Candace Whitlock, Chief Executive Office

Candace is a native of Wyoming. She graduated from Star Valley High School and then went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Wyoming. She and her family moved to Washakie County ten years ago and is proud to call Worland her home. She works with youth in many capacities from coaching to working with youth from her church. Before being hired as CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming, Candace served an AmeriCorps term with BBBS and as program director for Big Horn, Washakie and Hot Springs Counties.

Outside of her involvement in the community, Candace and her husband, Duane have four amazing children ranging from 14 to 3 years old. Candace loves to spend time her family in the mountains, on the lake, skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, and enjoying all that the outdoors of Wyoming has to offer.

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PO Box 1757

1313 Big Horn Avenue

Worland, Wyoming 82401

Gary Sutherland, Chief Financial OfficerGary 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.

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PO Box 1757

1313 Big Horn Avenue

Worland, Wyoming 82401

Kara Hancock, Program Director (Fremont County)

Kara joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in August of 2018. She was born and raised in Wyoming, and received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming. Kara and her husband both feel passionate about making Fremont County a better place and believe that starts with the youth.

Kara loves to spend time on the stage as a part of the Enchanted Entertainers of the Riverton Branch Library. She is easily recognized by the children in Riverton for her many entertaining roles such as dogs, monsters, and other story book characters. Kara has used her skill to encourage all children to STAND UP in her Drama Club.

Kara spends her free time with her amazing husband and children perusing one new adventure or another. You will find her at ball fields, dance recitals, or the pool.

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Fremont County

PO Box 304

Riverton, WY 82501

Jennifer Just, Program Director (Park County)

Jennifer has spent most her life living between Wyoming and Montana. She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a dual-emphasis in Creative Writing and Literature. Her master's degree is in Community Health from the University of Montana-Missoula.

Prior to working at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jennifer has worked in publishing and in education. She has taught creative writing, wellness, fitness, and self-defense classes. She has also served as an educator for sexual violence awareness and prevention.

In her free time, Jennifer loves to spend time with her two sons and her dog. She enjoys creative writing, hiking, mountain biking, learning martial arts, teaching women's self-defense, baking, reading, and working toward being able to do more and more pull ups.

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Park County

145 N. Bent St.

Powell, WY 82435

Melissa Dietz, Program Director (Washaki County)

Melissa grew up in a small town in Southern Idaho. She graduated from Idaho State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she worked for 3 years as the Program Director for Community Education in Pocatello, ID. She moved to Wyoming 7 years ago and has loved living in Worland for the last 2 ½ years. In the community, she spends time volunteering for the children’s organization at her church and is involved in the PTO at her children’s schools.

Melissa loves spending time with her husband and 4 children playing games, reading, and enjoying the outdoors. She loves planning and taking road trips with her family- especially when exploring the National Parks.

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Washakie County

PO Box 1757

1313 Big Horn Avenue

Worland, Wyoming 82401

Board of Directors

Connie Jo Clark, President

Nancy Frederick, Vice President

Rev. Tim Trippel, Secretary

Mary Buchanan, Treasurer

Sarah Garcia

Bob Grover

Joni Hamilton

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