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Lorna Stremcha's life was never easy. Difficult situations taught her to thrive and view life as survivor. An award-winning teacher and coach turned entrepreneur, is now using her own life's lessons to help others develop their own capacity to bring about the changes that will enable them to live a healthy, purposeful life. She lives in Montana with her family.

Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight, Lorna Stremcha teaches women how to use the P.I.E.S. way of life to positively affect the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their lives. Using life experiences and sound research she provides the tools that will help you understand the underlying problems and make necessary changes in your outlook and your life.

Contact Information:
Lorna Stremcha,
1430 12th Street,
Havre, MT 59501
406-265- 7167 or 406-945-1075
Carol Beck-Edgar, APR

Carol Beck-Edgar’s career in public relations spans 40 years and three states. She was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana and attended the University of Montana, majoring in history. After working in Alaska and Texas, she returned to her home state where she now works as a public relations counselor and owner of Edge Communications.

Carol began her career in Alaska as public relations director of Wien Air Alaska. She established the public relations department and managed all national and local media and investor relations including communications following a fatal crash and the year-long strike by the Airline Pilot’s Association over the crew complement of the Boeing 737.

As Executive Director of the Alaska Heritage Review, Carol researched and wrote the scripts for nine documentaries on the history of Alaska including a video presentation on Tlingit history and culture for the Sitka National Monument. Carol performed with Larry Beck’s Alaska Travel Show and on television’s award-winning Mother Moose Show. She was a principal in two advertising agencies and served as director of sales for the Hotel Captain Cook during the hotel’s expansion and the bicentennial celebration of Captain James Cook.

In Texas, Carol was Vice President Advertising and Public Relations for the Registry Hotel Corporation, supervising marketing for six Registry Hotels and 15 managed properties. She established the corporate public relations department and supervised all advertising and public relations activities, including the grand opening of the Registry Hotel Dallas and the investment program that financed the Registry Resort in Naples, Florida.

As Assistant Vice President Public Affairs for Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, Carol was responsible for the marketing of three hospitals, the foundation and physician services. She supervised public relations surrounding the world’s first heart/kidney/pancreas transplant and the opening of the new Methodist Medical Center. Carol wrote and edited Asepsis, the infection prevention forum, for Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc., wrote their corporate brochure and developed advertising for their wound care division. When she returned to Montana, she wrote on health care topics for the Great Falls Tribune.

As Executive Director for the Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau, Carol was responsible for all advertising and public relations efforts for the non-profit organization. She helped establish and coordinate the 2003 Media Task Force to respond to and counter the unfavorable national exposure resulting from wild fires in northwest Montana. The task force was recognized by the Governor of Montana for helping to alleviate potential adverse publicity while continuing to encourage visitation to northwest Montana.

In 2004, Carol formed Edge Communications to provide marketing and public relations services to clients throughout the Flathead Valley. She works closely with the Bigfork and Kalispell Area Chambers of Commerce to promote the valley and its tourism partners.

Carol is an Associate member of the Society of American Travel Writers and received the President’s Cup in 2003 and the President’s Plate in 2005 and 2008 for outstanding service to the Society. Carol also is a supporting member of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and a founding member of the Mountain Brook Homestead Association and Mountain Brook Community Library.
Edge Communications
439 Grand Drive #305
Bigfork, MT 59911
Lorna Stremcha, CEO, CASA volunteer, Educator and Coach    •    lornastremcha@gmail.com     (406) 265-7167