Name: David Salazar
Position: Deputy Director
David Salazar assumed the duties and responsibilities as the deputy director in April 2017. He brings a wealth of leadership experience having served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a Department of the Army employee for nearly 20 years. David helps facilitate the Photography Club.
Name: Edie Harris
Position: Executive Admin Assistant
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 very fortune to be a part of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy team.
Name: Kayla Gross
Position: RPM Coordinator
Kayla Gross started working at the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in 2015. Kayla holds a degree in Business Administration. She oversees the recruitment, placement and mentoring efforts at WCCA. In addition, Kayla has completed to NGB Program Trainer course to be able to teach the Basic and Cadre Courses.
Name: Susan Ducheneaux
Position: RPM Assistant
Transferred from Wyoming Women’s Center in January as Cadre. Took the position of RPM assistant March of 2018. RPM Ducheneaux oversees the Bravo Company.
Name: Sandra Harold
Position: RPM Assistant
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.
Name: Stacey Ferguson
Position: Recruiter Region 1
Stacey Ferguson started working for Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in June of 2016. Stacey is a recruiter out of the Cheyenne region.
Name: April Corwin
Position: Recruiter Region 2
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. She covers Teton, Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater, Sublette and Carbon Counties.
Name: Don Shreve
Position: Recruiter Region 3
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. Don is a recruiter out of the Cody region.
Name: Christi Parrish
Position: Recruiter Region 4
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 for Platte, Converse, and Natrona counties.
Name: David Kiiskinen
Position: Recruiter Region 5
David started working with the WCCA in 2017 as a Public Relations Specialist/Recruiter. David has a diverse background working with people in various fields including healthcare, law enforcement, and film/television. David is proud to be a part of WCCA’s mission-enabling our youth to gain “the courage to change”; to do and be their best and be responsible citizens of Wyoming and our country. David oversees Campbell, Crook, Weston, Niobrara, and Goshen counties.
Name: Martha Ball
Position: Alpha Counselor
Martha Ball has been in the position of counselor since November 2012. She is the lead counselor for the alpha classes.
Name: Donna Dawson
Position: Bravo Counselor
Donna Dawson is the lead counselor for Bravo Company. Donna started at WCCA in July of 2012.
Name: Corrin Noggle
Position: Social Studies Instructor and Lead Instructor
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.
Name: Deidra Wilson
Position: English Instructor
Name: Michelle Lund
Position: Science Instructor
Michelle Lund started working for Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy September of 2015. Her position has been the Science instructor while at this program. Michelle is a licensed K-12 Special Education Generalist instructor.
Name: Nichole Espinosa
Position: Math Instructor
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.
Position: Medical Officer
Name: Christian Cooper
Position: Logistics Specialist
Christian Cooper started working for the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in August 2018 as the Logistic Specialist.
Position: Budget Officer
Name: David Husted
Position: IT Specialist
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
Name: Cricket Reyher
Position: Program Training Coordinator
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.
Name: Craig Savage
Name: Wendy Nikkel
Position: Ops Admin Assistant
Wendy Nikkel recently joined the academy in April 2018 as an Operations Assistant (assistant to the commandant). She served in the Air Force for four years as an Information Manager and holds a bachelor’s in Human Services. Wendy coordinates the service to community for the cadets.
Position: Alpha First Sergeant
Name: Sheryl Kirkikis
Position: Alpha First Sergeant
Sheryl Kirkikis started working for WCCA in December 2016.