Board of Directors

Bob Peters first visited Jackson Hole as a kid in 1961 during the classic family station-wagon marathon trip through the West. He’s never forgotten the view of this valley as they drove down from Teton Pass. His next visit was on a ski trip during sophomore year at Iowa State University in 1969. In the winter of 1974/75, Bob and his wife Ruthie spent the first of what has now been 40 winters skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In the winter of 1979, Bob was hired as a backcountry alpine ski guide at the resort and spent the next 8 seasons taking clients out of bounds. Bob loves skiing so much that he did a streak of skiing at least once a month for 200 consecutive months, a string that ended in the summer of 2014 when he had both knees replaced. Coincidence? We’ll probably never know. In addition to serving as board member and Open Space Council chair at the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Bob is active in the community and serves on the boards of the Community Resource Center of Jackson Hole, Friends of Fish Creek, and the Snake River Fund.

Scott Pierson is a leading member of the community locally, regionally and on a state basis. Over the past 38 years in Jackson Hole he has developed a thorough understanding of the issues facing the Jackson Hole area and the surrounding communities. His degree in biology created a foundation to understand the land and how it relates to public use. Pierson Land Works LLC was founded over 25 years ago as a company focused on community land use and development. The depth of his community involvement is longstanding with the local, state and professional communities. Currently, in addition to the Rendezvous Land Conservancy, he is a member and former president of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, a member of the Teton Conservation District board of supervisors and the Teton County Building Corporation.

Jennifer Sparks is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner at Friess Associates, managers to the Brandywine Mutual Funds.  She has worked at Friess Associates for over 15 years.  After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1989 and traveling West, Jennifer thought she would stay in Jackson Hole for just one year.  She fell in love with the Valley and has been here ever since.  She has been an active member on Teton County Search and Rescue for 16 years and has dedicated her time to serve on numerous Boards of Directors.  She believes volunteering and community involvement are an important part of what makes Jackson Hole so special.  Jennifer and her family brave the wilds of Town living in Jackson proper and she enjoys fishing, trail running and wintertime activities.

Laurie Andrews: Ex-Officio Board Member is passionate about the outdoors, Laurie has spent the past 15 years assuring that prime wilderness in Wyoming is under protection. As Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Land Trust since 2008, Laurie leads strategic conservation efforts across the Greater Yellowstone region. Prior, she secured land and raised support for conservation with The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, Washington and California. Laurie spends every free moment in motion on the land that motivates her; running, fishing, biking, skiing. She dreams of open and wild spaces.

Made possible by Donate now button generous support and donations from the community our fundraising efforts are crucial and ongoing. To make our conservation work a reality, mail donations by check via USPS to PO Box 6430 | Jackson, WY 83002 or make a gift by credit card online.