Here in Cody Yellowstone, we have a passion for all things wild — and we want to share that passion with you. That’s why we’ve recruited local residents who embrace the wild nature of Northwest Wyoming to highlight the area’s incredible elements and opportunities through their lenses. They’ll take you closer to the authentic side of our region than ever before, highlighting the places — and moments — that make this place so special. They’re more than just ambassadors for our region — they’re our Wild Watch. Connect with us on social and follow #WildWatch to discover all that Cody Yellowstone has to offer.
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Before moving to Cody, John Gallis was Bloomingdales’ chief high end cabinetmaker for over 14 years. He has built Molesworth reproduction works for many sales companies and designers, all while perfecting their own unique style changes and incorporating the use of walnut and juniper accents.
Their furniture virtual portfolio features only a sampling of the custom rustic and Molesworth style they have made for clients in the past. The selected pieces illustrate the skill and creativity honed over many years.
In 1959, a hometown boy, Wayne Lundvall, opened a small boot and shoe repair shop on Cody’s main street. That business grew and became Wayne’s Boot Shop. Wayne’s has provided quality footwear and repair services at the same location for over 60 years. Wayne and Barbra retired in 1996 and sold the business to son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kim Lundvall. Plans are in the works for the third generation, Eric and Kinsey Brooks, to step into the family business and continue the legacy.
Zach Lentsch is an avid climber, guide, and owner of Wyoming Mountain Guides, a professional climbing guiding service that operates across the state of Wyoming. A Bighorn Basin native, Zach has been exploring wild parts of northern Wyoming for as long as he can remember. One of his first memories is getting lost in a blizzard while elk hunting with his dad at the age of three. He started climbing in his teens under the tutelage of his high school math teacher and was amazed to discover the incredible amount of world class rock, ice, and alpine climbing close to home.
Ben and Lindsey Anson’s passion for agriculture and love of Wyoming’s rugged landscapes landed them at the Pitchfork Ranch six years ago. For the Ansons, Park County is the only place that feels like home. Summers are spent trailing cattle through the hearty grasses of the Absaroka Mountains, and winters are best-enjoyed ice fishing, skiing, or with a hot cup of coffee by the fireplace.
Landon Blanchard and Elyse Guarino are conservation and community-minded individuals with a combined 24 years of river guiding and outdoor education experience. Landon and Elyse are passionate about connecting communities to Wyoming’s river and water resources in new and cooperative ways — building upon their combined outdoor skills and passion for water, wildlife, and land conservation.
A recently retired teacher, Amy Gerber enthusiastically spends her new free time out “on the road,” capturing images documenting daily wildlife encounters and adventures in the amazing wild places around us. Living in Wyoming since 1993, she was drawn to this area because it represented one of the last great wild places in the lower 48 states, including the habitat for grizzly bears.