Board of Directors

Alan Stoinski – Board President
Mr. Stoinski is Program Manager, Energy Efficiency for Black Hills Energy in Cheyenne, WY. At Black Hills, safety is one of the 9 values on which the company operates. In addition to his 19 years with Black Hills Energy, Mr. Stoinski served in the United States Air Force and the Wyoming Air National Guard. Mr Stoinski also served as Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Concessions Chairman.

Marina Malatesta – Board Vice President
Marina Kirakosyan Malatesta was born and raised in Eastern Europe-Armenia. In 2009, Marina graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in English Language Education from Vanadzor State University, Armenia, and shortly after she moved to Cheyenne, WY. Marina also attended Southern New Hampshire University and graduated with her Master’s degree in Business Administration, with concentration in Human Resource Management in 2017.

Marina is the Director of Human Resources at McGee, Hearne and Paiz, LLP. She has been an adjunct instructor at Laramie County Community College since 2017, where she has been teaching Human Resource Management. Marina is a recent graduate of Leadership Cheyenne program (2020-2021). She is a member of local Frontier Human Resources Association (FHRA), and a member and certified professional with Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP).

When not at work, Marina enjoys the great outdoors with her family. Some of her favorite hobbies are running, hiking, camping, fishing, and traveling.

Preston Farnsworth – Treasurer
Mr. Farnsworth is a fourth generation Wyomingite, born in Laramie, and raised in Newcastle where he graduated High School.  He attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney and graduated with a BS in Journalism in 2003, he also attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, graduating in 2007 with his Juris Doctor.  For the past decade plus, Mr. Farnsworth has worked as a Senior Landman for Devon Energy Corporation, where he has overseen surface issues in Wyoming, and the surrounding area.  He is also an active board member for the University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources – PLM Degree External Advisory Board.  When not working he fills his free time fly fishing, trail running, cycling, backpacking, and traveling.

Jim Kitchin – Board Member
Jim Kitchin was born and raised in Missoula Montana. He retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class after twenty years of active service in 1999. Jim began his law enforcement career as a Trooper with the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) in March of 2000. Kitchin was promoted to Captain in 2012 and commands the Missoula District. He has worked extensively with the State Highway Traffic Safety Section, Montana Department of Transportation. Kitchin actively participates on the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP), the Traffic Highway Safety Plan (THSP) and Missoula Community Traffic Safety Advisory Council (TSAC). Jim is a pivotal member of Buckle-up Montana and Missoula DUI Task Force. He plans on retiring from the MHP in July 2020 and has accepted a position as a Safety Manager for a Montana traffic safety construction company.

Cole Maines – Trustee
from Black Hills Energy
Bio Coming Soon!

Pat Ashworth – Trustee
from Express Employment Professionals
Bio Coming Soon!

Chris Mickey – Trustee
from the Wyoming Business Alliance
Bio Coming Soon!