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 has led Better Wyoming since 2017. Prior to that, he worked 15 years in publishing, communications, and journalism. Nate lives in Laramie, where he serves as a trustee on the Albany County School Board. He enjoys reading, woodworking, and hunting mule deer. 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]


Angela Silvester is a disability rights and healthcare access advocate and an active community member. She grew up in Utah but has lived in Wyoming for more than a decade, including Cheyenne for the last 8 years. She is a single mom of two who works hard to support and advocate for her disabled son. She also enjoys going on walks, reading, hanging out with her kids, and playing poker with friends. Email: [email protected]


Carla Gregorio is a retired principal, consultant, and a community organizer residing in Cheyenne. She comes from a military family and is an American who has Hispanic ancestry. Carla has a courageous mother, four siblings, and is married to Nick Gregorio. They have one adult son, two grandchildren, and their dog, RIO. Carla’s stewardship involves assisting underserved marginalized and minority populations. She enjoys family, friends, traveling, gardening, and is an avid pickleball player. Email: [email protected]

Field Organizer – Fremont County

Dakota Metzger is an activist and social worker based in Lander. She grew up in Colorado but has lived in Wyoming for 13 years. In her free time, you can find her riding her gravel bike, listening to podcasts, and hiking Sinks Canyon with her dog, Bosler. Email: [email protected]

Field Organizer – Natrona County

Daniel Galbreath is a nonprofit professional with focus on strategic communications and coalition building to make Wyoming a smarter and kinder place. Beyond his work with BW, he is active in LGBTQ+ organizing and advocacy. He also performs and teaches music. When he can, Daniel enjoys talking with unearned intensity about theology and roping his long-suffering husband into ambitious garden projects. Email: [email protected]


Kerry Drake headshot

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

Development and Marketing Manager

Andrew Mittelstadt is a fundraiser and activist born and raised in Casper. Prior to joining Better Wyoming, he did conservation work throughout the state and worked in development for Wyoming Public Media. Andrew lives in Laramie where he enjoys cooking new recipes every night, attempting but failing to grow anything in his garden, and trying to keep up with his son. Email: [email protected]