Thanks for visiting Big Sky Brokers! I’m John Walsh, a new Licensed Assistant here at Big Sky Brokers and I would love to help you with all your real estate needs. I am a Montana native to the core, born and raised in Butte, MT. After graduating from Butte High School in 1979, I moved to Helena to attend Carroll College where I met my wonderful wife of over 33 years, Janet. We have been blessed to live in Helena and raise our family in such a wonderful caring community.
The first 35 years of my career was devoted to serving our State and Nation in various capacities. Right out of high school I enlisted in the Montana National Guard to help pay for my education, I served in the National Guard for more than 33 years. I began my career as a Private and through hard work and dedication I rose through the ranks. In 2008 I was appointed by the Governor to serve as the Adjutant General/Director of the Montana Department of Military Affairs. In 2004 and 2005 I had the distinct honor of Commanding Montana’s 163d Infantry Battalion during combat operations in Iraq. This was the largest deployment of Montana Soldiers since World War II. The battalion was awarded the Valorous Unit Citation for outstanding performance in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
In 2012 I retired from the Montana National Guard and served as Montana’s 30th Lieutenant Governor working with Governor Steve Bullock and our administration to improve Montana’s economy, balance the state budget, improve Montana’s education system, strengthen laws on child abuse, and improve care provided to Montana’s Veterans.
On February 11, 2014, I was sworn into office and served in the United States Senate during the 113th Congress from February 11, 2014, to January 3, 2015. I hold the distinction of being the first Iraq war veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate.
In February 2016, I was appointed by the President to serve as the State Director for USDA-Rural Development. USDA Rural Development is committed to improving the future of rural communities. Rural Development programs touch rural America in many ways with the focus of helping to improve the economy and quality of life for rural Americans.
Today, I have a new mission. Whether you‘re a first time home buyer or you’re looking for your second or third property I am committed to providing you with Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Dedication and Professionalism as your real estate agent.