BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John R. “Jack” Tarter – President
Jack is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from Wyoming Air National Guard after 30+ years of service. He served as Superintendent of the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming in Buffalo for 34+ years. He holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming and completed course work in Health Care Administration through Weber State College. His past volunteer service included serving as Chairman of the local school board; President of the Wyoming School Boards Association; President of the National Association of State Veterans Homes. Current volunteer activities include serving as Chairman of the Sheridan College in Johnson County Advisory Board; Board of Directors of the Marna M. Kuehne Foundation; Department of Health Aging Advisory Council; Business Manager of the National Association of State Veterans Homes; President of the Johnson County Community Resource Center; and President of the Area Council of Wyoming Boys and Girls Clubs. He also continues to run the clock at Buffalo High School boys and girls basketball games and has for the last 36 years.
Hayden F. Heaphy, Jr. – Vice President
Hayden is a partner in the Sheridan office of Davis & Cannon, LLP. With careful attention to detail, Hayden makes sure that each client’s legal needs and interests are served well. Over the years Hayden has been fortunate to work with the Sheridan business and nonprofit community in meaningful ways. He was President of the Downtown Sheridan Association when it developed Sheridan’s first street-scape project. Currently, he is a director and treasurer of Sheridan’s signature community event, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Hayden is legal counsel to the Northern Wyoming Community College District (Sheridan College). Recently, Hayden was appointed by the Wyoming Supreme Court to serve as a Disciplinary Judge for the Wyoming State Bar Board of Professional Responsibility. Hayden graduated from the University of Tulsa, College of Law in 1981, after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville in 1973.
Tyler became involved with the Green House in 2017, almost two years after moving to beautiful Sheridan. He moved to Sheridan from Tucson, Arizona, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and his Master of Business Administration.
Tyler brings over 15 years of healthcare experience to the Board. He started out as a teenager (14-year-old to be exact), scrubbing the floors of his hometown hospital in Havre, MT, as an environmental services aide after school. Training and education evolved into more direct patient care, which he was passionate about. He worked as an emergency room technician, mental health aid, and CNA in a long-term nursing facility, all while going to school. His education and experience brought him to Sheridan Memorial Hospital, where he works as the Manager of Outpatient Services. Tyler finds the administrative, operational side of healthcare to be just as rewarding and fulfilling as caring for patients directly, and he believes that this area is where he can make the most impact with his skills and knowledge.
Tyler’s other passions include anything that encircles him with family and friends: fly fishing, camping, racing cars with his father, spending time with his wife and their two dogs, Mocha and Winston, and collecting vintage cars (the latter described as purely fantasy by his wife until they get a bigger house). Tyler looks forward to serving the community and the Board, and—most importantly—safeguarding a comfortable and honorable location for our community’s elders to reside for many years to come.
Linda has been cheerleading for Green House for Living since the early days when it was just an idea in the community. Dedicated to the GHL philosophy, Linda is committed to the respectful and appreciative environment that honors the community’s elders.
A lifelong Wyoming resident, Linda is actively involved in the family’s ranch business. She has enjoyed a 20-year career at Sheridan College and advocates for the opportunities that can be achieved through a college education.
Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about being a life-long student, spending lots of time outside, traveling off the beaten path, social activism and community involvement.
Elizabeth Craft, co-owner of Ebia Hearing & Sound, LLC (EHS – recognized as ‘Runner Up’ in The Casper Star Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Best of WY 2018 competition in ‘Ears and Hearing’), grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming. She attended Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) and Montana State University (Bozeman, MT) and from these institutions earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Women’s and Gender Studies and a master’s degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), respectively. Though she loved the classroom, working with the hearing impaired and the elderly has been very rewarding. Craft’s father, Walter Ebia, is a profoundly deaf entrepreneur and the founder of Ebia Hearing, which is why Craft found herself in the hearing business and feels passionate about caring for people with hearing loss.
For several years, Craft and her husband, JT, have been volunteering their time cleaning hearing aids at local nursing homes and playing music for various community events.The two just became Dementia Friendly Wyoming Champions, educating local employers about how to make their business ‘dementia friendly.’ Also recently, the pair were selected as recipients of The Sheridan Press’ 20 under 40 recognition and Craft was nominated for FAB Woman of the Year in 2019.
Currently, Craft serves on the Witzel Family Foundation and the Greenhouse Living boards of directors.