Chief Executive Officer
Lisa joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming as CEO in August, 2010. Prior to assuming this role, she served as the Regional Membership Manager for Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming and worked in the field of Developmental Disabilities at ARK Regional Services in Laramie as a Program Manager. Under Beamer's leadership, our agency has increased its services four times over and decreased its cost/match by more than 50% over a 2 1/2-year period. This progress has resulted in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming being nominated as a finalist for the BBBSA Gold Standard Award in 2012. In 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming served 176 children through one to one mentoring. And each year the agency has shown dramatic improvement in quality service delivery.
Beamer first became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming in 1993, (then Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Big Horn Basin) by volunteering as an assistant to Mary Mountain, the Executive Director at the time. She has since served as a Big Sister to Little Sister, Stephanie.
Beamer has been recognized with numerous professional and community leadership positions including being appointed to the Steering Committee for the Small/Mid Agency Alliance, the Joint Powers Board for the Worland Community Center Complex, and the Kiwanis Board of Directors. She is active in her ministry as a religious education instructor, and Parish Council Member at her church, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Worland, WY. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wyoming and is working on her Master’s in Public Administration. Ms. Beamer resides in Worland, Wyoming and has been married to her husband Phil for 7 years; they have three children, Grace, Isabella, and Sophia.
Chief Programming Officer
Abbey Scott 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 with FFA and a weekly community newsletter. After her VISTA term was completed Abbey moved to Cody, WY to be with her husband. She began working with BBBS NWWY as a Match Specialist in July 2009 and because of her hard work and dedication to our organizations mission Abbey has been promoted multiple times and is now our Chief Program Officer. 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). Abbey and her husband have 3 lovely dogs, 9 horses and a cow. She enjoys reading, attending bible study, being a rodeo timer and finding mentors for children in need. Abbey is passionate about her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the children we serve.
Regional Director of Case Management Compliance
Marianne joined BBBS of NW WY in April of 2011. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and has extensive experience in human interaction and development. Prior to joining BBBS, she spent over 15 years working in Human Resources and Management for several large corporations. Marianne joined Big Brothers Big Sisters because she is a firm believer in the power of mentoring and the impact it makes on our communities.
Marianne and her husband are the proud foster parents of an energetic 12 year old daughter who they met through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In addition, their family also includes 2 very spoiled dogs and a flock of chickens. Together the family enjoys working with a variety of community groups in Thermopolis. During their free time they can be found gardening, caring for the animals, and playing endless hours of card games.
Ross Valore is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA. He is originally from Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University where he majored in philosophy and political science. He has served in mentoring positions since high school and has a strong passion for empowering youth. Ross currently resides in Worland for the Washakie County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is excited by the opportunity to help youth find strong mentors in the community.
Autumn Ouma hails from the Keystone State of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies. Through her travels around the developing world, working in orphanages, she felt it was important to dedicate a year of service in America before making her home in Uganda, Africa. She finds herself fitting right in as a Wyomingite and is proud to serve as a VISTA with BBBSNWWY. You won’t find Autumn playing video games or watching TV. She enjoys her time serving as a Big Sister, being in the wild, and cooking and baking up storms in her kitchen.