Member Spotlight

Mindy Megerth is NextGen Park County’s first 2021 Featured Member. She recently sat down with current Vice President Wade McMillin for a brief question-and-answer session.

1. Mindy, you have now been in NextGen Park County for a little over a year. What have you taken away from your experience so far?

“Being a part of NextGen Park County has been so fulfilling. I am truly passionate about giving back and being surrounded by like-minded people.”

2. You have truly made leaps and bounds since joining, and you are now serving as President. What does that mean to you?

“I could not be prouder to be apart of this amazing group and am honored to serve as the President. We have such a great group and I know we are going to continue to do great things together.”

3. What do you hope the group can accomplish under its new leadership?

“I could not be prouder to be apart of this amazing group and am honored to serve as the President!  We have such a great group and I know we are going to continue to do great things together.”

4. You moved to Cody with your husband, Mike, recently. What do you think about Park County so far?

“We moved here in October of 2020; I also had lived here for about 6 years previously.  I absolutely love Park County. I am so grateful to live in this beautiful place, and  I love the people in this community.”

5. I understand you were also very charitable during your time in Billings. Please tell us about that—what experiences you had, how you hope to implement similar ideas in Park County.

“Giving back is my ‘why’ in life. I was very involved in several nonprofit groups in Billings—especially the Exchange Club. We coordinated several fundraisers and volunteered at numerous events. We did everything from serving drinks, litter pickup, basketball tournaments—I was even Snow White at the Billings Zoo for Halloween one year, which was a blast!  I definitely learned a lot in the years I served in Billings, and I am very excited to utilize those skills and grow even more here with NextGen.”



The NextGen Park County membership is comprised of young adults of various professions, and the organization benefits from its membership’s diverse skill sets and strong work ethics.

Wade currently serves as Vice President of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2017. A Cody native, he moved back to Cody with his wife, Heidi, after studying journalism at Northern Arizona University. Wade is an avid sports fan and former coach.

Wade McMillinChief Appraiser, Park County@wademcmillin

Scott currently serves as Vice President of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2015. He moved back to the area after studying information systems at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Scott serves on the Cody Lions Club Board, and he enjoys fly fishing, playing tennis, and anything outdoors with his dog.

Scott Kitchen Information Technology Manager, City of Cody@scott_kitchen

Tia has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2015 and served as Co-Chairman in 2018. She was born and raised in Cody, then left to study hotel, restaurant, and tourism management at New Mexico State University, where she met her husband, Kayl. Tia and Kayl have one baby boy.

Tia MitchellBranch Office Administrator, Edward Jones@tiavmitchell

Josh has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2016. From Michigan, he and his wife, Kerrie, moved to Cody in 2013. Josh studied professional counseling at Central Michigan University. Outside of work, Josh is an avid skier, cold weather enthusiast, and beer brewer.

Josh SpinneyCounselor Supervisor, Cody Regional Health@spind0c

Kayl has been involved with the organization since 2015. Originally from Texas, he moved to Cody five years ago with his wife, Tia. Kayl studied business management at New Mexico State University. Most of Kayl’s interests involve Texas Tech University sports in some capacity.

Kayl MitchellReal Estate Loan Officer, Pinnacle Bank@kaylthewhayle

Elena has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2018. She is a Cody local and has lived here most of her life, having moved back to the area in 2016 after studying mathematics at the University of Wyoming. Outside of work, Elena spends some of her time teaching dance classes for the Cody Center for the Performing Arts.

Elena RaverMath Teacher, Park County School District No. 6@elena_raver

Nick has been involved with organization since 2017. From California, he moved to Cody in 2013 with his wife, Lindsey. Nick studied law at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Nick enjoys bicycling, snowboarding, and brewing beer in his spare time.

Nick CrandallAttorney, Bonner Law Firm, P.C.@nickmcrandall

Kerrie currently serves as Treasurer of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2016. After studying mathematics at Central Michigan University, she and her husband, Josh, moved to Cody in 2015. Kerrie’s outdoor interests include skiing and snowshoeing.

Kerrie SpinneyInstructor of Mathematics, Northwest College@kerriespinney

Lindsey has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2017. Originally from Jackson, she and her husband, Nick, moved to Cody after studying law at the University of Wyoming College of Law. She serves on the Cody Culture Club Board. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys running, hiking, and skiing.

Lindsey CrandallAssistant Public Defender, State of Wyoming@lindseytk

Heidi has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2017. Originally from Arizona, she moved to Cody with her husband, Wade, following college at Northern Arizona University. She enjoys camping year-round and ice fishing in the wintertime.

Heidi McMillin@heidipierce26

Spencer currently serves as Secretary of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2019.

Spencer ReidAppraiser, Park County

Mindy was born and raised in Billings, MT and moved to Cody with her husband, Michael, in 2019. She has been involved with NextGen Park County since that time. Mindy and her husband, Michael, who manages the Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club, enjoy golfing in their spare time.

Mindy MegerthCoordinator, Big Horn Children’s Resource Clinic, P.C.@mindymegerth1

Leda has been involved in NextGen Park County since 2019.  She is originally from Cheyenne, but has been an attorney here in Cody for four years.  She enjoys riding her bike, practicing yoga, and hunting for treasures at garage sales.

Leda PojmanAttorney