Board of Directors
Lacie Schwend - President

Lacie was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She attended Montana Tech University and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health. After college, Lacie relocated to Gillette, Wyoming with her husband, Dave. Both of them worked in the Gillette mining industry until 2009, when they relocated to Sheridan, WY.

Lacie owns her own business and currently works from home while staying home with her two sons. Lacie was treasurer of the Board for Tongue River Childs Place for 4 years and is now active on the CHAPS Board. She is a certified EMT and personal trainer and teaches fitness classes for the community center of Dayton, WY. When not working, Lacie enjoys distance running, sewing and tending to her garden.

 Mark Torbert - Vice-President

Mark comes to us from Virginia. He moved to Sheridan after he retired from a career in law enforcement in the summer of 2015. Mark attended Bluefield College where he obtained his BS degree in behavioral sciences with an emphasis in criminal justice. He also graduated from the University of Phoenix with a MA degree in organizational management. Mark is currently the security supervisor at the Wyoming Girls' School.

Mark is very passionate about veteran’s issues as he served for 23 years in the United States Army Reserves and retired in October 2016 as a First Sergeant. He completed 4 combat tours in the Middle East where he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Mark, and his wife Anita, have been volunteering at CHAPS since March 2016.

Barbara Perry - Treasurer

Barbara grew up in Billings, MT and joined the Army after graduation. She received an honorable discharge in 2002 and worked a variety of customer service related positions. Barbara relocated to Sheridan with her 5 kids and husband in 2012. Barbara has a BS in Accounting from MSU Billings and a MS in Accounting from Liberty University.

As a veteran, Barbara has always been passionate about organizations with a focus on veterans health and started looking to for ways to be more involved as a volunteer for such organizations. Barbara started volunteering with CHAPS in July 2016 after learning about their involvement with local veterans and disabled youth.

Greta Knapp - Secretary

Greta is the branch manager at Bank of the West and is a native Sheridanite. She attended college in Wyoming and Arizona.
Greta has worked hard to get Bank of the West involved in many community events such as the Downtown Sheridan Association's Third Thursday Events, Bike MS and the VOA's Empty Bowl event.
Having a mother that suffered from mental illness, Greta is especially passionate about the CHAPS mission and feels it is a privilege to serve on the board.

Angel Brinkerhoff - At-large 

Angel was born and raised in the Lafayette, Indiana area. Even as a young child, she always had a passion for horses. Her first horse was a crazy quarter horse named Toby. After a small break due to school, work, marriage, and such, Angel was able to own horses again. In 2007, she purchased her first horse as an adult. She had big plans to compete in Dressage with her new found love. However, circumstances changed and in 2008, Angel and her husband, Mick, purchased a farm in Williamsport, IN.

After winning the 2008 National Clydesdale Sale Raffle Filly, Clydesdales became their primary focus in the horse world. Lamb Knoll Clydesdales was established and they have been raising and lightly showing these magnificent animals for the past 9 years. During this time three beautiful children have been added to the family. London, a boy, was born April 2010. A little girl Paisley, came into the world February 2014. Lastly, James Rider, another boy, blessed the family July 2016.

Deciding it was time for a change, the family packed and headed out west in the Fall of 2016. Currently, Angel stays at home with the children. She manages their small 35 acre farm, which boasts three of the finest Clydesdales in the west. She also enjoys putting together the CHAPS e-newsletter, The Feed Bucket. Having the opportunity to serve on the board is a great privilege. She hopes her skills and resources will help raise awareness of how beneficial this organization is. Through her own life experiences, it is very plain that the human and horse bond can do great things.

 CHAPS is seeking board members to help fulfill the mission of the program.