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Introducing Black Bull Realty



Lead Sales Associate, REALTOR®

When people visit Bozeman for the first time, they are often awed by the majestic Bridger Mountains, the vibrant downtown scene and the thriving university environment. They soon realize they can be out hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, or biking within minutes of Main Street. Surrounded by the mountain ranges of the entire Gallatin Valley, many visitors decide they want to make this special place a part of their family’s history.

Tara Rigg is a third-generation Montanan, born and raised in Billings. Bozeman first made its impression on her when she attended and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Education. Married shortly after graduation, her husband’s career took her to Colorado where she worked and grew her family. A Master’s degree, three daughters and 14 years later, Bozeman continued to pull at her heart strings.

In 2015 Tara and her family finally had the opportunity to return to Montana and they jumped at the chance to call Bozeman “home”. She knew there was no better place to raise her growing family. From downhill skiing to exploring Yellowstone Park, fly fishing to picnicking at the Farmer’s Market, you will find the Riggs out and about enjoying Bozeman and its surrounding areas.


Tara finds great joy in helping others find their dream homes in her beloved home state. She understands the serenity, beauty, and adventure that draws others to the Bozeman area.  With that in mind, she strives to help clients find a home that truly fits their needs, so they can savor Montana in pure comfort. Listening to the wishes and concerns of her clients is her top priority, ensuring that their purchase is handled with utmost care and attention to detail. Tara joined Black Bull Realty in 2018.


Licensed Assistant, REALTOR®

“I’m in love with Montana,” wrote Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. “For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana, it is love. And it's difficult to analyze love when you're in it.” Melissa Kuchynka is proud to join Black Bull Realty as a licensed real estate assistant and looks forward to sharing the same lifelong love of her native state with clients near and far. 

Born and raised in nearby Missoula, Melissa inherited her strong work ethic from her carpenter father, and the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone from her mother. After graduating from the University of Montana, she followed her husband to Savannah, Georgia, where he was stationed as an Army intelligence officer and she began working for a real estate development company.

While they loved their time in the South, the mountains and rivers of the Rockies called them back West. Her husband’s post-military career took them to Idaho, where they were able to be closer to family and friends while they also started their own family. But Montana would always keep pulling the family “home,” so when the opportunity presented itself in the summer of 2015, the family made their final dream move to Bozeman.

Melissa and her family have enjoyed every minute of being back in their home state and enjoying all that southwest Montana has to offer. When she is not working her hardest to find your dream property in Bozeman, you will find Melissa skiing, hiking, fly fishing, camping, traveling and, of course, golfing with her husband, three children and their playful golden retriever. Melissa looks forward to sharing her favorite aspects of one of the most desired cities in America and helping you enjoy all that Montana has to offer.



This is not just a recommendation, but an expression of my gratitude. We had a fantastic experience working with Tara Rigg purchasing our home in Black Bull. When we first met with Tara I was struck by how good a listener she was especially to questions and comments regarding what aspects were important to us in a home.

Tara is professional, friendly, and straightforward. She has excellent knowledge of Black Bull and focused on what we were looking for both in a home and a community. Her knowledge and love of the Bozeman area was apparent in her helpful recommendations for dining and activities.

Throughout the entire process, Tara was very responsive during the home selection and buying process. She was flexible with time, means of contact, and always called back or text back given we were out of state.

I enjoyed how we were easily able to bounce back and forth between casual conversation and professional discussions Tara has an excellent knowledge of the real estate business and she ensured we understood next steps and timeframes. Our purchase was seamless, and Tara has been extremely helpful with our move and subsequent set up of services.

If you are in need of an amazing realtor that will walk you through the process, answer all of your questions and ensure your buying experience is positive then look no further than Tara.


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