Wyoming Stock Growers Association Board and Staff

WSGA Officers

Dennis Sun
Scott Sims
First Vice President
JD Hill
Region I Vice President

(Sheridan, Crook, Campbell & Weston Counties)
Steve Paisley
Region II Vice President
(Albany, Platte, Goshen & Laramie Counties)
Mantha Phillips
Region III Vice President
(Natrona, Johnson, Converse & Niobrara Counties)
Bill Resor
Region IV Vice President
(Teton, Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater & Carbon Counties)
Reg Phillips
Region V Vice President
(Park, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs & Fremont Counties)

Kendall Roberts

Young Producers Assembly Chair


WSGA Staff

Jim Magagna
Executive Vice President

Jim is a native of Rock Springs and a lifelong sheep rancher in southwestern Wyoming. He has served as President of the American Sheep Industry Association and President of the National Public Lands Council. He has represented agriculture on numerous national, state and local councils and advisory boards. Prior to assuming the position of Executive Vice President of WSGA, he served as Director of the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. Jim took over the reigns at WSGA in December of 1998.

Call on Jim for: Issue-related questions, comments and updates related to state or national agriculture issues, and information/input on the Association's policies and directives.
Contact Jim at: jim@wysga.org

Dani Wiblemo             Office Manager

 Dani joins the team at WSGA as the Office Manager. She recently moved back to Wyoming after two decades in Washington, DC. Dani worked as Office Manager for the Center for Democracy and Technology prior to her five years with Connections Media LLC.

 Dani is originally from Casper and now lives in Cheyenne with her husband Tom and their two children.


Contact ni at:  dani@wysga.org

Madison Clark
WSGA Intern

 Hey everyone, my name is Madison Clark and I will be a junior this fall at the University of Wyoming. I am an Agricultural Communications and Political Science major with a minor in Horticulture, and I love literally all things ag. I hope to go onto law school after completing my bachelor’s degree and represent the world of Ag and Natural Resources from a legal standpoint. I am originally from the small town of Wellfleet, NE, but I have welcomed Wyoming as my second home. I come from a family with very strong roots in both the ag and rodeo world. Aside from working as the summer intern for the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, I compete on the UW Rodeo Team, and manage its’ media and networking as well. I look forward to this summer with the Stock Growers and my next few years here at UW and the future that’s in store for agriculture.

Contact Madison at: madison@wysga.org

Haley Lockwood
Communication, Publications and Programs Director

Haley is a native of Big Piney, Wyoming where she grew up on the family ranch, Murdock Land & Livestock, in western Wyoming. While at home on the ranch she was active in the historic Green River Drift as well as 4-H for ten years, showing horses and beef cattle. In 2013 she graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Agricultural Communications.

Haley began work with WSGA in May of 2013 and graduated from the Wyoming L.E.A.D. Program in Class XIII in 2015.

Call on Haley for: Publications (e-BULLetin & No Bull Sheet), news and media relations, social media efforts, www.realranchers.com, WSGA Internship Programs (Summer Internship Program and Rangeland Internship Program), special events, programs and partnership opportunities.
Contact Haley at:haley@wysga.org


Liz Lauck
Editor, Cow Country Magazine

Liz worked for the Wyoming Stock Growers for four years as the Communication and Publications Director. She now works beside her husband, Tyler on their family farm in Wheatland, Wyo. and helps WSGA with various events throughout the year.

Call on Liz for: Advertising and content for Cow Country Magazine
Contact Liz at: liz@wysga.org
Kosha Olsen
Former WSGA Employee & Contractor for Grants and WSGA Outreach Internship Program

Kosha, her husband Brian and son Finn welcomed twins into their family in January of 2014. She has left WSGA to care for her children and raise a wonderful family. We will miss her, but look forward to watching her family grow!

Best of luck to you, Kosha! Kosha was born and raised on a farm/ranch outside of Albin, Wyoming. She attended college at Northwest College in Powell, WY and Kean University in Union, NJ and earned a B.A. in Communications. After working for two years on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, she moved to Cheyenne in 2003 in order to marry her husband Brian. She began working at WSGA in October of 2003.

Call on Kosha for: Grants and special WSGA contracts
Contact Kosha at: Please call the WSGA office and we will forward your message on to her.

 Katherine Merck

Summer Legal Intern

Hello, everyone! My name is Katherine Merck and I am thrilled to being joining the Wyoming Stock Growers Association this summer as the legal intern. I am a native of Spokane, Washington and current law student at Gonzaga University School of Law who fell in love with Wyoming – since my first trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days in 2014 I’ve made a trip back to the Cowboy State every year and I find a reason to stay a little longer each time! 

The sport of rodeo inspired both my love of Wyoming and my passion for agriculture. I held the titles of Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo 2014 and Miss Rodeo Washington 2015 before becoming the first Washingtonian to wear the Miss Rodeo America crown in 2016, an opportunity that allowed me to travel all over the country to represent rodeo and advocate for our Western way of life and the agriculture industry. I continue to be actively involved in the rodeo industry and I love any reason to be outdoors, whether it is riding my horses, fly-fishing, skiing or snowboarding.

Before pursuing my law degree, I earned a double major in finance and medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame (our WSGA Executive Vice President Jim Magagna is also a Notre Dame graduate – Go Irish!). After graduating from Gonzaga this coming December, I hope to further my goal of promoting ethical justice in the areas of land use, water rights and agricultural estate planning. I plan to help famers and ranchers protect their land and way of life by assisting in the succession of land to the next generation and ensuring a viable future for our agricultural industry. 

Contact Katherine at: katherine@wysga.org


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