I am a third generation Wyomingite, having been born in Cheyenne in 1950. I graduated from Cheyenne East High School and attend the University of Wyoming for three years. From there I went on to receive a degree in Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico and a professional degree in Architecture from Arizona State University.
While at ASU, I was the President of the Student Government of the College of Architecture, was the editor of the school newspaper, became a member of the First Council of the Student Body of ASU, and served as the President of the Student Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. I was honored to have graduated as Arizona State University's College of Architecture 1987 Outstanding Graduate.
I presently serve as the President of Pappas & Pappas Architects, P.C. bringing to the firm over 38 years of extensive design and construction experience in medical, educational, military, commercial, and other varied types of facilities. My strength lies in design and project management. I am a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Concurrently with my professional architectural career, I pursued a second career in service to my country and state. I enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1985, and soon after obtained a commission and began my service as an engineering officer, serving my entire military career in the Wyoming Air National Guard. During my military career, I have served as the 153d Civil Engineering Squadron Commander, Headquarters Director of Support, WY ANG Chief of Staff, and retired in 2009 as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Wyoming Air National Guard at the rank of Brigadier General.
I have been married for 42 years to my wife Kay, and have three grown children, Christopher, Gregory, and Alexis. Chris is married to the former Maria Amanatides of Phoenix, AZ, Greg is married to the former Tara Powley of Canon City, CO, and Alexis is married to Nick Bellack, of Wadsworth, OH.