Spotlight Board Members- Jacob and Kimberly Mares


Jacob and Kimberly Mares have a passion for trees. As Cheyenne natives they have enjoyed the City’s parks and tree lined boulevards their whole lives. “Volunteering with Rooted in Cheyenne is a way we can give back” says Jacob. As the Exterior Horticulturist at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Jacob oversees the tree collection and can […]


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SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER- SAM COX


  Sam Cox has been a board member for two years now. As someone who has dedicated their career to natural resource research and management, he not only brings us knowledge but, tons of passion. When asked why he volunteers for Rooted, this was his response: I got a bumper sticker that reads “Trees are […]


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BOARD MEMBER BIO- BRITTANY SMETANA-EBY


“Brittany Smetana-Eby is a Cheyenne native of 35 years. She got her start with Rooted in Cheyenne as a sponsor with her company Goalz Restaurant Group (who owns and operates Dog Haus and Applebee’s) about 2 years ago.  She loves being involved in the community and believes that the work Rooted in Cheyenne does with […]


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Board Member Bio- Isaiah Smith


Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Isaiah is a recent transplant to Cheyenne. He moved to Cheyenne after receiving his Bachelors in Horticulture from Auburn University and after interning with the Cheyenne Botanic Garden. His education with Auburn included studying at Pershore College in Pershore, England where he fell in love with personal display gardens. His passion for all plants […]


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Board Member Bio – David Ohde


As a native of Iowa, David graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Landscape Architecture. After serving in US Army Intelligence, David lived and practiced landscape architecture in Missouri and Minnesota before moving to Cheyenne in 1979. He established his firm, David Ohde & Associates, in 1984 and is a licensed landscape architect.   His firm […]


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