• Board of Directors & Staff

  • BJ Stokes

    President

    I am a native to Evanston and have lived here most of my  life. I attended college at WWCC, Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming. I studied nursing, Spanish and received a Bachelors degree in psychology. Upon graduation I returned to Evanston to work in my family business at Westar Printing LLC and Rocky Mtn Sign. I have served as a treasurer for the Laramie County Community College Board of Directors, as  treasurer for the Laramie Head Start Board of Directors, vice president for the Evanston Chamber Board of Directors, and I am currently serving as the President of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. When I am not working I enjoy time at the lake, camping, riding atv's and spending time with my wife and children. I love Evanston. It is a great place to live, to work and  to raise a family. I feel that if we all work together we can not only help Evanston grow but  thrive!"

  • Todd Jones

    Vice President

    I am a lifelong Wyomingite.  I was born in Rock Springs and raised in Green River and graduated from Green River High School. I am married to my amazing wife Amy and I have a daughter attending Colorado Mesa University. My Stepson is happily married, and they travel the U.S. working on powerlines. As a family we enjoy the outdoor Wyoming way of life.  Hunting, fishing, and camping is where you will find us on our off days. I also have a severe addiction for anything that burns gas. Nothing like the rumble of pure horsepower!! I am also a Master Mason of Evanston Lodge #4

    I own an insurance agency that operates in both Evanston and Mountain View. I love working with my clients and developing great friendships with them. I started working in the Copier industry as a repairman and worked into sales and management. Then I eventually completely switched gears and ended up working as a Natural Gas Plant Operator for almost 13 years. Fate decided it was time again for a complete change and here I am now, an insurance agent  I love what I do as it allows me to be able to be involved in many things such as the Chamber, Southwest Wyoming Off-road Trails (S.W.O.T), Evanston Small Business Network and many others.

  • David Benton

    Treasurer

    David was born and raised in sunny Jacksonville, Florida.  His career and family have led him to Iowa and then to Wyoming.  David has been in the banking business for over 20 years.  Currently David is the Branch Manger of First Bank, Division of Glacier Bank.  Prior to his current position, David has done various jobs in the banking field from Personal Banker to being a District Manager.  David enjoys helping people learn and work through their financial dreams. When David isn’t working, he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.  He has a wife and son whom he prides himself on.  He enjoys watching his son grow and participate in sports.  His son is an active participant of Football and wrestling.  You may hear him from time to time cheering him on from the crowd or the side of a wrestling mat.  David enjoys watching college and NFL games on the weekends.  During the week, you will see him strolling the town in a suit and tie – but on the weekends, he is in fishing bibs or sporting a shirt from his favorite College football, the Florida Gator shirt. 

  • Jeannie Staley

    Secretary

    Jeannie is a native of Evanston. She raised 3 children that are now grown and has one Grandson. She worked at the Posey Shop her Mother owned before starting her career in Real Estate. Business has always been in the Family.She works at Uinta Realty as an Associate Broker. Meeting new people & finding them the right home is her passion making new lifetime friends. She enjoys crafting, floral designing, shopping & gardening.She has furthered her education in Real Estate obtaining the highest certification  “Certified Residential Specialist” Her love for this Community lead her to being involved with the Red Carpet Ambassadors & Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years.

  • Brent Hatch

    Brent was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in 1980, Brent moved to Evanston, Wyoming, where he met his wife Rhonda, they have one daughter, who with her husband and three children also live in Evanston. For over the past 36 years Brent has worked in the financial, he has owned and managed several businesses in the area.  Brent enjoys providing service to others, he is the current Chairman of the Uinta County Economic Development Commission, A member of Evanston Regional Hospital Board, A Member of Jumpstart Evanston, A Member of Uinta County Suicide and Substance Abuse Coalition, A Member of the Uinta County Public Health Incident Management Task Force and A Member of SWOT(Southwest Wyoming Off-road Trails).  Brent can often be found at the Lords Store House and other service organizations around Evanston reaching out to others. Brent enjoys camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, he has hiked Kings Peak several times, during the eclipse a couple years ago Brent with some friends hiked Gannett Peak. Recently Brent with some friends hiked Mount Timpanogos. 

     

     

  • Mieke Madrid

    Mieke currently works as the Community Relations/Grant Writer for the City of Evanston. She’s lived in Evanston with her husband, Jeff, a native of Evanston, since 1997 and thinks it is by far the best city in Wyoming. She has been involved in a number of community events and programs over the years, including Soroptimists International (women’s service organization), the Renewal Ball, Brew Fest, Relay for Life, the Uinta County Economic Development Commission, Evanston Rotary Club, Roundhouse Festival, Southwest Wyoming Tourism Committee, and the Evanston Main Street Program. She feels Evanston has a tremendous amount to offer any citizen or visitor in a variety of aspects—from recreational activities and cultural events to business development and employment opportunities. She enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family, friends and her zany Jack Russell Terrier.

  • Shelley Piiparinen

    Shelley graduated form Utah State University with a Fine Arts degree in Art Education and a minor in French. She and her husband, Garry, moved to Evanston in 1993 and have loved raising their five children here. She has taught Art lessons at home, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, MATCamp, the Rec. Center, After-school Enrichments, Rocky Mountain Care as well as volunteering art activities for school, boy scouts and church activities. One of her favorite Art mediums is photography, so in 2017, Shelley started her own photography business, PiipArts Photography.   Shelley is also a volunteer mentor with Next-Gen Mentoring in Uinta County. She loves being involved with youth and helping them feel confident in being themselves and giving them opportunities to express themselves in positive ways.