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    Cindy ButlerLucinda Stearns Butler, President of Rimrock Opera Foundation and
    Past President, NOVA Center for the Performing Arts

    The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau awarded the 2009 Roche Jaune Awards for Business Excellence for Adult Volunteer of the Year to Rimrock Opera Company President Lucinda Butler and Vice President Dr. Steven Butler. Dr. Steven Butler and Lucinda Butler have dedicated countless hours to the Rimrock Opera Company. They serve as president and vice president of the Rimrock Opera Board, and their efforts include finding sponsors to locating stage furniture. They also help expose thousands of school children to opera by coordinating school tours. 

    From the Billings Gazette, August 31, 2015. "
    20 Exceptional Women: Lucinda Butler looks to invigorate theater communities in Billings"

Shannon Powers

Shannon Powers Davis, Vice President

ACEd ESL/Language Arts Instructor ACEd Tech Department Chair

Darrah Plank


Darrah Plank, Secretary


Steven A. Butler, MD,Co Treasurer
President NOVA Center for the Performing Arts

Otolaryngologist Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeon at ENT Associates , Billings MT.  Fellow, American College of Surgeons Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


James Thompson
James Thompson attorney,
Co Treasurer

James W. Thompson is an acknowledged legal authority on the subject of wills, trusts, and estates. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is well-known as a speaker and seminar leader in the field of estate planning and asset protection. Mr. Thompson is known for his ability to condense complex legal principles and problems to meet each client’s situation.

Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Montana School of Business in accounting, and earned a C.P.A. certificate. He then received a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Montana Law School. Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice law in the State of Montana, in both State and Federal Court, as well as the United States Tax Court. He has been in the private practice of law in Billings since 1962.
He served a term as Billings City Attorney and served on the State Bar of Montana’s committee on Estates and Trusts.

Mr. Thompson has been active all his professional life in community affairs and has served on many boards and commissions, in both the public sector and the private. He lives in Billings with his wife, Linda, and has three grown children.

At Large Members
Jennifer Chapman
Christopher Davis
Virginia Mermel PhD
Lloyd Mickelson
Douglas Nagel
Karen Postema, retired Speech-Language Pathologist

Dennis Kern

Rimrock Opera Foundation Executive Office
P. O. Box 114
Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406.591.9535


The Mission of the Rimrock Opera Foundation is
to enhance the cultural life of this region by supporting
high quality main stage opera productions and
to make opera available to everyone.