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Episode 99 – Preserving History with Morgan Jaouen of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

By Michael Moeri | 07/30/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Morgan Jaouen. Morgan is the Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum.  In this episode, Morgan shares about visiting Jackson for the first time, working at Signal Mountain, and pursuing her dream job. Stephan and…

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Episode 98 – Building Champions in Sport and Life with Jeff Moran of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club

By Michael Moeri | 07/23/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Jeff Moran. Jeff is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, an emcee of many local events and the host of Cabin Fever Story Slam, a program by the Teton County Library. In…

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Episode 97 – Designing Leadership and Finding Balance with John Kanengieter

By Michael Moeri | 07/16/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with John Kanengieter. John is a mountain guide, avid backcountry hiker, thought leader, speaker, and a Principal at Zero Point Partners. Zero Point Partners is a leadership and executive management consulting firm based in Wilson, WY.   In this episode,…

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Episode 96 – Bringing History Alive with Kenneth Thomasma

By Michael Moeri | 07/09/2020 |

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Kenneth Thomasma. 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…

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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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