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.
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 recently becoming the Director of Marketing. 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.
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.
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.
Director of Finance
Scott is new to the event financial management business, but brings 35 years of financial management experience in the public , private, for profit and non-profit sectors. Scott has seen a lot, learned a lot, and still able to learn a lot more to make the Casper Events Center successful.
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..
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."
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.
With over 12 years of event management experience, Dan was brought in as the Event Manager in March of 2017. Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management. Prior to coming to Casper, Dan managed up to 600 staff for Minnesota Golden Gopher and Minnesota Vikings games at TCF Bank Stadium. Dan also oversaw the 24-hour Security division of the stadium. Dan’s notable events include large concerts (Rolling Stones, Luke Bryan, Beyoncé); music festivals (Coachella, Stagecoach, Summerfest); NFL football; NCAA football, basketball, and hockey; NHL (outdoor Stadium Series); and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Dan has been a member of IAVM (International Association of Venue Managers), and has been certified in IAVM’s Trained Crowd Manager (TCM) and by Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM). Dan has also completed courses with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security including: Intro to Incident Command System (IS-100.b), National Incident Management System (NIMS)(IS-700.a), and National Response Framework (IS-800.b).
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 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.
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!
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.