Staff Bios

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Christine Bekes

As the PEP Executive Director, Christine oversees the strategies related to economic, community development and the visitor center for the City of Powell and the region. As a Powell native, she brings a genuine passion and love for her community to go alongside her professional approach to business development and project and organizational management. Christine is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council and has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming. She also holds various leadership positions at Wyoming Economic Developers Association and Wyoming Frontier-CDC (SBA 504). Christine grew up on a farm in Powell. Christine, daughter and puppies enjoy all the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities nearby including skiing, ice climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, camping, and fishing.

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Rebekah Burns

Rebekah Burns is the Visitor Center Coordinator for PEP/ Powell Chamber/ Powell Visitor Center. She promotes tourism, champions Powell's small businesses and communicates community vibrancy. Volunteering is a big way she gives back to Powell. 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. Currently, Rebekah loves exploring the wilds of Wyoming with her sons and husband