Christine is a 3rd generation native Montanan who grew up in Bozeman, Montana. After graduating from high school, she lived in Hollywood, California, for about two years to study Bass Guitar at Musicians Institute. Christine found herself not liking the city life and moved to Helena where she received a BA in Public Administration from Carroll College and she began her career in social services. For the next 25 years she worked with children and adults with disabilities through various community agencies in the Helena area.

In Christine’s free time, she is the owner of Simonich Knives, LLC, where utility knives targeted for military service men and women are produced. She enjoys road trips to soak in the many natural hot springs across the state, loves attending American Indian Ceremonies, and spending time with her loved ones, and her dog, Zulu, and cat, Kudos.

Christine’s life work has led her to become a natural advocate for Veterans, Native Americans, and to those who experience disabilities. She is thrilled to be working at DRM and feels she is ‘at home’ with her position as a Core Services advocate.