Executive Director

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]

Director: Advocacy and Outreach

LeeAnn Grapes is a fifth-generation Wyomingite from Casper. She founded the nonprofit Forward Wyoming in 2015 where she empowered a new generation to shape the future of the state through grassroots advocacy and leadership development. Outside of the office you’ll find her exploring Wyoming and practicing yoga. 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 Casper with his wife, Corrynne, who’s a copy editor for WyoHistory.org.

Civic Engagement

Peter Bishop, originally from New Hampshire, came out West to study political science at the University of Wyoming. He previously worked as the Civic Engagement Director at Forward Wyoming where he developed and managed programs to mobilize young voters in the state. In his free time, you can catch him and downhill skiing and mountain biking throughout the Rockies. Email: [email protected]