Staff

 

Staff

Erica Linnell – Executive Director

headshot.eErica  grew up in northern New Mexico with a love for the Rocky Mountain life.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, intending to pursue a career in medicine. But as her father liked to note, she took a “slight detour” after instructing her first wilderness expedition for the National Outdoor Leadership School.  That was 17 years ago and she has worked at NOLS in a variety of capacities ever since overseeing various programs.  Beyond her NOLS career, Erica directed the Grand Targhee nordic department for 5 years, creating the Targhee Telemark Festival. Additionally, Erica has been an avid volunteer for a wide variety of local non-profits and served as a board member for Teton Valley Trails and Pathways. Erica lives with her dog Rue in Victor.

 

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 in 1984 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 offering administrative support to Erica as well as overseeing both 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 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 but running more than one rink simultaneously is second nature for him. 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 moved to Jackson in 1986 and in 1988 married his wife Jeanne. They 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 their daughter Maggie is attending Northern Arizona on a full scholarship for Track and Field and working toward her Masters in educational leadership.

 

Michael Sanchez – Assistant Rink Manager

Mike was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and studied Health and Physical Education at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.  He has been head of ice operations at the Colorado Pond Hockey Championships for the past 4 years and is an avid fly fisherman guiding in Wisconsin, Alaska, Colorado and for the last 3 years in Teton Valley for the Teton Valley Lodge. In his free time Mike hunts and fishes and spends time with his wife LB and their dog Satch.