Braydan Willett

The 2D world has limits; the 3D world does not. That freedom to explore and create without bounds is what initially drew Braydan to 3D modeling and design, and what’s inspired him to continue exploring it ever since. Since 2019, he’s used Blender (an open-source 3D work space) to refine his skills in creating skins, models, desktop wallpapers, and even a model of his own car. In addition to working on the real-life version of said car (a BMW E90), Braydan likes to play motocross games with friends. 

Matt Pignataro

Matt is a video production gear aficionado, driven by mastering these tools and technology for storytelling. His strong videography skill set includes cameras, drones, audio, lighting, and editing. After serving 24 years in the Air Force—and deploying five times to the Arabian Peninsula and Afghanistan—Matt settled with his family here in Cheyenne, where he turned his longtime hobbies into a job as a freelance videographer and drone operator. (That’s actually how we met him.)

Byron Lawlis

As someone who loves music, art, and design in all types of mediums, Byron is forever exploring, learning, and creating—then infusing what he’s learned into building fun, interactive, and creative web applications and user experiences. 

When he’s not experimenting and programming using the latest technologies, Byron’s either working on creative projects or staying active and exploring with his family. Pending on the season, you’ll find them out on the trails with their dog Tabbe; enjoying backyard hang-outs, paddleboarding, and tennis; and snowboarding or snowshoeing together. Here at the Collective, he’s excited to be part of a team that wants to grow and learn together.

Jalen Willett

Born in Denver but raised right here in Cheyenne, Jalen joins the Collective with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a love for crunching numbers. In addition to pursuing his Master’s in Finance, Jalen enjoys going to the gym, playing soccer, snowboarding, and spending time with his beagle Echo.

Larry White

While pursuing his BFA in photography at the University of South Dakota, Larry fell in love with the process of creating and displaying art. His new passion led him first to San Diego (where he quickly refined his new trade in the sign industry), then back home to Wyoming, where he opened his own sign shop in Sheridan. An opportunity to expand his knowledge of large-format printing and sign fabrication/installation brought Larry to Cheyenne, and now he’s bringing his 18 years of experience—and excitement for his trade—to the Collective. A life-long swimmer (and former Captain of the University of South Dakota’s water polo and men’s swimming and diving teams), Larry continues his love of the water as a high school and club-level swimming coach here in Cheyenne.

Nate Ludens

A professional in marketing and advertising for 20+ years, Nate has enjoyed a well-rounded career working within the travel, sports and entertainment industries. Born and raised in Torrington, WY, Nate relocated to Las Vegas in 2001, where he has worked on several sizable marketing campaigns (online and offline) for partners ranging from pro teams and large corporate entities to small startups and nonprofits. His experiences have given him the unique opportunity to see advertising/marketing from the viewpoint of the customer, the agency and the client—one of the many unique tools Nate brings to the team. An avid hockey and baseball fan, Nate also enjoys working on his classic VW bug, collecting vinyl records and hanging out with his family.

Fatos Inal-Falls

Fatos (Fa-toe-sh) a.k.a. Fatma grew up in Turkey, spent a few years living in England, and has called Cheyenne home since 2016. Throughout her professional career, she has managed projects, marketing and PR functions in various industries including higher education, management and public relations consulting, downtown revitalization, and international tourism marketing. Her enthusiasm for giving back is reflected in her volunteer efforts with Cheyenne Little Theatre Players (both on-stage and behind the scenes) as well as other local organizations and groups. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focused on PR and Advertising, as well as a master’s in Management with Public Relations Specialization from the University of Maryland Global Campus. When she’s not applying her diverse and cross-cultural background into communicating with clients to reach their goals, Fatos (a self-proclaimed travel addict) can be found hiking, sharpening her snowboarding skills or looking where to scuba dive next!

Abby Pederson

Abby finds no greater joy than being part of discovering people’s passions! After graduating from Cheyenne Central High School, Abby attended the University of Wyoming and received her degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and Marketing Communications and a minor in Psychology. In addition to project management, Abby finds happiness in family, friends, dogs, whiskey, and adventure.

Nicole Everhart

Nicole is a Maryland native and life-long creative who fell in love with the west and all it has to offer. She has a degree in Graphic Design from Liberty University and experience working with publishers, start-ups, and property management. She loves bringing brands to life through thoughtful, deliberate design and by experimenting with new styles and ideas. When she’s not behind her computer, Nicole enjoys trying new Pinterest recipes, traveling, hanging out with her husband, and training her horse Josie.

Ben Silver

One time, while he was living in Los Angeles, Ben built an IED simulator to train military troops; another time, back home in Cheyenne, he played an integral part in managing both inaugurations for Gov. Matt Mead and the other elected officials during Gov. Mead’s terms. In between, Ben earned his degree in Film and Video Production from the University of Denver; picked up a decade’s worth of experience in video production and editing; and headed back to DU for his MBA. Outside of work, you’ll find Ben skiing, snowboarding, playing hockey and soccer, nerding out on board games, and proudly serving as “Wolf Pack Leader” for dominating the 9th annual wolf shirt contest he holds with his friends every summer.