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.
Open Position | Housing Case Manager
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.
Marissa Grow | Administrative Assistant
My education from Flagler College introduced me to homelessness and all the pathways that one can take to find themselves in that situation. It also gave me a background in mental health as I received a BA degree in psychology and criminology. Learning the statistics and struggles of the ones who identify with these issues really stuck with me and I have been apt to help ever since. I’m originally from Florida, so upon moving to Gillette, I was really hoping to find a non-profit that tackled these issues. I came across CCS and was blown away at all the recourses it has and avenues to assist this community. The homes/shelters it offers are truly amazing and so inviting to its tenants and guest. The Greenhouse is a perfect example of how a group home should be. I joined CCS recently as the Administrative Assistant, helping the admin office with any overflow and fundraising needs it has. I entered the fundraising world during college and found it was my niche. I am excited to be apart of this team and find ways to keep it sustained. When I’m not in the office, I love to read and play video games. I also really enjoy swimming as a method to burn off steam. I am accompanied by my two dogs – Rain and Zeke.
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.
Jonathan Wadsack | Greenhouse Mentor
Originally from College Station, Texas (Gig ’em Aggies!) my family relocated to Wyoming and I’ve been loving it here ever since. I started as an Intake Specialist at the Homeless Shelter and now am a Mentor at the Greenhouse Group Home. I’ve been with the Council for 1.5 years and enjoy how much the people who work for this organization care for each other and the community. There is a real need for the programs and services offered by CCS and it is cool to be part of the efforts to help people who need it. When I’m not busy working or being a full-time college student I enjoy pretty much any activity in the mountains- hiking, fly fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and scenic photography. I’m also an avid reader, I enjoy consuming content about business, leadership, photography, and IT.
Michele Kinsinger | Greenhouse Mentor
I really enjoy working with the tenants at the Greenhouse and being able to spend our days together. At home, I have two cats and a dog. When I have the time I like to fish and hunt.
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!
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.
Darin Barekman | Weatherization Crew Lead
Working with the Weatherization Program is great because it feels good to help people. While I am originally from Indiana I really like the outdoor activities Wyoming has to offer.
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.