Meet Our Faculty
At CWC, teaching isn't just a job - it's a passion. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers whose top priority is helping you reach your goals.
Agriculture & Equine
Jennifer Cole is passionate about horses and brings her passion to the classroom.
Drew Schrock is the rodeo coach at CWC but also brings knowledge of farrier science to students.
Scott Priebe grew up on a corn and soybean farm in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Priebe said Future Farmers of America and agriculture have always been a big part of his life. Priebe said he is most looking forward to introducing students to the greater scope of agriculture.
Amanda Winchester is the newest addition to CWC as the meat science instructor
Business & Entrepreneurship
Working with students gives Brittany the opportunity to invest in them the way they invest in CWC.
Tamara Forbis has worked at CWC for more than four years as an instructor for business.
Kyle Trumble has experience as an entrepreneur and small business owner and has worked in management roles for many different companies. He has been a business instructor for more than two years at CWC.
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Wayne Montgomery has been at CWC for more than 11 years and shares his real world experiences as a mental health counselor in his human services courses.
Todd Guenther is passionate about anthropology and getting his students the field experience needed for the next level.
Joseph Fountain loves psychology and hopes to excite and interest his students in it. Most people associate the field of psychology with mental disorders, but the study and science of the mind encompass so much more.
Dr. Jim Thurman has worked for CWC for more than 15 years and has worked throughout the world.
Tarissa Spoonhunter is focused on sharing knowledge with other races and nationalities to build relationships to increase understanding.
Career and Technical
Amy Madera comes to CWC from West Palm Beach, Florida and has a culinary experience from various parts of the world.
Kaitlin Wood loves teaching her students new techniques. She enjoys watching them grow from their first day in class to becoming professionals in the industry.
Dr. Lael Noonan is the cosmetology director and instructor at Central Wyoming College.
Pam Capron enjoys how student-friendly CWC is and as an instructor she enjoys seeing each students individualism.
Darryl Steeds is a certified welding inspector and has years of experience in the welding industry.
Health and Nursing
Stacey Stanek comes to CWC with a wealth of knowledge in the nursing field.
With more than 22 years as a nurse, Amy Hernandez loves bringing her experience to the classroom.
Anne Nez brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to the classroom.
Terry Wilson brings more than 33 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings.
Jenn McCartney specializes in medical-surgical and administration but also has experience in intensive care, neurology, and the emergency department.
With 21 years in the healthcare field as a nurse and paramedic, Chris Kube is excited to share her various experiences with nursing students.
Liz Oliver has a strong background in acute care in rural settings and has spent a lot of time mentoring new nurses.
Cathy Beck is a member of the CWC faculty team as an instructor at the outreach center in Jackson, Wyoming.
Anna is a nursing instructor at the CWC outreach center in Jackson, Wyoming.
Media, Arts and Humanities
Jeremy Cochran is the new music instructor at CWC and he hails from Duluth, Minnesota. Now he resides in Riverton and is ready to watch the music program grow and help students pursue their passion for music.
For Jeremy Nielsen, the film program at Central Wyoming College is all about making movies and he puts cameras into the hands of his students the first day. CWC is the only college in Wyoming that has a film program.
Maygen Cassity is passionate about teaching and truly feels fortunate to be in the role.
Joey West has been a part of the theatre world since he was a young child. His first performance was in the Nutcracker as a young boy where he fell in love with life on the stage. He spent his undergraduate at Southern Virginia University, he later moved to England to perform and earn a master's degree at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
Nita Kehoe has taught at CWC for more than 20 years and has shown artwork internationally.
David Gray brings experience in marketing, journalism, theatre and military communications to the classroom.
Buck Tilton brings three decades of experience teaching wilderness medicine and writing books and magazine articles to his job as an English Instructor.
Past sports director and general manager at radio stations and co-founder of Wyopreps.com, John Gabrielsen has more than 25 years experience in the radio broadcast field.
Amanda Nicholoff brings experience from her professional career producing at NBC to the classroom.
Dr. Connally enjoys seeing students move from one level of writing to the next. Watching the satisfaction students have with their achievements is something he loves about working with students.
Dr. Colleen Bartlett has had the opportunity to work in many different settings, she began working in child care and went on to work with older children in preschool and the public school system. She has a unique perspective on early intervention and education and how important it is.
Ben Evans has taught English at CWC for many years.
Outdoor and Environment
Darran Wells is passionate about all kinds of outdoor activities - hiking, climbing, caving, and skiing, but mountain biking is a sport he dedicates most of his free time to.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Passionate about math, Mike Bostick, enjoys teaching math and helping students comprehend and solve tough math concepts.
Kirsten Kapp has a passion for wildlife and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.
Jennifer Kellner has taught mathematics for more than 10 years at CWC.
Kate Patterson is a math instructor at CWC and is ready to share her love of math with others.
Melena Osborne wants to help students succeed in math. She recognizes that math can be a barrier for some students and she's here to help students break that barrier and succeed in college.
Lucy Graham is from Aurora, Nebraska. Prior to earning her master's degree, Graham spent a year doing an internship at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services where she worked in the epidemiology department focusing on chronic disease prevention, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Bill Finney engages his students by creating an interactive learning environment
Professor Matt Herr brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.
Tara Womack lets her students be their own subject by drawing their own blood to determine blood type, counts and more!