Tammy from Montana website

Job Service Vocational Program

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of being selected by the Billings Job Service Vocational Program to serve as their web developer for new business ventures. Most of the people going through the vocational program at Job Service are going back into the work force, but a small amount, around 2%, will start new businesses. The Montana government has set aside funds to assist these folks with some of the start up costs associated with starting a new business. Some of the new businesses need materials and supplies and most need marketing like websites and logos.

The website and online marketing is where I come in and get them up and rolling in their new business venture. The most recent candidate in the vocational program is Tammy Schulz an artist who specializes in wildlife scenes on antiques and wood carving. She is also very good at oil paintings, doing mostly wildlife scenery. I wanted to create some Montana mystique for her website, so a brown palette and torn edges got the mood set for her art work.

Check out the first rough draft of the site that is now live:
Tammy from Montana website


More will be added to the site as we develop it and she finishes more pieces. Please check out her work and make a purchase if you feel so inclined. Thanks for supporting art in Montana and a local artist getting established!

Do you know someone who would be a good candidate for the Job Service vocational program’s business incubator?

Call (406) 652-3080 or visit the Billings Job Service website.

Also you may call SkyPoint Studios at (406) 208-8733 to discuss the program.

Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

Jophiel Silvestrone has written 292 posts in the Tech Blog.

Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com/tech-blog. Check out skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.

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