DSA Board of Directors

Board Members:

Peg Martin, President

Jay Martinson, Vice President

Jim Mowry, Secretary

Megan Cook, Treasurer

Chris Carroll

Jami Kessner

Jonny Law

Janie Magelky

Robby Smith

Paula Whitworth

Alex Lee- Councilor 

Chris Carroll

Chris Carroll

Everyone in Sheridan is familiar with Chris Carroll and Carroll Furniture. The family owned and operated store has been in the Carroll family for 95 years.

“The store was started by my great grandfather. I believe we are the only retail store in Sheridan operated by the same family for this many years,” Chris points out. The store offers quality home furnishings, such as living room, dining room and bedroom furniture, as well as mattresses and home office furniture. Chris serves as president of the business. “We love having our store in downtown Sheridan,” says Chris. “Downtown Sheridan is Sheridan. It’s a beautiful community.”

Chris, who has been involved with the DSA since 2004, explains that being involved with group is important. “It’s a great organization to be a part of to benefit Downtown Sheridan.” He helps with a variety of DSA events including Third Thursday and he helps with the popular downtown flower baskets. “I have a big warehouse where we store the flower baskets for the winter. In addition, I have a big truck so that’s always helpful when DSA needs to move things around,” Chris says.

Jami Kessner

Jami Kessner

Jami is a Wyoming native, having spent a majority of her life in northeast Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2007. After finishing college, Jami and her family moved to Sheridan and are happy to call Sheridan home. The community of Sheridan is extremely important to her and she strives to make Sheridan a better place through community involvement. She is currently the Chair of the Sheridan County Library Board of Trustees, a member of the Sheridan Board of Realtors and is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Wyoming. 

Janie Magelky

Janie Magelky

Janie Hubartt Magelky is the newest addition to the Confluence Collaborative team. She provides start-up businesses and entrepreneurs with advice, feedback and a range of services to help them improve and effectively run their businesses.

Janie and her family recently relocated to Sheridan after 20 years in Fairbanks, Alaska. During her time in Fairbanks, Janie wore many hats, serving on the board of Parent Teacher Associations for two schools, the Fairbanks Children’s Museum, and other organizations. She created the Fairbanks Summer Kid Fair and the Fairbanks Holiday Marketplace, and was one of the volunteer coordinators for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. In her last few years in Fairbanks, Janie created The Hub, a gathering place with rentable, maker/hacker, and co-share work-spaces.

Janie is energized by helping budding entrepreneurs realize their dream of running their own show!

Jay Martinson

Jay Martinson

 

Jay became involved with the DSA in 2011 when he saw the thriving downtown and wanted to be involved. He is currently chair of the Economic Development Committee and also serves on the Organization Committee. Jay is a Commercial Loan Officer at First Interstate Bank. 

Jay is married with two children. His wife teaches Spanish teacher at Tongue River High School. The family enjoys camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Jim Mowry

Jim Mowry

Downtown Sheridan provides a great mix of retail interspersed with restaurants and professional businesses. One of those professional firms is Crowley Fleck, a large, regional firm specializing in oil & gas, energy and natural resources. They are committed to the philosophy of community service. Today they have six offices in Montana, two in North Dakota and three in Wyoming.

“Sheridan is a great place to have an office,” says Jim Mowry, a senior associate attorney at the firm. “When you work in town you are close to everything.”

Jim became involved with the Downtown Sheridan Association when he met then-DSA president John Smith in 2010. “He was one of the first people I got to know in Sheridan, and he has been very helpful as realtor. In addition, my kids love his bookstore (Sheridan Stationery).”

Jim truly values Downtown Sheridan. “Having lived in several other towns across the state of Wyoming, we appreciate it for its sense of community and its unique shops.

The new board member threw himself into his duties, helping with the Farmers Market and with the flower baskets. “My family loves Third Thursdays,” he says. Mowry is married with two daughters. Besides attending the popular street festival in the summer, the Mowry family enjoy camping, golfing, fishing and hunting—“everything Wyoming!” Mowry concludes.

Jonny Law

Jonny Law

Jonny currently works as an Account Executive at Flood Marketing in Sheridan, Wyoming. As a new board member of the Downtown Sheridan Association and a lifelong Sheridan resident, he’s excited for the opportunity to assist in the effort of improving the Downtown Sheridan area and to see the growth of downtown businesses. If you see Jonny around town, don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation with him about his love for Sheridan and his love for his work. 

 

Jonny is married and has two dogs. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing with family, exploring new places and taking in everything life has to offer from skiing the slopes to walking the paths.

Megan Cook

Megan Cook

Megan jumped on the opportunity to join the DSA Board in 2016 when given the opportunity.  Megan was born and raised in Sheridan, WY, left for college, then later returned to raise her family.  

Megan feels that downtown Sheridan is a very unique place and the true heart of our beautiful little city.  She feels privileged to work together with others in Sheridan that share the same love and appreciation for our downtown. 

Megan works as a Branch Operations Manager and Registered Client Associate at D.A. Davidson & Co., a financial service firm, which is conveniently located right on Main Street.  She loves helping clients with all aspects of their financial lives, especially retirement planning. 

Megan is married to Ron and they have two daughters- Amaya and Adaline.  Megan enjoys taking her family to the Farmer’s Markets and Third Thursday events, and also enjoys helping clean up and put away after the events. 

Megan serves as the Board Treasurer and on the Econ and Org committees for DSA.

Paula Whitworth

Paula Whitworth

Paula Whitworth is the Marketing Director for Sunlight Federal Credit Union. She has the very rewarding task of connecting potential members with the services offered by Sunlight.

Paula and her family moved to Sheridan from Houston, Texas in 2013. They fell in love with Wyoming on a spring-break trip to Yellowstone and got back as soon as they could. Paula and her husband, James, have two sons. Their oldest is currently serving in the Marines and their youngest recently graduated high school. Paula’s first career was in the insurance industry, where she remained for 18 years. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Carriage House Theater/Civic Theater Guild. She loves Sheridan and is excited to have the opportunity to give back to her community.

Peg Martin

Peg Martin

Going on a trip? Want a great vacation in the sun? Look no further than Peg Martin, owner and travel agent at Brittain World Travel, LLC located at 150 S. Main Street in downtown Sheridan. Brittain World Travel, LLC, has been located in Sheridan since 1947, and is Wyoming’s first travel agency.

Peg has 31 years of experience as a professional travel agent, and the combined experience with staff at her agency is 49 years. “We pride ourselves with great customer service, knowledge of the travel industry, personal travel experience, and a passion to see the world,” she says.

Peg moved to Sheridan seven years ago after visiting the town as a child and purchased Brittain World Travel in January 2011. “I love the people, community, the western spirit and lifestyle,” Peg notes, explaining her decision to live and work in Sheridan.
Currently, Peg is vice president of the DSA Board. She serves on the Promotions Committee, 3rd Thursday Street Festival, Wine Fest, and volunteer as much as possible for any other events.

“I wanted to be on this board because I care about preserving and expanding the wonderful lifestyle and opportunities our downtown offers,” she explains. “I care very much about keeping Sheridan growing and thriving. We have a very beautiful town and I love working with the caring and dedicated people on our board.”

Peg is married to Doug Haye, and says she “loves spending time with my great friends, riding my horse, fly fishing, and traveling with my husband.”

Robby Smith

Robby Smith

Robby Smith has been one of the proprietors of Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery on 206 N. Main since 1994. The independent book store, which Smith operates with her husband, John, sells local and regional books, best sellers, kids’ books, greeting cards, calendars and gift items.

“The store has been in this location since 1957, but was at another location in downtown since 1935,” says Robby. She is proud that they are the only independent bookstore located in town. “There are many places that sell books in Sheridan specific to the type of store they are; King’s sells western-themed books, Roosters has Christian books and so forth, but books are our main business.” As for what she does as the owner/operator, Robby just laughs and says “everything.”

The Smiths bought the store located in downtown Sheridan not only because they grew up here, but because “I’ve traveled to other places, but there is no other place I’d want to live.”

Robby has been on the board “for a while. I got involved with the DSA because I feel you should give back to your community. Since we have a store in town and are property owners, we feel we need to be involved.”

Robby and her husband have two daughters and three grandkids. She enjoys trips to the mountains and being outdoors when she’s not in the bookstore.