MEET YOUR JCF Days BOARD Members!
Barry Reker, President
Barry is born and raised in Fremont, and currently serves as President of John C Fremont Days and has portrayed General John C. Fremont for nearly 15 years. Barry has served on the John C Fremont Days board of and on for nearly 20 years and has served as Promotions Director, Fundraising Director, Vice President, President and Past President.
Barry is a Senior Marketing Consultant at The Best Mix 105.5, and The Big Dog 98.9/1340 radio stations in Fremont. Barry also provides area businesses with outdoor space (billboards) for Link Media.
Please feel free to contact Barry with any questions comments or concerns at 402-719-4062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Kaiser, Treasurer
Tracy Kaiser is a Branch Manager II with Great Western Bank at the Fremont, NE location. She has more than 19 years’ experience as manager in the financial industry. She enjoys developing and coaching a team to be successful, developing and growing the retail branch’s key drivers, and providing the highest level customer service.
Tracy is actively involved in the Fremont community as the current Treasurer for John C Fremont Days. Tracy joined the John C Fremont Days board of directors in 2017 and has served as Treasurer, and Director of the Information Booth and the 9/11 Special Event. Tracy also enjoys spending time with her husband and her two young children. When she has free time she likes to redo old furniture, and read books.
Denise Dowty, Children’s Actitivies/Balloon Glow
Denise was born and raised in Fremont, Fremont High graduate class of 2000.
Being a mother of 1adult child allows me the time needed to serve as the Children's Activities Director as well as plan the Hot air Balloon glow, little miss Fremont pageant, and Midland University greens for the youth and ADA.
Denise comes from a large diverse family of 11 including special needs. She feels children are our future and that is the main reason she holds this position. Having siblings with special needs, Denise truly feels No one should ever be excluded from anything due to their abilities, often counted as disabilities.
Please feel free to contact Denise with any comments , suggestions, questions or concerns at
Mrsdenisenolan@gmail.com or 402-459-0757
Luis Delgado, Sports
My name is Luis Delgado and I was adopted by the Fremont Community back in February 2011. I have over 10 years of management experience in the food manufacturing and sanitation industry. Most of my professional career was with Hormel Foods here in Fremont. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico was lucky to migrate to the USA in 1996 to the border town of El Paso TX. Lived there until my move to Fremont. Back in El Paso I attain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Supply Chain Management. For the past 3 years I have been working for PSSI Food Safety Solutions. As an Area Manager for PSSI I’m part of a team of food safety experts. We’re a team of over 17,000 across more than 450 locations across the states, we are committed to protecting the quality of our customers products, the integrity of their brand and the well-being of all consumers.
Being part of the Fremont community for a third of my life I’m happy and proud to call Fremont home. I enjoy time with my family and friends specially all my kids activities and adventures. Have a 17 year old daughter who is a freshman at The University of Nebraska in Omaha pursuing a BBA in Marketing. Have a 7 year old Son, 6 year old boy and my baby girl who is 3 now. She is definitely the princess of the house. I spend most all week running around taking my kids to Karate Classes on Mondays, Tumbling on Fridays and Soccer practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays also find time to play in a co-ed volleyball league on Wednesdays during the summer. But most definitely enjoy the most and spend the most time playing and coaching Soccer. Currently volunteer my time to Coach my kids Soccer Team and for several years been affiliated with our Fremont Soccer Club. I really enjoy coaching soccer and have been doing so for over 7 years helping make a difference in some of our kids in the Fremont community. I have been part of the Board of Directors for John C Fremont Days for 8 years under the sports portfolio and help organize a volleyball tournament, road race, rodeo and try to keep up with Carol and the awesome parade.
When I’m not moving around and feel like watching TV I really enjoy watching international soccer and boxing.
Jeff Miller, Transportation
Born and raised for 17-winters in Fremont. US Navy and Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, Los Angles, Seattle, Phoenix, Atlanta, DC and Raleigh. Retired in 2015 with 39-years. Currently enjoy a diverse variety of volunteer gigs. Ride my motorcycle to Fremont every year since 2013 to give back to my hometown by serving on the JCFD BODs. Two daughters live near me. The lovely and talented Terri Krause and I are currently planning our wedding.
Ruth Fischer, Administrative Director
Ruth is a Fremont native and currently serves as Administrative Director of John C Fremont Days. She has been on the Board of Directors off and on as treasurer for somewhere between 15 and 20 years, who can truly say.
Ruth is retired after 41 years in banking and currently serves as treasurer for the fremont Kiwanis Club and is a member of Chapter HK P.E.O.
You can contact Ruth via email at email@example.com
Terri Dingwell, Fundraising
Terri is originally from Milford, Nebraska. She later moved to Pleasant Dale, Nebraska where she raised her two kids and worked in Lincoln, Nebraska for the State of Nebraska. Terri moved to the Fremont area in April of 2019. She took over the Shelter Insurance Agency here in Fremont, July 2020 and in January 2022 she took over the Blair Agency. Terri joined the John C Fremont Days Board of Directors at the end of 2021 and she is the Fundraising Director. She is looking forward to being a part of this event and meeting more great people along the way.
Allison (Ali) Taylor, Promotions/Rodeo
Ali is a Fremonster, born and raised. She has found her way back to Fremont after studying Graphic Design & Advertising and playing basketball at Morningside College.
Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, Courtney, their son Grady and Mini Aussie, Mariner.
She is very excited to add her touch and eye for design to the festival!
Mike Roth, Vice President/Food Court/Rodeo
Mike was born and raised in Omaha. Graduated from UNL and then worked for Hormel Foods. He's lived in Minnesota, Georgia and Texas before moving back to Nebraska.
Mike has been involved with John C. Fremont days for 20+ years, serving in all capacities, Food Court Director, Rodeo Director, Vice-President, President and Past Present. Currently Mike is serving again as Rodeo Director, Food Court Director and Vice-President.
Tyler Rayl, Secretary
Tyler Rayl has been on the JCF Days Board “officially” since 2020 but has been volunteering since 2014. What started out as taking whatever roles his mom (Liz Rayl) passed to him, turned into being an invaluable member of the team. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Board, and the youngest JCF Days Board Director in it’s 30+years. During the festival you can find Tyler also helping wherever and however the other portfolios need from setting up the Rodeo to checking in vendors at the City Park.
Tyler is currently a Senior at Fremont High School. He plans on attending The University of Nebraska Omaha next year on a Reagent Scholarship. While at UNO; he will be working on his Electrical Engineering Degree. He has promised to remain an active Board Member!
You can contact Tyler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Rayl, Auto & Bike Show
Liz Rayl has been with the JCF Days Board since 2009, and currently serves as the Director in charge of Kennedy’s Cruisers on Main Car Show. Previous Board Director roles include Street Dance, Youth events, Vice President, President, and Past President. Liz also helped create the popular “Shadows of Fremont” event.
Liz Rayl is the Branch Manager at Advance Services, Inc., a full-service staffing company. She’s been with the company since July 2009 and has over 20 years of Human Resource experience. Along with her involvement with John C Fremont Days, she also volunteers her time with other community activities.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Matt and her children Ryan, 20 and 18 year old twins Tyler & Megan.
She is a Fremont native and really loves her community!
You can contact Liz @ (402)721-6135 or email@example.com
William & Phyllis Green, Historical
William and Phyllis Green have been the directors of the Living History for 34 years. The Greens have been involved in John C Fremont Days not only with the encampment but the car show as well.
William and Phyllis started to historical encampment at Clemmons Park 13 years ago. There used to be only 3 tents in the John C Fremont City park, when they were asked if they could help.
The Greens have enjoyed seeing the Historical park grow over the years and there are typically now about 25 exhibits on display during the festival at Clemmons Park now!
The Greens are currently serving as Co-Chairs for the Historical Encampment. If you have further questions please contact them at 402-459-0830, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Fenske, Logistics/Parade
Carol was born and raised in Fremont and currently serves as Logistics Chair of John C Fremont Days. The Logistics Chair is responsible for coordinating such items as security, waste removal, tents, portable restrooms, the Nye Avenue and Barnard Park Historical Tours, and the family favorite JCF Days parade. Carol has served on the JCF Days Board for over 20 years and has served as Fundraising Chair and for the past 12 years as Logistics Chair.
Carol has been President/Owner of Premier Staffing since 2011 and has over 20 years of experience in the Staffing Industry. Carol also serves on the Fremont Area Chamber Board of Directors and is a member of ChamberNet which is a local networking group in Fremont. In addition Carol volunteers with various community projects in the area.
You can contact Carol @ (402) 721-1476 or email@example.com
Todd Cattlett, Electrical
Todd was born and raised in Fremont; Todd has been an electrician for 35 years.
Todd has served as the electrician for John C Fremont days for 14 years including this year. He is currently employed at Methodist Fremont Health for 5 years as a plant engineer.
Todd also owns his electrical company STC Electrical more part time now but been around for 10 years. Currently living in Fremont again after 5 years in Omaha.
Abbie Strenger, Chautauqua Tent
Abbie is born and raised in Fremont and is in her first year serving on the John C Fremont board of directors. She currently serves as the director of the Chautauqua Tent Stage.
Abbie is active in Fremont’s homeschool community and attends church at United Faith Community Church in Valley where she is a member of their board as well as their social media and communications director.
Please feel free to contact Abbie for information about performing on the Stage, or with any questions, comments, or concerns at MusikalMommie@gmail.com
Connie Dostal, City Park
Connie is the owner of Kiels Barber Shop in Fremont where she has worked for the past 33 years. Connie and her husband live in North Bend where they raised 6 children and are grandparents of 2 boys. She is a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and serves as chair for the Senior Class Dinner. Connie has served as 4-H Leader, President, Vice-President and member of the NBASBA.
This is Connie’s first year as a board member of the John C. Fremont Days and is serving as City Park Director. If anyone one has questions about the Arts & Craft / Vendor please call 402-720-7397 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Cech, BBQ Contest
Daniel is born and raised in Fremont. Who has a love of the outdoors and smoking meat and creating new flavors. From smoked pork, smoked queso to Smoked eggs. This is his 1st year with the John C Fremont board Running Fremont's 1st annual barbecue competition.
Daniel is an auto body repairman at Peterson body shop in Fremont. With 20 years’ experience in auto body repair.
Please feel free to contact Daniel with any questions or concerns at the JCF board (402)727-9428 or Belair1968@aol.com