New Employees Introduced to Eastern Wyoming College

New employees at EWC

New employees at EWC
Back Row (L-R): Justin Griebe, Jeremy Christensen, Dean Gorsuch, Matt Hickman Dr. Dinesh Kasti
Front Row (L-R): Margaret Farley, Christine Chesser, April Johnson, Xi Feng, John Marrin, James McCord Not pictured: Wendy George, Coordinator for Counseling and Disability Services

Eastern Wyoming College welcomed several new employees to campus this fall.

New faculty and staff members include the following:

Xi Feng from Tianjin, China has been hired as EWC’s Data Analyst, his qualifications include:

  • Quantitative Analyst, CME Group
  • Statistical Consultant, University of IL
  • Research Assistant, University of KY
  • MS in Mathematics (University of IL, Chicago)
  • MS in Physics (University of KY)
  • BS in Applied Physics (Nankai University)

Matt Hickman, from Cheyenne, WY has been hired as a full time custodian. He is a EWC graduate in the Welding & Joining Technology program.

Christine Chesser, from Riverton, WY has been hired as the Cosmetology Department Head and Instructor. Her qualifications include:

  • License Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor
  • 30+ years Cosmetology experience (salon & school owner, instructor, and management)
  • Served 10.5 years on Wyoming State Board of Cosmetology
  • College of Cosmetology graduate (Gillette, WY)
  • Wright Beauty Academy graduate (Cheyenne, WY)
  • Attended Central Wyoming College

Jeremy Christensen, from Belmont, NC is EWC’s new Communication Instructor and Forensics Coach. His credentials are:

  • Debate Director & Adjunct English Instructor, Belmont College
  • Communication Instructor, Cloud County Community College in KS
  • Forensics Director & Communication Assistant Professor, Alderson-Broaddus University in WV
  • Forensics Director & Communication Assistant Professor, Central Wyoming Community College
  • Speech Communication Assistant Professor & Debate Assistant Director, Hillsdale College in MI
  • English Communication Assistant Professor & Forensics Director, Dakota Wesleyan University in SD
  • Defending PhD in English Literature this Fall (University of SD)
  • MA Communication Studies (University of SD)
  • BS Speech (Black Hills State University)

Dean Gorsuch, from Gering, NE has been hired as a Welding & Joining Technology Instructor. Dean graduated from EWC’s Welding program. Dean’s qualifications are:

  • Pipeline Welder, Kinder Morgan
  • 7.5 years of welding experience
  • Welder, Progress Rail
  • Welding Certificate (EWC)

Dr. Dinesh Kasti, from Nepal by way of Boca Raton, FL has been named the new Math instructor. His qualifications include:

  • Math Faculty, Kantipur College
  • Math & Statistics full Instructor, FAU
  • Software Developer & Senior Software Developer, Tech World IT Partner Ltd
  • Math & Computer Science Teacher, Basu Higher Secondary School & Mahendra Vidya Ashram School
  • PhD Mathematics (FAU)
  • MS Mathematics (FAU)
  • Post-Grad Certificate Computer Science, Staffordshire University (England)
  • MS and BS in Math (Tribhuvan University; Katmandu)
  • BS Computer Science (Tribhuvan University)

John Marrin, from Nebraska by way of Lamar, CO is the new Business Instructor at EWC. His experience includes:

  • President, Lamar Community College
  • Campus Dean, Colorado Mountain College
  • Instructor, Assistant Dean Student Services, Center Director, Dean of Business; WNCC
  • Plant Manager, Sidney, NE
  • Accountant and Mortgage Loan Sales
  • Forward Artillery Observer (Active Duty & NE Nat’l Guard)
  • Branch Manager, Far More Co-operative
  • MBA, Regis University, 1992
  • BBA, Chadron State, 1972

Wendy George, from Colorado by way of Gillette and has presently resided in Torrington this past year. She is the Coordinator for Counseling and Disability Services. Her credentials include:

  • Mental Health Counselor for Westcare Foundation of Wyoming at WMCI
  • Mental Health Counselor at Campbell County Memorial Hospital
  • Behavior Specialist for Campbell County School District
  • Horse Specialist & Equine Therapy, Sky Pony Program
  • MA Education, Community Counseling (Chadron State College)
  • BS Range Management (Chadron State College)

April A. Clark, RN, Instructor for the Douglas Campus nursing program. Her education and experience is as follows:


  • ADN Mt San Jacinto College, 2002
  • BSN CA Baptist University, 2008
  • MSN University of Phoenix, 2010
  • Ph.D Capella University, started 2010

Work Experience:

  • 8 years nursing work experience as Clinical Nurse (Telemetry, PCCU, ICU, DOU, Transplant and ER Nurse) and Preceptor
  • 7 years Instructor/Faculty experience in Higher Education as RN Clinical Instructor and LVN Faculty
  • 3 years AHA Instructor & Business Owner (ACRS Medical, Inc.)

Licenses / Certifications:

  • RN (CA, VA, OK)
  • AHA: BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor

Margaret Farley, from Rolling Hills, Wyoming has been named the Associate Vice President for EWC Douglas Campus. Her qualifications are:


  • Margaret is currently working on her Ed.D at the University of Wyoming for Educational Administration
  • MPA, University of Wyoming, Public Administration, 1992
  • BA, University of Wyoming, Political Science, Minor in Spanish, 1990
  • She has 12 years’ education experience working in Converse County with high school and college students to achieve success.
  • Community Education and EWC Outreach Coordinator, Converse County School District #2
  • Transportation Dispatcher, CCSD #2,
  • Office Assistant, Montessori School of Casper
  • Housing Manager/Grant Writer, Casper Housing Authority

Also joining the EWC team are part-time custodians Justin Griebe and James McCord.