Board of Trustees
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 21 Century Skills such as; self-directed learning, collaboration, and literacy.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Doug majored in Ornamental Horticulture and graduated with high honors. He started a landscape company at age 22 and worked in the landscape industry until he sold the company in February, 2019. In 2000 he moved to Montana and he currently lives in Haskill Basin. Doug works as a landscape designer and in sales and has served on numerous committees and boards. He’s also served on the Whitefish City Council and as deputy mayor.
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.”
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.
Dr. Ingram is a retired anesthesiologist who grew up and trained on the east coast but has spent his entire practice career in the west. Initially he practiced in Albuquerque for 5 years but has spent the last 30+ years working in Kalispell, Montana. He has held multiple medical community leadership positions and also participated as a youth coach in various sports. David’s interests include fitness, biking, hunting and reading.
David feels that the library should provide a broad spectrum of materials and information formats to satisfy a variety of patrons needs while recognizing a community’s unique values. Strengthening offerings in history and encouraging personal finance literacy are areas of personal interest.