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Episode 95 – Talking Hot Air with Virginia Powell Symons & Margaret Rose Breffeilh of The Teton Valley Balloon Rally

By Michael Moeri | 07/02/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Virginia Powell Symons & Margaret Rose Breffeilh, the organizers and board chairs of the Teton Valley Balloon Rally. Both Virginia and Margaret arrived in the Jackson Hole area in 2001. Virginia operates an event planning business called Vibrant…

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Episode 94 – Not Yet A Local with Jim Rooks

By Michael Moeri | 06/25/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Jim Rooks. Jim’s family lineage in Jackson Hole dates back to 1905 when Roy and Frank Van Vleck left Michigan and headed west. A year later in 1906, they formed the Jackson Mercantile in what is known as…

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Episode 93 – From Volunteer to Executive Director with Laura Soltau of Teton Literacy Center

By Michael Moeri | 06/18/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Laura West Soltau. Laura made her way to Jackson in 2007 after taking an Americorp volunteer position at Teton Literacy Center. After working in a variety of roles, Laura has worked her way up to Executive Director.  In…

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Episode 92 – Preparing for a Disaster with Rich Ochs

By Michael Moeri | 06/11/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Rich Ochs. Rich discovered Jackson Hole after taking a summer job in the Grand Teton National Park over 20 years ago. He now holds the important role of Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator. Rich has helped Teton County…

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Episode 91 – Connecting to the Cosmos with Samuel Singer of Wyoming Stargazing

By Michael Moeri | 06/04/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Samuel Singer. Samuel is the Founder and Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, a local non-profit whose mission is to educate and inspire through Wyoming’s extraordinary skies.  In this episode, Samuel talks about turning a passion for the outdoors…

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Episode 90 – Behind the Curtain with Macey Mott of Riot Act Inc.

By Michael Moeri | 05/28/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Macey Mott. Macey is a Jackson Hole native and the founder/artistic director of Riot Act Inc., a local theater company.   In this episode, Macey talks about producing a wide array of plays and musicals, the supportive artist community…

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Episode 89 – Running with a Purpose with Monika Ziehl

By Michael Moeri | 05/21/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Monika Ziehl. Monika is a Sheridan native, ultra runner and currently a race director for The Jackson Hole Marathon and Half Marathon.  In this episode, Monika talks about how she is honoring her late husband by running a…

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Episode 88 – The Rise of 460 Bread with Ty Mack

By Michael Moeri | 05/14/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Ty Mack. Ty is a partner and co-founder of 460 Bread, an artisan bread company based in Driggs, ID.  In this episode, Ty talks about moving from work with the Friends of the Teton River as a hydrologist…

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Episode 87 – Reducing Food Waste with Ali Milburn

By Michael Moeri | 05/07/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Ali Milburn. Ali is the Founder and Executive Director of Hole Food Rescue. Hole Food Rescue’s mission is to reduce food waste and food insecurity in Jackson Hole.  In this episode, Ali talks about how she turned a…

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Episode 86 – The Life of an Artist with Ben Roth

By Michael Moeri | 04/30/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Ben Roth. Ben moved out to Jackson Hole back in 1996 to help run Rancho Alegre Lodge. After starting a restaurant on the Town Square, Ben discovered he was more passionate about creating a feast for the eyes…

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