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 Chad Carlson, Mary McCarthy and Sean O'Malley, while Barry Gold, Aly Mackenzie, Kate Moore, and Scott Page join the Foundation’s resource council. The organization has also appointed longtime board members to new leadership roles. Gregg Ward is the chair, Debbie Hechinger is vice chair, Patti Stancarone is treasurer, and Doug Mackenzie will serve as secretary. The group brings a broad spectrum of expertise in business and nonprofit management to the Foundation.
“We are delighted to welcome this group of talented, passionate professionals to the Foundation’s leadership team,” Grand Teton National Park Foundation President Leslie Mattson said. “They each bring unique perspectives and experiences, and when paired with their passion for Grand Teton, this group will help us as we continue our important work to provide private funding for impactful initiatives in our backyard national park. I also want to recognize and thank Debbie Barker for her incredible leadership during the last three years as our board chair—we are grateful for her service and pleased that she will remain on our board of directors.”
The Foundation aims to protect and enhance Grand Teton National Park through various programs, including youth engagement, historic preservation, wildlife conservation, and visitor experience enhancements. The board and resource council play a vital role in this mission by supporting the development of new projects and initiatives to ensure the park continues to inspire visitors for generations to come.
Incoming Board Members
Chad went to college at UW-Madison and spent over twenty years in San Francisco working in corporate advertising before moving to Jackson full-time in 2016. Since moving to Jackson, he has consulted with several local start-ups. Chad previously sat on the board of directors for The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA, and is an active board member of the Gros Ventre North Association, leading the wildfire mitigation and community enhancement committees, and is a member of their architectural review committee.
Mary is a retired real estate industry executive with expertise in institutional capital raising, design, and executive recruiting. As principal of Untitled Solutions, LLC, her consulting firm, she serves as an advisory board member for Kingbird Co-Investment Venture, LP, an apartment investment fund sponsored by a family office based in Puerto Rico. With a foundation in architecture, Mary pursued a long career in real estate finance and investment fundraising. In Jackson Hole, Mary is secretary and board member of Silicon Couloir, a nonprofit that supports Teton region entrepreneurs from founding to funding. Mary also serves on the town of Jackson’s design review committee.
Sean was raised in western Massachusetts and Maine. Since 1976, he has been living in Jackson, Wyoming, and has worked as an instructor at the Teton Science Schools, guided for Barker-Ewing Float Trips, coached Nordic skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and worked as a surveyor and civil engineer for Jorgensen Engineering. He founded and ran Rendezvous Engineering, and ultimately served as Teton County engineer and director of public works. Sean has also been involved in many community organizations, including the Teton Youth Soccer Association, the Jackson Hole Ski Club board of directors, the Jackson Hole Pathways Task Force, and the Center for the Arts board of directors.
Incoming Resource Council Members
Barry P. Gold
Barry is managing partner of Marathon Capital Partners, with a focus on clean infrastructure investing. Previously, Barry was a managing director at ORIX Americas responsible for infrastructure investments, a partner with The Carlyle Group and the co‐head of the global infrastructure fund, and a managing director of Citigroup, where he was the co‐head of the structured finance group. He has also served in senior‐level positions at Airport Group International and Lehman Brothers. He received his MBA and BS from New York University.
Aly is an investor with Radar Partners, a private investment firm. Before Radar, Aly served as a marketing and content strategy manager at Workday in the Bay Area, and a PR consultant for emerging fashion designers in New York City. She moved to Wilson upon graduating from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Aly grew up in Palo Alto, California, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves as an active board member for the Mackenzie Family Foundation with a passion for youth outdoor education and leadership.
Kate is the portfolio manager and head of thematic strategy at BlackRock. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2016, she was the chief investment strategist for the Private Bank at J.P. Morgan and the senior global equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. She holds a BA in political and social thought from the University of Virginia and an MA in political economy from the University of Chicago. Kate is also on the investment committee for the Robin Hood Foundation and is a member of the board of trustees of the Lawrenceville School.
Scott is a co-founder of Orijin Media, a creative agency based in Jackson, WY. He was born and raised in Durham, NC, and later attended the College of Charleston. After graduation, Scott moved to New York City to pursue a career in private equity real estate. In 2009, he decided to transition to economic development and joined the Peace Corps as a coordinator in Panama. With a diverse background in both business and non‐profit work, Scott brings a unique perspective to his role at Orijin Media.