Episode 164 – Investing In Our Nonprofits with Laurie Andrews of the Community Foundation

By Michael Moeri | 11/04/2021 |

Laurie helped run the Jackson Hole Land Trust for 15 years and now she is the president of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. She is also an avid climber, ultra runner, and a lover of dogs. 

In this episode, Laurie shares how her tenure at the Nature Conservancy brought her out to the Valley. She talks about the work she did with the Jackson Hole Land Trust and how it led her to her current role at the Community Foundation. Laurie describes what it was like to take on such a big position just as the pandemic was forcing closures and safety measures. She goes into the impact that climbing and outdoor recreation have had on her life and how she is driven to get out into nature to re-energize. Stephan and Laurie also discuss the importance of stepping up to support the community and what makes the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole truly unique. 

Episode 161 – Never Stop Moving Forward with Jay Petervary

By Michael Moeri | 10/14/2021 |

Everything Jay does revolves around cycling. He is an ultra-endurance cyclist, ambassador, guide, teacher, speaker, race director, and sponsored athlete. 
In this episode, Jay shares why he left a lucrative career in the city to move out west. He talks about the moment his life changed when he found his passion and reason for living. He explains the intense preparation and dedication that goes into doing an endurance ride. Jay goes into the work he does for the cycling community and why he doesn’t want to just be labeled a professional athlete. Stephan and Jay also talk about the importance of mentorship and how it can be rewarding on both sides. 

Episode 154 – A Life of Invention and Adventure with John Simms

By Michael Moeri | 08/26/2021 |

John is a father, husband, inventor, entrepreneur, former ski patrolman, avalanche expert, and an artist. 

In this episode, John talks about how he made his way out to Jackson from New York over 60 years ago. He shares how his father encouraged his inventive and entrepreneurial spirit which led him to start many impactful companies and create numerous life-changing inventions. John goes into how he started a local rafting company, outdoor retail company, and a research organization, all while being a ski patrolman at JHMR. John also discusses with Stephan how he transitioned from operating Simms Fishing Products into becoming an artist. 

Episode 153 – Seeing the World On Two Wheels with Brook Yeomans

By Michael Moeri | 08/19/2021 |

Brook is a special education teacher at Colter Elementary. He is also a member of Teton County Search and Rescue. When Brook isn’t helping others, he can often be found on the open road doing long distance bicycling trips with his friends and family. 

In this episode, Brook shares how going to camp in northern Wisconsin would eventually help him land in Jackson, Wyoming. He shares how his passion for caring for others has helped him work in many impactful organizations in the Teton community. Brook talks about his love for bicycling and shares some of his adventures from his long distance trips. He also shares how a tragic experience in the mountains has led him to be a part of the Search and Rescue team that helped save his life. Stephan and Brook also discuss the good in humanity and the kindness of strangers. 

Episode 145 – Staying in Motion with John Zendler

By Michael Moeri | 06/24/2021 |

John is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is also a board member of Teton Adaptive Sports, a nonprofit whose core focus is to provide ways of outdoor recreation to those of all abilities living in the Greater Teton Area.

Episode 139 – The Life of a Freelance Journalist with Gordy Megroz

By Michael Moeri | 05/13/2021 |

Gordy is a freelance journalist based in Jackson. His work can be found in publications such as Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, WIRED, and SKI. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, “100 Slopes of a Lifetime” which is being published by National Geographic and is due out in October.

Episode 133 – The Journey to Wild Common with Andy Bardon

By Michael Moeri | 04/01/2021 |

Andy is a professional photographer, former mountain guide, entrepreneur, and creator of Wild Common. Wild Common is a new additive-free tequila and mezcal spirit line which is committed to transparency and sustainability. In this episode, Andy talks about how a ski trip to Jackson changed the course of his path in life. Andy shares how a few breaks helped turn a passion for adventure photography into a full-time career. He also goes into detail about why he turned his focus to creating a line artesenal tequila and mezcal. Stephan and Andy also discuss the importance of sustainability, helping small communities, and fair trade certification.

Episode 123 – Unleash Epic Stories with Mark Fisher

By Michael Moeri | 01/21/2021 |

In this episode, Mark talks about how he went from living and working around the globe to falling in love and settling down in Driggs ID. He shares some behind the scenes stories of what went into documenting the epic journeys of heading up Mount Everest and summiting Gamlang Razi in Myanmar. Stephan and Mark also discuss the importance of community, which is not only where you live, but who you adventure with.

Episode 121 – Exploring the Enigmas of Human Performance with Zahan Billimoria

By Michael Moeri | 01/07/2021 |

In this episode, Zahan talks about how he made his way out to the Tetons after growing up in Switzerland. He shares his path of going from being a mechanic to teaching, to guiding to founding The Samsara Experience. Stephan and Zahan also discuss the importance of having a connection with nature and raising kids in Jackson. 

Episode 116 – Creating a Journey Toward Better Health with Eden Morris

By Michael Moeri | 12/02/2020 |

In this episode, Eden talks about falling in love with Jackson, why she pursued the path of becoming a dietitian, and her own struggles with food and nutrition. Stephan and Eden also discuss the various challenges people face when it comes to being healthy and why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.