JOHN MONTOYA, Partner
In rural Colorado where John grew up there’s not a lot to do if you don’t love the outdoors. This is where John perfected the art of exploring,and he has never stopped. After a several years of exploring South America and Europe out of a backpack, John arrived in Bozeman on what became a one way motorcycle trip exploring the rivers of the north. In the decade that followed, he received his Masters in Architecture, worked with international known architects and for one of the Northwest largest firms. Since 2002 John has designed and managed a variety of project types including residential, commercial, industrial, financial, education and multi-family housing. John and his teams continue to explore the craftsmanship of architectural design while focusing on client needs, budget and schedule.
Personally and professionally, John is passionate about community involvement, sustainable design and the creative arts. John volunteered for HATCH for nine years, sits on the SWMBIA Green Building board, teaches at MSU School of Architecture and volunteers at local schools. John is a father of two, an avid biker, triathlete, skier, fisherman, hunter and a mean salsa chef.
ERIK HORN, Partner
Erik has designed everything from houses to yachts and from furniture to sky scrapers. He received his Masters of architecture from Montana State University and worked in California and Asia before settling in Bozeman. Erik’s passion for design exploration and practical approach to things continually results in beautiful functional objects and buildings.
LESLEY MILLER, Designer
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Lesley can ski ice like no other! After receiving her undergrad from Keene State College Lesley moved to Montana to finish her Masters of Architecture at MSU. After graduation, Lesley gained experience in landscape architecture and architecture. Lesley’s work has been displayed in St. Louis art galleries and in 2016 she was nominated for the North West Pacific student design competition. Lesley joined Ensitio in 2018 and plays a critical role in design, developing construction documents and client presentations. Outside the office she enjoys fixing up her new home, whipping up culinary treats, and exploring all Montana has to offer.
CHRIS SCHWALBE, Designer
Born and raised in Montana, Chris knows a thing or two about our neck of the woods. From wrenching on cars to coding, Chris is a mechanic in all senses of the word. Chris graduated with a Masters of Architecture from MSU in 2015 and promptly went to work at a large firm in the Seattle area. Then, Montana started calling. Chris joined the Ensitio team in 2018 where he plays an integral role in design, construction documents, 3D presentations and basically all things technical. In his spare time Chris still loves spending time outdoors in his native home, Montana.