Dylan Klapmeier headshotDylan Klapmeier is serving as the Director of Communications and Federal Relations.

Dylan has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Montana, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Montana Graduate School.  Prior to joining the Office of Public Instruction, Dylan worked in Missoula as a field representative, constituent caseworker, and education liaison for U.S. Senator Steve Daines. He is originally from Forsyth, Montana.

Contact Dylan, 406-444-3559.

Image of Phoebe WilliamsPhoebe Williams is serving as the Executive Office Administrator.

Phoebe has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Montana State University and has a diverse professional background in office management.  She has over 20 years of experience working in state agencies and private businesses in the Helena-area.

Contact Phoebe, 406-444-3160.


Image of Julia SwingleyJulia Swingley is serving as Chief Legal Counsel

Julia W. Swingley was previously in private practice for the last eleven years, primarily as a litigator practicing insurance defense, commercial collection and family law.  Ms. Swingley has presented courses on civil practice, collection law and family law to attorneys at continuing legal education (CLE) conferences and to professional associations.  Ms. Swingley’s civil litigation experience also includes a clerkship with District Court Judge Honzel, serving as a deputy county attorney in both Lewis and Clark and Jefferson Counties, working as an Assistant Attorney General with the Montana Department of Labor, working as an associate for the insurance defense firm of Drake Law Firm, and managing the law firm of Hull & Swingley.  Ms. Swingley was raised in Helena, earned her B.A. from Oberlin College, Ohio and her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 1997. 

Contact Julia, 406-444-4399

Patrick Beddow headshotPatrick H. Beddow Senior is serving as the Superintendent's Land Board Advisor.

Patrick is a consultant minerals landman from Billings and has been involved with oil, gas, hard minerals, coal and land-title related issues for over 38 years.  Using his decades of industry expertise, he advises Superintendent Arntzen in her capacity as Vice-Chair of the Montana Board of Land Commissioners.

Contact Patrick.




Christy Perryman is serving as the Administrative Clerk.

Christy is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with an associate degree in business.  Her background is in office management and event planning.  She brings excellent organizational support, communications, and office management experience.

Contact Christy, 406-444-5643