Max joined Strix after his studies in modern languages and International relations at MSU. During his scholastic days, he got his start in global logistics working alongside the worlds premier expert on expedited international deliveries, Santa Claus (Santa Photos). His relentless desire to help his customers and solve complex importing issues through innovative thinking makes him an incredible asset to the Strix team. Montana keeps him busy all year long as he searches for the perfect powder lines in the winter time and the hidden backcountry runs in June.
Before joining the team of entry specialists at Strix, Tanner was a true adventurer. As a recreational consultant in Mammoth Lakes, CA he advised eager outdoor enthusiasts about the regions finest mountains and trails while setting them up with the gear to match the activity. A leader among the pack, Tanner proves to us through his incredible patience that he can skillfully navigate the world of Customs compliance while portraying its many nuances to new team members. In his free time Tanner enjoys exploring the unspoiled Montana territory right out his backdoor.
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In 2001 John moved his family and business from Illinois to the state of Montana. The Strix office is located in Bozeman, Montana today and the setting is ideal. The daily pace in Bozeman is easy going and the outdoor activities are among the best in the world with skiing, fly fishing, hiking and mountain biking. It is a beautiful place to live and work.
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Jacks background working in shipping and receiving for a local Bozeman manufacturer brings quality customer service to our customers and their shipping needs. Unbelievably organized and sharp, Jack knows how to make the complex simple, a key attribute in the world of logistics. Jack provides solutions that develop trust with our customers, which they appreciate immensely. When Jack isnt problem solving for our freight clients he can be found spending time on a golf course or participating in locals trivia night… weve got our money on Jack.
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Devri is our inhouse seasoned brand ambassador, customer cultivator and cultural visionary. In a former life, Devri deployed the same customer experience to the outdoor retail industry as a vendor relationship developer and Buyer. Her intuition dives deep into understanding the needs of our customers, all while making the process seamless and enjoyable.
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Kristin is the cornerstone of Strixs Customs brokerage desk, leading the brokerage team with dedication, humor, and empathy. With prior experience in marine cargo insurance and bond claims with TRG, she brings a strong understanding of the trade industry and a passion for new knowledge to each fresh challenge presented by US Customs compliance. Kristin earned her brokerage license in 2013 and continues to expand the scope of her expertise, embracing the frequently-necessary deep dive into the granular details of Customs law with both zeal and sophistication. She enjoys living, hiking, and camping in Montana with her family, and values the unique combination of opportunity and small-community feeling she finds in Bozeman.
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Thomas Parrish is our solutions architect. Thomas joined us from the great state of North Carolina where in previous roles he drove software solutions from discovery through to production. He brings a plethora of tech skills to the table, (PM, BA, SA, Dev) along with a DevOps process found in the enterprise world. When not dominating 0s and 1s, hes enjoys a game of paint balling and taste testing the local breweries of NC with his wife!
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Mike got his start at TRG selling bonds and marine cargo insurance and gradually worked his way in to the position of CES Manager, aka managing the details of US Customs bonds for a vast client base. Mikes philosophy on leadership is one that speaks to his dedicated nature, he believes in inspiring the team toward a common goal. As an entry specialist that goal is primarily to expand his knowledge to facilitate the best experience for our clients. A rehabilitated, downhill mountain bike fanatic, Mike now seeks other more low key outdoor adventures that ensure his return to the office on Monday morning.
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John comes to us by way of Duluth, Minnesota where he was an inspiring manager of a highly successful high-end deli, catering to tourists and locals alike. In his desire to continue to be in a place where he can work and live in the natural beauty of the outdoors, John was lured to Bozeman, Montana. He landed at Strix and has become an exceptional Entry Writer Specialist where his customer service skills and desire to learn has made him invaluable to the team. John is a natural born leader putting in hardworking days while keeping it light and humorous in the office. When not cracking jokes in a meeting, youll find John exploring big sky country on the bike trails and snowboarding bluebird days.
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Brittany hails from Oracle where she mastered the skill of fine tooth combing. Whats that you ask? She is an expert in reading through the details and producing results. Britanys forte with Strix is Customs Entries, and shes darn good at it! Her effective communication, fun vibe and driven spirit is something we can all aspire to. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys the peace and tranquility of all that Montana offers through her various activities which include, snowboarding, gardening, basically any activity that inspires living each day to its fullest.
Christian, came to Big Sky country after working as a professional fundraiser for the Surfrider Foundation, in San Clemente, CA. The draw? A hunger and love for wide open spaces, epic trail running, and backcountry archery hunting. He has embraced his position as Operations specialist, guiding all our business segments to greater levels of organization, as he has the Montana lifestyle – head-on. His focus and entrepreneurial spirit drive the Strix machine forward on a daily basis.
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We moved our business to Strix after several years of dealing with issues with our customs broker. Your team has been on top of every task and not one issue has surfaced with any of our shipments. Thank you Strix for doing a quality job, day after day!
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John Michel, an original founder of Strix, started his career in the international trade industry in 1985. John learned the Customs bond business before starting his own Customs bond and cargo insurance agency TRG, in 1991. It was his TRG clients that prompted John to eventually start Strix to assist them with filing their own Customs entries, and eventually offering customs brokerage and freight service.
Located in Bozeman, MT, the Strix team regularly gets to enjoy all that the rivers, mountains, and streams have to offer. When we are not out adventuring, consider us your global trade specialists.
Our resident 10-key wiz is fast becoming a valuable member on our Customs data entry team, but it is no surprise to us given her aptitude for detail and previous administrative experience working for a medical practice in Denver, CO. A Montana native, Jenna moved back to Bozeman to be closer to family, enjoy the majestic surroundings, outdoor sports and build memories. A happy mix of kind spirit and determination has allowed her to integrate with the team, offering back-up when needed all-the-while quickly becoming an expert in customs business.
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Lane is the guy with the get it done, attitude. An attribute modeled by his father and honed after working for the port of Quincy, Washington for 10 years, we know that when it comes to domestic full truck load and intermodal transportation he is the go to guy. The transportation industry presents challenges, but Lanes drive to simplify the complex, and have a friendly conversation to get to the bottom of our clients needs allows him to prove that if he has to swat flies… he will be the best one at it. Outside of the office Lane can be found taking in one of his kids many sporting events, hitting the trails on his dirt bike or taking in the fine cuisine that Bozeman has to offer.
Drawing on past experience as Senior VP of Corporate Cash Management at UBS and motivated by exploration in all forms, Gregg is committed to innovation and focused on well-balanced success. He guides the positive growth of the entire Strix team by encouraging continual rediscovery of our own talents and interests, in turn fostering an enjoyable culture of work and an engaged Team of collaborators. When Gregg isnt entertaining the office with his spot-on impressions, hes out enjoying all that Montana has to offer, whether by bike, skis, boat, or ATV.
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After his successful time as a contract engineer working on special projects, Kevin came to Strix to continue to grow and refine his coding skills as one of our leading software developers. Whether its conquering code, or craft beer, Kevin thrives on overcoming any challenge that comes his way. His honesty, empathy and passion for life brings the positivity and energy to the development team in times when its needed most. He brings that same drive in his personal life while backpacking, enjoying a round of disk golf and sampling the local beers with friends and family.
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With an encyclopaedic knowledge of international logistics and commensurate breadth of professional experience, Tim takes great pride in serving our clients with candid honesty and hard-won wisdom. From Jackson Hole ski patroler to TRG marine cargo insurance guru, Tim has very nearly done it all, perpetually driven by his curious nature. And while dispensing Customs and trade know-how is his occupational goal, enthusiastic and inquisitive conversation is his instrumental craft. In his free time Tim can often be spotted cruising around SW Montana on his Harley, most likely seeking deep answers to lifes subtle questions.