Leigh Reagan Smith is a documentary filmmaker, mom, teacher, writer, entrepreneur, podcaster, and artist. Leigh is the founder of Soul Creative, a multimedia company focused on bringing creativity, inspiration, and joy into people’s lives.
In this episode, Leigh shares how a serene moment in the city inspired her to seek out snow and nature. Leigh and Stephan then discuss art, creativity, podcasting, and the importance of finding a way to express yourself.Read More
Taylor Santos was born and raised right here in Jackson and she is currently a student at Summit Innovations School.
In this episode, Taylor courageously shares her story of growing up in Jackson and how overcoming adversity at home helped her become who she is today. Taylor and Stephan also discuss youth services in Teton County, crisis management, and advocating for yourself. Taylor also talks about her passion for regenerative agriculture and her plans for the future.Read More
Peter Goettler is a student at the University of Colorado, a graduate of Jackson Hole High School, a member of the Pi Kappa fraternity and a part of the Journey of Hope crew.
In this episode, Peter shares his inspiring cross-country bicycle trek with Journey of Hope to spread awareness, and celebrate the abilities of all people. Stephan and Peter also talk about making an impact, learning from others and how personal connections are more important than followers.Read More
Hayden Hatfield is the head coach of the Jackson Hole High School basketball team. A year ago at the age of 25, Hayden visited Jackson Hole and fell in love. Determined to move to the valley, he kept his eyes open for the right opportunity. That opportunity arose a year later when the Broncs basketball team started their search for a new head coach to revitalize their program.
In this episode, Hayden and Stephan discuss mentors, leadership, The Masters, coaching, local sports, being a lifelong learner, and the importance of connecting with your community.Read More
Julie Guttormson is a trainer, community leader, baton twirler, entrepreneur, stroke survivor, former news anchor, the founder of VIM, and the new non-profit Rock on Society. VIM is a fitness and training studio that specializes in group classes. The Rock on Society is a dynamic experience and fundraising non-profit that provides aid for stroke and cardiac patients.
In this episode, Julie shares why her life was flipped upside down at the age of 31 and how it led her to start the VIM. Stephan and Julie also chat about recovery, authentic fitness, following your passions, re-branding, the power of positivity, and supporting your community.Read More
Juan Morales is the creator and CEO of Naughty Fruit and Rosa’s Tamales. Naughty Fruit combines dehydrated fruit and a blend of unique spices, such as dried chili and lemon. Both of Juan’s companies put family in the forefront and are inspired by his Mexican family heritage.
In this episode, Stephan and Juan chat about the importance of family, hard work, eating local, doing what you love, and drawing inspiration from your community.
Juan and Naughty Fruit are participating in Silicon Couloir’s 10th Annual Pitch Day. The event takes place at The Center for the Arts on October 19th at 5 pm.Read More
Talia Atkins is the Executive Director of Carving the Future. She was born right here in Jackson. After graduating from High School in 2008, Talia left home to volunteer, travel, and find her place in the world. 6 years and 35 countries later, Talia realized everything she was searching for was back in Jackson. She returned to her hometown in 2014, to coach for the JHSC Freeride Team. Talia has worked with youth of all ages, teaching English, music, art, yoga, gymnastics, big-air, snowboarding, and leading therapeutic wilderness trips for teens.
In this episode, Talia and Stephan talk about mental health, childhood adversity, addiction, loss, gratitude, resilience, and helping underserved populations.Read More
In this special episode, Stephan and Michael take a look back on the past 4 years of doing the podcast. Michael Moeri is the editor and marketing director of The Jackson Hole Connection.
In this episode, Stephan and Michael talk about some of the unexpected life stories, funny guests, and heartfelt conversations of the past year. They discuss how life can sometimes make it a struggle to create a weekly podcast and what motivates them to share new stories each week. Thank you to all of our listeners and supporters, we couldn’t do this podcast without you.Read More