Our People

EXECUTIVE Team

Michael Johns
CEO

Michael Johns is a Certified Public Accountant with over fifteen years of financial and leadership experience. Michael held audit positions with KPMG in its high-tech practice, where he served in management from 2000-2006.  In 2007, Michael joined Right Now Technologies serving as its SEC Financial Reporting Director and Investor Relations Director. During his tenure at Right Now, Michael participated in many high level key financial transactions.  In 2012, Michael entered the world of health-care, serving as Pegasus Emergency Group's CFO for two years until finalizing a merger and transition with Island Medical Management Group, where he served as President during the integration of the two companies.  In January 2015, Mr. Johns assumed the Chief Executive Officer responsibilities for Bridger Orthopedic. He is committed to delivering high-quality musculoskeletal care and supporting the growth of the community. 

Michael is married to the amazing Kristy and together they have four great kids. When they are all not busy with work and school – they can be found exploring the wilds of Montana. 

Jenny Forder
Controller

Jenny Jo Forder is a Certified Public Accountant who brings over 14 years of financial experience to Bridger Orthopedics. Mrs. Forder’s career started at Anderson ZurMuhlen & Co as a Senior Auditor specializing in the government and bank sectors. In late 2004 she joined RightNow Technologies as a GL accountant and later moved to the finance team as a Finance Manager for the marketing and IT departments. In mid-2012 she expanded her skills and joined the healthcare sector as the Corporate Controller of Pegasus Emergency Management and it 8 subsidiaries. Jenny has been with Bridger Orthopedic since early 2015 serving as the Corporate Controller. Jenny grew up in Highwood, MT. She is married with 2 dogs. During her free time she enjoys supporting the MSU Bobcats, camping, boating, traveling, and hunting.

Kevin Padgett
COO

Kevin Padgett has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business management, and business development including executive level management for professional services organizations. He has held key leadership positions in two rapid growth companies, The Keith Companies for seven years and gkkworks for nine years; both firms inclusive of highly successful healthcare development practices. Kevin has been directly involved in business integrations related to 12 acquisitions and has supported research and communication efforts leading to two IPOs. His demonstrated talent in strategic planning, implementation, and management led to his joining Bridger Orthopedic to oversee operations in June of 2016.

Kevin and his wife Leslie moved from southern California to Bozeman with their two children in the spring of 2013. They’ve found southwest Montana to be the perfect mix of beauty, community, and of course, activity – missing only beach days and a few favorite restaurants.