Episode 182 – Beyond Skid Cooking featuring Lily Krass and Max Ritter

By Michael Moeri | 03/24/2022 |

Max Ritter is the Digital Content Manager for Teton Gravity Research and Lily Krass is a freelance adventure writer. Together they are the authors of Beyond Skid: A cookbook for ski bums. 

In this episode, Max shares what it was like to grow up in a German immigrant family in New York City. He talks about his first experience in the food industry and how it had a big impact on his outlook. Lily discusses how her parents helped instill a passion for the outdoors, even if she didn’t appreciate it at the time. They dive into the creation of the Beyond Skid cookbook and their shared excitement for creating healthy, affordable home cooked meals. Stephan, Max and Lily also talk about their favorite comfort foods and what they like to make for dinner parties. 

Episode 176 – The True Tales of Author Tim Sandlin

By Michael Moeri | 02/10/2022 |

Tim Sandlin is a father, husband, novelist and screenwriter. You also may have seen him working at one of his 40 entry-level jobs over the past 50+ years. Tim first visited Jackson Hole in the late 50s with his father who worked as a part-time surveyor. He made his escape to Jackson from Oklahoma in 1968 when he took a seasonal job at Signal Mountain Lodge. Tim has published 10 novels and a book of columns. Three of his books have been produced as movies.

In this episode, Tim talks about his writing process and how it has developed over the past 60 years. He dives into his experience with the publishing world and how selling a book differs from movie screenplays. Tim shares his excitement for the Jackson Hole Writers Conference that will be happening in person again this June after a two-year absence. Stephan and Tim also discuss his latest book Somewhat True Tales of Jackson Hole and Tim shares a few stories featured in the book.

Episode 162 – Looking For The Hidden Story with Danielle Shapiro

By Michael Moeri | 10/21/2021 |

Danielle is a writer, editor, journalist, and social justice warrior. 

In this episode, Danielle shares how she left the city life in Chicago for the Tetons. She talks about why she pivoted from pursuing a career as a human rights attorney to becoming a freelance journalist. Danielle goes into what it was like to chase stories about human rights all over the world. She then discusses how having a daughter changed her perspective on work and helped her find her way back to Jackson. Stephan and Danielle also talk about the challenging and rewarding work of sharing individuals’ personal stories. 

Episode 146 – Changing How We Operate with Dr. Gary Roubin

By Michael Moeri | 06/30/2021 |

Dr. Roubin is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and one of the inventors of the coronary stent. Dr. Roubin’s latest life-saving undertaking is Mountain Air Medical, a life flight service based in Jackson which assists in transporting people to facilities where they can get the care they need. 

Episode 141 – We’ll Figure It Out with Dave Kampfschulte of Amazing Circles Workshops

By Michael Moeri | 05/27/2021 |

We were so happy to have Dave on for another wonderful conversation. Dave was our guest way back in Episode 8 of The Jackson Hole Connection. He is a grandfather, husband, retired teacher, author, speaker, and a 25-year hospice volunteer. Dave and Stephan sat down on his recent trip to Jackson to see his new grandchildren. 

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 112 – A Modern Day Jackson Hole Epic with Andrew Munz

By Michael Moeri | 10/29/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Andrew Munz. Andrew is an actor, director, producer, and author of the new book “I Can Ski Forever:  A Modern Day Jackson Hole Epic.” The “I Can Ski Forever” book is a collection of skits, songs, and scenes from the popular I Can Ski Forever shows that were performed in Jackson Hole between 2014 and 2019. 

Episode 103 – How to Lead in a World of Transition with Ed Brenegar

By Michael Moeri | 08/27/2020 |

Ed is the first return guest on The Jackson Hole Connection. Stephan first visited with Ed back in episode 3, just under two years ago. Ed is the founder of Circle of Impact Leadership, an author, father and ordained presbyterian minister. 

Episode 96 – Bringing History Alive with Kenneth Thomasma

By Michael Moeri | 07/09/2020 |

After 12 years of working at a summer camp in Montana, Ken fell in love with the mountains. In 1977, Ken and his wife decided to make them their home and left Michigan to move out to Jackson Hole. Moving out to Jackson gave Ken the time he needed to write his first book which was inspired by the story of Sacajawea’s friend, Naya Nuki.

Episode 81 – How Smart Risk Taking Can Transform Your Life with Anne Fish

By Stephan C Abrams | 03/26/2020 |

Anne is the motivational speaker, Real Estate Advisor, University of Wyoming graduate, world traveler, former flight attendant and author of the book Risk Formation. Stephan and Anne talk about achieving goals, taking risks, and changing life paths.