Our Team

Ron Adams

Ron Adams

Principal & President of YT

A Montana native who grew up in the northwest corner of the state, Ron came to Bozeman to study Construction Engineering Technology at MSU. He worked for a commercial contractor while earning his degree, and graduated with honors in 1997. The next year, he started with YT as an Estimator/Project Manager, and worked through the ranks to become a Principal in 2001 and President in 2003. Ron is actively involved in YT’s project management and processes, and is a strong believer in perpetual improvement. He enjoys taking advantage of Bozeman’s many outdoor recreation opportunities.

Justin Bowland

Justin Bowland

Partner & Vice President of YT

Justin grew up beside his father in the construction field and later in his custom cabinet shop. His passion for wood and steel comes from his father’s constant interest in finding a better way to build and create both dwellings and functional tools for everyday life. Though it has been twenty years since he joined YT in the summer of 1995, Justin’s passion for new methods and new techniques continues to grow each and every day. When he’s not covered in sawdust or wearing a welding helmet, he enjoys everything that the outdoors in Montana have to offer, and spends as much time outside as he can along with his wife and children.

Harry Howard

Harry Howard

Principal, Artist & Founding Partner of YT

Harry has had lifelong passions for landscape painting, human habitat, travel, and places wild. He is the father of four creative children, now grown, and is thankful to have spent his working life, caring for them, and for the company he help found and build. For three decades, his artistry, vision, and energy have contributed to hundreds of original YT projects throughout the western U.S. Nature has been his guide. Enthusiasm has taken him worldwide and continues to do so. Movement is creation for him. Along with family and business, his passions include hiking, bicycling, sailing, backpacking, river running, fishing, hunting, birding, bee keeping, and gardening. He is often seen around an outdoor fire or a stove cooking up something fresh and original for family, friends and clients alike.

Tim Blazina

Tim Blazina

Project Manager

A Montana native who grew up in Billings, Tim came to YT in 2004 well equipped with a BS in Construction Engineering Technology from MSU, as well as five years of experience as a project manager and project engineer on several heavy civil construction projects. In the decade-plus that has elapsed since, he has honed and broadened his expertise, helping to oversee the transformation of numerous clients' visions into breathtaking, beautifully-constructed realities. When not at work, he is a passionate, River Runs Through It-type of fisherman and all-around outdoorsman who also enjoys photography.

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Kevin Cain

Shop Manager

Kevin grew up in Butte and attended Montana State University, earning a BS in Construction Engineering Technology. After moving around the country for several years as a project engineer on heavy civil construction projects, Kevin came back to Bozeman in 2001 to work as a project manager for YT. Since 2007, he has been shop manager, overseeing the day to day details, designing and building YT’s exemplary custom cabinets, doors and furnishings. When not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, skiing, mountain biking and traveling.

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Corey Johnson


Corey hales from Sidney in the NE corner of Montana. Upon graduating from Carroll College in Helena, he worked in the public accounting sector for nearly five years working on taxes, audits, payroll and write-up services. Those services were performed for individuals, partnerships, LLC’s, corporations, Co-op’s, and city governments. In May 2004, Corey packed up his knowledge and joined YT as an assistant in our accounting department. January 2015 saw him being promoted to the company’s Financial Comptroller and he is now in charge of all things “accounting”. In his spare time, Corey is assisting his wife in raising two awesome girls that keep them busy with school, events, sports, camps, etc. He enjoys time on the golf course and hits the ski slopes in the winter time.

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Nicole Bates

Office Manager

Grew up in Bozeman, but spent summers on her family’s Farm in Three Forks. Her passion for the Montana outdoors over rode her dreams of packing up & heading to New York to join the business world. This created the opportunity to join Yellowstone Traditions in 2002 as an assistant to the office. Drive, attention to detail and a charismatic nature has allowed her to evolve into her current multi-faceted role that includes accounting assistant, HR duties, YT marketing, and client communications and coordination. When she is not coordinating all things YT, she enjoys experiencing the great outdoors and living life to its fullest with her family.

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Jordyn Genzel

Admin Assistant

Born and raised in Montana, Jordyn graduated from Broadwater High in 2015. She brought her ambitions to be a business-woman to YT in early 2017. With thanks to her dad, Jordyn grew up with a familiarity to the construction world. She brings her high energy and spunky attitude with her to the office every day, much of which is reflected in the work she does. When she is not in the office, her time is spent with her daughter fishing, hiking, and enjoying all the other activities the Montana outdoors has to offer.


Since 1986, our Bozeman, Montana-based staff and crew have applied their artistry and expertise to over 240 original projects throughout the U.S., promoting the beauty and integrity of regional architecture that resonates with the iconic landscape of the west. From refurbishing chicken coops to creating 30,000-square-foot homes, we’ve done it all. And though we specialize in a rustic aesthetic, we’re equally comfortable with sleek steel and concrete. Each member of our team contributes unique talents to our projects; all contribute a level of genuine passion that has enabled our varied clients to realize their dreams for nearly thirty years.


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P. (406) 587-0968
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