Tag Archives: volunteer

Skip Dodero – December 1

Life long Denver Broncos fan Skip Dodero stands outside his home off Greeley Highway dressed in his handmade Grinch costume. Dodero lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has been doing fundraisers as the Grinch for the past 15 years. "There are no gangs here," Dodero said, "It's been a good place to raise my kids and now raise my grandkids."To take part 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

Life long Denver Broncos fan Skip Dodero stands outside his home off Greeley Highway dressed in his handmade Grinch costume. Dodero lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has been doing fundraisers as the Grinch for the past 15 years. “There are no gangs here,” Dodero said, “It’s been a good place to raise my kids and now raise my grand kids.”To take part 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

Ann Esquibel Redman – November 28

Ann Esquibel Redman stands in her home with items celebrating her involvement with the U.S. Navy submarine the U.S.S. Cheyenne. Redman is retired from state government has volunteered for many local organizations. She also help start the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education which created the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference. "I was raised that we should leave the world a better place than when we got here," Redman said about her efforts to make Laramie County special. To take part 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

Ann Esquibel Redman stands in her home with items celebrating her involvement with the U.S. Navy submarine the U.S.S. Cheyenne. Redman is retired from state government has volunteered for many local organizations. She also help start the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education which created the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference. “I was raised that we should leave the world a better place than when we got here,” Redman said about her efforts to make Laramie County special. To take part 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

Lorraine Williams – November 27

Head cook for the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving dinner Lorraine Williams prepares to place some rolls in the oven Wednesday afternoon. Williams and a dozen other volunteers started preparing for the Thanksgiving day meal last Friday and have cooked 35 turkeys and 9 hams. The Salvation Army will feed 350 to 400 people in house and 150 meal will be delivered. "It makes me feel great to be able to help out," Williams said. To take part 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

Head cook for the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner Lorraine Williams prepares to place some rolls in the oven Wednesday afternoon. Williams and a dozen other volunteers started preparing for the Thanksgiving day meal last Friday and have cooked 35 turkeys and 9 hams. The Salvation Army will feed 350 to 400 people in house and 150 meal will be delivered. “It makes me feel great to be able to help out,” Williams said. To take part 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

Bob Potticary and Linda Hilsendager – November 26

Bob Potticary laughs with Wyoming Home Services Certified Nursing Assistant Linda Hilsendager at his home. Wyoming Home Services or WyHS is a program that helps keep people at home instead of  going to a nursing home. Hilsendager has been working in the program in Cheyenne for 14 years and has helped Bob for the past three years. To take part 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

Bob Potticary laughs with Wyoming Home Services Certified Nursing Assistant Linda Hilsendager at his home. Wyoming Home Services or WyHS is a program that helps keep people at home instead of going to a nursing home. Hilsendager has been working in the program in Cheyenne for 14 years and has helped Bob for the past three years. To take part 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

Glen Chavez – November 22

Barber Glen Chavez takes a break from working at Trujillo's Barber Shop on Randall Avenue. Chavez started cooking Thanksgiving dinner for servicemen after a customer and friend committed suicide during the holiday season in 2009. Chavez's Thanksgiving dinner has grown and feeds over 2500 people. He is collecting donations for the dinner at Trujillo's Barber Shop and still needs over 100 turkeys. "I love the culture, we make things happen," Chavez said, "if you have an idea this place lets you explore it." To take part 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

Barber Glen Chavez takes a break from working at Trujillo’s Barber Shop on Randall Avenue. Chavez started cooking Thanksgiving dinner for servicemen after a customer and friend committed suicide during the holiday season in 2009. Chavez’s Thanksgiving dinner has grown and feeds over 2500 people. He is collecting donations for the dinner at Trujillo’s Barber Shop and still needs over 100 turkeys. “I love the culture, we make things happen,” Chavez said, “if you have an idea this place lets you explore it.” To take part 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

Walking group – November 21

From left, Lucie Osborn with her dog Kody, Beth Howard, Annemarie McCracken Picard, Laurie Heath, Jenifer Scoggins, and Mary Throne stand outside the Capitol earlier this month. The group has raised over $15,000 dollars for breast cancer research and today will take part in a 3 day Susan G. Koman walk in San Diego. The group has been training since June and have walked 3102 miles or 7,755,000 steps. Each member has a personal story about how breast cancer has effected them or a loved one's life. To take part 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

From left, Lucie Osborn with her dog Kody, Beth Howard, Annemarie McCracken Picard, Laurie Heath, Jenifer Scoggins, and Mary Throne stand outside the Capitol earlier this month. The group has raised over $15,000 dollars for breast cancer research and today will take part in a 3 day Susan G. Koman walk in San Diego. The group has been training since June and have walked 3102 miles or 7,755,000 steps. Each member has a personal story about how breast cancer has effected them or a loved one’s life.
To take part 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

Sue Garrett – November 7

Organizational change consultant Sue Garrett smiles as she poses for a portrait at her business 'The Skills of Change.' "I really like the way people connect, engage to help others, and improve our community," Garrett said about what makes Laramie County special.  To take part 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

Organizational change consultant Sue Garrett smiles as she poses for a portrait at her business ‘The Skills of Change.’ “I really like the way people connect, engage to help others, and improve our community,” Garrett said about what makes Laramie County special. To take part 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

Pat Madigan – October 24

Pat Madigan Smiles for a portrait at the headquarters for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Lions Park. Madigan has worked with Troop 101 since 1960 and has helped over 60 scouts achieve their eagle scout rank. "If you don't like the weather," Madigan said, "wait five minutes."  To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael SmithÕs ÒOur Faces: Portraits of Laramie CountyÓ project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Pat Madigan Smiles for a portrait at the headquarters for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Lions Park. Madigan has worked with Troop 101 since 1960 and has helped over 60 scouts achieve their eagle scout rank. “If you don’t like the weather,” Madigan said, “wait five minutes.” To take part 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

Thurman King – October 19

"“I have lived through a lot of blizzards,” World War II veteran Thurman King said about his 94 years of living in Laramie County. King has been a carpenter, mechanic, welder and farmer during his life, and was recently honored by the Francis E. Self American Legion Post 6 for 70 years of continuous membership. When asked about his secret to longevity, King said, “The air is clean here because of the wind.” To take part 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

““I have lived through a lot of blizzards,” World War II veteran Thurman King said about his 94 years of living in Laramie County. King has been a carpenter, mechanic, welder and farmer during his life, and was recently honored by the Francis E. Self American Legion Post 6 for 70 years of continuous membership. When asked about his secret to longevity, King said, “The air is clean here because of the wind.” To take part 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