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Meet the Team
Abbey Brewer, Chief Executive Officer
Abbey is originally from Bozeman, MT. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business and Economics. After graduating she moved to Melstone, MT, a very rural ranching community of 137 people to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA. During her VISTA term she focused on Community and Economic Development. Some of the projects she helped jump start were; the community garden, the farmers market, after school programming, Coyote Derby in partnership with FFA and a weekly community newsletter.
After her VISTA term was completed Abbey moved to Cody, WY. She began working with BBBS NWWY as a Match Specialist in July, 2009 and because of her hard work and dedication to our organization's mission, Abbey has been promoted multiple times and is now our Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming served 156 children through one to one mentoring. And each year the agency has shown dramatic improvement in quality service delivery.
Abbey serves on multiple coalitions and boards including; Christ Episcopal Church Mission Committee, Safe Kids of Park County, Suicide Prevention Alliance, Park County Health Coalition, CORE Team and also is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).
Gary Sutherland, Chief Financial Officer
Gary joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Prior to this role, Gary was the Accounting Manager for Admiral Beverage Corporation for 30 years. Gary holds a B.S. in Commerce, with an Education Certification.
Gary is extremely active in Worland by volunteering with the following organizations; Worland United Methodist Church, Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, Katrina Recovery Mission, community choir, Christmas Basket Program, being a Big Brother, Green Hills Golf Course. Gary is married to his amazing wife Laura. They enjoy golfing, fishing and visiting their grandchildren.
Jennifer Wetherbee, Program Manager (Washakie County, Hot Springs County, Big Horn County)
PO Box 1757
1313 Big Horn Avenue
Worland, Wyoming 82401
Hot Springs County
Thermopolis, WY 82443
Big Horn County
Greybull, WY 82426
Danica Prom, Program Manager (Fremont County)
Danica has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters since April 2016 and grew up in Riverton, WY she graduated from Riverton High School in 2010. Danica attended college at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY and graduated in 2015 with her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. While at the University of Wyoming, she interned at Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters' Progressive Youth and Diversion Programs. The two programs worked with first-time youth offenders and multiple-time youth offenders. Through the internship, she was also a 300 hr AmeriCorps Member.
After graduating from the University of Wyoming, Danica moved back to Riverton, WY to be closer to her family. She worked for Wind River Job Corps for 8 months before starting at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Danica also volunteers for Fremont County Libraries and became an active member of the Suicide Prevention Taskforce through Prevention Management Organization (PMO). She enjoys being with family & friends, taking pictures, and traveling.
324 E Washington St
PO Box 304
Riverton, WY 82501
Nikki Schleich, Program Director (Park County)
Nikki has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters since July of 2015. She is originally from Gallup, New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and is also holds a Level 1 Secondary teaching certification. Before coming to Wyoming she was a Mid School Reading teacher. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Public Administration and also does part-time fundraising work for the Park County Animal Shelter.
In her free time Nikki enjoys spending time outdoors. She moved to Wyoming with the hopes of getting to live adventurous lifestyle, and she has definitely taken advantage of all that outdoor Wyoming has to offer! On the weekends you can find her with her two Australian Shepherd pups, Jackson and August, camping, paddle boarding, hiking, or fishing. Nikki also enjoys spending time with her family fixing up her house.
(307) 754-3338 OR 800-294-9700 x105
Park CountyShayna Florian, Case Manager (Park County)
PO Box 368
145 N. Bent St. #204B
Powell, WY 82435
Shayna has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters since April 2016. She grew up in Powell, WY and graduated from the Shoshone Learning Center in 2011. After High School she moved to Billings, MT where she worked at group homes for adults with developmental disabilities and holds a certificate in ABA to help individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
Shayna also runs two part-time businesses in the community where she pet sits and helps senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Cecile Gisselle the Chihuahua and Loren Russe the Rat Terrier. She also likes spending time with her family and friends.
(307) 754-3338 OR 800-294-9700 x108
Board of Directors
Connie Jo Clark, President
Nancy Frederick, Vice President
Retired School Teacher
Rev. Tim Trippel, Secretary
Grace Lutheran Church
Mary Buchanan, Treasurer
Retired Prevention Specialist
Lisa Beamer, Farmers Insurance Agent
Shannon Lusk, Northwest College
Tara Carr, Teton Rehab
Eric Carr, James Gores and Associates
Jenna Anderson, Farmer