The 2016 Northern Rockies Machine Gun and Cannon Shoot on Saturday, June 4, 2016, on the Garrett Ranch near Casper, Wyoming.

Nate Martin is a journalist and community organizer born and raised in Rock Springs. He’s worked 15 years in publishing, communications, and journalism, and he has led Better Wyoming since 2017. Nate lives in Laramie, where he serves as a trustee on the Albany County School Board. Email: [email protected]


Bella Pope is an activist, scientist, and music lover from southeast Wyoming. They work to support movements for accessible and quality healthcare, rural LGBTQA+ rights, and racial/cultural liberation. A lifelong student, Bella spends their free time watercolor painting, cooking with outlandish ingredients, and trekking through wide open public lands. Email: [email protected]



Eva Koplin is an active community member,  scientist, and social justice activist. She grew up in Minnesota but has spent the last six years in Laramie. Eva has spent the last couple of years in school learning about physiology, maternal health, and public& community rural health. She likes to teach yoga, hike, mountain bike, and take her cat for walks. Email: [email protected]


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Kerry Drake’s journalism career began in 1976 as a reporter and photographer for the Wyoming State Tribune. He has since worked as a reporter and editor for the Wyoming Eagle (1987 – 93) and the Casper Star-Tribune (1993 – 2013). He lives in Cheyenne with his wife, Corrynne, who’s a copy editor for WyoHistory.org. Email Kerry