Amy Fradley – Executive Director
A native of Rhode Island, Amy graduated from St. Lawrence University in NY. In 1984 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 holding the position of Art Fair and Events Director for the Art Association of Jackson Hole. After 19 years commuting the Pass, she was thrilled to be working full time for TVF, originally as Program Manager overseeing Music on Main for the past 6 years and assisting at Kotler Ice Arena. She is honored to step into the full time Executive Director position and will continue holding down the responsibilities of the Music on Main Program Director until the pandemic is behind us. Amy has been Board President for Teton Valley Humane Society, worked with Teton Arts Council as their Administrative Director and currently holds a seat on the Board of the Family Safety Network. 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 Strickland and dog, Scooby.
Miranda Milligan – Rink Program Director
Miranda grew up skating on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi river, where she honed her love for a variety of winter sports. After moving to Teton Valley in 2013 with her husband Brian, a wildland firefighter, Miranda completed her horticulturalist certification from the American Society for Horticultural Science, while working in a leadership role at Trail Creek Nursery. After taking time off to start her family, Miranda enrolled in the Learn to Play program and Brian joined a TVF Pond Hockey team that same winter. Together they fell in love with the sport and their son Rowan seems to be following suit. After experiencing what the TVF programs meant to her family, she was excited to take on the role of Programming Assistant at the Kotler Ice Arena. Recently Miranda accepted the position of Rink Program Director, overseeing all of the administrative and programming elements of the rink. Miranda spends her free time exploring the wild areas of Teton Valley with her two young sons Rowan and Bridger, and husband Brian, and her beloved hound dog Leroy.
John “Hans” Wilbrecht – Rink Manager
Hans was born in Alliance, Nebraska and grew up in Michigan, Minnesota and finally Jackson, Wyoming. He began his hockey experience in Minnesota playing youth hockey and even going to the State Championships as a squirt. Other than a few outside rinks in Jackson there was no organized hockey in Jackson Hole so he took up cross-country ski racing. He did play some hockey when he lived in Montana, where he received his BS in Motion Picture andTelevision Production at Montana State University in 1990 and worked with the USFS producing training films and technical guides. When he returned to Jackson and Teton Valley, he picked up hockey again, playing in the early pond hockey days. He also started a carpentry and construction company, building homes on both sides of the mountain. In 2007 he accepted a job with Teton County Fire Department, where he became a certified firefighter, engineer and EMT, later receiving his Paramedic licensing in Idaho and Wyoming, and finally becoming a Captain with the Department. He retired in 2019 to concentrate on his family and support his wife’s education and new career as a Certified Nurse Midwife. He is currently a part-time Paramedic in Afton, Wyoming working for the Star Valley EMS. Hans has been coaching youth hockey at the Kotler Ice Arena for the last 5 years, and playing goalie for the last few years in the TVF adult league. Hans is married with two young children and enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with his family, and of course trying to play as much hockey as time allows.
Kotler Ice Arena Staff 2020/2021
Becky Koenig – Rink Staff & Skating Instructor
5th Season at Kotler Ice Arena
Brian Milligan – Rink Staff
3rd Season at Kotler Ice Arena
Chris Simonds – Rink Staff & Volunteer Women’s Hockey Coach
4th Season at Kotler Ice Arena
George Steiner – Rink Staff & Volunteer Youth Hockey & Skating Coach
4th 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.