Staff Directory

Administrative Staff

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Name: David Salazar

Position: Deputy Director

Phone: 307-836-7501

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.

 

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Name: Edie Harris

Position: Executive Admin Assistant

Phone: 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 very fortune to be a part of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy team.

RPM Staff

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Name: Kayla Gross

Position: RPM Coordinator

Phone: 307-836-7503

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.

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Name: Susan Ducheneaux

Position: RPM Assistant

Phone: 307-836-7517

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.

Harold 2018

Name: Sandra Harold

Position: RPM Assistant

Phone: 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.

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Name: Stacey Ferguson

Position: Recruiter Region 1

Phone: 307-331-4657

Stacey Ferguson started working for Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in June of 2016.  Stacey is a recruiter out of the Cheyenne region.

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Name: April Corwin

Position: Recruiter Region 2

Phone: 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.  She covers Teton, Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater, Sublette and Carbon Counties.

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Name: Don Shreve

Position: Recruiter Region 3

Phone: 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. Don is a recruiter out of the Cody region.

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Name: Christi Parrish

Position: Recruiter Region 4

Phone: 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 for Platte, Converse, and Natrona counties.

 

Kiiskinen 2018

Name: David Kiiskinen

Position: Recruiter Region 5

Phone: 307-331-2564

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.

Counselors

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Name: Martha Ball

Position: Alpha Counselor

Phone: 307-836-7514

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

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Name: Donna Dawson

Position: Bravo Counselor

Phone: 307-836-7513

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

Academics

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Name: Corrin Noggle

Position: Social Studies Instructor and Lead Instructor

Phone: 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.

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Name: Deidra Wilson

Position: English Instructor

Phone: 307-836-7500

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Name: Michelle Lund

Position: Science Instructor

Phone: 307-836-7504

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.

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Name: Nichole Espinosa

Position: Math Instructor

Phone: 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.

Medical Officer

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Name: Vacant

Position: Medical Officer

Phone: 307-836-7510

Logistics

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Name: Christian Cooper

Position: Logistics Specialist

Phone: 307-836-7511

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

Budget

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Name: Vacant

Position: Budget Officer

Phone: 307-836-7520

 

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Name: David Husted

Position: IT Specialist

Phone: 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

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Name: Cricket Reyher

Position: Program Training Coordinator

Phone: 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

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Name: Craig Savage

Position: Commandant

Phone: 307-836-7500

 

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Name: Wendy Nikkel

Position: Ops Admin Assistant

Phone: 307-836-7522

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.

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Name: Vacant

Position: Alpha First Sergeant

Phone: 307-836-7508

 

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Name: Sheryl Kirkikis

Position: Alpha First Sergeant

Phone: 307-836-7508

Sheryl Kirkikis started working for WCCA in December 2016.