Board

Board

John Fisher – President

John moved to Teton Valley full time in early 2013 and lives with his wife Kris in 20150514-_02U7385Teton Springs to be near his grandchildren and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and activities in the area.He is currently retired after spending 43 years in the design and construction of airports and transit systems worldwide. During his career John lived internationally in Seoul Korea, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Dubai United Arab Emirates. John is an avid golfer when time and weather permit. John joined the TVF board in July 2014. In addition John is the president of the Mountain Meadows subdivision of Teton Springs

 

Dawn Felchle – Vice President

Having built a get-away from the corporate rat race in 1989, Dawn and her husband Mitch (deceased) chose to move from Minneapolis, MN to Idaho full time in 2005. Always a supporter and volunteer at various community events, it wasn’t until Dawn left her job of almost 10 years as the executive assistant to the County Commissioners, that she felt she no longer had a conflict and could serve formally on local boards. She recently joined the Teton County Wyoming Library Friends Board. In addition to community insight, Dawn brings financial and marketing expertise to the local non-profit community, having worked for both Thrivent Financial and Dayton, Hudson, Marshall Fields. In pre-retirement mode, Dawn is enjoying getting back to what first captured her spirit in the valley – spending time with friends at music events, hiking, cross-country skiing and biking. Son Brody and wife Heather live in NYC and Dawn shares her home with 4-legged companions Annie and Colter.

 

Henry Jones – Treasurer

Henry JonesHenry grew up Columbia, TN destined to continue the legacy of working in the family beer distribution business. After graduating from the University of Memphis in December 1997, Henry headed for Jackson, WY with the intention of skiing and spending a winter in the mountains. Needless to say, Henry never left. With a career of 18 years in the Banking Industry in Jackson, WY, Henry is currently Vice President & Financial Center Manager for Zions Bank. Shortly after moving to Victor in 2003, Henry and his wife Hayden started Festive Living in downtown Victor. He currently resides in Victor with Hayden, twin boys Woods & Gray, and dog Heli. Henry joined the TVF board in 2015 as Treasurer in addition to being the longtime Treasurer for the Jackson Hole Ducks Unlimited.

 

Kate Hull Heidenreich – Secretary

A Texas native, Kate moved to Idaho’s Teton Valley in 2012 from Austin hoping to spend a summer soaking up the mountain lifestyle. Five years later, she couldn’t imagine leaving. A freelance writer and the associate editor of Teton Valley Magazine, Kate spends her time sharing the varied stories of the people she meets and places she explores – from fly fishing the South Fork to spending an afternoon with legendary Jackson resident Gap Pucci. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, Texas Monthly, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, Dishing, Teton Valley Magazine, Taste of Sun Valley, and other regional and Texas-based magazines. When not writing Kate can be found exploring her surrounding Teton Mountain home with her new husband Kenny and cattle dog June.

 

Nola Bredal

Originally from Kansas, Nola moved to Henderson Canyon in 1998 with her husband Michael to realize a dream of being able to ski and hike right out the front door.  Their three kids have grown up in the valley attending public schools and enjoying the many outdoor opportunities that Teton Valley offers – skiing, hiking, climbing, fishing, camping, soccer, hockey, you name it!  In 2011 Nola earned her Master Boardsman certificate from the Idaho School Boards Association.  She served on the Teton County School District #401 school board for nine years.  Nola now works as a Regional Manager for NWEA, a global not-for-profit educational services organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

 

Bob Heneage

Bob was born and raised in New England. Outdoor recreation was an important part of family life and cemented a lifelong love of the mountains. Following a trip to Colorado at age 20, Bob fell in love with the west and relocated there full-time, financing skiing and backcountry adventures as a painting contractor. In Crested Butte, he met his future wife Patricia (SoLaMeé) and they were married in 1986.  After a move to Boise they had son Harry and daughter Tierney but by 1990, wishing to return to the simpler, quieter lifestyle of a small mountain town, they moved their family to Teton Valley. After 15-plus years in construction, Bob decided to contribute more to the world around him and enrolled at the University of Idaho obtaining his first Architect’s license in 2000 and opening Plan One’s Idaho office in Driggs in 2002. In 2015 the Plan One Driggs office was rebranded as GPC Architects and Bob currently holds a position as Senior Associate. Outside of work, Bob has served as a Driggs P&Z Commissioner, a VP of the Teton Valley Recreation Association, VP of the Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation and member of the Economic Development Sub-committee of the Teton County Comprehensive Plan. He currently serves as President of the Teton Valley Rotary Club Foundation and as a board member of Valley Advocates for Responsible Development. He and his wife SoLaMeé live in the valley’s north end near the Badger Creek Outdoor Learning Center.

 

Dave Leinert

After several trips to visit friends in the Tetons, Dave decided to move to the area in 2001 where he co-founded Ninety-Eight Electric. Shortly thereafter he was introduced to the love of his life, Merilee. They have been married for 13 years and were blessed with a son, Jimmy, in 2007. Dave and Ninety-Eight Electric have been instrumental in helping lend their electrician’s expertise during the Kotler Ice Arena expansion. He has been involved with Teton Valley Youth Sports for the last 6 years volunteering as a coach in hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer and flag football. He was the president of the Teton Valley Baseball Softball Association from 2012-2016 and was the co-founder of Teton Valley Flag Football, now entering its 3rd year. In his spare time Dave enjoys sailing, playing hockey, and making music with his family.

 

Jeff Loban

Jeff grew up in Hastings, Minnesota.  Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Geological engineering, Jeff found himself in Alaska before settling in the Teton Area in 1997.  The owner of Loban Builders LLC, Jeff resides in Victor, Idaho with his wife Andrea and two boys Cole and Nash.   When Jeff isn’t hunting, fishing, mountain biking or spending time in the mountains with his family you can find him at the Kotler arena.  A life long hockey player, Jeff has been involved with hockey in Teton Valley for the past 15 years.  Going on his sixth year as a volunteer head coach for the Teton Valley Youth Hockey program, Jeff is a USA Hockey certified level 4 coach.

 


Board Emeritus

Ari KotlerAri Kotler

In 2005, Ari founded Teton Basin Ice & Recreation (TBIR). In 2010, TBIR merged with TVF, giving TVF its first significant recreational programming. It was Ari’s vision to develop a recreational ice facility for the community of Teton Basin, Idaho; and his hard work that made it a reality. When he is not on the ice, Ari operates S.O.A.R. Northwest River Co, an outfitting operation on the Selway River in Idaho. He has been a philanthropic and dedicated community member since 1998. The Kotler Ice Rink is named for Ari and his family. Their dedication to bringing affordable winter recreation to the valley is unparalleled.

 

George [Geordie] Gillett, III about_geordie

Geordie oversees Grand Targhee Resort, WorldCast Anglers, Victor Valley Market, and a variety of commercial and residential real estate ventures in Teton Valley, Idaho. Geordie received his B.A. from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He received Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance degrees from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Geordie and his family live in Alta, Wyoming. He is on the board of Friends of the Teton River and the Teton Valley Foundation. Geordie is one of the Foundation’s founding members.

 

Shannon Brooks Hamby about_shannon

Shannon moved to the Tetons from Boston, MA over 17 years ago and lives with her husband Curt and daughter Cadence in Victor, ID. She spent 14+ years in resort, tourism and outdoor industry marketing and public relations before transitioning to the nonprofit field as the executive director of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley, where she launched the Youth Philanthropy program. Shannon is currently the communications director for CLIMB Wyoming and a volunteer for several nonprofits in Teton Valley. She has served as a Big Sister, as a Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce board member, as Chair of the Teton Valley Marketing Alliance and is a volunteer coordinator for Stripping for a Cure, an annual all-women’s fly fishing fundraiser for local cancer organizations.