Our Philosophy

We pride ourselves in service tailored to each individual customer. We want to give you a warm home, a place to cook your food, and a hot shower. Growing up in Wyoming, we care about its residents and strive to make it a better place to work, live, and play. You can buy gas anywhere, but you can expect custom service from us.

Meet the Team

Our team is our biggest asset! We work hard to keep your family warm.

Why? Because our customers are our friends and neighbors!

Phillip Scheel

Co-owner & CEO

Phillip grew up in Pine Bluffs, WY and went to LCCC in Cheyenne. He worked several jobs before buying Tumbleweed Propane, including managing an equipment rental store in Laramie, and being a crude oil pipeline equipment operator in Casper. Phil and Shurie bought Tumbleweed Propane from her family in 2009, and moved to Thermopolis. Phil is now the Chief Executive Officer in addition to being a service tech. Phil is also involved in the community,  serving in many different areas. He does everything from being a County Commissioner to serving as the FFA Ag Mechanics coach, and lots in between.

Shurie Scheel

Co-owner & Vice President

Shurie grew up in Thermopolis, with parents running multiple businesses, and went to the University of Wyoming. She worked in college and later in a few jobs, mostly restaurant service and management, and working in a data center as a customer service rep and data entry tech, and worked up to management. She and Phillip moved back to Thermopolis in 2009 and purchased Tumbleweed Propane from her family. Shurie serves now as the Chief Financial Officer at Tumbleweed Propane, and volunteers with many organizations.

Chad Geis

Service Tech

Chad grew up in Thermopolis and graduated from Hot Springs County High School. He spent 16 years in oilfield and mining operation as Safety Support team member. He started at Tumbleweed Propane in 2019 as a service tech. He does heater maintenance, gas appliance repair and service, propane tank and gas line installation, and fills in as a bobtail driver as needed.

Theron Cox

Bobtail Driver

Theron was born in Utah and came to Wyoming in his teen years. He has spent the last thirty years living, working, playing and raising his children in Thermopolis. His work background is in oil and gas, equipment operation, commercial motor vehicle transport, and general construction. He has been at Tumbleweed Propane since 2023, and works as a bobtail driver, primarily in Washakie and Big Horn Counties. Theron says “Working for Tumbleweed Propane and serving customers in the Big Horn Basin has been a pleasure. Working in these remote locations gives me the opportunity to see and enjoy the Wyoming landscape. We live in a beautiful area full of nature and wildlife.”

Charlie Williams

Bobtail Driver

Charlie was born in Montana, and raised in Northwest Colorado. He has lived in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. He got his CDL from Uinta Basin Applied Technology College in Vernal, UT. He has a strong automotive background as a light line tech, service writer, car salesman, and most importantly, Parts Manager. He has spent some time in construction labor. He worked for many years in the oil fields of Colorado and Wyoming hauling water and crude oil with a period running belly dump and end dump to the coal mine and power plant. Along with liking the outdoors, Charlie is an avid military collector and author.

Bradley Malek


Bradley grew up in Lander and graduated from Lander High School. He has been at Tumbleweed Propane since 2023. He does customer service, manages customer accounts, does customer data entry, operates our office dispenser, and manages the parts inventory.

Gina Davis

Operations & Office Manager

Gina was born in Thermopolis, and grew up in Jeffery City, WY. She has worked in oilfield production most of her life. She drove truck for 8 years before returning to Thermopolis, and getting hired at Tumbleweed Propane as a bobtail driver. She drove as a bobtail driver for 6 years, before being promoted to Operations and Office Manager.