Oyster Ridge BOCES Board of Trustees
Our Oyster Ridge BOCES Board of Trustees consists of four LCDS #1 Board of Trustees and one Board of Trustees from Western Wyoming Communtiy College. All these Board Members are community members who work together to ensure that the students in our schools receive the best education possible. The board meets together regularly to make decisions regarding BOCES policies, budget allocations, and educational goals.
We invite the public to attend our regular board meetings, which take place in the district boardroom at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted). Our board meetings are open to the public. Please join us at the district office:
11 Adaville Dr.
Diamondville, WY 83116
Meet Our Board of Trustees
Doug Hunter is a native of Kemmerer. Doug works for Williams Companies and studied Elementary Education at the University of Wyoming. He and his wife have three amazing kids. Doug is a family man who cares a lot about his community and making sure his community has a quality education system.
Kristi Dearden is a Kemmerer native and mother of 6. She owns and operates an in home daycare, which she loves. She is passionate about helping others and is always looking at ways she can make the world a better place.
Aarika Walker was born and raised in Kemmerer, WY. She graduated from Kemmerer High School and went on to graduate from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She was also a UW cheerleader for 4 years. GO POKES! Aarika works as a Deputy Clerk in the Lincoln County District Court Office. She, and her husband Cal, have 3 boys.
Bob is a Kemmerer Native. He graduated of Kemmerer High School and the University of Wyoming. He is retired from PacifiCorp and currently serves on The Lincoln Conservation District, The Coalition of Local Governments, and The Senior Citizens Board. Bob is a 3rd generation cattle rancher. He and his wife, Shirley, have two children.
Western Wyoming Community College Trustee
Jim Jessen has been a resident of Southwest Wyoming for 30 years, living in Rock Springs and working in Green River. Jim is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has been employed with A. Pleasant Construction for 26 years. He and his wife Debbie have two beautiful daughters and five wonderful grandchildren.