The SFD Team

Shelby G. Carlson, P.E.
 307-777-2901 (Office) / 307-256-0275 (Mobile)

A longtime state engineer, Shelby became the administrator for the School Facilities Division of the State Construction Department in September of 2016.

Shelby earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming. After a few years of working in the private sector, Shelby began her career with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) in 1989, going on to work in construction, design, and also as a specifications engineer.

From 2004 to 2016, Shelby worked as the district engineer in charge of all operational aspects of the state highway system in northwest Wyoming.

As administrator, Shelby will oversee all SFD service areas. She'll also manage operations and serve as the division's primary liaison with the School Facilities Commission and Select Committee on School Facilities.

Michael Bernett
Regional Project Manager (Southeast)
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 the University of Minnesota, 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 and Platte counties.

Charles Cauffman
Policy and Planning Coordinator
307-777-5077 (Office) / 307-275-0210 (Mobile)

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
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
Planning and Finance Administrator
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.

George Galida
Program Development Administrator
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 SFD's interim director in 2013. 

Janet Garrison
307-777-8533 (Office)

A member of SFD since 2013, Janet handles a wide range of financial and administrative duties, including AiM support. 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.

Susan Hagan
Contracts/Financial Coordinator
307-777-3558 (Office)

Susan started with SFD in June 2014 as an executive assistant, but has since evolved into the agency's contracts and finance coordinator. Susan has worked in Wyoming state government for over 15 years, having held positions in the Department of Environmental Quality, Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety, Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as the state Treasurer's office.

Bob Herzog
Regional Project Manager (Northeast)
307-777-8532 (Office) / 307-214-5660 (Mobile)

Bob started with SFD in 2014. He is a licensed architect in Colorado, California and Florida with over 30 years of experience in planning, design, estimating, construction administration and project management. Bob holds a master's degree in Architecture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University, Pueblo.

Anthony Hughes
Public Information Officer
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)
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.

Amber Leach
Policy and Planning Analyst
307-777-5946 (Office)

Amber joined SFD in August 2016, assuming the role of Policy and planning analyst. Prior to SFD, Amber worked as an operational coach for Lowe's Distribution Center in Cheyenne. She also served as a production supervisor and raw materials manager for Tyson Foods, Inc. Amber attended Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming, earning associate and bachelor degrees in agriculture business. In addition, Amber holds a substitute teaching certificate and has taught for Laramie County School District #1. 

Shelly Lovato
Executive Assistant/HR
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.

Paul Syverson
Design & Construction Administrator
307-777-5376 (Office) / 307-214-1566 (Mobile)

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's degree in architecture, and maintains certification with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the country's only registry of architects. With SFD since 2012, Paul supervises the project management team and supports various projects throughout the state.

Jerimi "JJ" Revell
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Technology Officer/AiM DBA
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, PMP
Regional Project Manager (Northwest)
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. He recently earned the important certification of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.