Wyoming Liberty Group
Robert Nelson joins Wyoming Liberty Group to study Wyoming school finance and other topics of interest. Nelson has worked in primarily in private industry (accounting, investments, insurance and big data), but also served five years in State government.
While not a Wyoming native, he went to high school in Cheyenne, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees (Accounting and Finance, respectively) from the University of Wyoming and has lived in Cheyenne for many years.
Susan Gore‘s enthusiasm for Wyoming’s founding principles led her to start Wyoming Liberty Group in 2008. Together with a few friends, she set out to provide well researched information and innovative policy solutions in issues key to quality of life. Her optimism regarding the potential of individuals and lively communities comes in part from her background in the pioneering high tech manufacturing culture of her family company, W.L. Gore & Associates.Wyoming Liberty Group’s first project was a study of the Wyoming Constitution, which states: “All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority…” Her aim is to ensure that the power of the people and individuals in Wyoming takes precedence over improper government presumptions of authority.Since its founding Wyoming Liberty Group has been a champion of freedom in matters such as free speech and association, health care choice, property rights, Second Amendment rights, government transparency, and parental control of their children’s education.
Charlie Katebi is a healthcare policy analyst at the Wyoming Liberty Group. Prior to joining the Wyoming Liberty Group, Charles interned at the American Action Forum, FreedomWorks, and the Reason Foundation, on issues ranging from regulatory policy to pension reform. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Boyd Wiggam serves as staff attorney with the Wyoming Liberty Group focusing on property rights, local government, and land use planning and zoning issues. He previously worked as a civil litigation attorney and for various businesses serving farmers and landowners in Laramie County. Wiggam, a Wyoming native, was raised on a farm in Eastern Laramie County , received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming, did graduate coursework in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and received his law degree from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He is an active member of both the Wyoming State Bar and Virginia State Bar.
Anthony Vibbard is a Policy Analyst at Wyoming Liberty Group and a Liberty@Work Fellow through the Charles Koch Institute. His primary focus is on criminal justice reform. Anthony grew up in Lebanon, Missouri. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports, and Park Administration from the Missouri State University, he worked as an ocean guide in the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge along the coastline of Southwest Florida. Anthony attended law school at the University of Missouri School of Law where he served as President of the Federalist Society, studied Comparative Criminal Justice and Constitution in Cape Town, South Africa, interned with the Institute for Justice, and worked on multiple cases with the Midwest Innocence Project.