ENGAGE is comprised of next generation individuals aged 18-35 who care about Wyoming, whether they’re a life-long resident, new to the state, or living elsewhere throughout the world. The power of the movement is with those making impacts in their communities through the avenues they are passionate about - economic growth and diversification, community revitalization or enhancement, civic engagement, lobbying and policy, or any other means that strengthens quality of life and the longevity of our beloved state. 


Amber Savage



Amber Savage, native of Lovell, WY, and UW grad, has worked with the American Red Cross in Disaster Response for the last 5 years and is currently the Executive Director for
Central Utah, currently residing in the Salt Lake City area.


Amber’s passion is in improving quality of life and has stayed deeply connected with Wyoming’s efforts in this work. The inherent lack of stoplights and traffic, and the prevalence of wide open spaces and “cowboy spirit” are Amber’s favorite parts of Wyoming!

Ben Rose

Chief of Outreach



Tyler Cessor

Chief of Strategy

Jasmine Varos

Amber Pollock

Vice President

Amber Pollock is a co-founder and partner at her family owned and operated distillery, Backwards Distilling Company in Mills, Wyoming.  Backwards makes award winning, small-batch spirits from scratch and distributes products through Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and California. 

Amber grew up in Casper, WY and graduated from the University of Wyoming with her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Music Education.

Amber is responsible for directing marketing, customer and community relations, and the tasting room and cocktail program at Backwards.  She is passionate about the food/beverage and hospitality industries and has gained experience in that field in her role with her company.

Eric Schlidt

Chief of Marketing


Allison Connell

Chief of Planning


Allison grew up on her family's ranch just outside of Sheridan.


After graduating from the University of Montana, she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for Senator Barrasso, then Senator Enzi, and then Representative Lummis. She returned to Wyoming for law school and will graduate with her Juris Doctor in May, 2019.


Allsion always knew that Wyoming was her home, even after several years away. She is so happy to be able to pursue her career in this wonderful state, and be a part of building Wyoming's future.

Morryah McCurdy

Erin Berry


Shannon Wilson

Chief of Data Management

Originally from Casper, Shannon worked for Wyoming's delegation in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC.


Dylan Esquivel

Deputy Chief of Logistics

John Strandholm

Deputy Chief of Outreach

Jasmine is a Specialist of Systems and Technology at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne Wyoming.


She was born and raised in Cheyenne and enjoys calling the state home again after traveling during her husbands time in the Army.


She is passionate about young students in Wyoming and has spent over a decade involved with youth in the state. From violin lessons to career exploration, Jasmine enjoys enriching student's lives.

Spencer King

Deputy Chief of Marketing

Jonathan Updike

Deputy Chief of Data Management

John grew up in Sheridan, graduated from UW with a BA and MS before going to Washington State University for his Ph.D. in Economics.


He now lives in Greenville, SC and is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate.


John considers Wyoming to be home, and he loves the hardworking attitude and passion Wyomingites have for Wyoming, as well as the outdoors.

Deputy Chief of Planning


Deputy Chief of Strategy

Jonathan Updike, MD, MPH, is a Wyoming native and University of Wyoming graduate who calls Banner home.


He currently lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is completing residency in general psychiatry at Stanford Health Care.


He loves how Wyoming- its people and scenes- has inspired him to dream and to achieve those dreams.

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