Staff

Staff

Lauren Bennett – Executive Director

Lauren hails from a small town in Wisconsin and has lived a sport-filled life since early childhood. A fascination with mountains led her first to Colorado and then eventually to the idyllic lifestyle of Teton Valley. While earning her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, a friend asked her to come work at a triathlon and a passion for putting on successful events was born. Since that time Lauren has been involved in various areas of the sports & events industry and is elated to combine both of those passions while leading TVF. In her free time Lauren loves passionately cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers & Green Bay Packers and has newly taken up hockey through TVF’s Women’s Hockey program (and even scored a goal one time…it was only practice but hey a goal is a goal!).

 

Amy Fradley – Program Manager

A native of Rhode Island, Amy graduated from St. Lawrence University in NY with a BA in Fine Arts and Spanish. She gravitated to Yellowstone where she met her husband David. She has 30 years of experience working in hospitality, property management and event planning. Most recently she held the position of Art Fair and Events Director for the Art Association of Jackson Hole. After 19 years commuting the Pass, she is thrilled to be working full time as TVF’s Program Manager overseeing Music on Main and assisting at Kotler Ice Arena. Amy has been Board President for Teton Valley Humane Society and worked with Teton Arts Council as their Administrative Director. Amy has a lifetime passion for travel, art, music and hiking and spends every spare moment she can attending live concerts and playing in the Tetons with her husband, David and dog, Scooby.

 

Bob “Howie” Carruth – Rink Manager

Howie currently runs Snow King Ice & Events Center in Jackson and is the Director of Center Management Inc. In his new role as TVF’s Rink Manager, he will split his time between the two rinks. In addition to managing over a dozen rinks through the years, he has been involved in the design and construction of those rinks. He also has an extensive background in developing programs and coaching hockey, including coaching for over a decade in a Minnesota high school program that produced NHL draft picks, co-founding the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team, and helping to develop the Jackson Hole Youth Hockey Association. Howie and his wife Jeanne have 2 children;  Mac who was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, has had 3 NHL Contracts and is currently playing in Europe; and Maggie who is attending Northern Arizona University on a full scholarship for Track and Field and working toward her Masters in educational leadership.

 

Michael Sanchez – Assistant Rink Manager

Michael was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and studied Health and Physical Education at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.  He is the head of ice operations for the Northwoods Pond Hockey Classic in Nisswa, Minnesota after previously managing ice operations at the Colorado Pond Hockey Championships for the past 4 years. An avid fly fisherman, Michael spends his summers guiding fly fishing trips at Teton Valley Lodge. In his free time Michael hunts, fishes and spends time with his wife and dog Satch.