CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Veterans' Home of Wyoming in Buffalo has a new administrator.

Rich Dunkley grew up in the Story area and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1971.

Dunkley takes over the facility after spending the last 30 years working in nursing home management, working as a program director at a rehabilitation hospital over the sub-acute and brain injury programs and as a regional administrator for a contract therapy company.

The home is part of the Wyoming Department of Health's Aging Division and is an assisted living facility founded to help meet the needs of the state's veterans and their spouses.

Dunkley replaces longtime administrator Jack Tarter, who retired in 2010.