Founder and Owner
Sarah came to start this company with a degree in Environmental Science and five years experience of teaching outdoor education and working manual labor jobs. She designs the products, manages production, financing, marketing and sales.
Kami and her entire family recently moved to White Sulphur. Born and raised in southern Idaho, Kami loves to work on the ranch with her husband and three boys. In her spare time, she loves to do crafts…though spare time seems to be spare these days with all the going-ons at the Red Ants Pants Shop! We are thrilled to have Kami as part of the team!
Born and raised in Billings, MSU Bobcat alum Judy has called White Sulphur home since 1983. She’s raised four (great) kids here, loves staying active in local organizations, works as a US Postal Service clerk, and somehow also has time to romp with her two dogs and three horses. Judy spends her free time enjoying all that Montana has to offer: camping, boating, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. After visiting her in the shop, be sure to stop by Berg Garage for great customer service and to say howdy to her husband, Jay!
Born and raised in Butte, Terri grew up a city girl, but always wanted to be a country girl – and she got her wish! She lives between White Sulphur and Belgrade, Montana with her husband and considers herself a full-time or part-time rancher…depending on the week or day you ask. She has two married sons and two grandkids. With over 50 years of retail experience, Terri is a vital asset to the Red Ants Pants team. One of our many favorite things about her – “Once you’re my friend, you’re my friend for life – no questions asked.”
Another great Montanan has returned home. Born and raised in Helena, Alayna spent the last six years living the big city life up and down the east coast working as an artist and designer. We’re thrilled she’s come back to enjoy a much more relaxed existence building an off-the-grid art studio in the mountains west of Helena; it will eventually become a textile art residency program. Check out her other business, May West! In her free time, this nymph never turns down a swimming hole, kicks up her heels square dancing, and enjoys her passion – weaving and sewing an entirely handmade wardrobe.
Annie Bailey is a photographer, artist, and graphic designer, as well as a native Montanan. She grew up on her family’s ranch just outside of White Sulphur Springs and knew from an early age that a life in the creative field was what she was going to pursue. Annie attended the Art Institute of Colorado, living in Denver for several years before moving back to Montana, where she is most at home. Her childhood spent admiring the landscapes and seasons of Montana’s countryside has influenced her art and design greatly and she enjoys mixing her traditional roots with modern design.
KATHY WEBER BATES
Kathy brings more than a decade of experience as an award-winning journalist to the team and is devoted to telling the Red Ants Pants story on every platform, including campfire sing-a-longs. Kathy and her husband, Joe, consider themselves blessed to be raising their two young children in Griz Country. They can be spotted playing in the dirt, camping, floating & fishing the Blackfoot & Bitterroot Rivers.
Bree has been a loyal customer since her sister’s premier in the (in)famous ‘Truck Commercial.’ As our de facto COO, she is having a blast dialing in processes and helping Calhoun to identify and achieve goals. Basically, every day of ‘work’ feels a heck of a lot more like ‘play’ – the way it ought to be! In the fall, she can be found upland bird and waterfowl hunting with her dad. She lives in Bozeman with her black lab, Foxx.
A.K.A.: Nellie Bellie, our faithful shop dog and dear friend. Border Collie, Australian Shepherd and Heeler. She will often be found in the front shop window, and no…the little doggie in the window is most definitely not for sale. But she will give you plenty of loving when you come visit.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
LEFT TO RIGHT: Alan Deibert, Richard Siberell, Sarah Calhoun, Mark Terwilliger
Here at Red Ants Pants we believe in mentors. We have learned that it is a really good idea to ask for help from the wise folks who have paved the way before us. We have annual board meetings and regular gatherings, often floating the beautiful Yellowstone River. This board has so much incredible skill and experience in business planning, product design, sourcing, and production, and we are constantly humbled by their generosity.