The SFD has a hardworking and dedicated team with many years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of educational facilities; construction project management; architecture; contract administration; procurement, finance/accounting; business communications, operations, human resources and other areas of expertise.
Perhaps the most essential service provided by SFD is project management. Our Project Managers plan, coordinate, budget, and oversee projects from early development to completion.
Project Managers work to ensure each project meets the scope, cost, quality, and time requirements of our district clients.
William T. Panos - Director
Bill was appointed to the post of SFD Director in November 2013, following a lengthy search by Governor Mead to find a perceptive and dynamic leader for the department. Before coming to School Facilities, Bill worked with the TRW Corporation and served in various levels of government, including his appointment as School Facilities Director for Washington State. Bill was born and raised in the Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles County. He earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic science from the California State University.
Michael Bernett - Regional Project Manager (Southeast)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-5599 (Office) / 307-214-1111 (Mobile)
Michael has over 15 years of experience developing educational facilities, public safety buildings, institutional buildings, and some commercial properties as well. After graduating from Minnesota State University, Michael attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico, where he earned a Master of Architecture. He joined SFD in November 2012 and currently works on projects in the southeast region of the state, including Albany, Carbon, Goshen, Laramie, Platte and Natrona counties.
Charles Cauffman - Project Planning Coordinator
email@example.com / 307-777-5077 (Office) / 307-275-0210 (Mobile)
The newest member of the SFD team, Charles graduated from the University of Wyoming with a master's degree in business administration and management. In addition, he also holds undergraduate degrees in communications and Spanish. Before School Facilities, Charles worked as a principle consultant for MOST, LLC, where he conducted market research and competitive data analysis for start-up technology businesses. His professional background also includes experience in proposal writing, telecommunications and media relations.
Troy Decker - Planning Supervisor
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-8970 (Office) / 307-256-4467 (Mobile)
Troy's affiliation with the SFC/SFD started in 2009 as a consultant conducting educational functionality assessments, which eventually led to the Planning Supervisor position he holds today. Prior to SFD, Troy worked as a teacher and coach. He also served as the facilities coordinator for Laramie #2. Troy attended college at the University of Wyoming, graduating with a bachelor's degree in education and coaching.
Brandon Finney - Budgeting/Analysis/Contracts
email@example.com / 307-777-8671 (Office) / 307-631-2966 (Mobile)
Brandon has served as a member of the SFD team since 2009. Prior to SFD, he worked in construction management for Quest Ventures in Phoenix, Arizona, gaining a diverse range of experience in building construction as well as civil projects. Brandon studied international business in the Netherlands before graduating from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Lauren Fodor - Design & Construction Administration
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-2901 (Office) / 307-275-4732 (Mobile)
Lauren started with SFD in May 2014, bringing a diverse range of experience in construction, finance and management. Most recently she served as controller for Reiman Corporation in Cheyenne where she implemented new accounting systems and administrative controls, and also ensured corporate compliance with state and federal regulations. A LEED Accredited Professional, Lauren graduated from the Northern Arizona School of Engineering and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration.
George Galida - Program Development Administrator
email@example.com / 307-777-8536 (Office) / 307-631-0170 (Mobile)
George has an extensive background in the design of K-12 and higher education facilities. A licensed architect in Colorado and Wyoming, he has been responsible for managing all facets of individual projects as well as entire facilities development programs, including planning, budgeting, construction and maintenance. In addition to being the Program Development Administrator, George also served as the department's interim director in 2013.
Janet Garrison - Planning/Procurement
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-8533 (Office)
A member of SFD since 2013, Janet handles a wide range of planning, financial and administrative duties. Prior to SFD, Janet worked for the Wyoming Public Defender's Office where she maintained statistical data, assigned case files to attorneys, processed motions and orders, and served as the agency's senior accountant and trainer.
Bob Herzog - Special Project Manager
email@example.com / 307-777-8532 (Office) / 307-214-5660 (Mobile)
Bob started with SFD in January 2014. He is a licensed architect in Colorado and California, and boasts over 20 years of experience in planning, design, estimating, construction administration and project management. Most recently, Bob operated his own design and construction firm, providing consultation and construction oversight for medical, commercial, and higher education clients.
Stan Hobbs - Planning Administrator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-6511 (Office) / 307-287-2813 (Mobile)
Before School Facilities, Stan held key positions at the University of Wyoming, including Associate Director of Business Operations Physical Plant. At SFD, Stan oversees district facility planning and manages the AiM database. A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Stan hold's a bachelor's degree in business. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants.
Anthony Hughes - Public Information Officer
email@example.com / 307-777-2898 (Office) / 307-631-5028 (Mobile)
Tony became the Public Information Officer at SFD in 2013, bringing over 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, and advertising to the role. Before School Facilities, Tony held senior writing positions at Colorado State University College of Business, The Prudential and Wells Fargo. He graduated from Penn State with a dual bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcasting.
Lance Johnson - Regional Project Manager (Southwest)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-789-3609 (Office) / 307-679-1288 (Mobile)
A member of the SFD staff since 2005, Lance was hired as a Project Manager for the southwest region of the state. Prior to joining SFD, Lance worked for Uinta #1 for 15 years and served as the district's facility director for the last seven years of his employment. In addition to his job experience, Lance is an ICBO building inspector, certified by the International Conference of Building Officials. He currently works from the SFD's office in Evanston.
Shelly Lovato - Executive Assistant/HR
email@example.com / 307-777-8782 (Office) / 307-287-5748 (Mobile)
In addition to being an Executive Assistant to the director and Commission, Shelly also juggles numerous HR responsibilities. Prior to SFD, Shelly spent nine years working for the Wyoming Department of Education, including six years as an executive assistant to the deputy superintendent of public instruction. Shelly attended Park University at Warren Air Force Base where she earned a bachelor's degree in human resources management.
John (Tony) Meena - AiM Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-5946 (Office) / 307-286-7903 (Mobile)
Tony assumed the role of AiM Assistant in February 2014. Before SFD, Tony worked for the Wyoming Department of Audit where he monitored tax compliance and prepared audit reports for the state's Department of Revenue. In addition, he also served in several key positions at the Wyoming Department of Transportation. A Dean's List achiever, Tony graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in finance.
Taner Norton - Regional Project Manager (Northeast)
email@example.com / 307-777-5776 (Office) / 307-631-6581 (Mobile)
Taner has been with SFD since 2005. His diverse background includes experience developing educational, residential, commercial, and institutional properties. Over the years, Taner has worked as a project superintendent, construction manager, and general contractor. He holds an associate's degree in business administration and maintains professional affiliations with the Construction Managers Association of America and the Project Management Institute.
Paul Syverson - Special Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-5376 (Office) / 307-214-1566 (Mobile)
A well-rounded professional, Paul has over 32 years of experience in civil, commercial, residential, and school construction. He has worked on school projects in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Paul graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Master of Architecture. He joined SFD in 2012 and facilitates projects throughout the state.
Jerimi "JJ" Revell - Finance Manager/AiM Administrator
email@example.com / 307-777-7411 (Office) / 307-287-4587 (Mobile)
JJ has been a member of the SFD team since 2010. His extensive financial experience includes a five-year tenure as a Wyoming banker, four years as CFO of a land development and construction company, as well as positions at Wells Fargo, First Interstate Bank and FirsTier Bank. A Nebraska native, JJ crossed the border to attend college, graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in finance with a banking minor.
John Rexius - Regional Project Manager (Northwest)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 307-777-7462 (Office) / 307-214-6265 (Mobile)
An SFD employee since 2011, John works with clients in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties. John grew up in Orin Junction, Wyoming, and graduated from Douglas High School. He pursued a post-secondary education at Casper College and Mesa College in San Diego, California. A highly accomplished professional, John has owned and operated a general contracting/home building business since 1995.