Mark Harshman (Chair)

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Mark Harshman of Casper represents the Wyoming Fire Chiefs Association, has been a member of the Commission since its inception. He currently serves as Chairman, and was instrumental in the development and buildout of the emergency services communication system in Natrona County.

Harshman has lived in Casper all of his life, has been a member of the Casper Fire EMS Department for 41 years, and is currently a Deputy Chief.  He earned his Associates Degree in Fire Science from Casper College, and has been a Fire Science Instructor at the college for many years.  

Harshman and his wife Tracy have five (5) children, and enjoy participating in many outdoor activities. He is also an Eagle Scout, and volunteers his time as an Assistant Scout Master in Casper.


William "Doug" Frank (Vice-Chairman)

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Doug Frank served as Mayor of Glenrock, Wyoming, and represents Wyoming Municipalities, currently serving as Vice-Chairman.  He is a Partner with RealWyo.Com, LLC, and is a Senior Partner with PERFECTSHIFT, a Healthcare Advisory Company serving academic medical centers, hospitals and clinic systems in improving their operating results.  He has been involved in bringing Carbon Capture Technology to Wyoming (CCUS) focused mainly on removing CO2 exhaust from coal fired power plants to be utilized for Enhanced Oil Recovery and permanent sequestration of CO2 underground.  He and his wife Maribel live in Casper, Wyoming. 

Frank spent many years in the management consulting and business advisory profession in healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing industries throughout the United States.


Dwane Pacheco (Secretary)

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Dwane Pacheco, of Rock Springs, represents the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, and currently serves as the Secretary.  He is in his fourth year as Police Chief, and has been with the department for 28 years. Pacheco grew up in Rock Springs, spent 4 ½ years active duty US Air Force before retiring from the Air Force Reserve in 2007, and graduated from the 201st Session of the FBI National Academy.  

He has served as president of the United Way of Southwest Wyoming, past Grand Knight of the Frank Plemel Council 2441 Knights of Columbus, President of the Rock Springs Police Protective Association, and is active with community youth.  

Pacheco is married with three (3) children, and enjoys fishing, camping, and hunting in our great state.   


WYDOT Representative - Vacant

 

 


Jonathan Downing

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Jonathan Downing represents the Public-at-Large and has served as a Commissioner since 2014. Downing has held leadership positions with the Wyoming Liberty Group, Wyoming Mining Association, and Wyoming Contractors Association. He holds Finance and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Wyoming.

Downing previously worked for the Wyoming House of Representatives, Governor Jim Geringer, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, former Secretary of State and State Treasurer Joe Meyer and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.  He has served as an advisor to a number of Wyoming leaders.  

Throughout Downing’s career he has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations. He has demonstrated an ability to strategically manage public policy issues, government relations, and grant programs. 

He has also been a volunteer for a number of charitable non-profit organizations.


Forrest "Frosty" Williams

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Frosty Williams, Deputy Director of Operations with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, represents State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.  He has spent approximately 30 years working as a public servant in law enforcement, working for DCI for the past 26 years and prior to that, for the Campbell County Sheriff's Department for four (4) years.  

Williams has a Bachelor of Science Degree, attended the FBI National Academy, and has completed numerous hours of Peace Officer Certified Training.  He enjoys spending time with his two (2) children, and fishing.    


Mike Choma

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Mike Choma, of Casper, represents the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), and was first appointed to the Commission in June of 2015.  He has served the WGFD for 27 years in various positions, including District Game Warden, Law Enforcement Coordinator, and currently as the Department's Law Enforcement Program Manager.  

Choma, who grew up in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, earned his Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class 244).  Choma and his wife, Marial, have two (2) children, and he enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities.  


Paul Bertoglio

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Paul Bertoglio is a Natrona County Commissioner and has represented the Wyoming County Commissioners Association since September 2018.   After being appointed to fill a vacated Commissioner seat in May 2016, he was elected to a full term in November, 2018.    Prior to his service as a County Commissioner, Paul served as a Casper City Councilman for almost seventeen years, three terms as its Mayor, and as the President of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities along with numerous other Boards and Commissions.

Originally form Deer Lodge, Montana, Paul graduated from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He has spent the majority of his professional career in Casper where he is currently a managing member in three oilfield related businesses.

Paul has been married to his best friend Jackie for 36 years.  They have three (3) daughters and one grandson.  In his free time, he enjoys golfing, yard work and gardening.


Matt Carr

Carr Matt.JPGMatt Carr, of Teton County, represents the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs. He is in his third year of serving Teton County as Sheriff. Carr began his law enforcement career in 1999, starting in the Teton County Jail and working his way up through the ranks. 

In addition to the PSCC, Sheriff Carr serves on the board of the Community Safety Network in Teton County and is an active member of Teton County Search and Rescue. Carr enjoys spending time with his two kids: skiing, climbing, and backpacking in, and around, the great State of Wyoming. 


Phillip Franklin

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Owen St. Clair

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Owen received an Associate of Arts degree from Central Wyoming College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Education degree from Montana State University-Bozeman.

St. Clair has served on the Board of Directors of organizations throughout his career including the Wyoming High School Activities Association(WHSAA) and the National Federation of High Schools(NFHS). He has also been a member of Wyoming Association of School Administrators(WASA) and Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals(WAEMSP).

Owen has two daughters, one son, and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys golf and traveling.


Cindi Shank

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Shank and her husband, Bill have been married for 39 years, and have 2 children.  They enjoy international travel and spending time with family.  She volunteers her time with St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research and Make-A-Wish Wyoming.


Monte McClain

McClain Monte .JPGMonte McClain, of Powell, represents the Wyoming Joint Chapter of the Association of Professional Communications Officials and the National Emergency Number Association, (WYAPCO/NENA) where he currently serves as Chapter President. He is beginning his 22nd year with the Park County  Sheriff’s Office where he is the Communications Supervisor and 911 Coordinator. He recently retired from EMS after 32 years of service, serves on the Crown Hill Cemetery Board in Powell and instructs communications staff in current and relevant topics for their careers both at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy and at conferences in the region. He also serves on numerous advisory boards for 911 and communications professionals across the state.

Monte is married to his best friend Stacie and enjoys spending time with his family in his down time.