Susan is a descendant of third and fourth generation Wyoming's pioneer families. After 26 years of service, she retired from the State of Colorado where her responsibilities included budget development and oversight, large project development and implementation, multi-program oversight and management. After retirement, she researched and wrote a nomination for a property placed on the National Historic Register in 2001. For her work she was honored to receive the Maurine Carley Award for Historic Preservation from the Wyoming State Historical Society
John is a retired budget officer for the State of Colorado with 29 years of experience in legal research, writing and defending budget requests, implementation of computer-related projects, and development and management of a multi-million dollar budget. John was one of 55 people nationwide to receive a diversity scholarship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to attend their 2007 conference.
Ann is a retired teacher. She taught in West Virginia, Maryland and Wyoming. She received a Presidential Award for teacher of Mathematics during her career. She has been a resident of Wyoming for thirty-two years. She has been active in her local chapter of National Audubon Society, having served on their board fpr more years that she cares to remember. She is an avid bird watcher. She has also served on the Casper Historic Preservation board for more than fifteen years. She is active in the First United Methodist Church and has served in several capacities there. She is married and has two sons.
Dave is a retired petroleum exploration geologist and is presently an international travel consultant (20+ years). History of the West is now his avocation.
His interest in History of the West began with an inspiring history professor at the University of Wisconsin. Shortly after, he became a field geologist in western Wyoming with the opportunity to travel many historic trails by jeep. His geology career took him away from Casper. However, during that time, he did have the amazing opportunity to study the history of two different Indian tribes: the Blackfeet of northern Montana and the Navajo of the Four Corners region. This came about as an expert witness in mineral development on lawsuits on behalf of the tribes before the U.S. Indian Claims Commission.
He returned to Casper two years ago and has embraced the opportunity to learn about the "History of the West" with an extensive reading program and by visiting museums. His activity with the "Reading the West" book club, a partnership of the Natrona Co. Library and Fort Caspar, has also been quite rewarding. He also has an interest in the 19th Century art of the American West and has had the opportunity to visit most of the major museums housing those collections.
In addition, he has rekindled his interest in geology. Field trips with geologists from Casper College and the Tate Geological Museum take him out into "Historical Wyoming", and that always results in further study.
Bob grew up in Denver, graduating from the Colorado School of Mines in 1972 with a degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering. His career as a petroleum engineer has taken him and his family to Oklahoma, Saudi Arabia, and Texas, before moving to Wyoming and settling in Casper in 1980.
Along with family and career, Bob also enjoys learning about Wyoming's history. He compiled Trails to Rails, A History of Wyoming's Railroads in 2003, which tells about the railroads, and how cities and towns along the various railroad routes developed. In 2016, he finished Kettles and Crackers - a History of Wyoming Oil Refineries, which discusses the state's history of oil refining.
Bob is a member of the Wyoming Historical Society and the Natrona County Historical Society. His volunteer work in Casper has included campaign chairman of the United Way, board member of the Casper Petroleum Club, chairman of the Amoco Reuse Agreement Joint Powers Board, chairman of the Wyoming Society of Petroleum Engineers, member of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, and chairman of the Casper Planning & Zoning Commission.
Paula is a retired Vice President of the First Interstate Bank, Mills Branch. She has been a part of Casper, Wyoming's banking and financial world for nearly 40 years. In addition, Ms. Reid stays active in community service. She served on the Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions Board, Special Olympics/Festival of Trees, City of Casper Public Utility Board and the Regional Water System Joint Powers Board and has supported the Historic Bishop Home and Cadoma Foundation from its inception. In addition, Ms. Reid is an amateur photographer who has captured virtually every flower that has bloomed in the last 15 years in the Alcova area while relaxing with her husband on weekends. She has donated several pictures to local charities who have sold them in auctions raising significant funds for the charities. Her husband, David, is a long time entrepreneur at Casper's Vintage Wine Bar and Poplar Wine & Spirits.
Jory L. Taylor is Financial Advisor in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, serving families in 24 states with retirement planning, investments, education planning, insurance, estate considerations, and business succession planning. Jory is also on the leadership team, responsible for recruiting in the eastern region of South Carolina for Edward Jones Investments.
Originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Jory is a descendent of the Bishop family and holds many close ties to Wyoming. Jory earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado in 2004. He worked with the Sigma Chi Foundation as Director of Leadership Programs in Chicago, Illinois and in 2006, he and his wife, Christina, moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. They have one son, Emerson and one daughter, Madison Grace.
Jory is active in his local community and nationally serving numerous organizations. He is the President of A Father's Place serving Horry, Georgetown, Marion, and Williamsburg counties in South Carolina, Past President for the Myrtle Beach-Chicora Rotary, member of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee, member of the Dunes Golf & Beach Club Finance/Operations Committee and active volunteer with Sigma Chi's leadership development programs
A Special Thanks to our Partners in the Restoration of Historic Bishop Home and Development of the Cadoma Foundation