Wyoming Weatherization Services employee Lisa Pena empties a dustpan Wednesday, March 7, 2018, on a job site in east Cheyenne. The former teen mother and Climb Wyoming graduate has risen through the ranks of the company to become a team leader. Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Mar 11, 2018

CHEYENNE – Lisa Pena speaks with confidence and warmth as she waits outside of Climb Wyoming’s office on 17th Street with a mobile phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

It’s clear she’s someone who knows herself well; her words flow freely with humility.

She apologizes for interrupting the conversation, giving verbal authorizations on her phone as part of her role as crew leader for Wyoming Weatherization Services.

 The organization is a nonprofit charity that works with the Weatherization Assistance Program to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly the elderly and disabled.

Pena takes pride in what she does, and makes an honest living doing it.

“I’m really making a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “I’m changing the world in my own way.”

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