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Board of Directors 2019-07-28T18:19:27+00:00

Forward Sheridan Board of Directors

At Forward Sheridan, we gratefully acknowledge the time and commitment of our Board of Directors.

Executive Committee


Mark Law

Director since 2015, Mark Law is the General Manager of Holly Seed. Law brings 30+ years of Agricultural Education, Logistics, Marketing, Sales Management experience to the board. Law received his Master of Science Degree in Agronomy specializing Agrochemical Research and statistics.In additional, in 2002 he was promoted to Director of Agriculture, responsible for the Sugarbeet Agricultural department of Imperial Sugar’s beet factories.


Wendy Gnehm

Wendy Gnehm is currently the Branch Manager of Bank of the West in Sheridan, WY. She joined Bank of the West in November 2017. Wendy was born and raised in Sheridan, graduating from Sheridan High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics from The George Washington University. Wendy worked for U.S. Senator Michael B. Enzi for 14 years. As Senior Legislative Assistant, she was the primary advisor to the Senator on defense and foreign policy, veterans’ issues, and transportation policy. During that time, Wendy was the staff lead for the Missile States Coalition, a group of [...]


Anthony Tarver

Vice-Chair Director since 2014, Anthony Tarver is a Vice President of Commercial Lending at Wells Fargo Bank. After graduating from Sheridan High School, Tarver enlisted in the Marine Corps and was Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant in December 2000. He returned to Sheridan and started his college career at Sheridan College and then moved to Las Vegas to attended UNLV and received his Bachelors of Science, Business Administration in May of 2006. When returning to Sheridan, he began working at Sheridan State Bank in September 2006 which later became Wells Fargo Bank. As a first generation college graduate Tarver decided to [...]


Don Parrott

Director since 2015, Don Parrott is the Controller of Vacutech a mid-sized manufacturer of industrial vacuum systems. Before joining Vacutech he was a Financial Accountant for Pinnacle Gas Resources, a publicly traded company, where he was responsible for SEC filings, accounting for mineral reserve holdings, and surface use agreements with landowners. Prior to this he was Senior Credit Manager for a worldwide provider of jet fuel and Vice President Finance for an international seed technology company. His interests include farming, ranching, and aviation. He holds a Commercial Pilot license and is a Certified Flight Instructor.



Aaron Sopko

Director since 2015, Aaron Sopko is the the General Manager at Advanced Communications Technology. After nearly 16 years with the Range Telephone family, Sopko joined Advanced Communications Technology in August of 2010 as the General Manager. Throughout his years with the Range family, he has served in several capacities, from business telephone system sales and installation, to Customer Service Manager, Marketing Director and now as General Manager.In addition to his duties at ACT, Sopko currently serves as Secretary of the board of directors for Montana Vision Net, as the Co-Chair for the Information Technology Policy Council for […]


Alicia Cox

Director since 2012, Alicia Cox is a partner at Harker Mellinger CPA’s, LLC. Her business experience of 15 Years as a CPA, provides a valuable resource when Forward Sheridan deals with our investors as well as enabling businesses to flourish. In addition to this direct working experience, Cox has an interest in equity that serves to provide guidance in our strategic planning and more importantly implementation of economic development community strategies.


Brian Bolton

Director since 2015, Brian Bolton is the Vice President of Dick Anderson Construction. Mr. Bolton has been a Sheridan resident since 2008 and will bring valuable source of experience to Forward Sheridan and its investors. Mr. Bolton also serves on the Big Horn Home Builders Association and Children’s Center. He is also a member of the Rotary Club.


David Hubert

Director since 2015, David Hubert is the Market President at First Interstate Bank.  Mr. Hubert attended the University of Wyoming where he received a BS degree in Finance with a minor in International Business.  In 1997, he earned his MS Finance at the University of Wyoming.  After graduation Hubertbmoved to Denver, Colorado to begin his professional career in the Financial Software at Comprehensive Software Systems and NAREX Inc.  In 2001 Hubert moved to Sheridan Wyoming to work at First Interstate Bank.  Mr. Hubert obtained a bank management certificate from Pacific Coast Banking School in 2012.  Hubert then graduated from Leadership […]


Hayden Heaphy

Heaphy is involved with corporate and private legal efforts. Mr Heaphy replaces Kim Cannon, one of the foundation members of Forward Sheridan. Heaphy has broad and on going experience with Sheridan and State Boards and will provide insight to our board.


Joe Steger

Director since 2016, Joe Steger is a realtor with Century 21-BHJ. Mr. Steger has been a Sheridan resident since 2016. He has experience in the oil and gas and hospitality industries.  Mr. Steger has lived and worked in both a rural, as well as an urban area, in addition to experiencing international travel (Europe and Asia). These opportunities have provided him a unique and exceptional understanding, perspective and empathy of people from all walks of life. Mr. Steger also serves on the Big Horn Equestrian Center Board and is a Big Horn Lions member.


Keith Marcott

Keith Marcott has 35 years of experience as a professional geologist, environmental manager, and business development director. During his career he has served as an exploration geologist in upstream oil and gas, environmental manager for a Fortune 500 fluids recycling company, and most recently as director of corporate development for Trihydro Corporation, the largest engineering firm in Wyoming. He has served on Trihydro’s Board of Directors for many years, as well as the boards of various non-profit organizations in Wyoming. Keith and his wife Ann relocated to Sheridan from Laramie in 2016.


Lynn Hartje

Director since 2016, Lynn Hartje is the District Manager at Montana-Dakota Utilities and has been working in the utility industry for the past 29 years.  Her connection to the local gas and electric utilities will provide valuable information to Forward Sheridan and our investors.  Lynn is also an active member of the community; Sheridan Rotary club member & board member, graduate of the 2012 Leadership Sheridan County, board president for the WY Energy Share program and a board member of WANGU.


Nick Siddle

Nick Siddle is currently serving as a Sheridan County Commissioner. He is a graduate of Northwest College, and has Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degrees from the University of Wyoming. Siddle was a high school Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Sheridan High School and Mountain View High School for 31 years. Siddle also serves as President of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. He and his wife Tammy have two grown children and three grandsons.