decades of budgeting, financial statements, taxation and strategic planning for organizations spanning a wide range of industries.
A native of Oregon, Al began his professional career in California in the mid-1960s. In 2005, he and his wife, Maggie, moved to Bigfork after falling in love with the environment and community.
Al strongly believes that the exchange of information and ideas is key to the continuing success of our community, and he is excited about the library’s charter to provide various media to accommodate a broad spectrum of ages and interests.
Heidi has more than 20 years’ experience with the Flathead Valley Homeschoolers Association as well as a deep understanding of the business world as a local entrepreneur.
With Heidi’s extensive knowledge of the Flathead Valley’s education and business environments, she is a valuable addition to our team. Her interests, passions and professional experience fit nicely with ImagineIF Libraries’ successful focus on building 21st Century Skills such as; self-directed learning, collaboration, and literacy.