Noah Davis was born and raised in Geraldine, Montana. Born in a small town in Montana, farming and ranching was a way of life for him and his family. Noah loved ranching but was strongly encouraged by his family to go to college and get his degree. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman and played football for the Bobcats for 2 ½ years as a linebacker before hanging up his cleats to focus his time and energy on his academics. Noah successfully obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from Montana State and went to work for NorthWestern Energy. While going to college, Noah met his wife, Amber, and they now have two children, Aurora (7) and Tristin (5). Noah and his family moved to Lewistown to be closer to the family farm in Geraldine. He spends all his time off from his work at NorthWestern helping his family run the farm.
Noah was part of the Leadership Montana (“LMT”) flagship class of 2019 – 2020. His favorite memory of LMT was in Lewiston, as the group had become very cohesive and finally understood what is meant to have excellent conversations. He said there were various people with strong personalities, but they had all learned that conversations could go much deeper and became more meaningful when they were open to hearing what each person had to say.
The strongest impact that LMT had on Noah was that it helped him change his perspective on how he viewed certain things. There are multiple sides to an issue, with many perspectives brought by people with different backgrounds who are entitled to their own views. He also noted that he doesn’t get as worked up about certain things as he may have previously.
Noah believes that the role of LMT in our state is to bring people to the table with open minds. LMT is about having the difficult conversations and being open to hearing the other side or perspective.
Noah’s appreciation for Montana has changed over the years. He stated that 10 years ago, Montana meant that there was a lot of open space and that open space gave us the ability to be very separated and independent. There is a mindset that we work hard to make a good life. Noah believes now that Montana is not just open space, but a place where you can truly be whomever you want to be – you can be your own person.