Mark Harshman - Chairman

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Mark Harshman of Casper represents the Wyoming Fire Chiefs Association and 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 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.


Monte McClain - Vice Chairman

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 also serves as the Vice Chairman for the PSCC. Monte has worked for the Park County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years, 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.


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 and spent four and a half years active duty with the 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 children and enjoys fishing, camping, and hunting in our great state.   


Karl Germain

Major KD Germain.JPGMajor Karl Germain represents the Wyoming Department of Transportation. He oversees Support Services at the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) in Cheyenne. Germain attended Liberty University, where he studied criminal justice. He served four years of active duty in the US Marine Corps before starting his career with the WHP in 2005 and was assigned to Troop J in Laramie. In 2008 he transferred to Cheyenne and became a member of the K9 team. During his tenure with the K9 Team, he assisted with multiple felony seizures of narcotics and counterfeit goods and testified numerous times in federal and state court. In 2014, he was promoted to Lieutenant, where he supervised Troop G for three years, which covers the southern half of Big Horn County and all of Washakie and Hot Springs Counties. He was promoted to Captain over Evidence, Equipment, Records & Technology in July 2017. In 2020 he helped the WHP implement new records, dispatch, and mobile software. He has been in his current duty assignment since the summer of 2021.

 


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 years.  

Williams has a bachelor's degree, attended the FBI National Academy, and has completed numerous hours of Peace Officer Certified Training. He enjoys spending time with his two 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 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 17 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's 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 daughters and one grandson. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, yard work and gardening.


John Wetzel

JohnWetzel.jpgMayor John Wetzel, of Powell, represents the Wyoming Association of Municipalities. John attended the University of Wyoming graduating in 1985 with Wyoming infused in his heart. He left to get master's degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson University in South Carolina. John traveled Europe for several months, putting 3,600 miles on a bicycle before landing in Denver to start a career in the printing industry. Moving to Powell in 1992 community, family and children became the focus. John worked in the publishing business for many years before recently joining Impact 307. He now thoroughly enjoys working with local entrepreneurs helping them start and grow their businesses.

Community involvement continues to be a priority as John is serving on multiple boards. John served as a councilman in Powell for 11 years and is currently in his second four-year term as Mayor. John is a graduate of the Leadership Wyoming Class 2020. Floating rivers, pheasant hunting and golfing occupy the remainder of his time these days.

 


Matt Carr

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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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Philip Franklin, of Cody, represents Wyoming Emergency Medical Services. He has served over 26 years in the field of emergency medical services including fire, hospital, helicopter, and county-based EMS systems. He is in his ninth year of serving as the EMS Director for Cody Regional Health.

Phillip also serves as the vice president for the Wyoming EMS Association, co-chair for the Big Horn Basin Healthcare Coalition, and a member of the Northwest College Paramedic Advisory Board.

Phillip enjoys spending time in the mountains hunting and fishing. He has three dogs: Jax, Tika, and Zoe.

 


Owen St. Clair

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Owen received an associate's degree from Central Wyoming College, a bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Wyoming and a master's degree in education 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 and the National Federation of High Schools. He has also been a member of Wyoming Association of School Administrators and Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals.

Owen has two daughters, one son, and five 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.