Welcome to our series, #WHYoming, brought to you in partnership by Kaumo Law.
We are highlighting people from around our communities and asking them a few questions. We want to learn a little about them and see why they chose this great state to raise their families, start their businesses, or simply to ask — Why Wyoming?
This week, I had a chance to sit down with Tre (Trevor) Arnold, a member of the sales team at Whisler Chevrolet Cadillac. Tre is originally from Springfield, Oregon, but moved to Rock Springs from Mitchell, South Dakota, where he spent 12 years. He has been working at Whisler for almost four years now where he is nearly everyone’s favorite salesperson.
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Do you prefer Tre or Trevor?
When I was in South Dakota I couldn’t get anyone to call me Trevor, so Tre kinda stuck but when I got here I couldn’t get anyone to call me Tre. I am so used to Tre now that I prefer that, but I won’t hold it against someone who would rather call me Trevor.
Tre, what do you like about working at Whisler?
They are super family friendly to the employees and they don’t make me wear a tie everyday!
How did you end up in Rock Springs?
At the time it was a family transition for new opportunities.
What is something unique about you?
I am actually ambidextrous. I throw with my left and write with my right.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love sports, especially baseball. I really enjoy getting outdoors and hunting as well.
What do you appreciate most about our community?
I live in a caring community. It seems in general everyone is willing to lend a hand when needed, and that means a lot to me and my kids.
If you could give one brief piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t try to be someone else. Do you, and if that doesn’t work, then it wasn’t meant to be.
Where is your favorite place to hang out in Sweetwater County?
My favorite place would definitely have to be anywhere outside of town. I love to get away and just go for a drive and not see anyone for miles. There is so much beautiful scenery and all you need to do is look around.
Would you rather walk, ride a bike, take a horse or drive a car?
I would have to say none of the above! It would definitely need to be a truck. A car is just too small and you can’t go to all the places you want in a car, well without at least breaking something. I am just too lazy sometimes to walk, it’s actually making me sore thinking about it.
A bike would be fun, but then again, you actually have to exert some energy into it so, will pass on that also. And a horse… I for some reason am scared of horses. I have stories for another time.
What would you sing at karaoke night?
Don’t laugh, but Back Street Boys or NSYNC. I had to hear that stuff growing up all the time. If you can’t get a kick out of someone trying to sing some 90s music then you’re missing out.
Also, an interesting fact for you guys and gals– I was actually runner up to be the final member of NSYNC. Unfortunately they chose Justin Timberlake. The reason they told me he was chosen over me was because he had better hair than I did.
How would your friends describe you?
Family oriented and caring. Someone who is always willing to help.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
You get two! The biggest is being able to raise two of the best kids around who are my life. The other is the opportunity to play college baseball for two programs and win a championship each year!
(Tre played baseball at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.)
Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?
Keanu Reeves. Not the one from John Wick, but rather the character from Bill and Ted. Do you blame me though? He was the man growing up and had the personality to boot. He cared when he needed to but REALLY enjoyed life.
Why do you continue to live in Wyoming?
I love the environment! To be able travel five minutes and be away from it all is amazing. Also, I feel like I was meant to be out here as I found out my late grandfather was born in Green River in 1931, and I had no clue until a week before I moved here.