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About Us

Family Matters, Inc. was established in 2000 from the idea of a community who believed it was possible to open a clothing and shoe store for all ages in rural Northeastern Montana. With the nearest clothing store located 70 miles east, or 90 miles west, there was a strong demand for a clothing store. Phillips County residents came together and created a Co-op structured corporation to provide such services to the community and surrounding area. It was then, that a brick and mortar store was opened in Malta, Montana.

Meet the Manager and Buyer

Avery Sorensen

Meet Avery! Avery is originally from Northeastern Montana and is married to Leif Sorensen, together they have one son, Knox! When Avery isn't busy chasing her son around, she is enjoying the great outdoors. Her passions include: hunting, fishing, humor, and of course clothing! Avery became the manager in 2012 when she and Leif moved to Malta. The best part about her job? Being able to bring fashion to Small Town America! 

Avery has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, but she feels her work experience is really what has helped in this journey. Avery also has a great team of employees who help tremendously in daily operations. Avery also works closely with her Board of Directors to ensure the store's success.