Cyrus Western was raised in Big Horn, WY where he attended both Big Horn and Sheridan Schools. During his childhood, he participated in Sheridan recreational sports and worked at Kids First, a summer program for at-risk youth. Following his completion of high school at Kimball Union Academy, Cyrus moved to Pittsburgh to attend Washington & Jefferson University where he studied Environmental Science and played varsity football. Cyrus split his post-graduate years between Wyoming and Washington DC working for Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, among other experiences. Cyrus went on to obtain a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University, and returned to Sheridan permanently in early 2017 where he now works remotely for Frontier Royalties – an oil and gas brokerage firm based out of Denver – and is running for state legislative office. Cyrus joined the board of The Food Group because of both his personal interest in helping under-served children and families as well as a desire to give back to a community that gave him so much.