Stacy Violett

Senior Software Developer/Engineer

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

   – Wayne Gretzky


Stacy started his working career on a farm-ranch, building a strong work ethic and a respect for hard work. During those years, he also became intrigued with the game of golf as a family activity. This led to his first non-farmhand position at Golf Emporium in San Antonio, TX. After graduating from the UTSA, he then became an apprentice to John Kinsey, a golf pro in Bozeman, MT. Stacy’s life course took a turn off the golf course while having dinner one evening with David Morton, the first Black Mountain Software employee. Not long after that dinner in 1993, Stacy became Black Mountain’s third employee. Throughout his career with Black Mountain Software, Stacy’s duties have varied greatly as the company has grown.

Currently, Stacy’s primary focus is the team development of Utility Billing products, including a growing list of BMS company-wide modules and tools in addition to code review, source control, and the careful study of new web-based reporting tools. All of which lead to exciting new working topics that will help him continue contributing to BMS software in the future.

As a lifelong learner, it’s no wonder he loves being employed in the ever-changing technology field. But Stacy is also a natural teacher, and he can often be spotted wearing a coach’s jersey with young athletes huddled around him. Whether at work or play, Stacy says he continues to “learn new things daily as technologies and situations change.”

Over the years, Stacy has grown to appreciate the opportunities he’s received, from learning the ropes of BMS software development alongside the founders, to attending leading-edge conferences as a member of the Black Mountain Software development team, and being able to participate in a large community of software developers across the world. He has also mastered the art of moving, having physically worked at every location Black Mountain Software has called home – including the original garage offices!

Optimism and persistence are key attitudes for Stacy. Those are just two of the traits that make him a great developer, co-worker, coach, and father to his three teenage children.

Small Town Story

Stacy grew up on a farm and ranch on Montana’s north-central Highline, between the towns of Chester and Shelby. Although small (population around 900), Chester provided Stacy many excellent opportunities in education, sports, and music, which took him to Montana State University in Bozeman and then on to finish his degree in San Antonio. Stacy is no longer surprised when during his travels across the state with Black Mountain Software, he runs into people in the most unlikely places who have ties back to the small farming community where he grew up. He has discovered that small town roots run deep across Montana.

Community Service

  • Lake County Search and Rescue: Volunteer employee for the Sheriff of Lake County as a boat operator, officer and crew member in service on Flathead Lake
  • Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Systems: Certified Apprentice Tracker and Trainer
  • Polson Youth Sports: Volunteer Coach for softball, baseball and soccer


  • BBA in Management Science, University of Texas at San Antonio (Go Roadrunners!)

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