Staff Bios

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Rebekah Burns

Rebekah Burns is the Executive Director of Powell Economic Partnership/ Powell Chamber/ Powell Visitor Center. She supports and grows our existing businesses. In addition, PEP develops industries and recruits businesses that match the people and culture of the Powell Valley. Rebekah advocates for Powell’s businesses, citizens, and institutions. She serves as Treasurer for the Park County Museum Board. Rebekah is a graduate of PCLI Class XII and serves on the steering committee for XIII. Rebekah has a Film Production degree from Towson University. For over 15 years, she has worked in video production and content creation creating stories and crafting messages. As Multimedia Marketing Manager at the first international video production crewing agency, Rebekah oversaw external communications including an industry blog, social media, website development and video podcast channels.  As a Production Manager, she was in charge of approximately 1,500 accounts. Her duties included managing and scheduling hundreds of on-location shoots a year for corporations, broadcast, cable, production companies, advertising agencies, PR firms, government, and non-profits agencies. Rebekah also has a strong customer service background. She worked as a Customer Service Representative for a major credit card company acquired by Bank of America and as a Sales Rep. and Assistant Buyer for an outdoor recreation retailer. Currently, Rebekah loves exploring the wilds of Wyoming with her sons and husband.

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Linda Rodriguez

Linda Rodriguez is the Executive Assistant for Powell Economic Partnership/Powell Chamber/Powell Visitor Center.  She provides a high level of administrative support to the Executive Team. Previously, she was a Paraprofessional in the San Diego Unified School District working with hearing impaired students, resource groups, ESL students and after school programs for ten years.  Additionally, she was an Executive Assistant to a very busy commercial real estate company in San Diego for nine years.  Linda enjoys the quiet life of Wyoming, fun times with her three grandchildren and the challenge of building her adobe home along with her husband.

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Jessica Lum

Jessica Lum is the Grants Manager for Powell Economic Partnership/ Powell Chamber/ Powell Visitor Center. Her primary task is to coordinate PEP’s Intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA Program which funds nine VISTA positions.  This program builds capacity and addresses poverty in our community at seven sites throughout Powell. As the VISTA Intermediary Supervisor Jessica manages the grant to maintain program compliance. She is also the liaison between PEP and its subsites. She helps PEP’s subsites to create position descriptions, recruit, and onboard VISTAs for each position. Jessica has a B.A. in Communications from Idaho State University and a Master’s in Applied Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For the past nine years, Jessica has primarily worked in healthcare and social services managing grant-funded programs in Arizona and Wyoming. She has worked as a case manager, program manager and conducted outreach among vulnerable populations including HIV/AIDS patients, homeless Veterans, low-income and the uninsured. She has a passion for understanding the needs of the Powell community and helping individuals access programs and services that allow them to meet their needs and thrive. Jessica spends her free time with her family of five enjoying the great Wyoming outdoors.