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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NEBRASKAland DAYS is a 501(c)4 Membership Corporation whose purpose is to produce Nebraska’s Officials State Celebration. It is governed by a 12 member Board, which donates their time, talent, and treasure to ensure the success of the organization.
Travis was born and raised here in North Platte. After graduating from North Platte High, he went to St. Joseph, MO on a soccer scholarship. He finished his college career at Creighton University graduating with his Doctorate degree from the College of Pharmacy. He has been employed with U-Save Pharmacy since 1999.
In 2008, Travis married Gwen and they moved to North Platte in 2010 to raise their family. They are co-owners of the North Platte U-Save Pharmacy. Travis serves and has served on a variety of boards within our community.
Travis and Gwen have one daughter, Cyline. He enjoys staying active through golfing, yard work and anything that involves spending time with family and friends.
Scott is a North Platte High School graduate where he started on the ’92 state playoff football team and qualified for the state track meet three times. He was also president of the student council.
He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering while serving on the board of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He was also President of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
He was a process engineer at ADM and ConAgra Foods before returning to North Platte in 2002 to take over the family business, Weathercraft Roofing Company. He is currently a partner in 6 roofing companies and six other business ventures spanning 15 locations in 5 states. He has served on the board of the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and as President of North Platte Ambassadors and River’s Edge Golf Club.
Scott has been happily married to Dr. Millie Erickson, a urologist at Great Plains Health, since 2016.
Troy was born and raised in North Platte. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1997. He then attended Chadron State College where he played football for the CSC Eagles and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After college, Troy moved back to North Platte and worked for his father, Ross Perry as a sales representative at Ross Perry Motors. He then spent 11 years with Fastenal Company and now is the Branch Operations Manager for NMC CAT. In addition to serving on the NEBRASKAland DAYS board, Troy is involved in many youth sports programs and is a member of the North Platte Ambassadors.
Troy’s wife Lindsay is the owner and operator of Happy Heart Specialty Foods. Troy & Lindsay have three children, Rylan, Reece and Drew. They enjoy spending their time out at the lake, golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, hanging out with family and friends and following their children around to all their sporting events.
Born in North Platte, NE, Shane Weaver graduated from North Platte High in 2008. Shane attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he majored in Ag Economics. After graduating from UNL, Shane worked in Lincoln and Northern Colorado before moving back to North Platte in 2018 where he began working at Equitable Bank as a lender that same year.
Aside from NEBRASKAland DAYS, Shane is the current chairman of the Agri Business Committee for the North Platte Chamber, a graduate of Leadership Lincoln County, and a member of the North Platte Ambassadors.
Shane met his wife Kathryn while in Lincoln and they moved back to North Platte to start a family closer to home. Shane and Kathryn have two girls and a son. Kathryn is a nurse practitioner in North Platte. Shane enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking with his family and friends.
Kylee was born and raised in Brewster, Nebraska, along with 5 brothers on a ranch outside of town. He graduated from Sandhills Dunning in 2000, then graduated from Mid Plains Community College’s Electrical Program. He then spent time traveling across the country working as an Electrician on several different types of electrical jobs.
Kylee married his wife Sheree June of 2011. The couple started Halls Electric in September of 2012. In 2018, Kylee and Sheree bought the former Shooters building, which is ironically where they met for the first time, and remodeled the facility to serve as their new business location. Kylee and Sheree are raising two boys at their home in North Platte.
Lance Polk is a North Platte native who returned to North Platte in 2012. After graduating from North Platte High School, he attended Midland University in Fremont, double majoring in Accounting and Management. After college Lance was employed in public accounting for a number of years where he became a CPA. Lance then moved on to internal auditing for several years and obtained the Certified Internal Auditor designation. From his audit position, the opportunity was presented to Lance to try his hand at commercial lending and move back to North Platte. Lance has now been a Commercial Lender at FNBO since 2012, while being employed by FNBO since 2007.
Lance has been involved in the Great Plains Health Board, Leadership Lincoln County, LincUP, North Platte Noon Rotary, Mid-Plains United Way Board, North Platte Ambassadors Board, North Platte Downtown Association Board, and volunteers with the North Platte American Legion Baseball Team. Lance also coaches youth sports for his children.
He and his wife Jamie have three children, McKenzie, Jackson and Landon. Lance enjoys most sports, hunting, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
Chad was born and raised here in North Platte, and is a graduate of Maxwell High School. He attended Mid Plains Community College and obtained a degree in Construction Management. Chad then started working for Steele’s Roofing and Construction in 2001, and continues there as the General Manager.
He is a past president of the North Platte Homebuilders Association.
Chad and his wife Jenn were married in 2009, and have two children together, Cray and Tage. Jenn is a Registered Nurse at Great Plains Health in North Platte. In his spare time Chad enjoys coaching youth sports, spending time on the lake, and golfing.
David was born and raised in North Platte, graduating from North Platte High School. After high school,
he attended Chadron State College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. David
continued his education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, graduating as
a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2015.
He then returned to North Platte to practice dentistry at Maple Park Dental Associates. In addition to
NEBRASKAland Days Board, David is a member of the North Platte Ambassadors and recently finished
serving six years on the Lake Maloney Golf Course Board.
David has been married to his wife Jamie since 2016. Together they enjoy being active in the
community, golfing, hunting, fishing, spending time at the lake and playing with their dog Jax.
As a child of a retired Air Force Colonel, Amy moved all over the country during her formative years. Her
family landed in Papillion, Nebraska, near Offutt Air Force Base, where she graduated from Papillion-La
Vista High School. She then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and graduated with a B.S. in
Communication Studies. Amy went on to graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and
earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Amy has worked for SilverStone Group, LLC, a HUB International company, for over 21 years as a
Consultant in Employee Benefits. She spent eight years at the headquarters in Omaha. In 2009, Amy
and her family relocated to North Platte, where she has been employed on a remote basis. She has been
involved with a number of organizations in the community, including serving on the boards of the North
Platte Area Children’s Museum, the North Platte Kid’s Academy, the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy
Center and the Prairie Lake Boat Club Board of Directors.
Amy and her husband, Rob, have two active teenagers, RJ and Sam. She enjoys reading, walking their
dog, Zeus, and spending time at the lake.
Troy was born and raised in North Platte, NE. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1996. Troy attended Mid Plains Community College and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. He was hired by the North Platte Police Department in 1999 and served 15 years as a police officer. Troy changed his career path in 2014 and started his own business, Stone Creek Landscape & Design, LLC. His landscaping company serves North Platte and surrounding areas.
Aside from NEBRASKAland Days, Troy currently serves on the local Crime Stoppers board of directors. Troy also served on the National board of directors for Crime Stoppers while he was a police officer.
Troy and his wife Heidi married in 1998 and they have three children, Chandler, Trevor and Ashlee. Troy’s wife Heidi has been a nurse in North Platte for over 25 years. They enjoy spending time at the lake, hunting, fishing and mostly anything outdoors.
Craig was born and raised in North Platte and graduated from North Platte High School. After high
school, he attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney for two years and then went on to obtain his
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Chadron State
Since graduating from college, Craig has worked in banking, general accounting, and is now the
Controller at Snell Services, Inc. in North Platte. In addition to the NEBRASKAland Days Board, he currently
serves on the board of directors for the North Platte Public Schools Foundation.
Craig and wife Mataya married in 2022. Together they enjoy spending time with family, traveling,
golfing, and hanging out on the patio with their dog, Avery.
Brock was born and raised in North Platte, NE and graduated from North Platte High School in 2000. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2010. He has worked as an attorney in North Platte at law firm, Paloucek, Herman and Wurl Law Offices since 2010.
In addition to the NebraskaLand Days Board, Brock currently serves on the Quality Growth Fund Citizens Review Committee, The FCA West Central District Board of Directors, the Nebraska Associate of Trial Attorneys Board of Directors, the Platte River Fitness Series Board of Directors, is the Race Director for the Tri-Nebraska Triathlon, is a member of the North Platte Ambassadors, and coaches various youth sports in North Platte.
Brock and his wife Emily have been married since 2004 and have three children, Norah, Caleb and Natalie.
David has been involved with NEBRASKAland DAYS since 2005. He spent 6 years on the Board of Directors prior to being retained as the Executive Director in 2011. David is a graduate of North Platte High School and North Platte Community College. He spent 21 years in broadcast media, mostly in North Platte.
David enjoys contributing to the community, having served a variety of organizations. He is currently the Chairman of the North Platte Planning Commission, and serves his Church family as Chairman of the Youth Education Committee. He has served as President of the North Platte Ambassadors, and the Nebraska Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and was elected President of the Nebraska Travel Association (NETA) twice. He has also served on North Platte’s Quality Growth Fund Citizens Review Committee, the North Platte Public Schools Foundation, and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoys, but is not very good at, playing golf and spending time at the lake or on a beach.
David and his wife Lisa have two daughters, Ellie and Carli, who also enjoy helping with NEBRASKAland DAYS.
Stephanie was born & raised in Mitchell, NE and is a 2014 graduate of Mitchell High School. She attended Chadron State college where she earned her Bachelors in Business Administration in 2017. Stephanie was CSC’s FBLA-PBL Club President in 2016 and a Student Senator. Stephanie participated in 3 National Competitions for PBL and achieved a National Championship in Network Design in 2017. After graduating, she worked for Chadron State College in both academics and administration. During her time as a staff member, she was the Advisor/Coach for Eagle eSports – fostering students to pursue their passion for competitive video games, stemming from her own lifelong passion.
In her free time, Stephanie and her husband Isaac enjoy sports together (even though she’s a Husker fan and he’s a Sooner fan), waterfowl hunting, spontaneous trips, and spending time with their families in western Nebraska.
Bob’s commitment to NEBRASKAland Days dates back to his service as a board member from 2009 to 2013.
A graduate of Hastings High School, Bob continued his academic journey, earning a Bachelor of Science
degree in Diversified Agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bob’ss community involvement
extends to various committees and boards. In addition to his previous commitment to NEBRASKAland
Day’s Board of Directors, He has actively participated in North Platte Chamber Ambassadors,
NEBRASKAland Days Cody Cavalry, North Platte Chamber Agriculture Committee, Beautiful Savior
Lutheran Church Board of Elders and Lincoln County Cattleman’s Association. At the core of Bob’s values
is his family. Together with his wife Jenny, Bob is a devoted father to three daughters – Gracia, Lexi, and
Whitley. In his leisure time, Bob enjoys golfing, officiating basketball, camping with his family, and
spending sunny days at the lake.