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DISTRICT #1 - TREASURER

 Sara Schlattmann, District 1

Sara Schlattmann
PO Box 535
Greybull, Wyoming
hortonwyo@gmail.com
307-921-2024

Sara Schlattmann was born and raised outside of Greybull, Wyoming on the Horton Farm. She and her husband Dean have been members of Big Horn REA for 13 years.

Sara graduated from Drake University with a degree in finance and has a Master of Education degree from the University of Wyoming. Sara is currently the Business Manager for Big Horn County School District #3 in Greybull.

Sara and her family currently live outside of Otto, on acreage once owned by her uncles where they raise a small herd of cattle.

Sara is a member of the Wyoming Association of School Business Officials, as well as a board member of the School Risk and Retention Pool. She is treasurer for the USA wrestling club in Greybull, a coach for AAU volleyball and he former head coach of the Greybull High School volleyball team. She on the Greybull Recreation Board and spearheads the Food Bank Backpack Fresh Fruit & Vegetables program.

Sara and Dean have two sons that keep them busy with extracurricular activities. Sara enjoys supporting her boys in their activities, running, coaching volleyball and a good book.

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DISTRICT #4 - ASS'T SECRETARY

John Fernandez, District 4

John Fernandez
P.O. Box 163
Meeteetse, Wyoming
john@bighornrea.com
307-272-1553

John Fernandez has called Meeteetse home for 60 years. He was raised on the family ranch, graduated from Meeteetse and received his Associate's Degree from Northwest College. 

John worked in the oil industry for ten years before becoming the Director of the Meeteetse Recreation District - a position he held for 30 years. He retired in 2019.

John has served on many boards, such as the Meeteetse Community Joint Powers, Meeteetse Youth Work Program, Park County Recreation Board and the Meeteetse Community Development Board.

John and his wife Tracie have two children. He loves the outdoors - fishing, hunting, etc.

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DISTRICT #3 - PRESIDENT

 John Joyce, Secretary, District 3

John Joyce, CCD
P.O. Box 25
Manderson, Wyoming
jnjoyce56@gmail.com
307-568-2514

John was originally appointed to the Board in October 2006 to fill the remainder of a term for the Hyattville-Ten Sleep area. In March 2007, John was elected to continue to serve the membership as a Director. He has been appointed as Board Secretary.

John earned his National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director in 2007. John is also the Big Horn REA representative on the Wyoming Rural Electric Association (WREA) board of directors.

John resides in Manderson where he farms, ranches and operates a bird hunting preserve. He is married to Nancy and has two sons, Sam and Jeff. John enjoys woodworking, hunting and spending time with his family. 

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DISTRICT #5 - VICE PRESIDENT

 Willie Bridges, Assistant Secretary, District 5

William E. "Willie" Bridges
PO Box 671
Cowley, Wyoming willieb@pryormtneng.com
307-548-2545

Willie was elected to Big Horn's board in 2015 and currently serves as Treasurer.

In 1973 his family moved to Frannie, WY, becoming part of Big Horn Rural Electric Co-op.  He graduated from Deaver-Frannie High School and later attended the University of Wyoming where he graduated with Honors in 1990 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  In 1995, he, his wife Jody, and their young family moved to Cowley and once again became part of the Big Horn Rural Electric family.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wyoming and the owner of Pryor Mountain Engineering.

He served 8 years on the Big Horn County Fair Board.  Currently, he is serving on the Greater Wyoming Council BSA Executive Board and the Big Horn Junior Livestock Sales Committee.  

 

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DISTRICT #2 - SECRETARY

Steve Helburn, Assistant Secretary, District 2

Steve Helburn
230 Pheasant Dr
Greybull, WY 82426
stevehelburn@gmail.com
307-765-2900

Steve was elected to Big Horn's board in 2019 and serves as Assistant Secretary.

He spent 4 years in the Navy, qualifying as a diver, then received his engineering degrees from Oregon State University, after which he worked for CBI Industries as a welder, diver, engineer and Manager of the Underwater Construction Division. He then worked for Oceaneering International for 20 years as General Manager of the Gulf Coast Division and then Senior VP of Worldwide Operations.

After retirement, he purchased the Bear Creek Ranch north of Shell which he recently sold and is in process of building a new home closer to Greybull.

 

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