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LEDA was formed due to the vision and diligent efforts of Cade Maestas and Mike Lilygren. LEDA is a non-profit, 501(c)6 organization with a board composed of 13 diverse, community members. The board members were selected from a pool of committed and dedicated community volunteers by Cade Maestas and Mike Lilygren based on the members diverse skill-sets, involvement in local business, as well as community participation. The expertise of the board members encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines, which includes banking, property management, investing, consulting, professional recruitment, engineering, city and county government, global business, science, business development, real estate management, higher education, research and development, and healthcare. The current officers on the board are Rick Rollino, President, Cade Maestas, Vice President, Mike Lilygren, Treasurer, and Secretary, Rajean Strube Fossen.
John grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a reserve officer for eight years. During that time, John also graduated Widener University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. After obtaining his law degree, John entered the Information Technology field in which he still works. John and his wife, Monica, moved to Lander in 2011 where he is involved in many community organizations including the Lander Rotary Club, LEADER, and most recently, LEDA where John was able to play an integral part in bringing a truly diverse fiber optic connection out to the Internet for the benefit of Lander’s businesses and residents. Finally, John is active in the Fremont County and Wyoming Republican Party. He also really likes tomatoes.
Brian Fabel is the current Executive Director of the Lander Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Brian serves on the Wind River Visitor Council and Leadership Fremont County Board of Directors, and active member in the Lander Rotary Club. He is also the Chair of the Central Wyoming Climbers Alliance, a Lander-based nonprofit that celebrates and promotes safe climbing for the local Wyoming community. Previously, Brian served as Executive Director of the International Climbers' Festival, and has 15 years experience in sales and marketing with various other organizations. In December of 2016, Brian will complete his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver Campus, and also has a B. S. in Communication and Business from the University of Arizona.
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Member of LDA since its inception in 2014. Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in business administration. US Army officer with multiple command experiences and a Vietnam war veteran. Graduate of Duke University with a masters degree in Healthcare Administration. Retired healthcare executive (11 years in Lander) and recipient of the Deming Award for business management. Former President of LEADER Corporation. Graduate of economic development course given by the International Economic Development Organization. Certified Flight Instructor Central Wyoming College adjunct professor (aviation and grant writing). Chair, Lander Community Foundation (2010-present). Member of Rotary. Member of the Lander Chamber of Commerce. Advisory Board member of First Interstate Bank. Soccer referee and Instructor/triathlete/cyclist.
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Paul Guschewsky is a Lander native who feels very fortunate to live and work in the area!He graduated from Lander Valley High School, holds a BS degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming, and a MS Degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Since the early 1990’s, Paul has been very active in business and real estate development. He converted a 14 acre compound in downtown Albuquerque, NM into a thriving bed-and-breakfast. Upon returning to Lander, he has purchased and renovated multiple buildings for various businesses and organizations throughout town. Current projects include renovating the old Shrine Club for Rocky Mountain Oncology with a 7000 square foot addition to house the new state-of-the-art Rocky Mountain Oncology Treatment Center. Paul is also remodeling a Main Street building, which houses 4 new retail spaces, allowing for the introduction of two new businesses to Lander. In addition, he has purchased a historic medical building in town, which he converted into the current home of Acuhealth Acupuncture Clinic. Paul is excited to be a part of LEDA and to assist in advancing the continued economic growth of Lander and the surrounding area!
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Kendall grew up in Ogallala, NE and made his way to Wyoming to pursue his college degrees at the University of Wyoming. He earned degrees in Finance, Marketing, and Real Estate. While attending the University he earned his Real Estate license and sold Real Estate to help fund his college, upon graduation Kendall began his career in banking in Laramie, he started as a teller then moved to new accounts and consumer lending before moving into commercial lending as an analyst. Kendall made his way to Lander from a transfer of jobs by his wife Cindy and started out as an Operations Manager with a Regional Bank, within 6 months was promoted to Branch Manager of that bank. Kendall transitioned over to his current role with Wyoming Community Bank where he serves as the Branch Manager for Lander. Kendall has been active with several groups such as the Museum of the American West, Lander Rotary, Lander Art Center, and Lander Pet Connection. Kendall resides in Lander with his wife Cindy and their twins where they enjoy hiking and backpacking throughout the area.
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Growing up in an Army family took Mike to all parts of the US in his youth. Rock climbing brought him to Lander in 1995. It was easy for him to fall in love with Lander and it's community. In 2000 Mike started working in the outdoor idustry with Brunton as the Director of Product Development. In 2008 he started Bridge Outdoors, a small custom outdoor products company here in Lander. He continues to be passionate about the outdoors and shares this love with his wife Suzanne and daughter McKenzie. Mike was a founding member of the Lander Cycling Club, is a past Director for the International Climber's Festival, and is current Treasurer of the Lander Swim Club. He is also the Treasurer of the Lander Rotary Club and serves as the liaison with the Lander Community Foundation. Mike's belief is that with a strong team anything can be done- no summit is too high, no route too difficult, no idea impossible.
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CADE A. MAESTAS
Cade is a very active member of the Lander, Wyoming community. He serves on the City Council, the Fremont County Recreation Board, is on the Board of Directors for LEADER, is a member of Kiwanis, and is one of the founders of LEDA. He is a recognized expert in international logistics and global procurement. In his roles as Vice President of Sales and Operations for Maven Outdoor Equipment Company and Co-Owner of Bridge Outdoors he has utilized this expertise to build global supply networks and grow domestic sales. Cade was a Logistics Specialist in the US Navy, serving tours aboard the submarine USS Tennessee and at the Submarine Logistics Support Center. He is an active member of the Lander Cycling Club where he was the founder of the Fremont Area Road Tour and he enjoys fishing, hunting, cycling, and spending time outdoors with his wife and three children. He also really hates tomatoes.
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Rick Rollino attended the University of Southern California and earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. His experience includes public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. and a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer with several organizations from start-up entities to middle-market businesses. Rick joined Wyoming Catholic College in 2011 and serves as the Vice President of Operations & Finance and Treasurer. Rick is a member of the Lander Rotary Club and has served on many not-for-profit boards.
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John is a Business Teacher, Head Football Coach, and Future Business Leader of America Advisor at Lander Valley High School. John is a Wyoming native having graduated high school from Laramie. He attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. During his time at Black Hills State, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Business Service Management with an emphasis in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education. Prior to entering the education career path, John spent time as small business accountant as well as a salesperson in the sports marketing industry. Upon arriving in Lander in 2008, John re-chartered the FBLA group in Lander and has subsequently grown the chapter from 9 members to 60 members in 8 years. LVHS has had multiple nationals placers in FBLA and even more national competitors in the past 8 years. John is married to Josie and they have three children, Addison, Lyla, and Tyson.
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RAJEAN STRUBE FOSSEN
RaJean is a Fremont County native graduating from Riverton High School. She obtained a BS in Civil Engineering from MSU in Bozeman MT and is a registered Professional Engineer. She worked for the federal government until moving back to Lander in 1994 to be the co-owner/operator of Strube Construction where she created the Indian Lookout Subdivision. RaJean is the co-founder of the Lander Children’s Museum and served on that board for 13 years. She has also acted or chaired many other boards including the Lander Planning Commission and the Tiger Joint Powers Board which created the Lander Downtown Business Park. She is currently a Success Coach at CWC, assisting youth-at-risk to be successful in college. RaJean believes that there is no greater reward than investing in her community and is proud to serve the LCF as a continuing part of her investments in Lander.
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Missy is a proud transplant to Wyoming, after graduating with a BA in English Literature from Davidson College. She also holds an MA from Seattle University in Organizational Development. For almost 30 years she has coached leadership development for individuals and organizations. Missy consults to government, non-profit and for-profit businesses in strategic planning, leadership development, and process improvement. She is a graduate of the 2005 class of Leadership Wyoming, and volunteers extensively for the Lander Nordic Ski Association.
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Main page photo generously donated by Brad Christensen
Board of Directors Photos generously donated by Kristy Cardinal Photography