My Front Door
 
STAFF
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Brenda Birkle

Executive Director

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A Wyoming native with strong ties to the community and a proud homesteading family history in southeast Wyoming, Brenda Birkle has a passion for the area and the unique opportunities not available anywhere else. Brenda has served as both a dedicated professional and volunteer in advancing poverty-ending programs over the last twenty years.

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Kristen-Erin Balderaz

Kristen-Erin Balderaz

Family Advocate

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Kristen-Erin Balderaz is a Certified Housing Counselor and financial literacy educator. She provides direct services to the families in the My Front Door program to help them achieve the dream of homeownership. 

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Wendy Fanning

Board Chair
Community Land Trust Committee

Wendy Fanning

Wendy Fanning grew up in Nebraska, but her heart is in Wyoming. She received her bachelor’s in fine arts/humanities from the University of Wyoming. She has over 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit world and closely follows the philosophy that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” [Mahatma Gandhi]. She has a son and a daughter who are her everything! In her spare time, she loves the outdoors, going for hikes with her loyal dog, Sy Scarlet and rock climbing with her boyfriend.

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Tristan Johnson
Board Secretary
Policy Committee

Tristan Johnson

Tristan Johnson is a third generation Wyomingite, a Cheyenne native, and a University of Wyoming graduate with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Banking & Financial Services. With over 20 years of business experience in Cheyenne, Tristan has most recently spent time working in the mortgage industry. She is an active community volunteer, having served on numerous boards and committees; a member of WHEELS within Cheyenne Frontier Days, and a past Miss Frontier.

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Olivia Samson

Board Treasurer
Marketing and Fundraising Committee

Olivia Samson

Olivia Samson is Vice President of Commercial Lending with ANB Bank in Cheyenne. Olivia is actively involved in the community serving as Treasurer of My Front Door and also serving on the Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation and Cheyenne Kiwanis Club boards. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel.

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Valerie Arias

Board Member
Marketing and Fundraising Committee

Valerie Arias

A Cheyenne native, Valerie Arias has over 20 years’ experience helping move single mothers out of poverty. Her many years of advocacy with Climb Wyoming, as well as her degree in social science, has given her a unique per­spec­tive on the issues of single parenting in Wyoming. She is also the proud mother of five and received the Athena Protégé award in 2006.

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Lisa Moehrke

Board Member
Marketing and Fundraising Committee

Lisa Moehrke is an Associate Broker

with Hammontree Real Estate. After establishing a successful corporate background in sales and marketing with a Fortune 100 company, she turned her energies toward local real estate in 2012 with a solid business foundation in selling Residential and Commercial Real Estate.  Her personal motto is “Be of Service. Be a Resource. Be a Leader.” Lisa is both a mom and a grandmother and has lived in Laramie for the past 28 years. She loves spending time with her kids, whether it's snowshoeing in the mountains or cheering them on at soccer games.
 

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Crystal Mancera Meisner

Board Member
Development Committee

Crystal Mancera Meisner

Crystal Mancera Meisner has a wide range of experience from living internationally to lobbying domestically to being a certified life coach and an Accredited Financial Counselor. Currently, she is the Executive Assistant at Western Vista FCU. She continues to feed her passion for customer service and advocacy with her community service.  In her spare time, Crystal loves spending time with her family going on walks and having movie nights.

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Logan Graves

Board Member
Policy Committee

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Kali Collins

Board Member
Development Committee

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Danielle Adams

Board Member
Community Land Trust Committee

Danielle Adams is an Instructor of Accounting and Management at Laramie County Community College. She holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Wyoming and a Masters in Business Administration from Western Governor's University. Danielle has worked for many organizations in the community performing accounting services for industries such as communications, healthcare, construction, and nonprofits. Before joining LCCC, she was an Auditor for the State of Wyoming recuperating underpaid taxes. 

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Josh Morris

Board Member
Community Land Trust Committee

Josh Morris is a professional civil engineer with T-O Engineers. Josh is a Cheyenne native and graduate of the University of Wyoming. He moved back to Cheyenne in 2021 to open a new office for T-O Engineers. Josh has worked on numerous infrastructure projects in Wyoming, including aviation, land development, and utilities. He is excited to be back in the community and looks forward to giving back. He spends most of his free time with his family and woodworking.

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J. Terry Williams, MPH

Founder, Board Member
Policy Committee

Through the JustFaith/Social Justice Study, Terry was one of the Founders of the original Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program, now My Front Door. He has been active in supporting and growing the program since inception.

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Home is the nicest word there is.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER