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The MATE and Home & Health Expo are proudly produced by the NILE.


NILE Office

Phone (406) 256-2495
info@thenile.org


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1981
Billings, MT 59103

MATE Manager

Phone (406) 651-0440
Fax (406) 651-1922
traci@themateshow.com

Shipping Address:
308 6th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101


The MATE Team

Traci Marchwinski, MATE Show Manager

Traci Marchwinski, MATE Show Manager

Having been with the show for over 10 years, Traci has industry leading experience and is instrumental in the success of the biggest agriculture trade show in Montana and Wyoming. Vendors know Traci for her tenacity & ability to organize a well-run show. 
Leah Morgan Clark, NILE General Manager

Leah Morgan Clark, NILE General Manager

Leah Morgan Clark joined the NILE in early June as the next NILE General Manager. She invites everyone to stop in and say hello!

A Chinook native, Clark has devoted her career to advocating for the cattle industry. As the Executive Director of the Idaho Beef Council, she spent 15 years promoting beef and the beef industry. She then went on to manage the Idaho Preferred program at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture where she promoted a wide variety of food and agricultural products through retail, foodservice and farm-to-school programs.

Most recently, Clark founded her own market consulting service to assist farmers and ranchers in promoting their products to consumers through various marketing strategies. Clark is a graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture, has a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in agricultural marketing and finance from Oklahoma State University.
 
Linda McCormick - Office Manager/Membership

Linda McCormick - Office Manager/Membership

Linda oversees all daily office tasks, event ticketing, the Hospitality Committee and the NILE Membership. Linda and her husband Al, became NILE members in the late 80's and both have played an integral part in the NILE Organization. Linda has mainly served as a volunteer on the Hospitality Committee and as a clerk for our NILE fall Livestock and Horse Sales. 
Shelby Shaw , Livestock Manager & Youth Education

Shelby Shaw , Livestock Manager & Youth Education

Shelby's main focus during the MATE Show revolves around organization of the Bull Pen Preview. Along with Bull Pen Preview, she promotes and organizes the NILE Merit Heifer Program and Internships & Scholarships. 
Bonnie DeVerniero, Horse Department Program Director

Bonnie DeVerniero, Horse Department Program Director

The MATE Theater is under the direction of Bonnie during the MATE Show. She also assists with the Info Booth. Bonnie oversees the NILE Raffle Filly during the MATE Show and the new Stallion Row.  
Monica Cellmer, Accounting

Monica Cellmer, Accounting

Monica's tenure with the NILE Organization is second to none. Having retired from her day to day tasks in the NILE Office in August 2021, Monica is still very involved by keeping the NILE and MATE Show accounting in order. 
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