Staff

Lauren Bennett – Executive Director

Lauren hails from Wisconsin and has been obsessed with sports since early childhood. A call to the 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 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 she loves cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers & Green Bay Packers with her husband, and has newly taken up hockey through TVF’s Women’s Hockey program (and even scored a goal one time!).

 

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.

 

Kotler Ice Arena Staff

Michael Sanchez – Rink Manager

Michael was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and studied Health and Physical Education at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.  He served as the head of ice operations for the Northwoods Pond Hockey Classic in Nisswa, Minnesota in 2018 and was key to the coordination of ice operations at the Colorado Pond Hockey Championships for 4 years. An avid fly fisherman, Michael spends his summers guiding fly fishing trips at Teton Valley Lodge. In his free time Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and the official Ice Rink Dog, Satch.

Becky Koenig – Rink Staff & Skating Instructor

3rd Season at Kotler Ice Arena

Brian Milligan – Rink Staff

2nd Season at Kotler Ice Arena

Chris Simonds – Rink Staff & Volunteer Women’s Hockey Coach

2nd Season at Kotler Ice Arena

George Steiner – Rink Staff & Volunteer Youth Hockey & Skating Coach

2nd Season at Kotler Ice Arena

 

Clark I. Cuttie – Official Youth Hockey Mascot

Named for the scientific name of the cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii – Clark I. Cuttie (Cuttie for short), is our hardworking official mascot! Representing the Teton Valley Cutthroats, Cuttie loves cheering on the kids in our youth hockey programs. You can find him at the rink during special events pumping up the crowd and infusing the Cutthroat Spirit. Cuttie loves skating and having fun on the ice all winter long. In the summer time, Cuttie hangs with Friends of the Teton River, educating river users and local landowners on how to preserve his precious native river habitat.