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Andrea Bachman (they/she)                                                  • (734) 834-0172

                                                                                           • Kalispell, MT


Group Facilitator, Community Yoga Guide, and Wellness Coach

Collaborative people-focused leader with 15 years of experience in community-based organizations. Experienced community leader and facilitator with a sharp focus on equity, inclusion, and relationship building within organizations focused on social justice endeavors. Proven ability to build meaningful relationships with and curate space for individuals of diverse backgrounds. Proficient in various aspects of leadership, including staff culture, organizational strategy and management event coordination, and public speaking. Possesses strong ability to bring together stakeholders with varying perspectives to drive change in communities. Facilitation, coaching, and yoga background, high attention to detail, and track record of driving impactful change for organizations and groups.

Areas of Expertise

  • Program, Community and Organizational Direction

  • Group Facilitation and Meeting Planning

  • Individual Coaching

  • Yoga Instruction

  • Relationship and Partnership Building

  • Writing, Editing and Visuals: Newsletters, Social Media and graphics

  • Project Management

  • Restorative Practices and Nonviolent Communication

  • Event Planning and Execution

  • Working remotely, using Zoom, Google, Slack, etc.

Professional Experience

Founder, Yoga and Group Facilitator, and Wellness Coach, 2013 - Present

Grounded Here LLC., Kalispell, MT

Established and led a fully funded Yoga program for Kalispell Public Schools serving to students and staff. Continuously improved services by utilizing client evaluation feedback to meet their unique needs and preferences. Overhauled business’ mission, vision, values, and actions to utilize wellness for collective healing. Expanding business for organizational consulting.

  • Guided hundreds of individuals toward healing, wellness, and understanding of their identities through Yoga, personal wellness coaching and group retreats.

  • Maintained detailed and confidential records, developed outreach strategy and materials

  • Produced 80+ episodes of the Fearless Self-Love Podcast with over 40,000 downloads.

  • Designing and facilitating employee culture and team building workshops with service driven organizations, welcoming all employee voices to build working agreements, mission, vision, and values.

Residential Manager, March – August 2023

Milestones Residential, Kalispell, MT

Oversee and regulate the safety and welfare of teens in therapeutic transition. Guide staff members and manage youth mentors, oversee site compliance, and communicate client incidents. Conduct client meetings, parent calls and staff scheduling. Administer client appointments and purchase supplies.

  • Facilitated Staff Care and Culture workshops to establish and perpetuate community norms and agreements

  • Rewrote gender language for company policy and procedures handbook to include non-binary youth and staff

  • Coach parents and youth mentors, listening to concerns and providing strategies for improving engagement with teens

  • Collaboratively redesign program structure to enhance staff-to-staff and staff-to-student communication.


Community Recycling Educator, September 2022 - December 2022

Encina Development Group, LLC

Planned and coordinated meetings with industry partners to promote sustainable practices and recycling initiatives. Developed and implemented environmental education programs and initiatives to promote recycling, waste reduction and sustainability practices. Monitored and evaluated the effectiveness of environmental education programs and initiatives.

  • Crafted and presented engaging recycling onboarding training for employees.

  • Initiated meetings with partner businesses to build a product system.

Course Administrator and Summer Event Coordinator, March 2022 - August 2022

Golden Bridge Movement, Boulder, CO

Oversaw the operation of Zoom rooms, including the management breakout groups, chat, and spotlight features for a biweekly Thresholds course. Fostered relationships with participants and addressed their inquiries. Produced weekly newsletters, social media posts and administered Facebook group.

  • Successfully coordinated and planned end-of-summer fundraiser and performance that attracted more than 200 guests.

  • Orchestrated interviews for more than 20 SomaSource leaders for professional film produced and shared at fundraiser.

Training and Outreach Director, August 2020 - January 2021

Center for Restorative Youth Justice, Kalispell, MT

Designed and implemented training programs, partnered with other organizations to create workshops, seminars, and other training events. Assessed program effectiveness through evaluation and feedback. Engaged in outreach efforts, built relationships with community leaders and stakeholders, developed marketing materials, and coordinated events to promote restorative justice practices and secure lasting program funding. 


  • Overhauled volunteer onboarding and management system; enlisted and enabled over 100 community volunteers to implement restorative justice techniques non-violent communication, and community engagement techniques locally, resulting in increased trust, reliability, and community investment. 

  • Produced inclusive fundraising events, trainings, and community assemblies, while serving as the host and coordinator.

  • Collaboratively formulated grant proposals, devised development tactics, and crafted newsletter/blog content.

Youth Program Director, August 2018 - July 2020

Center for Restorative Youth Justice, Kalispell, MT

Spearheaded programs that serve young people involved in the justice system. Devised restorative justice programs to meet the unique needs of youth, liaised with community partners to deliver support and resources while supervising program staff and volunteers. Guaranteed program alignment with the organization’s vision, promoted equity and social justice for constituents, their families, and our community at large.

  • Elevated young people’s voices during weekly workshops, encompassing themes such as accountability, harm reduction, gender identity, and self-care.

  • Cultivated trust with families, adolescents, and educational institutions via transparent, compassionate, and dependable communication.

  • Offered a welcoming and confidential space for mourning teenagers following the passing one youth due to suicide.



Farm Incubator Program Manager, October 2010 - December 2012

Tilian Farm Development Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Enabled strategic vision processes with the working Board of Directors, shaping the overall direction and goals of the organization. Engaged community through fundraising and volunteer activities to foster participation. Supported Farmers.

  • Demonstrated business acumen by showcasing the success of all initiatives to national funding sources.

  • Organized on the farm dinner with local chefs to generate financial investment from area leaders.

Director - Michigan, June 2007 - September 2010

The Young People's Project, Inc, Ann Arbor, MI

Led the organization's operations in Michigan, ensuring success of national organizational goals. Oversaw budgeting, fundraising, and grant writing. Collaborated with university administrators to implement policies and procedures to support the organization's mission and vision. Delivered leadership and guidance to all staff and volunteers, ensuring efficient outcomes.

  • Secured funding from various sources, resulting in a budget of $180,000 that allowed for the implementation of key programs and services.

  • Spearheaded a team of 25 staff members, most of whom were first-generation college students of color.

  • Established math literacy peer mentoring programs in seven BIPOC communities in southeast MI, helping to improve students' math skills and confidence.

  • Launched and collaborated with the Fund Development and Communications Committee to develop a five-year vision for the organization, ensuring its continued growth and success.


Bachelors in Social Science, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Ayurvedic Health Counselor and 500-Hour Yoga Instructor,  Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Stockbridge, MA

Training & Development

The Art of Skillful Facilitation: Presencing Race, Gender and Collective Healing, 2023

Highlander Center Advanced Community Organizing Training, 2022

Nonviolent Communication Year Long Immersion Program, 2020 and 2021

Trauma Informed Restorative Practices Training, Resolutions Northwest, 2020 Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices Training, IIRP, 2018

Relevant Experience

Board President, Glacier Montessori, September 2022 - present

Board Member, Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center, June 2022 – present; specifically supporting staff in expressing needs for gender inclusive language with community partner

Glacier Queer Alliance: Flathead LGBTQ+ Youth [FLY] volunteer facilitator and recycling coordinator, 2021 – present Co-Facilitator Circle Way process of global Me and White Supremacy book circle, 2020

Fair Housing Center of MI, Tester, 2015-2016

Participant Interracial Dialogue Group, Washtenaw Community College, 2015 


Personal Life

When not working as a Group Facilitator, Community Yoga Guide or Wellness Coach, Andrea enjoys growing, cooking, and sharing food with friends and family, hiking nearby trails with dog, Porter, and partner, Devin, listening to live music, and continuing to learn and grow in all areas of her life.

Enjoy Andrea’s reflections of her own wellness journey on the Fearless Self-Love podcast, and by subscribing to the Grounded Here newsletter. If you’d like to ask Andrea a question that many others may also have, post it on the Grounded Here Facebook page. For additional questions,  email

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