About Us

Who We Are

Mission Statement

Southern Montana Telephone’s mission is to connect family, friends, and customers to the world of information, learning, entertainment, and commerce by providing world-class communication and data services to the communities we serve.

We will achieve our mission by:

  • Focusing on customer needs today, while at the same time anticipating the products and services they will require in the future;
  • Exceeding our customers’ ever-growing communication, data, and entertainment needs with the best service and the latest advancements in technology at a fair price;
  • Supporting and strengthening the communities we serve;
  • Never becoming complacent because of past achievements;
  • Caring for, supporting, and developing a workforce intent on improving the lives of our customers and the communities we serve;
  • Fostering a work environment for our employees that rewards ethical and moral conduct;
  • We are developing a dedicated, professional team, recognizing and rewarding those who contribute to the success of our mission.

Our Team

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Doran Fluckiger

General Manager

Doran Fluckiger currently serves as Southern Montana Telephones’ General Manager. Before working for Southern Montana Telephone, Doran worked as a General Manager for a Chrysler car dealership, Business Consultant for the University of Wyoming, and an Accounting Supervisor at Silver Star Communications. Doran earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Doran enjoys the outdoors, specifically fishing, hiking, motor-biking, and following the interest of his family.

doran@smtel.com

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Janice Wasser

Customer Relations Supervisor

I graduated from Beaverhead County High School. I have completed adult education classes and training in the telecom industry through work. I began my journey in the telecom industry in November 2004 at Nemont Telephone in Scobey, MT, where I worked until January 2011. I became an SMT employee at the end of January 2011. I have worked in customer service and the cellular department throughout my career, which has offered new adventures every day. I enjoy outdoor activities with my family, such as camping, horseback riding, and four-wheeling.

jwasser@smtel.com

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Cali Malkovich

Customer Relations Specialist

I graduated high school in Hamilton, MT, and went to college at UMW in Dillon MT. I moved to the Big Hole Valley in 2014. I came to work for Southern Montana Telephone in August of 2018. I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, and reading.

cali@smtel.com

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Jason Raymond

Technician

I graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1995. I attended Alamon Telephone School in January 1996. In the spring of 1996, I went to work for Blackfoot Telephone in Missoula, MT. I worked at Blackfoot for just shy of ten years and then went into business for myself directional drilling for utility companies. I came to work for SMT in the summer of 2007 part-time and, in December 2008, became a full-time employee.

jason@smtel.com

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Zach Nulph

Technician

I was born in Washington and moved to Montana as a kid. Graduated from the University of Montana Western in 2012. After college, I went to work as a contractor in North Dakota. It feels lovely to be back home in Montana.

zach@smtel.com