DSA Board of Directors

Board Members:

President – Peg Martin

Vice President – Jay Martinson

Secretary – Jim Mowry

Treasurer – Megan Cook

Chris Carroll, Jami Kessner, Jonny Law, Janie Magelky, Robert Miller, Robby Smith, Paula Whitworth, Kathryn Winkelmann, and Councilor Clinton Beaver – Ex-Officio 

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 a 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, the Annual Wine Fest, Goose Creek Polo Cup, and 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.

Clint Beaver

Clint Beaver

“Thirty-six years ago, this Buckeye trailed westward to Laramie, Wyoming to attend the UW College of Law.  Within days of reaching Wyoming, I knew I had found “home.”  Since graduation, my wife, Cindy, and I have set up camp in Cheyenne, Gillette, and Sheridan.  We raised two daughters and a son who is now “mostly” out the house,” says Councilor Beaver.  In Cheyenne, Councilor Beaver worked as an Assistant Attorney General, advising and representing several state agencies.  He also held an administrative position with the Office of State Lands & Investments.  While in Gillette, he held the position of Chief of Staff for the Campbell County Commissioners.  In Sheridan, he served as a Deputy County & Prosecuting Attorney for a little over two years.  He advised all the county elected officials and handle civil litigation.  He currently is the Council President for the City of Sheridan.

Councilor Beaver has been involved in volunteer work in every community, including serving on the Board of Directors of several non-profits.  He also served as an ordained elder in churches in Cheyenne and Gillette.  Counselor Beavers wife, Cindy, teaches part-time at Sheridan College and is a real estate agent with ABC Realty.  There daughter’s, Lindsey and Maddie, are both receiving bachelor degrees magna cum laude.  His son, Noah, is a competitive swimmer, currently on the Colorado Mesa University Men’s Swim Team.  For fun, he enjoys fly-fishing in the Big Horns, sailing at Lake De Smet, and swimming.  

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.  Jami has been involved with the DSA since 2018 and loves helping with a variety of events.  She currently is a Co-chair for DSA’s Annual Wine Fest Committee and sits on the Sheridan Farmers Market Committee.  

Janie Magelky

Janie Magelky

Janie Hubartt Magelky is a Life/Business Coach at impact.FULL Life & Business Coaching.  She provides businesses and entrepreneurs with advice, feedback and a range of services to help them improve and effectively run their businesses.  “In the past, I have worn many hats: wife, mother, volunteer, coordinator, event planner, consultant, connector, and master networker.  My passion is to delve deeper into your area, and help you develop a customized plan to help propel your life and business into the future,” Janie says.

Janie and her family recently relocated to Sheridan after 20 years in Fairbanks, Alaska.  During her time in Fairbanks, Janie served 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’s involvement with DSA started in 2018 and sits on the Historic Downtown Promotions Committee.  She also helps with a variety of events including Third Thursday and Goose Creek Polo Cup. 

Jay Martinson

Jay Martinson

Jay currently works at First Interstate Bank as a Commercial Loan Officer.  Working in our thriving downtown made Jay want to get involved with the DSA in 2011.  Jay is currently the Vice President of the DSA Board of Directors.  He also sits on the Economic Vitality Committee, and Organization Committee.  He helps DSA with a variety of projects/events from our Annual Wine Fest to hanging the iconic flowers down Main Street.  Jay is also the President of the Big Horn Baseball Club and his wife is the Vice-President.  Their family enjoys sports, 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 that focusses on due diligence, acquisitions and divestitures, and title work for the oil and gas and energy industries.  James (Jim) Mowry is a Partner at the firm’s Sheridan Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Department.  He also represents clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts.  “Sheridan is a great place to have an office,” says Jim Mowry.  “When you work in town you are close to everything.”

Jim became involved with the Downtown Sheridan Association when he met, then-DSA Board 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 a realtor. In addition, my kids love his bookstore (Sheridan Stationery).  Jim loves helping with the Farmers Market, the Annual Wine Fest, Goose Creek Polo Cup, and with the flower baskets.  He currently is the Secretary for the DSA Board of Directors and sits on multiple committees.  “Having lived in several other towns across the state of Wyoming, my family and I appreciate it for its sense of community and its unique shops.”

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. Jonny has thrown himself into helping DSA’s mission by helping with events and sitting on multiple committees.  He is currently one of the Co-chairs for the Annual Wine Fest Committee and also sits on the Economic Vitality Committee. 

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. He 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.  She feels that Downtown Sheridan is a very unique place and the true heart of our beautiful little city.   Megan is 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.  She 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 Organization and Wine Fest 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.

Paula became involved with DSA in 2018 and dove into her responsivities. She currently sits on the Historic District Promotions Committee, Design Committee, and Wine Fest Committee.  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, A Bursch Travel Co. located at 150 S. Main Street in downtown Sheridan. Brittain World Travel has been located in Sheridan since 1947, and is Wyoming’s first travel agency!  Peg has over 30 years of experience as a professional travel agent, and the combined experience with the 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 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 the President of the DSA Board of Directors. She serves on the multiple committees and volunteers as much as possible for any events hosted by DSA.  “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 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.

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.”  She currently sits on the Historic Promotions Committee, Goose Creek Polo Cup Committee, is a Co-chair for the Wine Fest Committee and takes lead with the beautiful flowers on Main Street.  You can find Robby and John at almost every event the DSA has, working hard with a smile on their faces.  

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Robert (Rob) Miller moved to Wyoming from Washington State and used to play soccer and lacrosse from Whitman College.  During the spring and fall, he’s on the field coaching youth soccer right here in Sheridan.  He actively volunteers with many nonprofits in the Sheridan area.  This involvement got Rob interested in becoming involved with DSA in 2019.  Rob is currently, one of our newest board members and is ready to jump in!  He served as vice chair for Volunteers of America in the Northern Rockies.  Rob spends most of his free time with his wife and four children in the Big Horn Mountains where they camp, fish, and ski.

Rob was Frontier Asset Management first employee in 2000. was named Principal in 2006, and became Managing Principal in 2015.  He began his work in the financial services industry in 1998 for Portfolio Management Consultants (PMC). There he worked with Frontier Founder and Principal Gary A. Miller as an Investment Analyst intern. In 1999, he joined the Private Consulting Group as an Asset Allocation Analyst.  Rob is responsible for the vision, strategic direction, and performance of Frontier.  He ensures the proper resources are in place for his teams.  He trains, positions and inspires his staff so they can succeed. He manages the internal operations of the firm as well as the external sales of the company. He also is involved in helping to create additional products and services.