Joella provides advisory compliance support to D.A. Davidson & Co., a broker-dealer, Davidson Investment Advisors, Inc. and Davidson Fixed Income Management, Inc., both registered investment advisers. Joella has been employed with Davidson Companies since 2005 and currently holds the Series 7, Series 24, and 66 licenses.Joella earned her B.A. degree in Political Science and minor in Native American Studies from the University of Montana. She also received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law and is a member of the Montana State Bar. She also serves as Treasurer of the Electric City Noon Toastmasters Club.
Mr. Minto received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1969 and his J.D. from the University Of Montana School of Law in 1973. He served as an Associate (1973-1977), a Principal (1978-1991) and Of Counsel (1991-2000) with the law firm of Worden Thane (formerly Worden Thane & Haines) in Missoula, Montana. Mr. Minto has been a member of the State Bar of Montana and the American Bar Association since 1973. He serves on the State Bar of Montana Lawyers Fund for Client Protection; the State Bar of Montana Law Practice Management Committee; and the Montana Justice Foundation Board. He also serves on the Board of Governors of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).
In 1980, after law school, he worked for a year as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judges William J. Jameson and James F. Battin in Billings. In 1981 he joined Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams in Great Falls, Montana where he had a broad based practice focused on litigation of all types (commercial, oil and gas, banking, insurance, personal injury, bad faith, medical malpractice, products liability, etc.) both from a defense and plaintiff’s perspective. Mike moved to Helena in 1993 to form the firm of Thueson & Lamb Law – a practice focused on personal injury law and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). In 2004 Mike and Jamie Carey formed Lamb and Carey Law in Helena, which continues the specialty practice of personal injury with an emphasis on FELA, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home negligence, accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, boats), wrongful death, head injuries, and insurance bad faith matters.
Mike has made numerous contributions to professional journals. He authors a “War Stories” column in Trial Trends (a periodical publication of Montana Trial Lawyers Association) and he is a three time winner of the Justice Frank I. Haswell award for outstanding contribution to the Montana Bar Association periodical. He has also made numerous presentations on various subjects to the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Montana Bar Association, Montana Mediation Association and the Helena Education Foundation.
Mike holds a lifetime National Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Association and has coached soccer for 20 years. He is a hunter and hunting guide – Montana Outfitters and Guides Association licensed. Mike is married to Cheryl Ostrum Lamb, formerly of Absarokee, and they have two children. He enjoys coaching, guiding, fishing, hiking, rafting, skiing and spending time at Placid Lake
First Interstate Bank is a $9 billion community banking organization, operating over 80 banking offices throughout Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Natasha Jones, and their two sons, Preston and Adam. If he is not chasing his kids around a baseball diamond, football field or hockey rink he can be found enjoying quality time with family & friends on the golf course.