Sammi Thompson – Director of Sales

Sammi Thompson is the Director of Sales at Basin Radio Network. Sammi has been with the station since 2013 and has since been named Salesperson of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and received Legend Communications Company Wide Salesperson of the Year in 2016. She also graduated from Gillette Area Leadership Institute(GALI) in 2016 and is an active member of BNI as well.
In her time with Basin Radio Network, Sammi has been able to visit St. Jude Children’s Hospital in 2014 and again in 2018 which is one of the causes that she and Basin Radio Network work on yearly to support. Sammi’s favorite time of year is Christmas and if you are ever in need of some extra “Christmas cheer” stop by her office, starting in early November and she will share it with you!

 Denise Lee – Senior Account Executive

Denise has been in the marketing and advertising field for over 16 years, with a first love of radio and a background in print. In her 13 plus years at Basin Radio Network and Legends Communications of Wyoming, she has had the opportunity to make many friends in clients and co-workers. In her position at the company, she has been blessed with the ability to help raise needed funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Denise’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. Camping, fishing and cooking is where you will find her when not in the office.  Denise makes amazing enchiladas, and is happy to share her recipe! Just ask!

   Malaree Holland-Hepper – Senior Account Executive

Malaree was born and raised right here in Gillette, she graduated from CCHS in 2011. She has gained sales experience from four years of working in shoe stores and as a result has far too many shoes for her new husband’s liking. After recently getting married, she and her husband bought a house. A cute 1950’s fixer upper which they are currently renovating with no help from their two pups, Archie & Hyde, who have already dug up the backyard.

Kathy Paxton – Account Executive            

Born in the Florida Panhandle, Kathy moved to Ten Sleep where her grandparents homesteaded when she was in high school. Kathy has since been a resident of Campbell County for more than 15 years.  Family is the most important thing (unless you include her chickens and dogs) and she still believes in Sunday dinners. She is a blended mom to 5 kids (and their spouses), Jake (Crystal), Samm (Kyle), Kris, Codi (Danny), and Dylan, and “Grammy” to 6: Jayden, Kayson, Kyloah, Jaylee, Lorena, & Lorenzo. And she can’t not include her ‘other half’ and best friend Jeff who makes life better daily.

Kathy loves the outdoors and everything included in it, but camping, riding 4 wheelers, fishing, and hunting are her favorites. Fully believing that there is no bad time to go camping. Winter time finds her watching sappy movies that she feels could never be watched too many times like “We are Marshall”, “Remember the Titans”, “Pretty Woman” and “Mrs. Doubtfire”.  Can you ever get enough of Euphegenia? Not unless you are spending time with Forrest.

The best advice I could give is to “buy the glitter”. Life is short and we should live it to the fullest. You never know what will happen tomorrow, so live your life and don’t let it pass you by.  In my case, I bought the glitter and then looked for a support group. 

Jess Sims – Account Executive 

Jess was born in Germany and moved around a few times with her military parents. She spent most of her years growing up in North Carolina, and then moved to Northern Virginia, followed by Wyoming in 2015 with her husband, who is a native of the Cowboy State. The two share a dog, a lizard and a big aquarium full of colorful fish. Jess has always had a passion and knack for marketing, which blossomed during her time in art school as a Graphic Design major. Now after years of designing print advertisements, she is pouring her creativity into radio!