Staff Bios


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.

Shaylee Hancock

Shaylee Hancock

Shaylee Hancock is the Membership Coordinator and Office Manager. She manages the everyday operations of the office including financials and is the first point of contact for visitors and relocators. Shaylee is also responsible for the development of membership. Shaylee is currently finishing her Bachelor’s Degree online through the University of Wyoming. Her past work experiences have been in the banking, medical and non-profit industries working in both human resources and customer service. Shaylee is currently the Director of Development on the Wyoming Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Board of Directors. She is also the Wyoming State Director for International United Miss, a scholarship based pageant for girls and women ages 5 and up. Shaylee grew up in the Big Horn Basin and upon graduating high school, moved around to several different states. She and her husband have recently moved back to the area and plan to make Powell their forever home. In their spare time, Shaylee and her husband enjoy fishing, hiking and exploring Wyoming’s natural beauties.


Jennifer Tippetts

Jennifer Tippetts is the Community Relations & Tourism Manger of Powell Economic Partnership/ Powell Chamber/ Powell Visitor Center. She is the direct contact for our community members and tourists. Jennifer advocates for increased tourism traffic that generates increased sales tax and lodging tax for our community and promotes community relations. She is a graduate of PCLI Class XI and serves on the Park County Leadership Institute Board of Directors. Jennifer has a Business Management degree from Colorado State University and MBA from the University of Wyoming. She also has over 12 years of experience in the tourism industry for locations such as Vail, Colorado.  She has also worked as the Director of Events for a state association in Colorado and most recently was the Executive Director for a local non-profit. Jennifer grew up in the Big Horn Basin and her strong community ties and relationships make her an asset for this position.  If Jennifer is not at work then you will likely find her out fishing, hiking, skiing or just enjoying time on the mountain.


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.