Ray Montoya – January 26

Cheyenne Boxing Club coach Ray Montoya holds a picture of Tomas Pacheco at Storey Gymnasium earlier this month. Montoya gave Pacheco, the former club coach, credit for helping him change his life, as well as many others. "Pacheco always cared about how we turned out in life. From him, I learned how to protect these kids like he protected us.” Montoya has been a coach at the Cheyenne Boxing Club for 25 years and boxed for the club for 16 years.  Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne Boxing Club coach Ray Montoya holds a picture of Tomas Pacheco at Storey Gymnasium. Montoya gave Pacheco, the former club coach, credit for helping him change his life, as well as many others. “Pacheco always cared about how we turned out in life. From him, I learned how to protect these kids like he protected us.” Montoya has been a coach at the Cheyenne Boxing Club for 25 years and boxed for the club for 16 years. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff