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New Board Members Lend Their Expertise to CLIMB

CLIMB is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members:

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Forrest “Frosty” Kepler  Frosty Kepler joins the board of CLIMB Wyoming after six years on the CLIMB Advisory Board.  Kepler, former president of the engineering and architectural firm of Banner Associates, Inc., holds Professional Engineer certification in five states, is a Land Surveyor in Wyoming and Arizona, as well as a Registered Geologist in Wyoming. A graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of Wyoming, Kepler was named to the College of Engineering’s first National Advisory Board.  He has served on the board of directors for First National Bank Wyoming, as chairman of the Wyoming State School Committee and is an Emeritus Board Member for the University of Wyoming.  Kepler enjoys skiing and running and resides in Laramie with his wife Harriett.


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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. Lewis gained her MS in Science Education from Montana State University and spent her graduate residency in Science Education at the Teton Science School, where she became an Environmental Educator and a K-3 Educator at the Journeys School.  Lewis currently serves on the Jackson Hole Childcare Helpers board of directors. Lewis 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 taking naturalist excursions with her kids.