Leadership & Board

Leadership Team

Ray Fleming Dinneen, Psy. D

Founder and Executive Director


Colleen Cherrett

Statewide Director of Programs


Donna Nelson

Statewide Director of Operations


Shannon Brooks Hamby

Statewide Director of Advancement


Sue B. Mason

Statewide Director of Stewardship


Board of Directors

Mary Shafer-Malicki

  Climb Wyoming President

Prior to her retirement, Mary Shafer-Malicki was Chief Executive Officer of BP Angola. She currently serves on the Industry Advisory Board, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering College at the University of Wyoming. She is a Trustee of Rainbow Acres, and a Director with McDermott International Inc., Ausenco, Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute and the Wood Group.

Frosty Kepler

  Climb Wyoming Board Treasurer

Forrest “Frosty” Kepler joins the board of Climb Wyoming after six years on the Climb Advisory Board. He graduated from University of Wyoming with a B.S. In Geology and a B.S in Civil Engineering. Kepler is retired from Banner and Associate Engineering, and is past President of the University of Wyoming Trustees and past President of the University of Wyoming Foundation. He was a partner in WKW Investment. Kepler enjoys skiing and running and resides in Laramie with his wife Harriet.

Dave Teubner

  Climb Wyoming Board Secretary

Dave Teubner is the co-founder and business development director for Warehouse Twenty One, a full service advertising agency in Cheyenne. Teubner has served as deputy director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and a program director for the Wyoming Department of Health. He lives in Cheyenne and volunteers on the Cheyenne City Planning Commission.

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.

Jean Lewis


Jean Lewis joins the Climb board as the former Statewide Development and Training Coordinator for Climb. A mother and educator, Lewis graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and received a Fellowship in Professional Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector from the El Pomar Foundation. She gained her MS in Science Education from Montana State University and spent her graduate residency in Science Education at the Teton Science School. Lewis currently serves on the Jackson Hole Childcare Helpers board of directors. She is impassioned by the progressive and effective work that Climb does throughout Wyoming and is honored to be part of the positive change that Climb creates. She lives with her husband and their three sons in Jackson, where she enjoys skiing, horseback riding and naturalist excursions with her kids.

Beth Worthen


Currently Beth serves as the executive director of the Natrona Public Library Foundation and on the board of directors for Wyoming Medical Center. She is chairman of the University of Wyoming Libraries Development Board and volunteers with the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. She lives in Casper with her husband and three children.

Laura Hewitt Ladd


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.

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 the Raising Girls program, a nonprofit developed in 2010 to inspire thought and dialogue, and help girls thrive. She has a degree in Human Development from Boston College and has held several leadership positions on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, including serving as Chair in 2011. Carrie and her husband Scott live in Jackson with their two daughters, Lyla and Carly.