Howdy! I’m Sophia Gomelsky, the Wyoming State DECA President.

DECA gives students the skills and confidence to be meaningful and effective leaders in their communities. Further, it encourages professionalism in and out of competition. Some of my favorite DECA memories include competing with my best friend at state and ICDC in Atlanta, and I’m so grateful for those opportunities. I hope to instill my passion for DECA in others and bring that same motivation & energy which inspired me to join.

I am excited to get to know all the officers and members this year! I look forward to working closely with you all. Let’s #GetTheEdge this year!


 Hello Wyoming DECA! My name is Grace Zhou and I am your 2022-2023 Vice President of Leadership/Secretary. I have been in DECA since freshman year and was the Laramie Chapter Secretary from 2021-2022. I have competed in Quick Serve Management and Food Marketing for my individual series and Hospitality and Tourism and the Hotel Virtual Business challenge for team events. My favorite DECA memories will always be the great experiences I have while travelling, competing and networking with my fellow DECA members whom I would have never become so close with if it were not for DECA. I have learned so many life skills outside of just competing such as learning how to plan and execute projects, communicate efficiently and speak clearly in a public setting. These skills have been implemented into other aspects of my life such as conquering stage fright during a violin recital, enunciating during a Speech and Debate competition or effectively leading in other organizations such as Key Club. Along with the rest of your deca-cated state officers, I invite you to continue to DECA dominate and get the edge this year!  


Hello Wyoming DECA, I am Steven Bowen your 2022- 2023 Vice president of Promotion and Community Service.  I am going into my Junior year of High School and am looking forward to serving this year as a Wyoming state officer. A little about myself.  I am from Evanston Wyoming and have lived there all my life. I like to play football as well as martial arts I achieved the rank of black belt last February. At first, I didn't want to do DECA my mother said I should, and I almost didn't, but I am so glad I did.  I have made it to ICDC the past two years in a Principles of Business Management, and this last year in Accounting Applications. I also compete in Business Law and Ethics TDM. I look forward to helping all of you this coming year if you have any questions, please reach out to me. Have an amazing year.



Hi everyone! I am Catie Conway from Kelly Walsh High School, and I am this year’s VP of Marketing. I joined DECA my freshman year because my best friend didn’t want to be alone. Little did I know it would end up changing my life by giving me confidence, leadership skills, and so many new friends from all around the world. DECA has grown to be a large part of my life, and I could not be more thankful for it, hence why I ran for a state officer position. I enjoy running social media accounts and following along with trends, and I’m excited to connect the rest of Wyoming through social media and make this year one we will never forget!




Hello! My name is Arielle Coleman and I am so excited to be your 2022-2023 Wyoming Deca Vice President of Hospitality. I joined DECA last year because my financial literacy teacher recommended it to me. I enjoyed every second of it and was able to make it into ICDC my first year. I want all DECA members to feel included and supported throughout their DECA journey and I am so thankful that I am able to specialize in hospitality for this upcoming school year.