Our Team

The SFD has a hardworking and dedicated team with many years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of educational facilities; construction project management; architecture; contract administration; procurement, finance/accounting; business communications, operations, human resources and other areas of expertise.

Perhaps the most essential service provided by SFD is project management. Our Project Managers plan, coordinate, budget, and oversee projects from early development to completion. 

Project Managers work to ensure each project meets the scope, cost, quality, and time requirements of our district clients.

Delbert A. McOmie, P.E. - Director
delbert.mcomie@wyo.gov / 307-777-8670

Del is the director of the State Construction Department (SCD), overseeing the School Facilities Division and Construction Management Division.

A state employee for over 36 years years, Del has served as chief engineer for the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), interim director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS), and most recently, director of Wyoming School Facilities.

Del brings nearly four decades of engineering and management experience to his role at SCD. He is a past officer of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) and served on the Standing Committee of Highways for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), where he played a key role in developing best practices for work zone safety.

An outdoors enthusiast, hunting and fishing are two of Del's most favored pastimes.

Shelby G. Carlson, P.E. - Administrator
shelby.carlson@wyo.gov / 307-777-2901 (Office) / 307-256-0275 (Mobile)

A longtime state engineer, Shelby became the administrator of the State Construction School Facilities Division in September of 2016. Shelby earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming.

After a few years of working in the private sector, Shelby began her career with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) in 1989, going on to work in construction, design, and also as a specifications engineer. Since 2004, Shelby has served as the district engineer in charge of all operational aspects of the state highway system in northwest Wyoming.

As administrator, Shelby will oversee all SFD service areas. She'll also manage operations and serve as the division's primary liaison with the School Facilities Commission and Select Committee on School Facilities.

Michael Bernett - Regional Project Manager (Southeast)
michael.bernett@wyo.gov / 307-777-5599 (Office) / 307-214-1111 (Mobile)

Michael has over 15 years of experience developing educational facilities, public safety buildings, institutional buildings, and some commercial properties as well. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Michael attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico, where he earned a Master of Architecture. He joined SFD in November 2012 and currently works on projects in the southeast region of the state, including Albany, Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte counties.

Charles Cauffman - Policy and Planning Coordinator
charles.cauffman@wyo.gov / 307-777-5077 (Office) / 307-275-0210 (Mobile)

Charles graduated from the University of Wyoming with a master's degree in business administration and management. In addition, he also holds undergraduate degrees in communications and Spanish. Before School Facilities, Charles worked as a principle consultant for MOST, LLC, where he conducted market research and competitive data analysis for start-up technology businesses. His professional background also includes experience in proposal writing, telecommunications and media relations.

Troy Decker - Planning Supervisor
troy.decker@wyo.gov / 307-777-8970 (Office) / 307-256-4467 (Mobile)

Troy's affiliation with the SFC/SFD started in 2009 as a consultant conducting educational functionality assessments, which eventually led to the Planning Supervisor position he holds today. Prior to SFD, Troy worked as a teacher and coach. He also served as the facilities coordinator for Laramie #2. Troy attended college at the University of Wyoming, graduating with a bachelor's degree in education and coaching.

Brandon Finney - Planning and Finance Administrator
brandon.finney@wyo.gov / 307-777-8671 (Office) / 307-631-2966 (Mobile)

Brandon has served as a member of the SFD team since 2009. Prior to SFD, he worked in construction management for Quest Ventures in Phoenix, Arizona, gaining a diverse range of experience in building construction as well as civil projects. Brandon studied international business in the Netherlands before graduating from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

George Galida - Program Development Administrator
george.galida@wyo.gov / 307-777-8536 (Office) / 307-631-0170 (Mobile)

George has an extensive background in the design of K-12 and higher education facilities. A licensed architect in Colorado and Wyoming, he has been responsible for managing all facets of individual projects as well as entire facilities development programs, including planning, budgeting, construction and maintenance. In addition to being the Program Development Administrator, George also served as the department's interim director in 2013. 

Janet Garrison - Accounting/AiM
janet.garrison@wyo.gov / 307-777-8533 (Office)

A member of SFD since 2013, Janet handles a wide range of financial and administrative duties, including AiM support. Prior to SFD, Janet worked for the Wyoming Public Defender's Office where she maintained statistical data, assigned case files to attorneys, processed motions and orders, and served as the agency's senior accountant and trainer.

Susan Hagan - Contracts/Financial Coordinator
susan.hagan1@wyo.gov / 307-777-3558 (Office)

Susan started with SFD in June 2014 as an executive assistant, but has since evolved into the agency's contracts and finance coordinator. Susan has worked in Wyoming state government for over 15 years, having held positions in the Department of Environmental Quality, Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety, Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as the state Treasurer's office.

Bob Herzog - Special Project Manager
bob.herzog@wyo.gov / 307-777-8532 (Office) / 307-214-5660 (Mobile)

Bob started with SFD in January 2014. He is a licensed architect in Colorado and California, and boasts over 20 years of experience in planning, design, estimating, construction administration and project management. Most recently, Bob operated his own design and construction firm, providing consultation and construction oversight for medical, commercial, and higher education clients.

Anthony Hughes - Public Information Officer
anthony.hughes@wyo.gov / 307-777-2898 (Office) / 307-631-5028 (Mobile)

Tony became the Public Information Officer at SFD in 2013, bringing over 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, and advertising to the role. Before School Facilities, Tony held senior writing positions at Colorado State University College of Business, The Prudential and Wells Fargo. He graduated from Penn State with a dual bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcasting.

Lance Johnson - Regional Project Manager (Southwest)
lance.johnson@wyo.gov / 307-789-3609 (Office) / 307-679-1288 (Mobile)

A member of the SFD staff since 2005, Lance was hired as a Project Manager for the southwest region of the state. Prior to joining SFD, Lance worked for Uinta #1 for 15 years and served as the district's facility director for the last seven years of his employment. In addition to his job experience, Lance is an ICBO building inspector, certified by the International Conference of Building Officials. He currently works from the SFD's office in Evanston.

Amber Leach - Policy and Planning Analyst
amber.leach@wyo.gov / 307-777-5946 (Office)

Amber joined SFD in August 2016, assuming the role of Policy and planning analyst
. Prior to SFD, Amber worked as an operational coach for Lowe's Distribution Center in Cheyenne. She also served as a production supervisor and raw materials manager for Tyson Foods, Inc. Amber attended Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming, earning associate and bachelor degrees in agriculture business. In addition, Amber holds a substitute teaching certificate and has taught for Laramie County School District #1. 

Shelly Lovato - Executive Assistant/HR
shelly.lovato@wyo.gov / 307-777-8782 (Office) / 307-287-5748 (Mobile)

In addition to being an Executive Assistant to the director and Commission, Shelly also juggles numerous HR responsibilities. Prior to SFD, Shelly spent nine years working for the Wyoming Department of Education, including six years as an executive assistant to the deputy superintendent of public instruction. Shelly attended Park University at Warren Air Force Base where she earned a bachelor's degree in human resources management.

Taner Norton - Regional Project Manager (Northeast)
taner.norton@wyo.gov / 307-777-5776 (Office) / 307-631-6581 (Mobile)

Taner has been with SFD since 2005. His diverse background includes experience developing educational, residential, commercial, and institutional properties. Over the years, Taner has worked as a project superintendent, construction manager, and general contractor. He holds an associate's degree in business administration and maintains professional affiliations with the Construction Managers Association of America and the Project Management Institute.

Paul Syverson - Design & Construction Administrator
paul.syverson@wyo.gov / 307-777-5376 (Office) / 307-214-1566 (Mobile)

A well-rounded professional, Paul has over 32 years of experience in civil, commercial, residential, and school construction. He has worked on school projects in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Paul graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Master of Architecture. He joined SFD in 2012 and facilitates projects throughout the state.

Jerimi "JJ" Revell - Finance Manager/AiM Administrator
jerimi.revell@wyo.gov / 307-777-7411 (Office) / 307-287-4587 (Mobile)

JJ has been a member of the SFD team since 2010. His extensive financial experience includes a five-year tenure as a Wyoming banker, four years as CFO of a land development and construction company, as well as positions at Wells Fargo, First Interstate Bank and FirsTier Bank. A Nebraska native, JJ crossed the border to attend college, graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in finance with a banking minor. 

John Rexius, PMP - Regional Project Manager (Northwest)
john.rexius@wyo.gov / 307-777-7462 (Office) / 307-214-6265 (Mobile)

An SFD employee since 2011, John works with clients in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties. John grew up in Orin Junction, Wyoming, and graduated from Douglas High School. He pursued a post-secondary education at Casper College and Mesa College in San Diego, California. A highly accomplished professional, John has owned and operated a general contracting/home building business since 1995. He recently earned the important certification of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.