Who We Are
Career Development FacilitatorAmelia Kelso is a proud two-time graduate of the University of Wyoming (B.S. in Communication 2007, M.A. in Communication with emphasis on Interpersonal Communication 2011) and has been a Laramie resident since 2004. She began working for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in 2008 on the Career Readiness Certification initiative. She became a Workforce Specialist in 2009, and served as a Career Consultant and Business Representative until July 2017. Amelia often saw qualified candidates miss out on job opportunities because they were missing the relational aspect of job searching. She decided to use her well-developed professional network to connect job seekers with opportunities, and in July 2017, Zenith Business Services was born. Her team quickly grew and began serving the Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming areas. Today, Amelia is living her dream job, putting her clients on an upward trajectory each and every day.
Career Development FacilitatorAfter studying at the University of Wyoming and falling in love with the people and places, Shea decided to put down roots. He specialized in Autism Spectrum disorders and received his Teaching Certification from UW. Shea is an active member of the Albany County Special Olympics and you can find him coaching in the fall and winter. Working with Zenith has been a dream come true, using his skills and knowledge to help his clients throughout Laramie.
Career Development FacilitatorElisa was raised on the East Coast split between Georgia and Pennsylvania, after high school she moved to Wyoming for college. Elisa met her husband Adam in Laramie and they married in Grand Teton National Park in 2001. Elisa graduated from The University of Wyoming with a Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and a Minor in Interior Design. In school she was very active in numerous student groups and made many friends and connections in the community. After college she and Adam moved to Fort Collins, where they welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world in late 2013. After becoming parents they decided that they wanted to raise their son in Laramie, they sold their home in Colorado and returned to “Laradise” in August 2015. She was thankful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom for their son Braxton. After Braxton started preschool, Elisa was ready to change gears and embrace her love of helping others by making social connections. Elisa is excited to tap into her existing relationships to help young adults make professional connections in here in Laramie. She truly loves helping students explore their potential, learn much needed soft skills and thrive in the workforce.
Jennifer Woolf is a wife, mother and grandmother. She is very passionate about her work and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. She has been involved is Special Olympics as a coordinator to coach for the last fifteen years and believes that opportunity is the key to success. In her spare time she spends time out at the family ranch or out on the boat fishing with family.
Luke Stimson was born in Laramie, Wyoming and has built strong ties to the community. He is currently an intern in the Project SEARCH which is located at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. Project SEARCH is a national program providing work training and experience to students with disabilities by connecting them with local businesses. As a Program Assistant with ZBS Luke’s duties include researching information used in classes. Luke’s career goals include working with people and helping them meet their needs. Outside of work Luke is involved with White Water Christian Church and has been an event volunteer with Hospice of Laramie for over three years. His interests include hunting, fishing and camping along with playing video games and spending time with family and friends.
Career Development FacilitatorSarah Dubois was born and raised in the Bay Area. Sarah moved to Laramie 10 years ago, and is happy to call this area home. She enjoys being involved in helping her community especially working with individuals with special needs. Sarah has two kids ages four and ten years they keep her very busy in her free time. When she isn’t busy with her kids she enjoys running, yoga and hiking.
Career Development FacilitatorKimberly Bandy’s career began in her home state of Colorado at a gas chromatography company, where she gained experience in administration and human resources. After relocating to Cheyenne in 2012, Kimberly changed her focus to sales and marketing eventually leading her to the insurance industry in 2014. By the age of twenty-four, Kimberly had become a Top Recruiting Administrator at aFortune 500 Companywhere she discovered her true calling- career and business development. Kimberly was proud to join Zenith Business Services in 2018, where she assists talented people by showcasing their strengths and pursuing opportunities for professional growth. When she isn’t helping her clients chase down their dreams, she enjoys playing music, trying new vegan recipes, and challenging her friends to a board game.
Program AssistantSam Burkett is happy to be serving with Zenith Business Services. Sam is a Program Assistant for Zenith and makes sure that ZBS program participants get the help they need within the Laramie community. Sam graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in Geography and a minor in Disability Studies in December 2017. Sam is also a Peer Advocate for Wyoming Independent Living. He helps people with disabilities who are struggling to advocate for themselves. He is also a backup Skills Trainer at Project Search. Sam is happy to be working alongside a great group of people, and in the future he’d like to teach social studies or become more familiar Geographic Information Systems. Sam Burkett likes to hang out with family and friends, go to sporting events, play video games, watch movies, and travel.
“When your child and my time together concludes I want them to know that they are cared for, loved, and can do anything they set their mind to both professionally and personally.” Travis Hughes, or Coach, as the kids call him, has dedicated his entire professional career to youth leadership development, and has a passion for building highly effective teams. He has worked at camps in the hollers of West Virginia, the swamps of Louisiana, mountains of Colorado and the cornfields of Illinois. Coach also has loads of experience in a special education classroom and has a degree in Outdoor Education and Recreation as well as a degree in Organizational Leadership. This fall he started yet another degree, this one in Theological Studies with a personal research emphasis in Church Leadership. He also holds many certifications from the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Coach is actively involved in many professional organizations including the American Camp Association and the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder, a ‘Leave No Trace’ Instructor, and an Ice Rescue technician. When Travis is not motivating youth, you can find him serving his community on the volunteer-run fire department, attempting to capture the perfect shot on his camera while traveling (most recently Africa), scuba diving or jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Yep, Coach loves adventure and lives to serve!