Charlene Camblin

 

Introducing Board Member Charlene Camblin!

Charlene is a fourth generation Campbell County rancher.  She lives in the house her great grandfather, Wayne Morse, built in 1903.  Charlene is married to Doug Camblin with whom she owns and operates DC Land & Cattle Co, as well as Camblin Trucking.  In her younger years, she competed in rodeos across the US and qualified for the Women’s National Finals Rodeo nine times.  She worked for six years as the Executive Secretary for the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  During the methane boom, she worked as a lease operator for Williams Production.  She was part of the committee who helped bring the National High School Finals Rodeo to Gillette, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for CBH CO-OP, and the Campbell County Public Land Board.  Charlene loves to garden, cook, and take drives with Doug in “Rosy”, their 1957 Ford Station Wagon.

Charlene was encouraged to apply for the Gillette College Foundation (GCF) Board to serve as a voice for the rural community.  She began her term in January 2019.

Charlene’s favorite GCF event is the Night at the Theatre.  She has attended the event several times and really enjoys it.  “The community is so supportive of the event and this first year in the Pronghorn Center added a whole new level of excitement to it.”  Charlene looks forward to being directly involved with all the events as a new board member.

When asked what advice Charlene had for our students, she said, “Find your passion and make that your life’s work.  When you love what you do, there is an innate sense of pride in your accomplishments and an extra motivation in your work ethic.”  We wholeheartedly agree with these words of wisdom!

Charlene’s favorite thing about that Gillette College is that it “belongs to our community.”  She said she is “excited by the many opportunities that it offers people from all different walks of life.”  She also noted the vibrant and responsive environment, which is continually evolving to meet the needs of not just Gillette and Campbell County, but all of northeast Wyoming and the surrounding areas.

Thank you, Charlene, for your service to our board and our community!