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I am the son of Don and Afton Welling. I am
married to Wendy, the daughter of Ray and Shirley Blakeslee Smith. We were both
born and raised, and are lifelong residents of this great community. I
graduated from Evanston High School in 1980. I participated in athletics,
student government, choir, and theatre. I was selected as an all-state football
player and was also selected as an all-state choir member. I still love
supporting the EHS athletics, and activities GO RED DEVILS.
I started working at the B& W Phillips 66 service station on the corner of
Front and 11th street (Harrison), some of the wiser and more experienced
citizens will remember this full service gas station. I probably checked their
oil or washed their windshield. I have worked in the recreation toy industry
for Superior Yamaha/Polaris, sold insurance and investments for New York Life Insurance, I then worked
the oilfield industry for Oxbow Hydrocarbons (now Silver Eagle) as an operator and Bell Safety @ Chevron Painter Plant. In all of these endeavors, I met
great people and learned from some wonderful mentors.
I have been a volunteer firefighter, with the Evanston Fire department, for
over 25 years and an E.M.T. for over 12 years, and have held various leadership
positions with that great organization. After 25 years of service I resigned
(retired), and I was proud to be a part of a group of dedicated, professional
individuals that volunteer numerous hours of training, learning, and giving of
themselves to help protect this community and its citizens.
I am currently employed by the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant over
the Detention Center now for over 26 years. I served on the State of Wyoming’s
Detention Training Advisory Board, which sets the standards and training for
the many professional Detention Deputies that work in this great State.
I have four wonderful daughters, four son-in-law’s, and the proud Grandparents
of 4 beautiful granddaughters and 3 handsome grandsons. Where I love spending
my free time.
I am grateful for this opportunity to serve the Citizens of the City of
Evanston at this time.