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Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Foundation Welcomes New Board and Resource Council Members

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Photo by Lisa Wan.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of new members to both our board of directors and resource council. The newest members of the Foundation board include Maggie Gibson, Tom Holland, Charlotte Krugh, Adrienne Mars, Andy Schilling, and Gregg Ward, while Jessica Baker, Padgett Hoke, Max Ludington, and Susie Temple join the resource council. The new members bring decades of leadership in conservation, business, and real estate to the Foundation as it continues its mission to provide support for projects and initiatives in Grand Teton National Park.

The new board and resource council members will collaborate with Foundation staff to provide support for ongoing initiatives in Grand Teton such as wildlife and natural resource protection, youth engagement, and historic preservation. They will also help plan and develop new programs to enhance visitor experiences as visitation to the park continues to increase.

Joining the board of directors:

Tom Holland is the executive director of Wilderness Adventures based in Wilson, Wyoming, which offers teen outdoor adventure trips all over the world. Tom is an award-winning educator and has spent time as a teacher, executive director of Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Dubois, Wyoming, and as both chief financial officer and chief executive officer for the American Camp Association. He has spoken at the national and international level about the importance of youth development, the camp experience, and children in the outdoors. He and his wife, Catherine, live in Jackson with their four children.

Adrienne Mars served on the Foundation’s board from 2010 until 2016. She is an active supporter of conservation and biological diversity and is a director emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund. She has served as vice regent of the state of Wyoming for the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, and as a board member of the national board of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and the Washington National Opera. Adrienne and her husband, John, live in Jackson full-time.

Maggie Gibson moved to Jackson Hole after graduating from the University of Vermont in 1983 and worked at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, as an aerobics instructor, and as a retail clerk at Skinny Skis. Maggie and her husband, Les, opened Pearl Street Bagels in 1990 and ran the business until selling it in 2008. She served on the board of Friends of Pathways for six years and was chair of the board for two years. Maggie, Les, and their two daughters enjoy camping and hiking in Grand Teton.

Andy Schilling is transitioning to the board of directors after serving since 2016 on the resource council. He is president of Elk Hill Management, LLC in Jackson, WY. Andy’s interest in national parks and land conservation led him to serve for twelve years on the board of trustees of The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (seven years as vice chairman) and sixteen years on the advisory board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST). Andy and his wife, Leslie, relocated to Jackson from Woodside, California where they lived for more than twenty years and raised three children.

Gregg Ward has served as a Foundation resource council member since 2016 and is now joining the board of directors. Gregg specializes in federal, state, and international government affairs and activities. He has held many distinguished positions throughout his career including senior vice president for global government relations at United Technologies, senior vice president of government affairs at Siemens Corporation, and senior vice president of government relations for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as assistant secretary, congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy in 1990 and currently serves on the board of the United Service Organization. Gregg and his wife, Cathy, live full time in Jackson.

Charlotte Krugh has been a member of the Foundation resource council since 2014 and is now moving to the board of directors. Charlotte grew up in Maine exploring Acadia National Park and fell in love with the national park system as a child. She moved to Jackson fifteen years ago, inspired in a large part by the Tetons. Charlotte teaches Spanish at Journeys School of the Teton Science Schools and formerly served on the board of directors at the Children's Learning Center. In her free time, she loves to explore the park with her husband, Bradley, and her daughters, Julia and Eliza.

Joining the resource council:

Jessica Baker is a professional skier, mountain guide, and mother based in Jackson, WY. She grew up on a farm in northern Idaho in the Selkirk mountains and built a successful ski racing career -- ultimately racing for the Bates College NCAA Division 1 ski team. After graduating with a B.S. in Geology, Jessica moved to Jackson where she worked for six years as a hydrologist for Bridger-Teton National Forest, then moved into full-time mountain guiding. Jessica is a lead guide and instructor for Exum Mountain Guides, Alaska Rendezvous Heli-ski Guides, JHMR Alpine Guides, and American Avalanche Institute. She is also the founder of Ski Divas Women’s Ski Camps, skidivas.com. In her spare time Jessica likes to share her love of the outdoors with her family.

Padgett Hoke was born and raised in Jackson Hole. She currently works for Sotheby’s International Realty and also owns her own jewelry business, Padgett Hoke. Growing up in the Tetons, Padgett was naturally drawn to the outdoors. She has hiked, biked, swam, and skied throughout Grand Teton and now brings her passion for the park to the Foundation’s resource council. Padgett’s worldly travels have helped her develop a sophisticated approach to real estate. She lives full-time in Jackson with her husband, Sam.

Max Ludington works as a project director for LegacyWorks Group where he oversees the organization’s conservation work in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Max’s career in conservation began with a summer job with Yosemite National Park. He spent fourteen seasons with the National Park Service, twelve of them with Grand Teton National Park. Max received his masters of environmental science and management from UC-Santa Barbara and lives in Jackson with his wife and daughter where he also serves on the board of the Wyoming Hunters and Anglers Alliance. Max enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, fishing, hunting, and any other excuse he can find to get outside and enjoy the Tetons.

Susie Temple has lived in the valley for almost 20 years. She recently served on the Board of the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center, and is passionate about the natural world, particularly the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which she visited frequently as a young child. In 2017 she purchased the Jackson Hole Book Trader—owning a bookstore has always been a dream of hers. Susie received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Wilson with her husband, Robert Feagin, and three children, Lilly, Walter and Helen.