DSA Board of DirectorsZoila Perry2021-01-29T13:57:23-07:00
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.”
Jay MartinsonVice President
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.
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 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.
Chris CarrollBoard Member
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.
Jami KessnerBoard Member
Jami is a Wyoming native, having spent the 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.
Robert MillerBoard Member
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’s 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.
Paula WhitworthBoard Member
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.