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A CONFERENCE STYLE APPROACH TO PROMOTING LEADERSHIP IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE FOR WYOMING’S FUTURE.

THE LIFT EVENT

Is a platform designed to engage, entice, and educate our up-and-coming young professionals about what Wyoming has to offer! Join us for an amazing opportunity to hear from Wyoming’s leaders from across the state. Friday night will be full of excitement as we invite three of Wyoming’s influential leaders to share their hearts with you and then we will set them up for a Q&A as our panelists for the evening!  Connect and discuss with leaders and peers that night with our milk and cookie social. Then Saturday morning will be jam-packed with 3 more sessions from Wyoming’s finest followed by lunch–and don’t worry…it’s free and delicious. We wouldn’t send hungry high schooler’s away with full minds but empty bellies! We are so excited to see you all there! It’s Gonna Be Great! 

Friday Night Speakers and Panelists

Mandy Fabel
Name:
Mandy Fabel
Title:
Executive Director - Leadership Wyoming
Community Involvements:

Mandy is an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, skiing, and hunting. She is active in the Lander Rotary Club as also serves as a Membership Chair for Rotary District 5440.

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

Leading Without Limits!
What is it like to be precariously balanced on a two-inch granite ledge 2,000 feet above the ground? Well…terrifying…obviously! A climbing move that would seem so easy two-feet off the ground is suddenly paralyzing. But fear and self-imposed limitations can be overcome both in climbing and in leadership! In this session, Mandy will share her own experiences of adventure, risk, courage, and how to lead beyond the limitations imposed on us by ourselves and others. 

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

Connecting with young people and seeing their passion and how much they have already accomplished. It’s Inspiring!

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

Genuine people and beautiful landscapes.

Josh K
Name:
Josh Kalinowski
Title:
Serial Entreprenuer/CEO - Coldwell Banker The Legacy Group
Community Involvements:

Chairman for The Chamber of Commerce, Youth for Christ board member, Chairman Uprising Music Festival, Co-Founder Kingsmen R.I.S.E, Pathfinder Credit Union board member, Philanthropist.

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

We are creating a generation of young men and women who are more lost, more confused and more insecure about who they are and who they want to become. We have told you to become dependent on others and to settle for mediocrity. I am here to say no more, you were created for greatness, you were created to L.E.A.D. This is your time, this is your moment! Together we will rise!

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

I am so excited to be standing alongside our future game changers, leaders and idea makers for Wyoming and this country! I can’t wait to be inspired by their enthusiasm, love and passion for rising up and leading themselves and the next generation!

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

The people, the freedom, the opportunities.

Name:
Jerad Stack
Title:
Serial Entrepreneur
Community Involvements:

Member of ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) Executive Council, Founding Member of Breakthrough307 – a startup network and early stage angel fund focused on accelerating startups, Board member for the Amoco Reuse Agreement Joint Powers Board,  Foreword Casper Board Member, Member of 2018 Natrona County One Cent Committee – a PAC dedicated to the renewal of Natrona Counties 5th penny sales Tax

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

Bullish on Wyoming
If the State of Wyoming was a stock on Wall Street – it’s time to BUY!!  Jerad will share why his experience in leading teams all over the world has led him to realize that Wyoming has one of the brightest futures of anywhere and – with the next generation of outstanding leaders – why there are many reasons to be Bullish on Wyoming!

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

Getting re-inspired for our future by all the outstanding young people of Wyoming.

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

It’s people and amazing places


Saturday Speakers

Name:
Jason Kintzler
Title:
Founder/CEO - Lifekey and Pitchengine
Community Involvements:

Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors, Kickstart Wyoming Advisor, Youth Soccer and Rugby Coach

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

The only one who can make it happen is you. There are literally no excuses or obstacles too large – it’s been proven time and again. Anyone can do it, but not everyone has what it takes.

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

Meeting aspiring entrepreneurs.

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

Independence.

Name:
Eric Trowbridge
Title:
Executive Director and Headmaster - Array School and Studio
Community Involvements:

ET helped found Array in 2016 which became Wyoming’s first accelerated private school teaching graphic design, computer science fundamentals, and web development among other subject areas. In 2018, ET was appointed by the City of Cheyenne’s Mayor to chair a city-wide broadband task force exploring solutions to affordable and high-speed broadband efforts for the City. Later that year, ET was appointed by Wyoming’s Governor to serve a four-year term on the state’s Workforce Development Council.

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

I will discuss my experiences of growing up in Wyoming, why I left, what I learned while I was away, and most importantly – what we’re up to now and how the next generation should prepare and get involved in state-wide efforts.

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

Having the ability to discuss

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

It’s potential

Name:
Kevin Hawley
Title:
Executive Director - Casper Downtown Development Authority
Community Involvements:

Casper Chamber of Commerce-Board Member, Casper Area Visitors Bureau – Board Member (Secretary), Casper Total Solar Eclipse Festival – Board Member (Treasurer), USGBC WY – Board Member (Treasurer, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Schools Foundation – Board Member, State Office Building Task Force, Citizens for Renewal of One-Cent (PAC Co-Chair), Casper City Brand – Board Member, Casper Citizens Academy, Casper State Office Steering Committee, Casper Rotary Club

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

Why do we choose to call Casper home? What makes Casper so special? We will explore how a perceived weakness, is actually a tremendous strength. David Street Station will be used as an example to illustrate what YOU are capable of. Identify a problem, create a solution, and work with your community to implement it. You are the change you want to see in the world and nowhere is it more possible than in Casper.

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

Sharing our success story and hopefully inspiring at least one person in the crowd to know they can be part of making a difference if they so choose.

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

The way of life.


Name:
Colby Frontiero
Title:
Director Of Development - Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming
Community Involvements:

Central Wyoming Trails Alliance Board Member, Leadership Wyoming Facilitator for Class of 2018/2019, Co-founder Smiles For Kids Dental Fund, Co-Founder Complete Physical Therapy, Owner-Nautilus Writing Services, Volunteer Skunk Hollow Sneaker Chase

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

Colby will talk about bringing people together on the premise of finding fulfillment and creating joy through significance and course of action. His life’s work thus far has been to create a sense of empowerment and belonging for those with which he works and this presentation aims to empower others to do the same.

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

Hearing all the wonderful speakers and to be a part of this much-needed conference for young people.

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

The ability to access and meet anyone, from the Governor to the rancher your parent’s friend knows. Everyone is a handshake away.

Name:
JoAnn True
Title:
Geologist
Community Involvements:

Central Wyoming Counseling Center-board secretary, Wyoming Association of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Centers (WAMHSAC)-board secretary, Platte River Trails, CASA of Natrona County, Ag in the Classroom, Casper Chase, Food for Thought – board member, Leadership Wyoming, class of 2018

Brief Description of LIFT Talk:

I am a graduate of UW and a petroleum geologist by education and a woman working in oil and gas. I have been fortunate during my career to have been able to carve out time in order to volunteer in my community. I recently decided that instead of squeezing in volunteering around working long hours in industry, I would spend the bulk of my time on non-profit pursuits and reduce my work in the industry.

What are you most looking forward to about LIFT this year?

My husband, also a geologist, and our six children (one a UW graduate and one currently attending UW) all have the fortune of living in this amazing state. It is my goal to make Casper and Wyoming the best place that I can make it. My upbringing was less than ideal. Through hard work, some luck, and more importantly-great mentoring by some amazing people, I am now in a position to better help those around me. In short, I want to be the kind of adult that I wish I had more access to in my childhood. I think that by having the opportunity to listen to other’s experiences, LIFT can provide an opportunity for students to show them that regardless of their current situation, there is a great opportunity in the world, and Wyoming, for them.

My favorite thing about Wyoming is:

The amazing geology!

Lift Schedule

Hosted at Natrona County High School – Casper, Wyoming

For Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Friday Night:

5:30 – Welcome – Tom Grogan / Opening Speaker – (NCHS Auditorium)

6:00 – 7:15  LIFT Talks (Josh Kalinowski, Mandy Fabel, Jerad Stack)

7:15 – Transition

7:30 – 8:15 Leadership Panel With Josh, Mandy & Jerad

8:15 – Milk and Cookie Social in the Commons

Saturday Morning:

8:50 – Welcome Back

9:00Inspire Session (Jason Kintzer, JoAnn True)

9:55 – Transition

10:00 – Fulfill Session (Kevin Hawley, Eric Trowbridge(ET))

10:55 – Transition

11:00 – Lunch Box Break (Provided by Schlotzsky’s)

11:30Together Session (Colby Frontiero, Marian Orr)

12:30 – Transition

12:35 – Closing Remarks

1:00 – UW Brown and Gold Scrimmage on Cheney Alumni Field

REGISTER

 

JOIN US FOR THE

2ND ANNUAL LIFT CONFERENCE!

 

SEE YOU ON APRIL 12TH and 13TH


Natrona County High School

930 S Elm St, Casper, WY 82601