2017 Forty Under 40

Each Forty Under 40 nominee was asked to provide a selfie of themselves with their passion - here are just a few of them. To see more, watch for the June edition of the Wyoming Business Report.

What does a Casper fishing guide, a Pinedale art store owner, two airport managers, a Jackson hotelier and a Cheyenne attorney specializing in endangered species have in common? All are members of this year’s class of Wyoming Forty Under 40.

Lots of public officials decry the “brain drain“ that leads so many of our young people out of the state for schooling or for their first jobs, but the great thing is that many of our talented workers are coming back, bringing insights and training that will enhance our economy. The high number of returnees among our honorees is proof of that trend.

The following list of honorees was compiled with help from our judges, local business people who volunteered their time to read through the entires. Each person on the list has a fascinating story to tell, and you’ll find all of them in a special publication coming in the June edition of the Wyoming Business Report.

 

Michelle Anderson, CM

Manager of Administration, Contracts, I.T.

Jackson Hole Airport

 

Joshua Baldwin

General Manager

Hotel Investment Services/Hilton Garden Inn Laramie

 

Reed Barrett

EMT and motivational speaker

American Medical Response, Cheyenne

 

Devon Brubaker

Airport Manager

Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport

 

Aaron Courtney

Commercial Lender

Jonah Bank of Wyoming, Cheyenne

 

Nicholas Crandall

Partner

Bonner Law Firm P.C., Cody

 

Sadek Darwiche

General Manager

Hotel Jackson

 

Brian Fabel

Executive Director

Lander Chamber of Commerce

 

Jesse Fishman

Attorney

Hathaway & Kunz, Cheyenne

 

Laura Hattan

Co-Owner

Great Outdoor Shop, Pinedale

 

Summer Henderson

Web Designer

WavesWebDesign.com, Casper

 

Amy Henry

Recruiting and Retention Battalion Executive Officer

Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne

 

Christina Marie Hiegel, P.E.

Lead Civil/Environmental Engineer

Trihydro Corp., Laramie

 

Christopher Hill, P.E.

Managing Partner, Co-Owner

H&H Electric, Douglas

 

Ashley Hlebinsky

Robert W. Woodruff Curator

Cody Firearms Museum

 

Kassie Holdren

General Manager

Bailey Enterprises, Riverton

 

Adam Janak

Director

Northworks Architects + Planners, Jackson

 

Derrek Jerred

Business Development Specialist

Cheyenne LEADS

 

Kris Koski

Associate Attorney

Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP, Cheyenne

 

Molly Kruger

Cheyenne Site Program Director

Climb Wyoming, Cheyenne

 

Hannah Lensch

Resource Development and Marketing Coordinator

Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne

 

Nathan E. Levinson

Director of Operations

TriLilpid Research Institute LLC, Jackson

 

Jessica Lippincott

Education Director

Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis

 

Chase Lockhart

Ranch Manager

Lockhart Cattle Company LLC, Jackson

 

Ronald Jay Lopez

Partner

Bailey Stock Harmon Cottam LLP, Cheyenne

 

Dustin McKen

Supervisor of Construction Services

Black Hills Energy. Cheyenne

 

Tara Nethercott

Partner

Woodhouse Roden Nethercott LLC, Cheyenne

 

Kelly R. Norris

District Forester

Wyoming State Forestry Division, Buffalo

 

Mae V. Orm

Owner/Operator

Pinedale Art & Crafts

 

Zoila Perry

Events Coordinator/Office Manager

Downtown Sheridan Association and Forward Sheridan

 

Jennifer Roe

Senior Vice President

First Federal Bank & Trust, Sheridan

 

Cathy Rosenthal

Northern Wyoming Watershed Coordinator

Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts, Riverton

 

Dicky Shanor

Chief of Staff Department of Education, City Council President

State of Wyoming, City of Cheyenne

 

Claire Ann Snyder

Assistant Vice President

Wyoming Bank and Trust, Cheyenne

 

Trent Tatum

Co-owner and Guide

North Platte Lodge and the Reef Fly Shop, Casper

 

Eric Trowbridge

Head Master

Array School of Technology and Design, Cheyenne

 

Crista Valentino

Co-Founder, CEO / Director

Current, LLC / CoalitionWILD, Jackson

 

Chad Willett

Founder and Idealist

West Edge Collective, Cheyenne

 

David Willms

Policy Advisor - Endangered Species/Natural Resources

Office of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Cheyenne

 

Wesley J. Womack, PE, Ph.D.

Director of Engineering

Epsilon Technology Corp., Jackson

 

 

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