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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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Board Member Bio – Jacob Mares


Jacob Mares is a Cheyenne native of 35 years, and is a founding board member. He got his start in arboriculture planting trees with the Laramie County Conservation district. In 2012 he joined the City of Cheyenne’s Urban Forestry Department, and spent the next five years planting and caring for the city’s trees. His love […]


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Faces Of Urban Forestry – Tim Cowley


Tim began working part time as a forestry technician with Cheyenne Urban Forestry over a year ago.  He saw it as a great way to enjoy and learn something new each day, after retiring from a lifetime of service including 23 years in the Wyoming and Californian Air National Guard, and 22 years as a […]


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Oliver’s Hope Sepsis Awareness And Prevention Donates to Rooted in Cheyenne in Memory of 15-Month Old Oliver, Who Loved Trees


Planting trees in honor of, and in memory of, loved ones is a powerful symbol.  Trees provide a lasting visual tie to a place and a person, and can become a family and community gathering place to remember people, tell stories, and look to the future. The trees which Oliver’s Hope Sepsis Prevention and Awareness […]


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Board Member Bio – Mindy Peep


I am a Wyoming native and Cheyenne transplant since 2013. I am the Marketing Manager at Blue Federal Credit Union and have been serving on the Rooted in Cheyenne board since its inception in 2017. Growing up in western Wyoming, my mother shared her strong passion for gardening food for our family and practicing sustainability […]


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