Grand Teton National Park Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its board of directors and resource council. Joining the board of directors are Annie Morita, Gina Pate Pierce, Anil Singh, and Diana Waycott, while Adam Janak, Millie Jimenez, Jake Lamarine, and Clay Moorhead join the Foundation resource council. The group brings a broad spectrum of expertise in business and nonprofit management to the Foundation.
Joining the Board of Directors:
Annie Morita is the current COO at Koji. She previously served as an executive with Apple, Inc. as the business lead for the Internet Software & Services Division in Greater China, as the head of global interactive for DreamWorks Animation, as well as leadership positions with at Warner Bros. Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Electronic Arts. Annie currently serves on the NOLS Board of Trustees and is a trustee with Jackson-based Silicon Couloir.
Gina Pate Pierce received a BA in Economics from Lafayette College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has worked as a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue, a product manager for Kraft Foods, and a marketing consultant for P-4 Consultants. Gina Pate was active as a volunteer at Brunswick School, Greenwich Academy and several other philanthropic organizations while living in Connecticut. She served on the board of the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross and as board chair from 2009-2011.
Anil Singh has been visiting Grand Teton National Park for over forty years. He was introduced to the Tetons by his wife, who grew up camping and fishing in the park during the summers. After a career working with companies that pioneered technology and communications revolutions, Anil helped establish nonprofits that provide wishes for hospitalized children and animal rescue services.
Diana Waycott was born and raised in Jackson Hole and grew up in Grand Teton National Park. As a third generation businesswoman in the lodging industry, she has been involved in local community boards and non-profits, as well as national leadership groups and international conservation groups. Diana and her husband, Tim, are proprietors of the Lexington at Jackson Hole.
Joining the Resource Council:
Adam Janak serves as principal of the Northworks Studio in Jackson, Wyoming. Adam received his masters of architecture from the University of Idaho. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and past chair of the town of Jackson’s Planning Commission. He received the 40 Under Forty award in 2017 for the state of Wyoming.
Millie Jimenez was introduced to national parks after participating in one of Grand Teton National Park Foundation’s youth initiative projects in 2012. Because of the impact of the experience during the National Park Service Academy, Millie has been working for the National Park Service ever since. Millie works to connect young and underrepresented youth to outdoor spaces, and has worked with Latinx and Native communities throughout Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Along with other Jackson community leaders, Millie helped develop the Jackson DEI Collective, and served on the Arts and Culture Grant Committee of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. She currently splits her time between Jackson and Washington, D.C where she works with National Capital parks to develop and guide partnerships.
Jake Lamarine is the regional managing director for First Republic Bank. He joined First Republic in 2019 and actively manages a client base of individuals and businesses in Jackson and in First Republic markets throughout the country. Jake is a trustee of Silicon Couloir and serves on the board of directors and finance committee for the Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area.
Clay Moorhead first visited Jackson Hole in 1996. After receiving a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, he worked in tax and estate planning at Andersen Tax in NYC for a few years before moving to the valley full time in 2008. Since then, Clay has embarked on a significant pivot in his career path, enjoying summers as a fishing guide and winters as a ski instructor. Clay spent seven years on the board of the Snake River Fund and is currently on the advisory board of Trout Unlimited’s Snake River Headwaters initiative. He also currently serves on the Northern Rockies River Council of American Rivers.
The board and resource council will help the Foundation fulfill their mission of protecting and enhancing Grand Teton National Park through ongoing programs in 2021 and 2022 such as youth engagement, historic preservation, and wildlife protection. They will also assist in the development of new projects to further the conservation of the park’s incredible resources and improve visitor experiences. We look forward to working with the new members of the Foundation team!