Meet the Staff

Administrative Staff

William Moore

  • Director
  • 307-836-7501

William (Bill) Moore has a very diverse background. He served a distinguished military career initially in the United States Army as a linguist working in the cryto-intelligence field, and then in the United States Air Force as a navigator on C-130 aircr

David Salazar

  • Deputy Director
  • 307-836-7502

David Salazar served WCCA as the Region 5 Public Relations Specialist prior to being hired as the academy’s deputy director in April 2017. He brings a wealth of leadership experience and military training knowledge having served in the U.S. Marine Corps a

Edie Harris

  • Executive Admin Assistant
  • 307-836-7500

Edwina (Edie) Harris is the Executive Administrative Assistant and started at WCCA in 2016. Each day brings a new challenge but nothing can be more rewarding than the privilege of seeing the youth here working on their growth as an individual. She is ver

RPM Staff

Christi Parrish

  • Recruiter Region 4
  • 307-836-7518

Christi is a University of Wyoming alumni and has worked for the State for several years. She joined WCCA in the RPM department as a recruiter and Bravo case manager; moved to the Operations department to become the Commandant’s Assistant. In March, Christi returned to the RPM department as a recruiter.

Don Shreve

  • Recruiter Region 3
  • 307-250-8468

Don Shreve has lived in Cody Wyoming and has been with the program since 2012. He is a recruiter and loves his job as he is given the opportunity to change young people’s lives.

April Corwin

  • Recruiter Region 2
  • 307-677-6136

April Corwin graduated from college and began working as a recruiter for a school that helps youth obtain education and job trades. She went on to work in the recreation and the aquatics and spent over 15 years in various recreation management positions. She has always enjoy working with young adults and helping them to succeed in their careers and education. Mrs. Corwin started working for WCCA in Nov. of 2017 and has again enjoyed making a difference in young people’s lives by recruiting students for WCCA.

Mykel Owens

  • Recruiter Region 1
  • 307-836-7522

Mykel Owens graduated from the University of Wyoming in May 2019. During her time at UW, she worked with kids of all ages and is excited to start her new career helping make a difference in young people’s lives as a recruiter for WCCA.

Sandra Harold

  • RPM Assistant – Alpha
  • 307-836-7524

Sandy Harold is a Recruiting, Placement & Mentoring Assistant at ChalleNGe. RPM Harold first held a cadre position during the 2006 inaugural class through class 2, then left to pursue her education, get married and start a family. She re-joined the program in April 2017.

Tanner Waid

  • RPM Assistant – Bravo
  • 307-836-7517

Tanner Waid is a Recruiting, Placement and Mentoring Assistant at the Wyoming Youth ChalleNGe. RPM Waid first worked as a Cadre for over 2 years prior to working in the RPM department. Tanner, a graduate from the University of Wyoming, holds a degree in Social Science.

Martin Gubbels

  • Recruiter Region 5
  • 307-836-7503

Martin Gubbels has engaged in working with, serving, helping, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and learning from people, especially young people all his life. He came to WCCA in May of 2020. Upon graduation from college Martin had the opportunity of serving as an intern to then Congressman Dick Cheney at his office in Washington D.C. Then he served the Stan Stephens for Governor Campaign in Montana, he was later appointed to Governor Stephens Office as a Legislative Liaison. Martin hopes to serve the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy as a Public R

Counselors

Donna Dawson

  • Bravo Counselor
  • 307-836-7513

Donna Dawson is the lead counselor for Bravo Company. Donna started at WCCA in July of 2012.

Martha Ball

  • Alpha Counselor
  • 307-836-7514

Martha Ball has been in the position of counselor since November 2012. She is the lead counselor for the alpha classes.

Academics

Nichole Espinosa

  • Math Instructor
  • 307-836-7523

Nichole Espinosa started working for the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in 2016 as the Math Instructor. Nichole also oversees the Engineering Club that cadets attend weekly.

Kaycee Scherger

  • Science Instructor
  • 307-836-7504

Kaycee Scherger started working for Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in 2019 as the science instructor. She is also responsible for the core component Health and Hygiene.

Deidra Wilson

  • English Instructor
  • 307-836-7500

Corrin Noggle

  • Social Studies Instructor and Lead Instructor
  • 307-836-7521

Corrin Noggle began working for WCCA in August of 2014, as the Social Studies Instructor. She is also responsible for the Core Component Responsible Citizenship and is the Cadet Council Sponsor.

Medical Officer

Jacqui Lloyd

  • Medical Officer
  • 307-836-7510

Logistics

Christian Cooper

  • Logistics Specialist
  • 307-836-7511

Christian Cooper started working for the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in August 2018 as the Logistic Specialist.

Budget

Nikki Quynn

  • Budget Specialist
  • 307-836-7520

Nikki starting working for WCCA in Sept 2019 as the Budget Officer. She brings over 20 years of accounting and finance experience to the program.

MIS

David Husted

  • IT Specialist
  • 307-836-7505

David Husted accepted the IT position March 2017. He brings a wealth of leadership experience and knowledge having served in the WYARNG as an IT Specialist.

Program Training Coordinator

Cricket Reyher

  • Program Training Coordinator
  • 307-836-7526

Cricket Reyher started working for the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy in 2012 as a cadre. Cricket has also held the position of Operations Administrative Assistant and Cadre Shift Supervisor.

Operations

Amanda Wilhelm

  • Cadre Shift Supervisor
  • 307-836-7508

Steve Secor

  • Cadre Shift Supervisor
  • 307-836-7508

Joe Perez

  • Commandant
  • 307-836-7500