Top Row (Left to Right): Rae Lynn Job, Dr. Martin Ellbogen, Spencer Garland, James Garland, Theresa Ellbogen
Bottom Row: Tom Ellbogen (Former Board Member), Sydney Ellbogen, Mary Garland, Marilyn Dymond Wagner (Former Board member), Corey Ellbogen
Senior Board Members
Mary Ellbogen Garland, President and Chair- Mary has taken the lead for a statewide Initiative in support of National Board Certification for Wyoming teachers and is giving focus to the Wyoming Early Childhood Partnership/Wyoming Kids First Initiative. She is a director on the Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation Board. She serves on the University of Wyoming College of Education Advisory Board (honorary member), University of Wyoming Arts and Science Board of Visitors, Laramie County Community College, Albany Campus Advisory, Cathedral Home for Children Board, and as field support for the Jason’s Friends Foundation. The focus of her work is in education and for the benefit of children. Mary has a marketing degree with a minor in finance from the University of Wyoming and is a Leadership Wyoming graduate, class of 2001. She was awarded the degree - Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa - from the University of Wyoming in 2009.
Martin Ellbogen, Board Member - Dr. Ellbogen is a Wyoming native born and raised in Worland. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wyoming and a medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Following graduation from medical school, he continued his medical education as a naval officer at the U.S. Navel Hospital in San Diego, California. He complete his naval service as a medical officer aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Ticonderoga. Upon discharge from the navy, he received an additional year of training at a general practice residency in Santa Cruz, California. In 1960 he began his private practice in family medicine in Casper and then retired in 1996. Since retirement, he has continued a part-time practice as medical director of a long-term care facility in Casper.
Rae Lynn Job, Vice-President- Ms. Job graduated from the University of Wyoming with a M.S. in Speech/Language Pathology in 1975. She has thirty-four years of experience and professional growth in Wyoming’s public schools. Ms. Job has twelve years of service in the Wyoming State Senate. She has had six years of service with the Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative, as well as serving as a partner in Solution Designs INK, LLC, an educational consulting group that creates innovative curriculum and designs and conducts program evaluations. She has one daughter, Heather, who is married to Brian Bushey and together they are the parents of Preston and Carston Bushey.
Theresa Ellbogen, Board Member - Ms. Ellbogen is a member of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation and the Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation. She has worked in the golf industry for the last 10 years. She is also an assistant coach for cross country at Boulder High School. Ms. Ellbogen is in her eleventh year as a Nordic ski instructor with the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park where she works with physically and mentally disabled, as well as groups of youth at risk. She received a B.A. in Business/Economics from Colorado College and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. She says, "My work with the foundation is an incredible gift and privilege."
Spencer Garland, Board Member - Mr. Garland was born in Phoenix, AZ. and moved to Wyoming when he was just 5 years old. He attended elementary and junior high school in Laramie, and then graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI. Mr. Garland then attended the University of Wyoming and obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 followed by his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. He graduated with honors in both degrees and was a proud member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society. During college, Mr. Garland worked as an engineering tutor for 6 semesters where he enjoyed the opportunity to help others in mathematics and science. In 2011 he became a member of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation. Mr. Garland is currently employed with Basin Electric Power Cooperative and works at the Laramie River Power Station in Wheatland, WY as a Mechanical Engineer.
Rod Moss, Advisory - Mr. Moss graduated from University of South Carolina with B.S. in Business in 1950, and he was simultaneously commissioned as Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Korean and Viet Nam wars and served in various Command and Staff Assignments including teaching military science at the University of Kansas. He attended military professional schools and completed selected graduate courses at George Washington University on Public Policy. Upon retiring from the Marine Corps in 1979, he was employed by John P. Ellbogen for a business venture in Hawaii to explore for and develop geothermal energy for generating electricity for Hawaiian Electric Company. In that capacity, Mr. Moss served as Vice-President for Mid-Pacific Geothermal, Inc., until 1992. He began collaborating with Mr. Ellbogen in 1997 to pursue Mr. Ellbogen’s interest in improving public schools in Wyoming. They created a pilot program— the first in the State—in Natrona County High School to provide incentives for teachers to become a National Board Certified Teacher and to develop a curriculum for the student International Baccalaureate Degree Program.
Junior Board Members
(From Left to Right)*: Sydney Ellbogen, James Garland, Corey Ellbogen
Junior Board Member not in photo : J.P. Ellbogen
Steve Ott, Treasurer - Mr. Ott received his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wyoming in 1975. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1976 and employed by John P. Ellbogen and successor companies since 1980.