The Catalyst Team

The heart and soul of our company.

Erin Giefer

Marketing Maven | 406-885-6690

Erin founded Catalyst Communications in Missoula, MT after retiring from a 5-year career in media sales. Experience in the media industry taught her how to prospect new business, learn about client needs and craft solutions as unique as the businesses that she helped. She finds great joy in helping customers achieve their dreams. In a very short time, Erin learned that she had a knack for sales, marketing and web communications. In 2015 she was the nationwide top seller of web services in her company, out-performing all of her 500-plus sales colleagues. 
But, her greatest moments were felt when she’d get a call from a small business owner who would thank her for helping them make extra money. Money, they said, that helped send their kiddos to summer camp.
Erin’s interests include: dancing, adventures and connecting with friends. She also founded and administrates a non-profit program called Freedom on the Inside which brings weekly yoga classes to people incarcerated in the Missoula County Detention Center. You can learn more about that program at   

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Matt Freeman

Director of Web & Graphic Design

Matt Freeman graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor of fine arts degree for Media Arts. Matt has spent years honing his graphic design skills on various projects, including work for KBGA College Radio, Curry Health Center, the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, and various contract work in and around Missoula.

He recently launched Last Best Records, a Montana-based record label focused on providing a professional and accessible platform for up-and-coming musicians. 

In the summer, Matt explores the country and communes with nature, taking breaks in various coffee shops to work on websites and design. In the winter, he is a certified snowboard instructor at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, MT. Matt also works on documentaries, and has had projects he’s worked on premier in the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

You can look at his full portfolio on his website.

Gunther Tripod

Office Morale Master

We thank dear Tripod for his service to Catalyst Communications. He raises our morale with his fuzzy cuteness and warm snuggles. He is also a wiz at policy and procedure.