Board of Directors
Jenny Wade – President
Originally from Memphis TN, Jenny took the long way round to get to Teton Valley. Upon graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Jenny spent four years studying the behavior of rhesus macaque monkeys in the Caribbean before earning a Master’s of Studies in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School. Jenny left Vermont to travel to Phoenix, AZ where she spent 15 years as the founder and Executive Director of Paw Placement Animal Rescue, an organization that is now one of the largest animal rescues in the state of Arizona. However, the triple digit heat was just too much and Jenny had always loved the Tetons. So, she packed up her three dogs and moved to Victor, ID in 2014. Jenny served as the Executive Director of Teton Valley Hospital Foundation for 3 years and is enthusiastic about her new role as Group Sales Director at Teton Springs. She has been a Music on Main volunteer for five seasons and enjoys seeing everyone come through the front gates. She loves hiking, snow shoeing and pretty much everything about Idaho. (Photo credit: Julie Martin)
Erin Borbet – Vice President
Erin is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a DONA Trained Labor Doula, Certified Nosara Yoga Instructor and eternal student of the healing arts. She moved to Teton Valley with her family three years ago, after living in New York City where she founded and ran a successful Chinese Medicine practice in Midtown for nearly a decade. After a two year sabbatical to be with her three young children, Erin re-opened her clinical practice in Victor in February 2018, where she now works with clients both locally in her office and remotely via video consultations. She is honored to be a part of the community as a small business owner, and is a passionate entrepreneur and healthcare provider. Her husband, Borbay, painted the mural at Victor City Park and you’ll find someone from her family ice skating at Kotler Arena almost daily during the winter months. Erin enjoys learning new things, and has taken up snow-shoeing and golf since leaving the big city and can’t imagine a better place to grow roots and raise a family than Teton Valley.
Henry Jones – Treasurer
Henry 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 hockey-crazed 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.
Amy Potter – Secretary
Amy grew up in Bozeman, Montana and her husband, Jeff, grew up in Jackson, Wyoming. The Potters moved from Silicon Valley to Teton Valley in 2007 so their kids, Natalie and Nicholas, could grow up in the great outdoors like they did. Amy has been in the private practice of law in Nebraska, California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana for 20 years. She currently serves or has served on the boards of the Hispanic Resource Center of Teton Valley, Latino Resource Center (Jackson, WY), Education Foundation of Teton Valley, Victor Elementary PTO, and Threadhead Cultural Foundation (foundation raising funds for the arts in New Orleans post-hurricane Katrina). She chaired the 2017 citizen committee to pass a $37.5 million bond for new schools and school facility improvements in Teton Valley, and is the Vice-President Elect of the Teton Valley Rotary Foundation. Amy is passionate about education, culture and the arts, recreation, and diversity in Teton Valley.
Kate Hull Heidenreich
A Texas native, Kate moved to Idaho’s Teton Valley in 2012. She is the co-owner of Powder Mountain Press, the publishers of Teton Valley Magazine. As editor in chief of the award-winning publication, Kate enjoys sharing the varied stories of the incredible people and places that make up the Teton Valley community. Her writing has also appeared in Women’s Health, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, and Taste of Sun Valley, among others. When not writing and editing, Kate can be found exploring her surrounding Teton Mountain home with her husband Kenny and cattle dogs June and Grover or tending to her flock of chickens.
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 8 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.
Growing up in Iowa, Ann knew someday she would move to a mountain community. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1989 she moved to Jackson. She taught children with special needs and 2nd graders for 24 years in Jackson before moving with her husband, Joe and daughter, Meg to Victor 6 years ago. Ann ran an enrichment after school program at Alta Elementary for 3 years. She has been the Hospitality Coordinator for Music on Main for the past three seasons and enjoys her farm workshare role each summer at Full Circle Biodynamic Farm. Ann loves to hike with her border collie, ski, sail, do yoga and watch her daughter, Meg play hockey!
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.
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.