Wyoming Chapter Board

Debra Park

Chapter Chair

Casper, WY

My name is Debra Park and I’ve always lived in the west. My great-grandparents farmed in Iowa and homesteaded in Wyoming’s Bear Lodge, but my parents escaped the cold winters and moved to LA where I was born in 1956. Home has been Belle Fourche, Reno, Riverton, and now Casper.

My interests include travel, cycling, camping, the arts, and hiking. In 2018, we hiked a 100-mile trail in Scotland. Hiking also brought me to the Sierra Club where I could experience the more remote parts of Wyoming with new friends. The outings were just what I’d hoped; then I started volunteering. 

I had always felt it was wrong to damage beautiful places like Lake Tahoe just to satisfy human greed. I want to help prevent that kind of devastation here by volunteering, staying informed, speaking out, and encouraging new members. Still, nothing refreshes my soul like a Sierra Club outing in the wilds of Wyoming.


 

Kyle Nicholof

Vice Chair

Bio coming soon!

 


 

Richard Mathey

Treasurer

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Secretary

Andrew Schneider is a passionate advocate for enhancing the climate for arts and culture, drawing from his diverse experiences in community engagement and sustainability. With a background in creative placemaking, Andrew understands the power of harnessing community engagement to foster environmentally sustainable spaces and vibrant local economies. His involvement in municipal climate action planning and commitment to combating climate change at a grassroots level align seamlessly with the Sierra Club's mission. Andrew envisions Wyoming as a beacon of deep democracy and regenerative practices, where every voice is heard, and every ecosystem thrives. He believes in building equitable partnerships and drawing power to the local level to protect Wyoming's natural environment from industrial development and advance a more inclusive economy.


 

Ellen Currano

Ellen Currano

Outings Program Leader

Ellen is a paleontologist who studies how ancient plants, and the insects who ate them, responded to climate change. Through her work, she fell absolutely in love with the badlands of Wyoming  (so much so that she moved here in 2014), and she learned that the rate of global warming that is occurring today is unprecedented in Earth's 4.6 billion year history. These were her primary motivations for joining the Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter Board, in 2019. Ellen is a leading advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusivity in paleontology, and she is delighted by the Sierra Club's recent focus on social justice. Ellen's favorite outdoor activities are camping, hiking, XC skiing, commuting by bike, looking at rocks, and imagining what the landscape looked like when those rocks were forming. 

 


 

Lisa Smith

Fundraising Committee Chair

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Greg Findley

 

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JJ Shinker

 

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Rebekah Mason

 

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