Casey Pomeroy, left, owner of Western Nevada Title, recently acquired new photos from photographer, Marie Nygren, center, which were printed by Suzie Slaybaugh, owner of Suzie's Picture Framing.
Casey Pomeroy, the new owner of Western Nevada Title Co., has purchased and displayed the photographs of Marie Nygren in three conference areas, now known by the themed photos as the Water, Ranch, and Desert Rooms.
Pomeroy, a Fallon native, moved to Virginia and then Tennessee after high-school graduation to receive her bachelor’s and subsequently her master’s degree in accounting. A certified public accountant, she returned to Fallon to work at Widmer and Mills, where she continues to serve clients.
Her dream was to own her own business, and the opportunity to do so presented itself with the sale of Western Nevada Title Company. Rhonda Hodges had owned and managed the title company for 37 years. With the acquisition, Casey continued to employ the existing staff, which she says are an absolutely amazing team to work with.
Along with new ownership, Pomeroy wanted to give the office an updated fresh look. The love of her hometown and surrounding area became paramount in her vision to buy “Churchill County” photos. Her quest led her to photographer Marie Nygren, who along with printer Suzie Slaybaugh, created this reality.
Pomeroy said enjoys the interesting, fast pace, and variations of activities that managing this business brings to her work. Her goal is to continue the great service which WNT has given the community and to daily nurture a small town atmosphere.
Slaybaugh is the owner of Suzie’s Picture Framing located in Jeff’s Copy Express on Maine Street. She originally started framing in 1980 in Las Vegas, while in high school. Her relative owned the shop, and when it sold, Slaybaugh went to work at a glass shop. Eventually, she relocated to Fallon and took employment with Jeff’s, a working relationship that has lasted 33 years.
Slaybaugh is a certified picture framer, and a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association, (PPFA), specializing in restoration, large format printing, and conservation framing. Every four years, she attends a PPFA convention where new techniques are learned in classes and the familiarization of new products. After a convention, Slaybaugh brings her new knowledge back to the shop, recently the creation of barnwood mats, French matting, working with rare and vintage photos, building frames, making shadow boxes, and creating collages in matting.
Slaybaugh is an artist in her business and personally. She creates sculptures and paintings, and is known for building bots, then painting them into a setting. She loves that her business fosters creativity. Daily she experiences something new in art.
“I love Fallon, the small town atmosphere and the people. It feels like home,” Slaybaugh said.
Fallon appreciates the dedication of these two women, who bring their skills and talents to our community and help it thrive.