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.

 

Bob Heneage

 

Dave Leinert

 

Jeff Loban

Jeff grew up in Hastings, Minnesota.  Upon graduation from the University of IMG_1129Wisconsin-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.