Chris Merrill — Executive Director

Chris joined the Equality State Policy Center as executive director in 2018. He was previously the associate director and communications director of the Wyoming Outdoor Council, a Wyoming-based conservation organization. Prior to that Chris was an award-winning journalist with the Casper Star-Tribune and the Idaho State Journal. He also lived and worked in Ecuador, Bolivia, and South Korea, where he taught English. Chris has a master’s degree in English and an undergraduate degree in political science, with an emphasis on economics. He lives in Laramie with his wife and two children.

Anastasia Marchese – Civic Engagement Coordinator

Ana moved to Wyoming in 2015 to further her rock climbing and academic pursuits. She has a degree in Social Work with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. As an emerging professional social worker, she is passionate about creating positive change within communities. She loves working with ESPC because we provide political support and opportunity for all people in Wyoming. For more information related to communications, outreach, and civic engagement: