Name: William Moore
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 aircraft, an operational auditor and as a special agent and commander in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. After his retirement from the military, he served as a criminal investigator in Oregon and then served as the Investigations Major for the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) before accepting his appointment as the Director of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy.
Name: David Salazar
Position: Deputy Director
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 and as a Department of the Army employee for nearly 20 years. He has served in Australia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in numerous states including Hawaii, California and Florida. He served one combat tour in Iraq as part of the 1st Marine Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
As deputy director, Mr. Salazar oversees the Recruitment, Placement and Mentoring Department, Academics, Medical and Counseling Departments and plays an intricate role in the Academy’s advertising and outreach efforts as well as the cadet discipline process.
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.
Position: RPM Coordinator
Name: Tanner Waid
Position: RPM Assistant – Bravo
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.
Name: Sandra Harold
Position: RPM Assistant – Alpha
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: Mykel Owens
Position: Recruiter Region 1
Phone: 307-836-7522 or 307-331-4657
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.
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.
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.
Name: Christi Parrish
Position: Recruiter Region 4
Phone: 307-836-7518 or 307-696-9145
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.
Name: Martin Gubbels
Position: Recruiter Region 5
Phone: 307-836-7503 or 307-331-0815
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.
In November of 1989 Martins parents came to visit him. He spent the first day of their
visit pheasant hunting with his father while his mother toured Helena with the First
Lady of Montana. Driving back to Helena Martin and his father were in a pickup
accident that left his father a paraplegic the rest of his life. Martin worked as General
Manager of his father’s dealership until 1997.
In 1997 Martin purchased his own dealership in Torrington Wyoming and successfully
operated that business for twenty years. He sold the business in May of 2017.
Before coming to WCCA, Martin started his own digital marketing business, invested
and consulted in some startup businesses, assisted Shopko through their liquidation
and was a substitute teacher.
Martin hopes to serve the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy as a Public Relations
Specialist for many years to come.
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: Kaycee Scherger
Position: Science Instructor
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.
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.
Name: Jacqui Lloyd
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.
Name: Nikki Quynn
Position: Budget Specialist
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.
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.
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: Joe Perez
Name: Steve Secor
Position: Cadre Shift Supervisor
Name: Amanda Wilhelm
Position: Cadre Shift Supervisor