Mikel Scott | Executive Director
Bringing people off the streets and into safety is how I got started in this line of work. I love being able to see our clients progress, build confidence, and meet their goals. I started with the Council in 2015 as the Program Director. I now face new challenges -that keep me on my toes- as the Executive Director. I love my work at CCS because we are genuinely trying to help people out of poverty regardless of age, gender, race, or background. I’ve made great friends and the best part is that I get to watch those friends use their talents to change lives. Outside of CCS, I am an avid gardener, traveler, reader, and explorer. With me on my adventures are my husband and daughter. We also have two rescue kitties (my best buddies), Mr. Bingley- a giant orange cat and Frankenstein, our deaf and…unique cat.
Mary Campagna | Finance Director
I’ve been at the Council since 2016 and I really enjoy it because there’s such a great atmosphere here. We all get along so well and laugh a lot! Originally from the Boston area of Massachusetts, my husband and I now own a small ranch where we care for our cows, horses and 4 dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and running.
Alena Gronewold | Development Coordinator
I’m originally from Wyoming but had my reservations about moving to Gillette. Since moving in 2016 I have been blown away by this incredible community! The Council of Community Services is no different. Every member of the staff would absolutely go out of their way to help someone in need. It’s an incredible organization to be a part of. When I’m not at work I am eagerly learning new things (like scuba diving) and finding new places to travel and explore.
Tracy Obert | Housing Programs Manager
I have been with the Council for 12 years! I am the Housing Programs Manager, which means I oversee the Emergency Shelter, Apartments for Families, Apartments for Individuals, and the Group Home. I love to see our clients succeed, it’s why I enjoy working at CCS. I am also very involved with the Wyoming Homeless Collaborative and currently serve as the Collaborative Board’s Vice-Chair. When I’m not at work I enjoy my garden and many pets. I originally shared my home with 1 dog and 2 cats, but now house 4 dogs and 4 cats. In my spare time, I am working towards certification as a dog trainer.
Noel Eberhard | Housing Case Manager
I’m the housing case manager here at the Council and can say I have been pleasantly surprised with how much Gillette has to offer those in need. I love meeting with clients and hearing their stories so I know the best ways to help them. I’ve lived many places, but Gillette will always be home. I have a criminal justice background and recently graduated from Black Hills State University. I have a deep passion for psychology and all things strange or creepy. I’m an adventurer at heart and working at the Council has been one of my favorite adventures so far.
Sherrie Haynes | Emergency Assistance & Section 8 Intake Agent
I’ve been with the Council for 7 years! I have worked as the Intake Specialist for the Food Pantry, and now I manage Emergency Assistance funding and am the Section 8 Intake Agent for Campbell County. I really enjoy helping people who are struggling and working to better their situation. Plus I work with a wonderful team who makes work fun! When I’m not at work I like to go to the lake or the mountains to enjoy camping and fishing.
Michelle Turner | Intake Specialist
I’m the Intake Specialist here at the Council. I’m the first face ready to greet you when you walk in our doors. I’m also usually the voice you here on the phone, too! I’m here to make you feel accepted and welcomed at our organization. The food pantry is my favorite part of CCS as it serves many people and provides emergency food to those who need it. I couldn’t ask for a better job working in this program. I get the meet a wide range of people every day and make connections. I love helping people and seeing how giving the community is.
I’m originally from Buffalo New York but have lived in Gillette many years now. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, crocheting, and spending time with my family and pets.
Angie McQuarrie | Food Pantry Assistant
I love that my job is a part of giving back to the community. I started as the Food Donation Truck Driver in August of this year. Being able to work someplace that provides so many different services that help the community is very rewarding and I consider it a blessing. I’m originally from the small town of Worland, Wyoming and outside of work you can find me enjoying time with my family or in a quiet place reading.
Jessica Bonefield | Seconds on the Avenue Manager
Info coming soon!
Karen Archer | Greenhouse Manager
I’m originally from Gettysburg, SD – “where the battle wasn’t”. I’ve lived in Virginia, Texas, and Pennsylvania, but have called Wyoming home for the last 40 years! Here in Gillette, I am the Greenhouse (Group Home) Manager for the Council of Community Services. I enjoy the work that I do! I feel like I make a difference in people’s lives and I love seeing people’s lives change. Over time you can always see people change and improve. When I’m not working, I love to travel and see different places. I’m active in my church and have been part of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Wright for 22 years. My son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and sister with her grandchildren all live here in town and I enjoy spending free time with them.
Thomas Addleman | Weatherization Manager
I am the manager of the Weatherization program. I have been with the Council for 8 years and take comfort in knowing my work is making a positive impact and improving the quality of people’s lives. My crew and I take great pride in the work we do! We enjoy helping people and providing a great service to those in need. Outside of work I like to hunt, fish, travel, do yard work, and spend time with family, friends, and my two small and adorable dogs!
Emmaline Sargent | Weatherization Administrative Assistant
I’m Originally from Montana but have lived in Campbell county for 44 years now so Gillette is my home. I recently joined the team at the Council of Community Services and I’m excited about the work we do for our community , giving to this community has been my passion for some years now. I have worked with several non-profit groups and been a part of many benefits that have helped our residents and it truly fills my heart to see the giving back and love our community displays. I feel working here can only be described as my dream job. Every day I get the privilege of impacting others live for the better. My other love is my family I have three beautiful children and they have given me the greatest gift of all my grandchildren, they are my heart and soul. In my spare time I love adventure , I love riding! Whether it be horses or Harley’s , camping , gardening, but my favorite is hanging with my grand-babies and my best friend my cat Bella.
Brandon Steele | Weatherization Crew Lead
I really enjoy working at CCS because I get to help people. The Weatherization Program is such a beneficial program for those who need energy assistance to make their home more comfortable and safe. I was born and raised here in Gillette and in my free time, I enjoy camping and fishing.
Dottie Cook | Soup Kitchen Manager
Since 2015, I’ve been the director of the Soup Kitchen. There’s never a dull day at the Soup Kitchen and I enjoy working here because I like helping people and making use of all the donated food. We strive to make the Soup Kitchen a comfortable and safe place for all people to come and enjoy a home-style meal. Apart from work, I like to read and spend a lot of my time with my family and animals. I also do a lot of pet sitting. I have a lot of pets of my own, including a little Morkie (Maltese-Yorkie) and three house cats.
Chris Wolbert | Soup Kitchen Assistant Manager
It’s a job that demands little, but offers great rewards! I love the attitude and commitment of my fellow employees.