Meet the Team
The Albany County Tourism Board employs six full-time employees. Our primary focuses are to obtain national and international recognition for Albany County, to showcase the area as a multi-seasonal destination having endless possibilities, and to realize full visitor potential. We work in close partnership with other local entities to work collectively towards destination development and improving the Laramie area for visitors, locals, and businesses alike.
Scott Larson Executive Director
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Scott moved to Wyoming in 2019 to lead the Visit Laramie team. He is a data-driven marketer with a passion for creating innovative strategies and solutions. At Visit Laramie, Scott leads a group of young, talented, and dynamic individuals with a team-first mentality who strive to use tourism as an economic driver to support small, local businesses in the community while balancing growth with sustainability. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and their cattle dog, Ollie, pursuing outdoor adventures in the mountains. Scott also enjoys ultrarunning, skiing, camping, and traveling, making Laramie the perfect basecamp.
Sara Haugen Marketing Manager
Sara is a Wyoming Black Hills native, University of Wyoming graduate, and lover of all things Laradise. On a given weekend, you will find her shopping in downtown Laramie, fly fishing in Jelm on the Big Laramie River, or hiking in the Snowy Range snapping photos with her family of four. She once spent an unintentional overnight on the mountain in November and does not recommend this idea to visitors.
Lyndee Gurnham Design & Operations Manager
Lyndee grew up in a small town in northeastern Colorado and made her way to Laramie almost a decade ago. Her family and their two dogs love Wyoming's open spaces, so if you don't see her at the visitor center she'll be on a backcountry trail, road-trippin' in her van, or taking pictures of her dogs somewhere outside.
Emma Dixon Events Coordinator
Emma is a proud flatlander originally from Lawrence, KS (rock chalk!) who graduated from the University of Wyoming. Besides always being in search of a good book, she can be found exploring Laradise, kayaking, and trying to decide which shop in town has the best mocha. She once caused an accidental false cryptid sighting - it's a long story.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Name||Title||Term Expires||Term Limit||Appointed By|
|David Wright||Board Chair||June 2024||2 Year Term||County|
|Kevin Welch||Vice-Chair||June 2024||2 Year Term||City|
|Becky Maddox||Treasurer||June 2023||2 Year Term||County|
|Kaley Holyfield||Secretary||June 2023||2 Year Term||City|
|Derek Jones||Board Member||June 2023||2 Year Term||County|
|Sarah Brown Mathews||Board Member||June 2024||2 Year Term||City|
|Sarah Reece||Board Member||June 2023||2 Year Term||City|
|Pat Gabriel||City Council Liaison||N/A||N/A||City|
|Terri Jones||County Commissioner Liaison||N/A||N/A||County|
The Albany County Tourism Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 4 pm. at the Visitor Center Office. Please note that locations may change due to COVID-19 and some meetings may be held via Zoom.