Michelle Swanson – February 6

Local baton coach Michelle Swanson spins a glow-in-the-dark baton during a class at the David R. Romero Youth Activity Center last month. “As a Cheyenne native, you make lifelong connections and friendships,” she said. “So going out on a limb and starting a business is easier with all the connections to fall back on for encouragement and support.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Local baton coach Michelle Swanson spins a glow-in-the-dark baton during a class at the David R. Romero Youth Activity Center last month. “As a Cheyenne native, you make lifelong connections and friendships,” she said. “So going out on a limb and starting a business is easier with all the connections to fall back on for encouragement and support.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff