Leadership & Board


Leadership Team

Ray Fleming Dinneen, Psy. D

Founder and Executive Director

ray@climbwyoming.org

Colleen Cherrett

Statewide Director of Programs

colleen@climbwyoming.org

Donna McAlister

Statewide Director of Operations

donna@climbwyoming.org

Shannon Brooks Hamby

Statewide Director of Advancement

shannon@climbwyoming.org

Board of Directors

Laura Hewitt Ladd

  Climb Wyoming President

Laura Hewitt Ladd has over 25 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, marketing and project management. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from Pepperdine University and a Masters of Business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2001, Ladd formed Hewitt Ladd, Inc., a management consulting business based in Jackson Hole. Hewitt Ladd specializes in real estate development, homeowners’ association management and economic advice for new business and energy initiatives. From 2006-2010, she served as an Energy and Economics adviser to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. Ladd has also served in an advisory capacity to the Powder River Energy Corp., Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole and Hillwood Development Company. She is currently the board chair for the Wyoming Retirement System, and serves on the Boards of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, the Jackson Hole Historical Society and as an Advisory Board member for Compass Working Capital. She is an emeritus board member of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Ladd and her husband Ted live in Wilson, Wyoming and are longtime supporters of Climb.

Kelly Barlow

 

Kelly and her husband, Rep. Eric Barlow, operate Gourmet Lamb of Wyoming, near Gillette. A former special education teacher, Kelly serves on the Gillette College Foundation Board of Directors and was named Foundation Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Wendy Curran

 

Wendy Curran is the Senior Director, Care Delivery & Communication for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming. She served as a Health Policy Advisor for both Governor Matt Mead and Governor Dave Freudenthal and is a former executive director of the Wyoming Medical Society. She has also served as a board member for the Peak Wellness Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Center, Wyoming Health Resources Network and the Wyoming Small Business Development Center. She currently serves as a board member for the University of Wyoming WWAMI Curriculum Review Panel and an advisory board member for the University of Wyoming College of Health and Sciences.

Tyler Garrett

 

Tyler Garrett is a staff attorney for Justice Michael K. Davis of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Before joining the Supreme Court, Tyler served as a law clerk to Judge Terrence L. O’Brien of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was in private practice with Jenner & Block in Chicago, IL and Holland & Hart in Cheyenne, WY. He earned his J.D. with honor from the John Marshall Law School, his B.S. in Business Administration from Montana State University-Billings, and was one of two American attorneys selected as a Pegasus Fellowship Scholar to study the English legal system. Tyler is involved in a number of community based organizations, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law and a member of the Ewing T. Kerr American Inn of Court in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tyler lives in Cheyenne with his wife Alexis and two amazing children, Jackson and Genevieve.

Carrie Kirkpatrick

 

Carrie joins the Climb Wyoming board with a keen interest in helping women and girls achieve success. She is the founder of Raising Girls, a program developed in 2010 to inspire thought and dialogue that helps girls thrive. She has a degree in Human Development from Boston College and has worked in the field of change management at various non-profits and equity research at The Brandywine Funds. She served on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for 10 years, including serving as Chair in 2011. Currently, she also serves the board of GAP! Girls Actively Participating. Carrie lives in Jackson and has two teenage daughters.

Tammy Valdez

 

Tammy Valdez is the owner of Bitter Creek Business Solutions in Rock Springs. She offers a wide variety of business services including bookkeeping / payroll, business startup and operations assistance, financial system conversion assistance and other special projects depending on her clients’ needs. She was formerly employed with EPC Energy Services and Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners. She was also employed with CH2M Hill for 19 years as Senior Accountant for the USA region. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Leadership Wyoming and is a Board Director for the Rock Springs Kiwanis Club. She is a former board member for the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on their Education Committee. She is a graduate from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and an MBA. She is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming's Class of 2003.

Jamie Legerski

 

Jamie Legerski is the Marketing Director for Western States Bank, headquartered in Laramie, WY with 13 branches across Northern Colorado, Western Nebraska and Southeast Wyoming. She has a 2014 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Wyoming, and was a schoolteacher prior to her current career. A passion for community involvement and improvement has led Jamie to serve on the University of Wyoming Art Museum Board, the Design Team for Half Acre Renovation, the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, the Cowboy Joe Club: Albany County Membership Drive Committee, the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Auction Committee, Laramie High School Booster Clubs, Legion Baseball and Laramie Youth Baseball. Jamie lives in Laramie, Wyoming with her husband Joe. They have 3 grown children, Zane, Madison and Joseph.

Rosie Berger

 

Rosie Berger has more than twenty years of experience in public service and government, serving in senior-level and leadership positions in the Wyoming State Legislature, National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of State Governments, Congressional Conference on Civic Education and the Wyoming Film Division Task Force. She served seven terms in the Wyoming House of Representatives as a member of the senior leadership team. During her tenure in the Wyoming State Legislature, Berger championed economic development and education initiatives that benefitted Wyoming’s workers and families. Berger served six years on the Wyoming Parks and Cultural Resources Commission as well as on numerous local civic boards, including the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce, Dog and Cat Shelter and the Sheridan Arts Council. She spent decades working in the travel industry as a travel consultant and business owner, and worked in various business management, film location and event coordination positions. Berger currently serves on the Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission, ENDOW Council, the Brinton Museum Gala Committee and boards of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus – which she founded in 2008.

Beth Worthen

 

For the past 11 years, Beth has worked as the Executive Director for the Natrona County Public Library Foundation. Prior to working for the Library Foundation, she was Assistant Director for the Wyoming Healthcare Commission and a policy analyst for Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. Beth joined the Board of Directors for Wyoming Medical Center in 2015 and currently serves as vice chairman. She also serves as chairman of the University of Wyoming Libraries Development Board. She volunteers with the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt Committee for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and Natrona County Meals on Wheels. She also serves as president of the women’s auxiliary organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Natrona/Converse/Niobrara counties. She lives in Casper with her husband James and their three children.