Grand Teton National Park Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to our board of directors and resource council. Joining the board of directors are Kirsti Goodwin, Jeff Helibrun, and Susie Temple, while Robin Fields, Louise Parzick, Ethan Steinberg, and Wayne Teetsel join the resource council. The group brings a broad spectrum of expertise in business, finance, and nonprofit management to the Foundation.
Joining the Board of Directors:
Kirsti W. Goodwin is Managing Director at Tower 3 Investments LLC, a family office in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to Tower 3, she was the Director of Investor Relations at Spider Management Company, a $4.5 billion firm that provides investment management services for foundations and endowments, including the University of Richmond. Kirsti currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Darden School at The University of Virginia. She is a board member for several private equity companies as well as a member of the board of trustees for several non-profit organizations including The Virginia Home and the Jenkins Foundation. She is a member of the Investment Committee at The Collegiate School where her children attend and enjoys coaching several children’s athletic teams in Richmond. Mrs. Goodwin grew up in Chatham, New Jersey and graduated from Lafayette College in 1996 with a double major in mathematics and economics. She graduated from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 2002. A former field hockey and lacrosse player, she now enjoys golf, tennis, biking, horseback riding and skiing. Kirsti and her husband Matthew live in Richmond with their two daughters Alice and Evie and have a second home in Teton Village, Wyoming.
Jeff Heilbrun moved to Jackson Hole in 1987, having visited the area multiple times during the preceding 10 years. His 34-year career in Jackson has been spent in the hospitality industry managing Teton Pines and Snake River Sporting Club, with additional club, resort and consulting work outside of the valley. Jeff has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations spending time on multiple boards including the Jackson Hole Community Foundation, Jackson Hole Land Trust, Teton Literacy Center, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming Workforce Development Council, Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association and Curran Seeley Foundation. He also served on the boards of the Wort Hotel, Jackson State Bank and sat on the Business Advisory Committee to the 10th District, Federal Reserve. Jeff and his wife Tracey—who just retired from a career with the National Park Service, mostly with GTNP—are currently enjoying some time off including a lot of golf, hiking, fishing, skiing and taking good care of Buckey, their Norfolk Terrier.
Susie Temple was inspired by wilderness and its wonders to move from Texas to Wyoming in 1998. Growing up, she spent summers on horseback in the valley, experiences that lodged the park as a lodestar in her life. After studying at The Lawrenceville School and Duke University, she earned her Master’s degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin, returning to the Tetons during summer breaks. As a local business owner—helming Jackson Hole Book Trader and Wilson Book Gallery—she now feels compelled by the local confluence of community and place, epitomized so eloquently in the advocacy of Grand Teton National Park Foundation. Living in Wilson with her husband and three kids, she spends warm months hiking and camping in the park, and winters cozied up with books.
Joining the Resource Council:
Robin Fields grew up in Los Altos, California, and spent many family vacations in the state and national parks of the west coast. She has deep roots in Wyoming, as her grandfather was a homesteader and mine owner in Wyoming and Montana. Upon graduating from UCLA and Fordham Law School, Robin spent several years practicing Trust and Estate Law for a large New York City law firm. She and her husband, John, raised three boys in Connecticut and started coming as a family to Jackson in 1996, retiring full-time to the area in 2015. Robin has extensive experience on nonprofit boards and has found a passion for GTNP, appreciating the wildlife, hiking, skiing, and natural beauty of the park.
Louise Parzick has been a member of the Jackson community since the mid-90’s when she and her husband Joe were searching for the ideal way to teach their four children about life in the great outdoors, away from New York City. Having spent the past 23 years as a part-time resident in the valley, she is currently transitioning to full-time status. Louise has been an active member of several community and nonprofit boards. She was an undergraduate at Barnard College and received her MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. Upon graduation, she joined the First Boston Corporation as an investment banker in corporate finance. After several years as a banker, she joined an executive search firm where she helped establish the organization as a major player in the global arena before going public. Eventually, Louise left to work with a client, McCown DeLeeuw, in the private equity arena. More recently, Louise has participated in a number of entrepreneurial business activities where she has taken a leadership role.
Ethan Steinberg grew up in Lincoln Park, Chicago and attended Francis W Parker. He then went to Brown University and majored in Psychology. Ethan moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1996 and spent 16 years working at Friess Associates, helping manage the Brandywine Funds. In 2013, Ethan launched his own investment fund partnering with SG Capital, which he still runs today. Ethan was a founding board member of the Jackson Hole Community School and spent 12 years on the board. He is married to Emilie, whom he met in Jackson. Their 4 children are all in school in Teton County. When not working, Ethan is driving his kids around the state of Wyoming for soccer, hockey, and ski racing events. If he had any free time, Ethan would love to get back to doing more kayaking and mountain biking!
Wayne J.D. Teetsel first started vacationing in Jackson Hole in 2004. He moved here seasonally in 2016, and full time in 2018 after retiring from Stonehill Capital Management, LLC, a New York based hedge fund that focuses on investments in distressed debt and special situations. He served on the Board of Directors of Brown Jordan International, an outdoor and specialty furniture manufacturer, from 2007 until January of 2017, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering. He has also recently become a Trustee of Silicon Couloir and has mentored several local entrepreneurs. Mr. Teetsel received a B.S. in Psychology in 1987 from Tulane, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance in 1990 from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. In addition to being an avid skier, Wayne enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and rafting on the Snake River.
The board and resource council help the Foundation fulfill our mission of protecting and enhancing Grand Teton National Park through ongoing programs such as youth engagement, historic preservation, and wildlife protection. They 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 our team!