Charlie Hastings, DO
Pediatrician, Practice Owner
Dr. Charlie Hastings is a board certified pediatrician, specializing in medical care for newborns to adolescents. Charlie grew up in Texas and attended Baylor University where he received a bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation. He went on to earn a master’s in public health at Loma Linda University in Southern California before attending medical school at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee where he completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation, Charlie completed his residency training in pediatrics at Texas A&M Health Science Center.
When he isn’t caring for his patients, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife, Shae, and three kids. He also loves a good challenge in the outdoors, having finished the legendary Leadville 100 mountain bike race and the R2R2R trail run among other stout objectives. These challenging experiences in the mountains inspired Charlie to start Mountain Kids Pediatrics. His vision was – and is – to run a practice dedicated to helping kids use the lessons learned in the mountains to thrive in every aspect of life!
Shae is the glue that keeps Mountain Kids together by being an organizational mastermind. Where Charlie is a visionary, Shae is the get-er-done-er. From scheduling patients’ visits to behind-the-scenes orchestration, Shae keeps things running efficiently. She is a physical therapist, home-school teacher, trail explorer, and overall amazing clinic mom.
Charlie and Shae have three mountain kids of their own: Smith (12), Bode (10), and Gemma (8). In addition to helping run Mountain Kids, Shae loves camping, hiking, biking and playing in the mountains – especially around western Montana. Shae and Charlie have lived around the country over the past 20 years together and are thrilled to call Missoula home.
Patient Care Coordinator
Jenn has a natural nurturing personality – whether it be for her own four children or for her plant babies which also have a place in her heart. She is part of our front office staff and brings the warmest smile and sincerity to complement the job.
Jenn and her husband, Donnie, have lived in Missoula for six years where they have raised their family. In the warmer months, they love taking nature walks, playing on the river and enjoying the farmers markets!
Lisa, RN, BSN
Lisa, a Missoula native, graduated with a dual degree from Whitworth College and Washington State University and has over 17 years of nursing experience in numerous areas including cardiac care, prevention and wellness, and emergency care.
Lisa loves children and empowering them and their parents to see their unique giftings, to find fun and practical ways to stay healthy and active, and to see the value that every child adds to our world and community.
Lisa enjoyed working as a traveling nurse in California Sequoia Park, North Carolina and has also lived in Alabama and Colorado before coming back to Missoula. She and her husband, Christopher, have four children and they love staying active and healthy in beautiful Montana by hiking, skiing, camping and exploring new trails.
Emily joins our clinic as a Medical Assistant with tons of potential to grow into an amazing resource for our patients’ families. She completes her Master’s degree in Dietetic Systems Leadership from Montana State University in May and is eligible to sit for the dietitian board exam.
She has had an interest in maternal and child nutrition since working with her hometown’s WIC as well as the breastfeeding coalition during undergrad. To bolster that interest and better provide for the families she encounters, she is working on obtaining credentials as a lactation consultant.
Emily and her husband, Grant, were both born and raised in Wisconsin, love the outdoors and can be found hiking, hunting or exploring mountain roads. On weekends in Missoula, Emily loves to grab vegetables at the Farmer’s Market and search for new gluten-free goodies.
Abby, RN, BSN
Abby has lived in Missoula for 15 years but grew up in Indonesia, where her father was a missionary
pilot. Upon graduation from high school, her family moved back to the US where Abby attended
Whitworth University and Washington State University obtaining a BS in nursing. She has many years of experience as an RN in areas such as home health, IV infusion, surgery and pediatrics.
Abby loves being in pediatrics where she can support the whole family as they navigate all the challenges and joys that come with raising a family. We can’t wait for you to experience Abby’s warm and caring personality!
Abby, along with her husband of 25 years, Marc, have four daughters. As a family, they love to be on their boat in the summers, as well as to go biking and hiking with friends. While at home, they work together to care for their mules, cows and chickens.
Front Desk Staff
Malea is a welcome addition to our front desk staff. Her smile and fabulous personality make Malea a joy to be around, and she has a contagious positive outlook on all things!
Malea grew up in Missoula and when she
isn’t studying (her favorite subject is history), she swims competitively. In the summertime, you will find her on a lake either water skiing or fishing with her family.
We are thrilled to have her as we feel that she embraces our Mountain Kid mantra and all that we hope to portray.