Executive Director

Board member Alexandra (Sasha) Fendrick has joined the WM office part time, stepping down from her board role to work on office coordination and international groups.  On October 1, 2016, she took over as Executive director. Sasha comes from Novosibirsk, the largest city in Western Siberia (2 million) in the Russian Federation.  There she earned her Master’s Degree in Education and served as an educator, then leader of a large school district.  Later she went to Moscow and worked with the top levels of a  multinational company British Petroleum, all the while earning her second Master’s degree in Business Management.

Sasha came to Helena six years ago with her husband, Daryl, after living in Kansas City, MO.




Kavida Naidu is an international student from Mauritius, who is in her junior year at Carroll College, in Helena, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science, with a minor in Theatre. Kavida first joined WorldMontana in July 2017, as the Program Assistant intern, assisting the Executive Director with the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) 2017, and in September 2017, Kavida became the Executive Director’s Assistant, where she now assists in the planning of the programs, searching for professional resources, arranging host families, accompanying the groups when needed, helping with fundraising events and updating the WorldMontana® website and social media accounts.

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