Our Team

Ms. Joelee

Director

My name is Joelee Hoover and I am the Director of Lil’ Buds Day Care since February, 2019.

My husband, Kevin and I have been married for almost 28 years.  We have 2 grown children, Ronlissa (Brandon) and Tyler (Bailee) and 6 grandchildren.  My husband served in the USAF for 20 years.  I started my childcare experience in Iceland in 1993 and have worked childcare in England, Arkansas, and Great Falls.

We moved to Forsyth August 2017 from Havre. Kevin works for Range Telephone and I worked at RHCC in the HR department prior to taking over Lil’ Buds Day Care.  We are loving the small town community.

Lil’ Buds has grown so much the past year and I look forward to continue growing and serving the childcare needs in our communities and surrounding areas.  I love my job, the children, and the families that we serve.

Ms. Salina

Lead Teacher

Preschool/School Age 

My name is Salina Koerper. I have been employed with Lil’ Buds since September 2018. I am the Lead Teacher of the pre-school/school age room.

I grew up in the Forsyth area. After getting my bachelor’s degree in Music Education, I taught at the elementary level in Gillette, WY. I moved back to Forsyth with my three beautiful children, Brettlinn, Porter, and Corben. I love spending time with my family and since my two older kids are involved with sports and other activities, we stay very busy! during the school year, you will usually find us at a school event, but we also love being outdoors in our free time. When it’s cold outside, we are probably in the kitchen baking. I started working at Lil’ Buds when Corben was just over a year old. He thinks he is my assistant, and I love being able to spend time with him while still using my education degree and working in a classroom with young children.

I also love getting to know the families in our community!

Ms. Chelsea

Lead Teacher

Toddlers 2-3 years

Hi there! My name is Chelsea Keiser. I have been employed with Lil’ Buds since December 2019. I am the Lead Teacher of the 2-3 years old.

I am originally from Michigan but have lived in 6 different states most of which have been out west and moved here to Montana in July of 2019. So far Montana is one of my favorite places I’ve lived. In my spare time I have a few hobbies I enjoy. If the weather is nice, I enjoying hiking, camping, or really anything outdoors with my 3 year old Rottweiler Charlie and my boyfriend Chad. If I am stuck inside I like to sew or find some other kind of craft to make.

I have been in early childhood education for six years and have worked with children infant to four years of age. I take pride in knowing that I am helping children learn and grow in order to be successful in the next stage of their lives. It is so rewarding to see them grasp the things we are learning and use them in the classroom or at home with their parents! I’m happy to have the opportunity to be working at Lil’ Buds with all of your great children!