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.
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.
Over 35 years ago my husband and I decided Pinedale was where we wanted to raise our children. And as happenstance would have it, several years after our move I had an opportunity to work for the Town of Pinedale and had a very enjoyable career as the Town Clerk. I have watched Pinedale’s economy run through booms and adjust to all the changes required to respond to rapid change. It was fun to be part of the community and watch the changes.
I feel very honored to bring my experience to the Sublette Center Board and I feel the Center is a vital part of our community. The Sublette Center provides continuity in our community’s services and is a hidden gem. I am proud to be involved with a non-profit organization that allows our family and friends to stay in their community when they can no longer be cared for at home, or when they need a little extra care getting back on their feet.
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.