Brad Murphy.pngBrad Murphy
General Manager

A veteran of 26 years in the public assembly facility management business, Brad has been the General Manager of the Casper Events Center since October 2016. Prior to arriving in Casper, Brad was the Executive Director of the Adams Center located on the campus of the University of Montana in Missoula from June 2012 through September 2016.  Brad’s biggest claim to fame in Missoula was overseeing the Paul McCartney concert in Washington Grizzly Stadium on August 5, 2014, to date the largest concert in the history of the state of Montana.  Brad served as the Event and Operations Manager for Sports Facilities at Montana State University in Bozeman from 1997 – 2012.  Brad  is an active member of IAVM (International Association of Venue Managers) and has achieved his Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation through the organization.

Amanda_Flanagan.jpgAmanda Flanagan
Office Coordinator

Amanda is originally from St. Paul, MN and moved to Casper, Wyoming at a young age. She is a proud “filly” graduate of Natrona County High School. Amanda began working as a Part time Ticket Seller in January 2017. September of 2017 was the beginning of her present role as the Office Coordinator. Amanda comes to the Casper Events Center with over 19 years of experience in retail and customer service. Ten years of her experience include Personnel Manager, various Assistant Manager and management roles.

JessicaDixon.pngJessica Dixon
Director of Finance

Jessica grew up in Washington State and served four years in the United States Army.  She graduated from Washington State University in 2005 with a B.A. in Accounting.  Jessica has lived all over the country with her family but decided to permanently relocate back to Casper in 2018.   She spent over four years working at CPA firm and obtaining her CPA license in 2018. 

Pam Cundy.pngPam Cundy
Staff Accountant

Pam is a proud native of Casper, Wyoming and graduate of Kelly Walsh High School.  The beautiful Blacks Hills of South Dakota and National College in Rapid City, SD were her next stop while she earned an A.A.S. degree in Accounting and Data Processing.  Pam worked for the City of Casper for 26+ years, of which nearly 20 years were with the Casper Events Center.  Pam looks forward to many more years of fun!

Kendra Ziler.pngKendra Ziler
Director of Marketing

Kendra started at the Casper Events Center in 2001 as a ticket seller, spent several years as the marketing assistant before becoming the executive assistant and human resources representative, and eventually moving into the Director of Marketing position. Kendra earned her AA in technical theater from Casper College in 2001 and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2014 with a BAS in organizational leadership.

AshleyStirckland.jpgAshley Strickland
Corporate Partnerships Manager

Ashley moved to Casper from Riverton, where she worked in Hospitality for 7 years as an Operations Manager & Director of Sales and decided to make the switch to Event Sales. She started at the Events Center in October 2017 and is excited for this new challenge and all of the wonderful new things she will learn.

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Kristina Olson
Box Office Manager

Kristina Olson began her career at the Casper Events Center as a ticket seller in 2001.  Kristina went on to manage a local bar in Casper for 6 years. In 2008 she was promoted to the Assistant Box Office Manager where she had the opportunity to learn from a 30 year veteran in ticketing.  In 2010 she was promoted to Box Office Manager.

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Dave Wakefield

Dave is originally from Salt Lake City, UT and moved to Casper in November of 2017. He was the Guest Services Manager at the University of Utah for 12 years where he helped run all of the athletic events in the stadium and arena, as well as special events. He has attended all 3 years of IAVM Venue Management School and year one of Academy for Venue Safety and Security.

Hammerschmitt.jpgTim Hammerschmitt
Director of Food & Beverage

Tim Hammerschmitt is a 17 year resident of Casper and has worked in Food Service for 35 years in several different rolls.  He has worked at Casper College as the General Manager of Food Service for nine years, two years at Elkhorn Rehabilitation Hospital at the Food Service Manager, four years at Converse County 2 School District as the Food Service Director, one year with ABM Services and the Food Service Director at Wyoming Medical Center and now with Spectra.  He has Culinary Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

Candie Buckallew.pngCandie Buckallew
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

Candie was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and has been in the Food and Beverage department for 32 years. She has planned and prepared meals for customers from the Vice President to country and rockstars and the local community. The largest event Candie oversaw in her tenure at the Casper Events Center was a prime rib dinner for 2200 people. Candie's motto is "no matter whom, strive to make every event something special for everyone."

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Richard White Eagle

More information coming soon

Paul Hanson.pngPaul Hanson
Director of Operations

Paul began his career at the Casper Events Center in 1990 as a part-time A-V Technician and Stagehand before assuming the full-time positions of Event Coordinator, Maintenance and Technical Supervisor and for the past eight years as Director of Operations. Paul has been the project coordinator for various capital improvement purchasing and renovation projects totaling over $12 million dollars. These projects include roof replacements, plumbing upgrades, lighting retrofits, ice floor and plant installation, modernization of the heating and cooling systems and the construction of a half-million dollar storage facility.

Matt Hinds.pngMatt Hinds
Operations Manager

Matt started as a part time ticket seller in the Box Office in 1983 while working at a local record store. He moved to the Kennewick, WA. to be the store manager for one of the record stores until shortly after they were bought out. He came back to Casper in November of 1984 to work in the Box Office again. He was promoted to Assistant Box Office Manager in February of 1985, a position he had for over 8 years. He was then promoted to Events Coordinator March of 1993 until the recent transition to Operations Manager March of 2017.

Cody Lawson.pngCody Lawson
Operations Manager

Cody started his career with the Casper Events Center in the summer of 2008. He became the Maintenance Crew Chief in early 2015. In October of 2016 he became the Operations Manager.

Dana Young.pngDana Young
A/V Technician

Dana began his career running sound for rock bands in Minneapolis in the early 1980s before going on to graduate from Denver Institute of Technology with Honors in 1992. He worked for St Anthony Hospital / Provenant Health Partners in Denver as Director of Plant Operations for 8 yrs before being allowed to participate in the organizations down sizing. From there, he became the Municipal Facilities Superintendant for the City of Golden over seeing building maintenance and safety for city hall, the police department, the water treatment plant, 4 fire stations and a state of the art recreation center. Dana joined the Casper Events Center team in August of 2011.