The quintessential Montana woman, Mary Siloti is as knowledgeable about construction, perk tests, sewage systems, and native plant landscaping as she is about theater, art, and nonprofit service.
Having moved to Montana first as a third grader when her family left Connecticut to build a frontier type life in the West, she returned as a young adult and now says she can’t imagine living anywhere else.
“For a lot of people, Bigfork and the Flathead Valley are special because of the awe-inspiring scenery. Maybe it’s because I grew up here, and I’m so accustomed to the scenery, but for me, what makes us so special is the people. There’s a true sense of community here, and a spirit of generosity that you don’t find most places.”
Mary came to her career in real estate by way of being a water and sewer specialist… She knows the “back-end,” so to speak, of the business, and her expertise in multiple areas affecting real estate sales, makes her a buyer’s best friend. ‘While my clients may be focused on the size of the decks or the floor to ceiling windows, I know about the underground stuff–the septic system, well depths and quality of water, landforms–the issues that, if not considered, could cost them dearly down the road.”
A self-described workaholic, Mary Siloti is well known around Bigfork for her devotion to the community. Currently the house-manager of the renowned Bigfork Center for Performing Arts, Mary has also been instrumental to the success of many all-volunteer community efforts to make Bigfork the mecca it is become for art, theater, and music enthusiasts across Montana.
“Newcomers are always amazed by the sense of community we enjoy here. I’m grateful every day to get to live and work in Bigfork, Montana. Nothing makes me happier, or more excited, than to help someone else discover this place for the first time. Except…perhaps, making sure that the place they choose has a good septic system!”