Episode 199 – Helping People with Disabilities Find Adventure featuring Joe Stone of Teton Adaptive

Joe Stone is an athlete, motivational speaker, filmmaker, and the Director of Mission at Teton Adaptive. Teton Adaptive’s mission is to promote, support, and develop outdoor sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.

In this chat, Joe shares the story of how a speed flying accident in 2010 changed the course of his life. The accident left Joe an incomplete C7 quadriplegic, meaning he is paralyzed from the chest down and has impairment in both his hands. Within a year of his accident, he overcame the challenges of being in a coma and rehabilitation to become the first quadriplegic to bike the Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Glacier. Joe then shares with Stephan another big first that you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out. Joe and Stephan then discuss the incredible work that Teton Adaptive is doing in our community.

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Episode 198 – Cohabitating With The Wild featuring Kyle Kissock of The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

Kyle Kissock is the Communications Manager for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Originally from Ohio, Kyle moved out west to work for the Teton Science school before finding his home at the Wildlife Foundation.

In this chat, Kyle and Stephan talk about all things wildlife. Not just the big ones like moose, bears, and elk, but the little creatures that make up our ecosystem. Kyle dives into some of the big projects that the Foundation is working on, such as modifying fences to make them friendlier to wildlife movement and some initiatives that help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. Stephan and Kyle also talk about some of the elusive wildlife in the Tetons such as the mountain lions and wolverines.

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Episode 192 – Supporting One Thriving and Diverse Greater Teton Community with Sharel Lund of One22 Resource Center

Sharel Lund is the Executive Director of One22 Resource Center. Originally from the Seattle area, Sharel moved out to Jackson over 31 years ago. After a decade of working in advertising and retail, Sharel transitioned to the nonprofit sector where she has helped local residents in her roles at the Community Safety Network and One22 Resource Center.

In this episode, Sharel and Stephan discuss some of the real problems that residents are facing and how Jackson has the perception of being a Utopia. Sharel talks about her work for the Community Safety Network, an organization that provides a refuge for people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. She then goes into what the One22 Resource Center does for the community.

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Episode 190 – Creating Public Art in Jackson Hole featuring Carrie Geraci

Carrie Geraci is the Executive Director of Jackson Hole Public Art, Jackson’s only non-profit dedicated to commissioning public art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

In this episode, Carrie tells the story of how she made her way out to Jackson over 30 years ago. She goes into how she transitioned into the non-profit world when she became the founding director at the Center of Wonder. Carrie shares her love for art and the incredible talent Jackson has to offer. Stephan and Carrie then talk about some of the beautiful installations that Jackson Hole Public Art has helped create such as the giant troll installation at R Park, Mama Mimi.

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

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.

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