Amber Nuse, CPA
CMC Board of Directors, Treasurer
Amber Nuse has had the pleasure of living in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 2005. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 2001 with a Master of Science in Business Administration, emphasizing in Accounting. She earned her license as a Certified Public Accountant in 2003. Amber is a Partner at McGee, Hearne & Paiz LLP. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing the piano, traveling, and exploring the outdoors. Amber is passionate about the importance of early childhood education and believes the children’s museum will provide an amazing platform for learning, creativity and fun.
Curator of Art
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Adam Duncan Harris has been the Curator of Art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since 2000. His current title is Petersen Curator of Art and Research. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University before continuing on to the University of Wyoming for a Master’s degree in American Studies. He finished his academic studies at the University of Minnesota, where he received a Ph.D. in Art History. Harris is the author of Wildlife in American Art: Masterworks from the National Museum of Wildlife Art and editor of the award-winning Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press. He recently curated a touring exhibit in conjunction with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, entitled George Catlin’s American Buffalo.
He was a founding member and first full-term Board President of the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, which opened in 2011.
Mike McGee, CPA
Mike is a former certified public accountant who played a key role in laying the foundation for Laramie County's highly successful economic development program. He was the 2009 recipient of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle's Community Spirit Award.
After working as a CPA in Iowa for many years, McGee joined the Cheyenne branch of the national accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen in 1983. With eight other partners, he bought the firm in 2000 and renamed it McGee, Hearne & Paiz. McGee and has since retired from the firm.
In the 1980s, McGee also served for eight years on the board of STRIDE Learning Center for children with learning disabilities, including six years as president. McGee also served on the Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees for six years, including a term as chairman. He also served on the United Way of Laramie County board for five years, including three as president, and also is a past-president of the Laramie County Library Foundation board.
McGee has been a member of the Cheyenne Rotary Club since 1968 and is still active in the local club. He served on the club's board for 10 years, including stints as treasurer and president. McGee also has been a member of Cheyenne's Young Men's Literary Club since 1988.
McGee has served as president of Honor Flight, an organization that raises money and organizes trips so Wyoming veterans can travel to Washington, D.C., to see the new World War II Memorial and several other war memorials and national monuments.
for the jet charter, food, lodging and ground transportation.
Andrew Rose, MD
Dr. Rose is a graduate of the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. After completing his pediatric residency at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, he joined the Cheyenne Children’s Clinic in 2011.
Dr. Rose has an interest in childhood development and behavior, as well as exercise and nutrition. He also has a keen interest in sports medicine. A native of Laramie, Dr. Rose enjoys bike riding and spending time with his family hiking, camping and fishing throughout Wyoming.
Gordon “Max” Mickelson III
Charman, Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Rock Springs, Wyoming
After attending University of Kansas, Max carried on the family traditions and made Rock Springs his home in August 2000 where he owns a business that provides care for those with disabilities. He has served on youth recreation boards, Community Fine Arts Center board, and United Way of Southwestern Wyoming board. Currently he is the clerk and a member of the Sweetwater County School District #1 board and serves as chair of the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. He also serves on the Governor's Employment First taskforce. He is married to the most amazing wonderful lady ever with one phenomenal daughter and another on the way.
Jenileah Hallingbye, MBA
CMC Board of Directors, Vice President
Jenileah is a Wyoming native, but only moved to Cheyenne in 2013. She is a University of Wyoming graduate with a B.S. in marketing and an M.B.A. with a non-profit marketing emphasis. She is currently working from home while enjoying her first opportunity to stay at home full-time with her three young children. She has over 15 years of marketing experience and has a passion for volunteering and helping non-profits with marketing and graphic design. Jenileah loves playing with her kiddos, traveling, reading, learning new graphic design skills, volunteering, baking, and crafting. Providing fun, creative, educational, and inspiring activities for her kids and Wyoming families are the reasons she is passionate about being a part of the Children’s Museum of Cheyenne.
Monica Jennings, MA Organizational Leadership
CMC Board of Directors, Member
Monica Jennings is originally from Richmond, VA and went to undergraduate school at the University of Virginia. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Monica is committed to the well-being of children and families. Some of her previous experiences include casework and counseling for abused, neglected, and adjudicated youth. It is not uncommon to find her advocating for educational, social, and physical needs of children; her most recent advocacy resides with special education where she has partnered with school district leaders, teachers, and support staff in multiple states to close achievement gaps by addressing literacy needs in grades K-12. Monica currently works for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center as part of the Wyoming Institute of Population Health where she serves the state providing health insurance and health literacy education. She eagerly works with community partners and local organizations to promote health, wellness, and access to quality health care. She is fluent in Spanish and has served many families by eliminating communication barriers. For fun, Monica can be found spending time with her family, traveling, eating, and African dancing.
Jakob Norman, CEO, JD
Jakob Norman is the President and CEO of Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Utah. He has served in the United States Army for over twenty-one years and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Prior to serving as the President of Mesa Natural Gas Solutions, he served as the Vice President and Director of Moser Energy Systems. Under his leadership, the companies have grown to be the nations largest manufacturers and distributors of prime power natural gas generators that are powered by wellhead gas.
David Bush, BS History
CMC Board of Directors, Member
David grew up in Cheyenne and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor's degree in History. He began his career in Wyoming politics working for Senator Craig Thomas in Washington, D.C. before returning home to work for Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi. He also served as Communications Director for Governor Matt Mead. David is married to Sheila and they have two incredibly active boys, Ben and Ryan, who keep their parents on their toes. David is excited to be a part of the wonderful adventures and learning opportunities Cheyenne's children will have at the Children's Museum!
Jillian Balow, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Carol Mead, First Lady of Wyoming
Caroline Veit, MS
CMC Board of Directors, President
Caroline Veit is the Community Relations Director at Life Care Center of Cheyenne. Caroline loves being a part of the Cheyenne community, where one can really be a contributing member of our town. Caroline volunteers for several nonprofit organizations and is currently President of the Board for Cheyenne Day of Giving. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and her Masters Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Denver. No matter the age, Caroline likes being a positive influence in other people’s lives.
Thank you Janelle for the awesome photos!!
Susanna Bird, MS in Social Work
CMC Board of Directors, Secretary
Susanna Johnson Bird received a Master of Social Work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in 2006. After graduating, she worked on several research projects related to patient satisfaction and mental health. Susanna has been drawn to community based organization that provide services for at-risk adolescents and has spent the past two years volunteering with two local agencies by providing therapy groups for adolescents and individual counseling. She has also been interested in international service opportunities. Over the past fifteen years, Susanna has spent time in southern Africa working with non-profit organizations that provide services for women and children. She has coordinated international volunteer experiences for groups of students and volunteers, participated in research (i.e. qualitative field work) and worked on program evaluation in South Africa and Zambia. Currently, Susanna is enjoying time at home with her children and when there is a free moment she will jump at the opportunity to go on a run or a bike ride!