Meet the full-time staff of the Ford Wyoming Center.

Brad Murphy

General Manager

A veteran of 31 years in the public assembly facility management business, Brad has been the General Manager of the Ford Wyoming Center since October 2016.  Prior to arriving in Casper, Brad managed buildings at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana State University in Bozeman, the Odeum in Villa Park, Illinois and the Langdon Activity Center in Langdon, North Dakota. Brad received his B.A. degree in 1987 from Carroll College (MT) and M.Ed. degree from Bowling Green State University in 1991.  Brad is an active member of IAVM (International Association of Venue Managers) and has achieved his Certified Venue Executive (CVE) designation through the organization. Brad serves on the Executive Board of Visit Casper.  He and his wife, Janay are active members in their local church and enjoy the many outdoor activities associated with the Casper area. 

Amanda Flanagan

Executive Assistant

Amanda calls Wyoming home after moving from St. Paul, Minnesota to Casper at a very young age. The Ford Wyoming Center holds one of Amanda’s favorite memories, marching from the tunnel onto the arena floor to compete in the State Marching Competition. In 2000 Amanda walked into the same arena to celebrate graduating from Natrona County High School. Years later she continued the tradition of graduating at the Ford Wyoming Center with her AA in Human Communications and AA in Paralegal Studies from Casper College. In 2020 Amanda graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BAS in Organizational Leadership. After working in retail for over 19 years, she has found a love for events and entertainment. Amanda started working as a part-time Ticket Seller in 2016 and was promoted to her current role in 2017.  

Director of Finance

Director Of Finance


Ann Gilliland

Staff Accountant


Kristina Olson

Director Of Event Services

Kristina Olson began her career at the Ford Wyoming Center as a ticket seller in 2001. Kristina went on to manage a local bar in Casper for 6 years. In 2008 she returned to the Ford Wyoming Center and was promoted to the Assistant Box Office Manager where she had the opportunity to learn from a 30 year veteran in ticketing. In 2010 she was promoted to Box Office Manager and in 2019 she was promoted to Director of Event Services overseeing the event staff and box office.

Shelby Gruber

Box Office Manager

Shelby was born and raised in Northern California. She went to Montana State University where she graduated with a BS in Psychology. After graduating Shelby stayed in Montana and worked for the MSU Admissions Office. She later transferred to a job in the Student Union Building overseeing two student-run organizations, the Rec Center and the University Information Desk. Shelby began working as the Box Office Manager for Ford Wyoming Center in the Fall of 2019 after moving to Casper.

Cody Lawson

Director of Operations

Cody started his career with the Ford Wyoming Center in the summer of 2008. He became the Maintenance Crew Chief in early 2015. In October of 2016, he became the Operations Manager and in June 2022 he became the Director of Operations. 

Operations Manager

Operations Manager


AV Tech

A/V Technician


Rene Grogan

Director Of Food & Beverage

Candie Buckallew

Food & Beverage Operations Manager

Candie was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and has been in the Food and Beverage department for 32 years. She has planned and prepared meals for customers from the Vice President to country and rockstars and the local community. The largest event Candie oversaw in her tenure at the Ford Wyoming Center was a prime rib dinner for 2200 people. Candie's motto is "no matter whom, strive to make every event something special for everyone."

Misty M. Croley

Food & Beverage Operations Supervisor


Dan Foote

Director Of Partnerships

Dan grew up in rural Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln before coming to Casper for work in 1992. In 1993 he met a Casper native and future bride, hence making Casper his adopted home. Dan has worked in the business community for many years as well as a member of several community groups in Casper. Dan joined the Ford Wyoming Center team in October 2018. Marilyn and Dan have been married since 1996 and have 2 grown daughters, Kelsee and Natalee.

Kendra Ziler

 Director Of Marketing

Kendra moved from Sheridan, WY to Casper, WY in 1999. She started in the Box Office at the Ford Wyoming Center in 2001 as a part-time ticket seller. She spent several years as the marketing assistant before becoming the executive assistant and human resources representative, then eventually moved into the Director of Marketing position in 2017. Kendra earned her AA in technical theater from Casper College in 2001 and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2014 with a BAS in organizational leadership.