Board of Directors
Tiffany Gamble, Business Advisor at the Hat Six Travel Center, has served as a board member for Visit Casper since 2018. Tiffany might just be the biggest Wyoming Cowboys fan in the state. The only thing that competes with her love of the Pokes is her love of anything purple. Tiffany travels the world, but she says that no matter where she goes, she loves coming home to Casper because she feels safe and welcomed here. The one thing that she would tell a visitor is that Casper is a hidden gem not many people know about. If you can survive a couple of winters, chances are you will make Casper your home.
Renee Penton-Jones is the Regional Director of Sales for Ramkota-Regency Hotel Management and has served on the Visit Casper board since 2013. Renee is possibly best known in Casper for her unwavering passion for tourism and volunteerism. Renee is a Casper native but lived in Las Vegas for a period working directly with Harry Sandler and Barbara Streisand. But Casper called her home, and she loves how we get to enjoy the clean air, mountains, lakes and river all in a vibrant cosmopolitan area. Renee’s favorite tourism asset in Natrona County is the North Platte River, Alcova and Pathfinder.
Cole Montgomery is thrilled to bring new, fresh ideas to an already beaming group. He was raised in Casper and works as a financial advisor at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. In school, he was a three-sport standout, playing basketball, football, and soccer. During his college career, he chose to take the path of football at Chadron State where he started many games as a Safety, while graduating with a degree in Business Finance. In his free time, he enjoys hiking the Bridle Trail as well as enjoying the outdoor experiences that are brought to David Street Station. Cole is excited to bring his skills and knowledge to the tourism industry to help further the economic development of Casper.
Sabrina Kemper is the Community Development Director for the City of Mills and has been serving on the Visit Casper board since 2021. Her roots may be in Ohio; however, she has called Casper home for the last five years, and the Oil City is lucky to have her. Sabrina is passionate about building opportunities, amenities and places that can be shared with the community of Mills and beyond. She loves that no matter the season there is always something to do in Central Wyoming - whether that's hiking on Casper Mountain in the fall or soaking in the beauty of the North Platte River on a summer evening in Mills.
Mike began working outdoors at a young age. While he loved books, after college he broke out as a hand on a production rig in the Salt Creek Oil Field. After a few years on the job, Mike went back to grad school for Economics (which was a lot more painful than working rigs). A long apprenticeship in economic development eventually led him to the North Side of Chicago. For 12 years he ran a non-profit business and industrial council connecting businesses with the 17th Police District, and an Education to Careers program with local high schools. However, after almost two decades in the city, the mountains called him back to Midwest, Wyoming. Mike currently performs insurance inspections and census interviews. He also is an active Board Member on the Natrona County Travel and Tourism Council. When he is not working hard or knocking over piles of books, you can find Mike catching a sunset walk after dinner, listening for the coyote's song.
Lisa joined Visit Casper's board in April of 2023 and is excited to dive into the industry of tourism and help promote what's best for our county, our locals, and our visitors. As a native, she finds it hard to pick just one thing she loves about our community. Besides the fact that it's home, she enjoys that Casper has many different amenities for families to enjoy all year long. If you ask Lisa her favorite tourism asset in Natrona County, she will tell you that she loves taking in the views while walking the river paths along the North Platte. She also enjoys walking on trails, both through town and on the mountain. During her term on the Visit Casper board, Lisa hopes to bring positive input and suggestions that will benefit our community and enhance the quality of life for our residents.
Tassma joined the Visit Casper board in May 2023 and we couldn't be more delighted to have her a part of our blossoming committee. With roots in Greybull, WY, she moved to Casper in 1997 and since has grown deeper roots in our community. Tassma has visited all 50 states but continues to find Wyoming in her top favorites. She believes Casper a great place to live if you want to embrace a balanced life while also getting to enjoy the great outdoors. The Cowboys Ethics Code of the West is one of her favorite quotes- if this doesn't prove her profound love for her western heritage, we don't know what does! Her favorite tourism asset in Natrona County is the North Platte River and she wants to be sure every visitor knows, "Yes, Casper folks really are THAT nice!"
Katie joined our board in July of 2023. She is new to Casper as of September 2022, but has quickly fallen in love with the "warm small-town feel" that she similarly experienced in her hometown Cape Cod. Katie maintains a presence in her children's school in Midwest, while being a fulltime stay at home mom. One of her favorite tourism assets in our community is Casper Mountain; she also believes Jeffree Starr's newly opened Meat & Makeup store downtown will be a popular tourist attraction for his cosmetic brand and for our city. Katie's pro tips for every visitor is to respect Wyoming's wildlife, experience our beautiful nature activities, and get to know our friendly locals.
Meet Kirk, our newest board member who joined in October of 2023. Kirk is the General Manager of the Ford Wyoming Center and plays an integral role in bringing top entertainment and events to Casper. Although his position means he is required to say that the Ford Wyoming Center is his favorite tourism asset in Casper, he's also a big fan of Casper Mountain and loves to escape to the trails. Considering Kirk has visited 49, soon to be 50, states and has an adventurous personality, it's extremely fitting for him to be serving on our board.
Next Board meeting - February 29, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. - Visit Casper - 139 W 2nd Street; Suite 1B
Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
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