Sublette Center Board of Directors
Lynn Bernard, Chair
I spent a year in Sublette County in 1984 and returned in 1990. I feel truly blessed to be able to live here with my wife and two sons. We love the small town atmosphere, the beautiful mountains, and the amenities Sublette County provides. There is so much to appreciate, aside from mosquitoes, including the opportunity to enjoy nature by riding our horses and mules in Wind River Range, as well as hunting and fishing while we raise our family.
As a local business owner and an active county resident, I have a personal wish to see the Sublette Center continue to serve our growing senior population. Also, my mother currently calls the Sublette Center home and this gives me a personal stake in its well-being.
I have served as a Sublette Center board member for over 3 years and look forward to additional contributions as the Chair. Jay Majhanovich’s endeavors and accomplishments set a very high bar and I am honored to continue with his work.
Kenda Tanner, Secretary / Treasurer
I moved to Sublette county in 1992 and enjoyed a career in the insurance industry for nearly 17 years. I decided to leave my position there in order to be more available for my family and to have more time to give back to the community that has treated me so well. While I have served on many youth organization boards, it is the time I have spent sitting on the board at the Sublette Center that I feel is most valuable. Living in a small, rural community allows one to see the real importance of being able to provide necessary services to our aging friends and family without having to travel 100 miles or more. The Sublette Center is valuable asset to our community and I am proud to be a part of such a caring organization.
Amber Jackson Robbins
Born and raised in Sublette County, I am passionate about the welfare of both our human and natural environment. With a career in natural resource management, and now a mother of two vibrant boys, I am delighted to serve on the Sublette Center Board of Directors. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live with and care for my dear Grandmother late in her life, eventually transitioning her to the Sublette Center. Though a difficult decision for her and our family, she ultimately thrived in the Center. Sublette County is home to some of the greatest people living in one of the greatest places on Earth; I believe we, as citizens, are obligated to provide a comfortable and caring environment for our family, friends and neighbors who, now and into the future, require residential nursing care. Our people are our greatest asset and as a member of the Sublette Center Board of Directors, it is my goal to ensure a healthy, happy staff in order to continually provide a healthy, happy environment for residents of the Sublette Center.
After moving to Big Piney in 1982, I quickly learned to value the role volunteers play in enriching our lives in Sublette County. As my parents and in-laws age, I learn more about the many challenges senior citizens face. When seniors need extended periods of medical attention, being near their families is important to their healing, comfort, and happiness. I am honored to serve on the Board and to help nurture the future of The Sublette Center in its mission to care for these treasured citizens of our county.
I was born and raised in Sublette County and privileged to extend this legacy to my own family. I attended the University of Wyoming, married Craig Jensen have two children, and three grandchildren. My career includes 24 years as Sublette County’s District Court Clerk and I now spend time with our trucking business while enjoying my three grandchildren. I love to contribute and serve as a member on the Board of Directors for MESA Therapeutic Riding, the Boulder Mosquito District, and now the Sublette Center.
These organizations allow y volunteer work to span from our youngest to our oldest generations. MESA servers our children, the Sublette Center serves our seniors, and the Mosquito District benefits both. MESA Therapeutic Riding is an amazing organization; it brings children and horses together. As a volunteer we work with kids and teach each of them to respect horses, how to take care of them and of course how to ride. The wonder I see reflected in their eyes is priceless. MESA serves a variety of kids with disabilities and challenges including blindness, downs syndrome, mental issues, and physical problems. I work with one little girl, who brings a treat or flower and ribbon for her horse on every visit; it is so rewarding to watch her and the others kids grow from year to year.
As my volunteer work now extends to our seniors, I treasure the opportunity to share these stories with the Sublette Center residents. I am so honored with the opportunity to participate with the Sublette Center board and feel it is a great opportunity to give back a little of what my family has received from this precious resource over the years.
Born and raised in Sublette County, I have a love for Pinedale and our residents. I currently split my time between Pinedale and Salt Lake City, Utah where I attended college, raised a family and completed a couple of careers in both the healthcare and technology industries. I have a history of volunteering & founding organizations to promote better communities. While not working with the Sublette Center, I enjoy my work with Utah Geek Events, a not-for-profit organization with a 10+-year history of providing low-cost, no-cost, high quality events to the tech community. And, as the daughter of Bob and Ellen Dew I did not escape more than a few days working at Dew Lumber Company, starting at age 5 with my red wagon picking up drying sticks for “The Grouch”. This instilled a solid work ethic. Thank You Bob and Ellen!
Our family has benefited from the Sublette Center; I have bitter-sweet memories of the compassionate care provided by the staff when Ellen fought her last battle with cancer Our family is very appreciative of having this facility available for our family and friends! I look forward to giving back to a community that gave so much to our family.