Antelope Butte Foundation to start new year with new board members

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Antelope Butte Foundation recently announced the selection of two new members to their board of directors. Caryn Moxey of Sheridan has been selected as the newest board member on Dec. 30. She is the owner of Purenergy Fitness and has a degree in Recreation and Kinesiology from Western State College, and is an avid snowboarder and mountain biker. *​h/t Antelope Butte Foundation / Pitchengine Communities* “I am excited at the idea of Antelope Butte reopening and want to take a bigger part in helping make it happen," said Moxey. “It’s a great mountain, and a great size for our community. Opening Antelope Butte would provide jobs and recreational activity to our community in a way that fits and is sustainable.” Dr. David Fairbanks of Shell was selected as a board member earlier this fall. Dr. Fairbanks is the director of emergency medicine at South Big Horn County Hospital in Basin, and also the medical director for Eagle Med air medical transport in Powell. *​​h/t Antelope Butte Foundation / Pitchengine Communities* “I want to help bring the opening of Antelope Butte to fruition and support its continuing success,” said Fairbanks, a former ski patroller, “As a Big Horn County resident I have vested interest in skiing there and bringing quality food and entertainment to the area.” The selection of Moxey and Fairbanks was part of the Antelope Butte Foundation’s initiative to evolve their board into a governance and resource-gathering group, while professionalizing the technical aspects of their efforts to purchase and open the shuttered ski area at Antelope Butte. “As we move into 2016, our board has nearly all their focus on working with donors to raise the funds necessary to complete our purchase of the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area,” said Andrew Gast, Executive Director and Ski-EO of the Antelope Butte Foundation. “We’ve been deliberate to select board members with a passion for the project, capacity to participate in our fundraising efforts, and also have some technical expertise that directly relates to sustainable operations of a winter and summer mountain recreation area.” The selection of both Moxey and Fairbanks to the board was unanimous and they began their service immediately. In addition, the Antelope Butte Foundation has two operating committees composed of community members-at-large, Fund Development and Project Development, and each of the new board members will sit on at least one of these committees. “We are really excited to welcome these new board members,” said Gast, “As our organization continues to evolve and we move closer to finalizing the purchase of Antelope Butte we are seeing a tremendous amount of support from families and members of the community who want the local mountain reopened.” *Feature photo Antelope Butte Foundation / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #reboot #news