Feeding Laramie Valley
Head Office

968 N. 9th Street

Laramie, Wyoming 82072

Tel: 307.223.4399

info@feedinglaramievalley.org

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MEET THE FLV TEAM

Gayle M. Woodsum is an award winning writer and speaker with international experience in community organizing for social change since the early 1980s. She is president and chief executive officer for Action Resources International (ARI), a Wyoming based nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence and promoting safety through a variety of community strengthening efforts that are community based, designed and led. In 2009, Gayle launched the Feeding Laramie Valley project through ARI, in an effort to expand resources and create equitable collaborations among various community food, health and social justice programs. 

Founder and Director

GAYLE WOODSUM

Lina Dunning serves as the statewide AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator for Action Resources International, as well as manages several FLV programs and documents the area’s food history and future through interviews and videos. She grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine. After graduating from the University of Maine with a master’s degree in Community Development she worked as a community educator with the Cooperative Extension Service. Her experiences there led her to focus on the urgent issues facing women and children including family planning and sexual violence. Now living in Wyoming, surrounded by mountains instead of the ocean, she is working as a community-based social change activist to understand the role that food insecurity plays in keeping women trapped in abusive relationships and how to make healthy, fresh food available to those in need.

Community Engagment Director

LINA DUNNING

Sandy was born and raised in Laramie and has raised her three children here as well. She attended the University of Wyoming and completed a certificate program at Laramie County Community College. Having worked many years at UW and for the Albany County school district she landed at Feeding Laramie Valley. Working part-time cleaning the old Ft. Sanders building at LaBonte Park, she also took on several temporary jobs from watering gardens to assisting with the inaugural years of FLV’s free summer lunch program and the Higher Ground Fair. Now full-time at Feeding Laramie Valley, Sandy is the cook and coordinator of the Free Summer Food Service Program and logistics coordinator for the annual Higher Ground Fair.

Program Support Services Coordinator

SANDY MOODY

Reece is a Wyoming native. He was born in Laramie and grew up in the mountains at over 8,000 feet above sea level, 40 miles from the nearest town, in what most would think of as a cabin in the woods.  After graduating High School, he went to the University of Wyoming where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies. He started working at Feeding Laramie Valley during college and has continued to since graduation. Among his many duties he manages interns, shoots photos and videos, works in the gardens, and helps with anything else he can.

Food Production Manager

REECE OWENS

Candace moved to Laramie with her husband and dog in January of 2018 from north metro Atlanta. She graduated with a Master's degree in International Development from Brussels, Belgium. Before graduating, her experiences working and backpacking in Southeast Asia led her to focus on agricultural development. When she started with Feeding Laramie Valley, she was a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA where she helped the organization with capacity development, coordinating volunteers and events. Now, her duties include to support the planning and coordination of the programs and its activities, help build relationships within the team and the community, and keep records and reports updated.  

Program Coordinator

CANDACE TEEMS

Kellie Perkins was born and raised her in Laramie, Wyoming. She started her first two years working as an intern and has worked her way up the ladder to become the Assistant Food Production Coordinator and help supervise the shares team. Kellie is going to school to get her degree in Business and Criminal Justice. She enjoys helping the community and spending time with the people around her.

Food Production Assistant

KELLIE PERKINS

Katherine moved to Laramie with her husband and dog in 2018 to continue her work in food security and community development. Katherine has two B.A.’s from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University. Over the last few years, Katherine has worked as a researcher and coordinator with local governments and community-based organizations to build community gardens, edible landscapes, and increase food security for vulnerable populations in underserved communities. Katherine and her husband are looking forward to experiencing their first winter together in Wyoming, enjoying the outdoors with their pup and learning how to grow fresh foods at 7,500 feet.

Community Garden Coordinator

Full Year VISTA

KATHERINE CASE

Ember is from a small city in south Texas called Victoria. She spent the past ten months serving with the AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region. During her service term she worked exclusively on BLM and U.S. Fish and Wildlife land, focusing on conservation and land managing projects. Ember has always had a deep interest in environmental sciences and community development. Her social action journey brought her to Laramie, Wyoming for a yearlong AmeriCorps VISTA position with Feeding Laramie Valley. Ember truly believes in Feeding Laramie Valley's mission and is ready to give her all to our organization!

Healthy Food Access

Full Year VISTA

EMBER AYALA

Dominic was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming. He enjoys gardening, cooking and art. Dom is working as a year long AmeriCorps with the FLV Shares team. Prior to this position, Dom was an FLV Summer Intern. He is very excited and humbled to have the opportunity to be apart of the FLV team full time and looking forward to working with everyone to continue the development of FLV.

FLV Shares Team

Full Year AmeriCorps

DOM FRAUSTO

Rachel moved to Laramie in August of 2013 from northeast Texas. In 2017 she earned a B.A. in Anthropology from UW, with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. In the spring of 2019 she earned her M.A. in American Studies, also from UW. Her thesis focused on representations of food insecurity in rural spaces in film and literature. While completing her final semester at UW, Rachel worked with the Shares team at FLV as a part-time student intern. Now that she has graduated, she will continue to work with the Shares team as a summer intern. She is excited for the opportunity to work with the Laramie community and FLV, and be part of an organization whose mission is close to her heart. When she can, Rachel loves to visit her mom in California, so she can be near the ocean and her family.

Shares Team

FLV Summer Intern

RACHEL SURRATT

Domonique originally hailing from Washington State moved to Laramie, WY with her mom and little sister in April of 2019. She studied at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY obtaining a Bachelors in Studio Art's and two minors in Peace & Conflict Studies and Environmental Science & Policy. With international and domestic experience working on projects in photography, environmental conservation, community collaboration, and innovation in art and design. She enjoys working within her community, developing positive relationships, and adapting to life. In her free time she enjoys photography, writing, hiking, gardening, and reading new works.

Healthy Food Access

Full Year VISTA

DOMONIQUE HACKNEY

Since before Chase can remember, horticulture and music have been the two things that he was most spirited, and passionate about. Working under the sun with his hands in the dirt, and working with plants makes for a good day, any day. When he was fifteen he started a band that he didn't know would shape who he is to this day. Being on over twenty national tours, Chase has had the opportunity to meet many amazing people, and find a new hope, and love for humanity. 

Shares Team

FLV Summer Intern

CHASE CORRIGAN

Courtney is originally from Iowa and has been living in Laramie for three years. She is currently an undergrad at the University of Wyoming obtaining a dual degree in Zoology and Environment and Natural Resources. Growing up in a rich ag community, Courtney was drawn to FLV and is excited to learn more about the important role they play within the community as well building relationships with others who are interested in building a sustainable future. In her free time, Courtney loves to play with her two cats (Frank and Nala), hike, workout, watch movies, and be outdoors. 

Shares Team

VISTA Summer Associate

COURTNEY SHIRBROUN

Originally from Casper, WY, Daryan moved to Laramie to finish school. She is going to school for Communication with a Pre-law minor and will be finished with my Bachelor's degree in the spring of 2020. Upon graduation, Daryan wanted to work with a non-profit organization planning events. When she is not in school or working, she loves to travel and experience new places. Daryan’s favorite place that she has visited so far is Spain.

Shares Team

VISTA Summer Associate

DARYAN DAVIS

Kirby Skoric is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in ENR and Earth Systems Science at the University of Wyoming. He is passionate about sustainability and preserving the environment, and he hopes to use the skills that he gains in school and at FLV to one day join the Peace Corps and fight food insecurity around the world.

Shares Team

VISTA Summer Associate

KIRBY SKORIC

Sarah grew up in Laramie and received her BS in mathematics from the University of Wyoming. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable architecture and community development. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing the piano. Sarah is very excited to spend her time with FLV learning about sustainable food production, and being actively involved in the Laramie community.

Shares Team

VISTA Summer Associate

SARAH WEBER

Bethany grew up in Cody, Wyoming and now attends the University of Wyoming, where she is pursuing a degree in physiology. Her personality is a mixture of goofy, kind, and sarcastic. While attending college, she has become a volunteer at the Downtown Clinic here in Laramie. She is also an avid Pitbull (the dog not the singer) and food lover. In her free time, you can find her reading, watching Netflix, or playing a variety of games. 

Kids Out to Lunch

VISTA Summer Associate

BETHANY SHOTTS

Gabby grew up in Banning, California and is the second oldest of 5 siblings. She is currently a student at the University of Wyoming and is studying Social Work. She is married and has a black and white Shih Tzu named Oreo. Her hobbies are: hiking, Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.

Kids Out to Lunch

VISTA Summer Associate

GABRIELLE RENDON

Meg Dickerman is serving as a Summer Associate, working with the Kids Out to Lunch Program. Born and raised in Cody, Wyoming, Meg has a great interest in the outdoors. Hobbies include paddleboarding, hiking, camping, fishing, and reading. Meg is a senior at the University of Wyoming, with plans of getting her Master's in Speech Pathology.

Kids Out to Lunch

VISTA Summer Associate

MEG DICKERMAN

Sarah is a high school English teacher from Denver, Colorado. She has lived in Laramie for five years and is excited to take on her second summer with the Feeding Laramie Valley team on the Kids Out to Lunch program! Sarah’s favorite part of working with KOTL is the opportunity she has to stay connected with students over the summer.

Kids Out to Lunch

VISTA Summer Associate

SARAH DUPPER

Anna moved from San Clemente, California to Laramie, WY to attend University of Wyoming. She was recruited to come to UW to be on the Track and Field team, her events are hammer and discus. Anna is an American Studies Major, which has made her find a passion in helping those with food insecurities. She is excited to involve herself with the local community here in Laramie and to be on the FLV team!

Program Assistant

VISTA Summer Associate

ANNA GILLIS

Bailee is a Wyoming native in her final year at UW. She will receive a BA in Political Science with minors in Honors, Statistics, and Gender & Women's Studies in December. She is hoping to receive a Master's of Public Administration next to work in the non-profit sector. She is excited to be working with Feeding Laramie Valley this summer to give back to the Laramie community and gain sector experience. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new recipes, and watching HGTV. 

Program Assistant

VISTA Summer Associate

BAILEE HARRIS

Hayden is originally from Nebraska and moved to Laramie in 2015 to go to UW. He graduated in 2019 with his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a History minor. Having worked at a few nonprofit organizations in Laramie throughout his undergrad, he hopes to continue helping Laramie through his work at FLV. He also enjoys cooking, baking, hiking and camping. 

Program Assistant

VISTA Summer Associate

HAYDEN VAHLE

A Wyoming native, Scottlyn Wiggins was born and raised in Newcastle. She moved to Laramie in 2015 where she attended college at the University of Wyoming until 2019, earning a Bachelor's in Marketing. While at the University, she found a love for spending time in nature with her friends. In her free time, she loves to cook, play sports, and be outside. She is excited to see what this summer of service brings and the positive changes the program has on the community.

Program Assistant

VISTA Summer Associate

SCOTTLYN WIGGINS

Sydney Edwards is a photographer based in Laramie, Wyoming. She received a Dance Science BFA from the University of Wyoming and has since had many proud accomplishments in art, research, and community outreach. Sydney has worked for such organizations as the Shepard Symposium, Laramie Public Arts Coalition, the Larsh Bristol Memorial Fund, Art in Unlikely Places, and Forward Wyoming. Sydney values the strong sense of community in Laramie and honors the chance to share all that this wonderful town has to offer. In her free time, she loves taking short bike rides, listening to NPR, studying ballet, and spending time in downtown Laramie.

Marketing, Social Media and Photography

VISTA Summer Associate

SYDNEY EDWARDS

Kristy moved to Laramie in 2014 to continue her education at the University of Wyoming. She is now in her senior year working on her degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. She will be graduating at the end of August. She is a part time intern for FLV this summer. She is hoping to see how a community resource such as FLV helps supports the families in the community of Laramie. She is excited to be interning at FLV and gaining experience and new skills this summer.

Program Assistant

Summer Intern

KRISTY HOLT

Kyrie recently moved back to Laramie with her husband, Dan and son, Harrison. She currently has an associates degree in Business Administration from Central Wyoming College, and is attending UW to complete her bachelors in Marketing.  She is passionate about her community and the accessibility of high quality local produce. She is very excited to be able to work with Feeding Laramie Valley. In her free time she enjoys volunteering within the community, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Program Assistant

VISTA Summer Associate

KYRIE BLANEY

Danielle is from Aurora, Colorado and moved to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming. She is majoring in Animal Science with concentrations in Range Livestock and Meat Science & Food Technology. Danielle is passionate about seeing the growth of sustainable agriculture in all sectors of the food industry. She is excited to learn the ins-and-outs of a non-profit while furthering her knowledge on agriculture in the Laramie area. In her free time, she enjoys photographing landscapes, cooking and watching movies with her friends. 

Program Assistant

Summer Intern

DANIELLE FREELS