- Executive Director – Curator
For more than 13 years Todd Garrison has devoted himself to the work of helping and healing children who have experienced adversity in their young lives. Todd joined Intermountain in 2003, a Montana non-profit that has been committed to the plight of vulnerable children for more than one hundred years. His roles at Intermountain were in fund raising and project development. ChildWise Institute was one of those projects. Since 2009, Garrison has led the launch and growth of ChildWise, and serves as its Executive Director. ChildWise is an independent Montana not-for-profit 501c(3) organization. The focus of ChildWise is elevating the well-being and futures of our children. We are doing this by Advancing Awareness, Accelerating Knowledge, and Advocating for Positive Change — all around child well-being issues. ChildWise has garnered attention from across the state, as well as national attention. The organization’s Elevate Montana ACE Study Summit is featured in the documentary film Resilience by James Redford, an award-winning documentarian, writer, director, and producer. Garrison is a Certified Adverse Childhood Experiences ACE Study Master Trainer.
With a twenty-five-year background in business management, marketing, and securing growth-capital, Garrison was Founder & Managing Director of Priority Capital prior to joining Intermountain. Priority Capital provided venture-debt financing to early-stage technology companies. His clients developed “bleeding-edge” technologies in industries such as wireless communications, software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, bio-medical, and electronics. Transactions provided by Garrison and his team at Priority Capital ranged from $500,000 to $10 million.
Garrison is committed to elevating the well-being of children, and leads ChildWise in a highly collaborative fashion, working with like-minded individuals and organizations to accomplish the mission of ChildWise.