Gabe joined the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Board in 2018. As an accountant, financial planner, and investment advisor, Gabe brings strong fiscal sense to his position on the board. Gabe chose his career in retirement financial planning because he really cares about people and helping them live out their retirement years financially secure. As a lifelong resident of Billings, Montana, he is passionate about giving back to his community and improving the lives of his neighbors. Gabe and his wife Brandi prioritize their faith as they raise three children.
Bob joined the VOA board in 2020. With over 30 years of service as a civil engineer, department head, principal, and corporate board member, he now finds himself giving back to the Rapid City community in his retirement while remaining active in his professional pursuits. In his spare time, Bob is a district leader with the Boy Scouts, an active member of his church board, an instructor of and certifier for ski instructors, and a devoted husband to his wife Cathy.
Jennifer retired in 2017 from Laramie County Community College where she served as the Director of the Nursing Program. She served on the board at Peak Wellness Center for eight years, graciously deciding to join the VOA board when the two organizations merged in 2021. Jennifer and her husband Stephen have lived in Cheyenne for 22 years and have three children. She is an active member of Cheyenne Hills Church and loves to travel, read, refinish furniture, and spend time with her grandkids.
Brent grew up on a ranch & farm in Southwestern Wyoming. He remains involved in the family ranching & farming operation. Since graduating from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Business, Brent has had a successful banking career, becoming the CEO of Security State Bank in 2015. Brent has a passion for community, and has served on the boards of many charitable organizations in Wyoming. He and his wife, Judith, have been married for 29 years and have two grown children. In his spare time, Brent likes being outdoors, running & hiking, spending time with family, and growing in his faith.
John became our Chairman of the Board in 2021. He and his wife Michele have lived in Wyoming since 1976, moving to Sheridan with their three daughters in 2004. John retired from Security State Bank as the Senior Vice President of Lending. He has had many distinguished public service engagements, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to VOA. John and Michele share a deep faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, and John spends time with clients here at VOA to walk alongside them on a faithful path.
Sue and her husband Casey founded EMIT Technologies in 2000 to provide the natural gas industry with environmental solutions for air quality regulatory issues. Along with her experience in the oil and gas industry, Sue has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, and is dedicated to improving our region. Faith is a priority for Sue and her family as they seek to leave a legacy of servant leadership and generosity in the Sheridan Community. Sue and her husband have been married 42 years with three children and six grandchildren.
Cliff joined the Board of Directors in 2019, upon retiring from a successful and vibrant career in 2015. He is a Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a successful entrepreneur and businessman. His personal experience with chemical dependency, alcoholism, and PTSD inspired him to empower others with his testimony, which ultimately led him to connect with Volunteers of America and the clients we serve. Cliff has been married to his wife, Marisa, for 35 years. Together, they have four children and eight grandchildren.
Margaret resides in Custer, South Dakota and has practiced general law for more than 40 years. She is a generous supporter of those around her and has served on many boards over the course of her career. A significant portion of Margaret’s board service was dedicated to the Siouxland Community Blood Bank where she was a founder and 30-year board member. Margaret fills her free time with gardening, gourmet cooking, pottery-making and travel. Margaret is married to Charles Thomas Patterson and together they have three children.
Brandon was Chairman of the Board for Peak Wellness Center from 2016 to 2021 before generously agreeing to join our Board of Directors when the two organizations merged. He has lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 1996, where he has found success as a realtor. With his experiences as a leader within Peak Wellness Center and the Cheyenne community, Brandon brings valuable insight to the board. He has a daughter and a son whom he enjoys spending his time with.
Dr. Robert Byrd holds a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College. His skills were put to good use when he joined the military, serving for 25 years before retiring as a Colonel. Dr. Robert Byrd was Chief Clinical Director/Instructor for Northern Wyoming Community College Dental Hygiene Program. He is trained and a certified instructor through the Wyoming Peace Officers Standard and training commission in Forensic Medicine and Dentistry.
Robert has been married to his wife, Lori, for 11 years and has two stepchildren – Danielle & Josh.
Brittany is a third generation Wyoming native. She started her career in banking in 1992, and found her passion in mortgage lending in 1995. Brittany has a passion for servant leadership, and has served on several boards across the state. She is a graduate of Leadership Cheyenne, and believes strongly in supporting small local business and organizations. Brittany’s biggest pride is her family. She and her husband, Jason have been married for almost 30 years. They have a 26-year-old son, Hayden, and a 10-year-old daughter, Brooklyn. In her free time, Brittany enjoys reading, traveling, scrapbooking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Matthew Leibrich is the Assistant Controller and Office Manager at Ken Garff of Cheyenne. He has been with the company since 2015. He graduated the University of Wyoming with a BS in Accounting and Finance in 2011, and became a CPA in 2014. Matthew moved to Cheyenne in 2015 and has been an active member of the community ever since. He has served on the Board of Rotaract in Cheyenne for three years and was board president from 2020-2021. Matthew is marrying the love of his life in June 2022. He’s adding two bonus children to his life and could not be happier.
Brent Wulff is the Dealer Principal and General Manager of Sheridan Motors. He has extensive experience in human resources and business development after his time spent owning the largest funeral home in St. Paul, Minnesota., as well as two franchise locations – Kilwins Chocolate and Jimmy Johns. Brent also operated Wulff Consulting in Sheridan, Wyoming for 14 years. He previously sat on the board of directors for the Big Horn Baseball Club. Brent resides in Sheridan, Wyoming with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he loves to hike, fish, and hunt in the Big Horn Mountains.
Jan is a Christian Life Coach, Author, and Speaker. She retired from corporate work in 2020 and became a #1 International Best-Selling author as one of 30 women featured in the book Women Who Empower. After receiving her certification as a Christian Life Coach, Jan directed her focus to coaching women through a Christ-centered roadmap. Since becoming a VOA Faith Coach, she has enjoyed encouraging clients with a different perspective on life through their faith. Jan and her husband Brett reside in Sheridan, Wyoming where they enjoy spending time outdoors.
Amy Moon is the owner and Chief Craftsman at Avid Wood Creations in Cheyenne. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and worked as a Staff Investigator with the State of Wyoming. Amy also has experience developing training programs for direct sales companies focused on marketing and business success. She and her husband, Jason, have two children whom Amy homeschools. God is in the forefront of her life. Amy and Jason work with individuals through Celebrate Recovery in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Sidney Fitzpatrick is known for his positive attitude desire to help others find success. During his career, Sidney served 11 years as a Big Horn County Commissioner, as well as a Crow Tribal Legislator. He also worked as a Big Horn County Under Sheriff, a Law Enforcement Officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a DARE Resource Officer, and a Firearms and Weapons Instructor. Sidney celebrates his sobriety, practicing his Crow culture and tradition, and living a healthy lifestyle, supported by his wife, 8 children, and numerous grandchildren.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jeff joined the organization in August 2001. Under his leadership, VOANR has grown from a revenue base of one million dollars to one that today exceeds $40 Million in services. His professional passion is building organizations through empowered leadership that embraces a social entrepreneurial spirit through the passionate delivery of human services. Personal interests are spending time with family and enjoying out of doors activities such as bird hunting and fishing.
100% Board Giving
Each of these board members financially supports Volunteers of America Northern Rockies while they volunteer their time and wisdom to lead the organization.