Dan Brecht is a Wheatland, Wyoming native who graduated from Wheatland High School and attended the University of Wyoming where he aquired a teaching degree in 1973. Dan retired after 35 years of teaching both elementary and middle school students. After less than a year of retirement, Dan became the director of Platte County Economic Development, working to expand businesses and to bring new businesses to Platte County's five small communities. He has been with Platte County Economic Development for three years.
Dan enjoy's hiking, camping, bicycling, gardening, and renovating old homes and buildings. In the late 1980's Dan started Wheatland's first bed and breakfast which he owned and operated for nine years. He is currently working on renovating two old buildings in downtown Wheatland and will soon be making his home in an upstairs apartment of one of his two buildings.
Daphanie Taylor has been the Executive Assistant at Platte County Economic Development since February 2011. Daphanie's position is part time and you will find her in our office at 851 Gilchrist on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Daphanie was born in McMinniville, TN but was raised in Battle Creek, MI. She and her husband Larry along with their son Nicholas moved to Wheatland in 1993 and has called Wheatland their home ever since. Daphanie graduated from Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek and holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Kellogg Community College. She worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician in Michigan before moving to Wheatland. After the move, Daphanie homeschooled Nicholas through graduation and then re-entered the workforce. Daphanie is very excited about the opportunities ahead of her with Platte County Economic Development.