Montana Photographer Photojournalism Stanford12
Stanford, Montana, looks like it’s winning a battle a lot of rural American towns are fighting: to keep vibrant, to stay young, to have energy. One of the leading forces for Stanford’s energy is Tess Brady, whose business card reads, “Resident Bitch,” a title she says she gave herself. She says that’s because she isn’t afraid to pester city government and businesses to get after and keep after projects that make Stanford look cared for and proud. And no one works harder than Brady, who is watering and weeding some 60 planters and 35 window boxes of flowers around town from 5 to 7 every summer morning and then again from 8 to 10:30 every summer evening. In between, she is a bank vice president.