Honoree

Adri founded True Troupe with one hope : make theatre accessible to everyone. She aspires to continue to grow the theatre community through constant outreach, empowering others, and through a love of community. Adri is honored to help her community to become all she knows it can be. 

Nominees

Annie - fifth generation Wyoming Native and Stanford graduate. Established a Music publishing Company -toured the world headlining on USO Tours and Cruise Ships. Signed a recording/ songwriting contract with Warner Bros. Records. "My songs are my children, Wyoming my Muse".

Amy and twin sister Annie wrote "Wyoming Where I Belong" which was adopted by the Wyoming Legislature as an official state song. It received an international music award and performed by the Cheyenne Symphony and Children's Chorus. Amy lives in Cheyenne with husband, Scott Meier with 3 step sons.

Award-winning playwright, Anne Marie Wells, aims to amplify oft-ignored points of view, particularly those from LGBTQ and disabled communities, with her writing. Her children's book, Mommy, Why Am I a Bird? was featured on Wyoming PBS. Her poetry and prose have appeared in dozens of literary journals.

Abi Paytoe Gbayee is an active artist and has been an art educator for 17 years. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Wyoming. Abi is a sponsor for both GSA and the Scout Shout Newspaper Club at Laramie Middle School where she also teaches Arts and