Erin moved to the Tongue River Valley in 2006 from Laramie Wyoming. She became involved at the TRVCC with volunteering her time to teach classes. She became the Executive Director in June 2007. She has a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science is currently working on her Masters Degree! Erin has always had a love for recreation and athletics. She has seen many changes at TRVCC, including the continued growth in members and programs. She has a passion for health and wellness and is always excited when people make a choice to fit health and wellness into their lives.
Chad Aksmit, Program Director
He and his wife Beth have 2 kids, Mackenzie and Tavis who go to TRHS and TRMS. Although he may have many relatives in Sheridan County, he grew up in Colorado. Chad spent every summer in Ranchester and Dayton, and knew that he wanted to live here and raise his kids in this wonderful environment. Chad and his family moved to Ranchester from Colorado in 2008 and has been with TRVCC since 2011. He and his family are excited to be part of such a tremendous asset for our community. If you have ideas for programming in our community, please stop by and visit with Chad or any of our staff so that we can continue to grow your community center.
Nancy was born & raised on the family ranch in Parkman, WY. She attended Slack School throughh 6th grade, then continued on through the Tongue River School system. Nancy attended Sheridan College receiving an associate degree in Ag Business. Nancy has been married to her High School sweetheart, John for 25 years this summer. They lived on the family ranch until 2007 when they bought their home in Dayton. They have two kids who are in college or headed that direction, both pursuing careers in the performing arts. When not at work Nancy enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family camping, hiking & snowmobiling.
Tanya has worked at TRVCC for 5 years. In addition to running the after school program, Tanya manages the TRVCC Ranchester Facility. Tanya lives in Dayton, WY with her husband Nathan. Nathan and Tanya have been married for 20+ years, they have two daughters and two grand daughters. Tanya is more of a warm weather character so in the summertime she enjoys the outdoors–camping, hiking, boating.
Lacie Schwend, Wellness Program Coordinator.
Lacie was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She attended Montana Tech University and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health. After college, Lacie relocated to Gillette, Wyoming with her husband, Dave. Both worked in the Gillette mining industry until 2009, until relocating to Ranchester in 2009. As a former EMT and Certified Personal Trainer – Lacie has passion for teaching fitness classes and helping others get moving!
Becky has lived in Dayton her entire life. She graduated from TRHS in 2014 and has worked at TRVCC for 5 years. She is the lady responsible for keeping the center looking fabulous and she does a great job. When she is not working, she enjoys working and playing with her puppy.
Amber is an avid outdoors-woman, and loves working with people. She has been issues in the Eastman’s Hunting Journal for one of her many hunting adventure. Amber graduated from Tongue River High in 1997 and has attended Sheridan Community College, along with Montana State University, Bozeman. She is currently on the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation committee and an inductee of the National Society of Leadership. Her goal is to run the 50 Mile in 2019 making this her 13th year running the Bighorn Trail run. She obtained her Personal Trainer certification in 2019 and is working on a Nutrition Certification.