Meet our staff:
Business Development & Marketing (DPDC)
MA in Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Wyoming
BA in English, Indiana University
CF in International Studies, Indiana University
(3 Years at DPDC & LEAF)
Jeff was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and studied English Literature, Spanish Language, and International Studies at Indiana University before moving to Laramie for graduate studies at the University of Wyoming's Creative Writing MFA Program and the Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources.
During his time at UW, he taught English Composition, worked as a Public Relations and Marketing intern at UWyo Magazine, studied European Union environmental assessment practices in Canary Islands, Spain, and stayed at the Grand Teton National Park Research Station on an environmental writing fellowship where he completed his thesis in creative writing and systems science. Some of Jeff's past experiences include surfing Lake Michigan, working as editor of the IU South Bend literary journal, and leading creative writing workshops at a local elementary school in South Bend, IN.
Hobbies : Backpacking, fishing, photography, hiking, snowboarding, filmmaking, and writing.
A 21 year old native of Wisconsin, Marissa is in her senior year at University of Wyoming studying Pre-Law Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. After completing her bachelors in December, she will be attending law school. Her love for psychology has helped in identifying strengths and weaknesses to help improve students’ experiences at LEAF.
“I like that a lot of the kids are so excited to come here after school. They’re so excited to be here and see their friends. I like the excitement level that they have, and I like learning about all of the kids,” says Gibbs
In her free time, she loves to play hockey, and has played three years of D3 at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and now for UW. Some of her hobbies and interests include snowboarding, working out, hiking, and watching movies. Marissa enjoys being creative with projects and making everyone around her laugh.
Moriah is a 21 year old from Minnesota majoring in sociology. She is in her junior year and plans to intern for an adoption agency over the summer. In the future she hopes to work in the field of adoption helping children who can’t help themselves. Her course work has helped her to recognize behaviors and to help kids with transitions and regulating emotions. In her free time she enjoys photography, fashion design, vlogging and traveling.