From our Sponsors: Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling

Announcing their “Curb to Compost” Program, for commercial food waste generators – Click to learn more.

From our Sponsors: Compass Real Estate

Compass, the region's largest and most dynamic real estate company in the Valley. For more info and to view current listings visit

From our Sponsors: Join The Jackson Hole Wine Club To Discover Delicious Wines At Amazing Prices

Sign up to receive an exclusive Deal of the Week email! Each week, the Jackson Hole Wine Club offers a limited number of heavily-discounted bottles of wine. Join Today!

From our Sponsors: Jackson Hole Marketplace Chop Block Boxes

Choose from five made-to-order boxes containing an assortment of individually packaged cuts of beef, pork and chicken.

From our Sponsors: Become a VIP at The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole and Save Big!

Join the free VIP program at The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole to get VIP perks like earning points that you can use as credit towards future purchases, special discounts and more!

Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 189 – Helping Women Find Adventure with Tana Hoffman

May 12, 2022

Tana Hoffman is an adventure sport and outdoor industry consultant, marketing expert, motorhead, speaker, thought leader and the Founder and CEO of Mountainst and ILLA.

In this episode, Tana shares what it was like to grow up with adventurous parents on the east coast. She talks about her love for powersports and how it inspired her to create Mountainist. Stephan and Tana then discuss her latest venture, ILLA, a service and community network that will help like minded women find their adventure partners.

Read More

Episode 188 – Making Yoga More Accessible with Erwin Velasquez

May 5, 2022

Erwin Velasquez is a bilingual yoga teacher and a personal trainer. Originally from Bogata, Columbia, Erwin made his way out to Jackson in 2006. A few years ago he decided to change the path his life was headed by quitting his job to focus on his health. This change led him to Yoga. He is now serving the Spanish speaking community in Jackson by helping make their fitness goals more attainable.

In this episode, Erwin shares what it was like growing up in Columbia and why he left to come out to Wyoming. He talks about the obstacles he had to overcome when it came to his health and well being. Ewin goes into discussing the Spanish speaking community of Jackson and how classes like his are helping improve the overall health of our community. Stephan and Erwin then talk about Teton Trail Runner and some of their favorite hiking and running spots.

Read More

Episode 187 – Enhancing The Grand Teton National Park with Leslie Mattson

April 27, 2022

Leslie Mattson is the President of The Grand Teton National Park Foundation. She has over 35 years of experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. Since 2004, Leslie has helped raise over $80 million from private sector donors for park projects, including the renewal of the trails and educational elements at Jenny Lake, partnering with the National Park Service on the construction of the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, and supporting wildlife conservation, youth engagement, and cultural resource improvement projects in Grand Teton National Park.

In this episode, Leslie shares why she left the northeast and made her way out to Jackson over 32 years ago. She talks about how the Jackson Hole non-profit community has changed and developed over the decades. Stephan and Leslie then discuss the impact that The Grand Teton National Park Foundation has had in shaping the inspiring park we love today.

Read More

"I listened to Ian and Tim. Thought they were both great!  Ian is hilarious!   Definitely got me thinking about what I do day in and day out."

Richard Levy
Jackson, Wyoming

About the Jackson Hole Connection

The Jackson Hole Connection is Jackson Hole's Community Podcast, founded by Stephan Abrams with founding sponsors The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole and Jackson Hole Marketplace.

Be the first to know when a new episode is released!

Sign up to have new episodes delivered straight to your inbox!