Jackson Hole Community School

Board of Directors

Amy Bryan 

Amanda ‘Amy’ Bryan is an active volunteer in Jackson. She moved to Jackson in 1991 for the summer; and found this extraordinary valley the perfect place to stay. Amy has volunteered and served on many boards including St. John’s Medical Center Foundation, The Children’s Learning Center, Jackson State Bank and Trust, Wells Fargo, Teton Literacy, and has volunteered extensively at TCSD #1. Currently she also serves on the Dancers’ Workshop board. Amy and her husband, Bomber, have three children who have or are attending JHCS. Amy’s passions include education, environmental conservation, and the arts. Amy holds a BA in Biology and Human Development from Colby College.

 

Christian Burch

Christian moved to the valley 22 years ago and has worked in many facets of education in Jackson Hole, including teaching world literature, art and creative writing at JHCS for nine years. He received his BA from BYU, where he attended on a gymnastics/athletic scholarship after which he moved directly to Jackson Hole to attend the graduate program at the Teton Science School. Currently he and his partner own and run three shops in town: Mountain Dandy, Mountain Dandy Showroom and MADE. In addition, he writes young adult books, two of which have been published: The Manny Files and Hit the Road, Manny.

 

Steven Dunn

 

Steve and his family moved to Driggs full time in 2013 after six years as part time residentsHe owns and operates Teton Fastners, a mobile construction supply business serving the Jackson and Teton Valley areas. Prior to hawking nails and screws, Steve was Vice President for Risk Management at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is a US Navy veteran with experience in project management, quality assurance and nuclear operations, maintenence and engineering. He holds an Aerospace Engineering degree from CU Boulder and an MBA from George Mason University. In addition to indulging his passions for mountain biking and skiing, Steve is a member of Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue, a coach for the Teton Region Composite interscholastic mountain bike team, and a workshare at Teton Full Circle Farm. He and his wife Michelle have two kids at JHCS. 



Mike Eden (Vice-Chair)

Mike Eden joined the JHCS board in 2016. Mike is the Business Development Manager for First Western Trust with a focus on Wyoming trusts. He moved to Jackson in 2000 with his wife, Diana and their two children. Their son, Henry Eden, was a 2014 graduate of JHCS. Mike is active with a number of not for profit organizations including Interconnections 21, Silicon Couloir and Habitat for Humanity. Originally from Cincinatti, Ohio, he graduated from Indiana University and spent the first part of his career with Marriott International in the senior housing business. Outside of work, Mike loves to fly fish, golf and hike and bike the pathways and trails of Jackson Hole. 


Scott Hirschfield 

Scott Hirschfield is the Co-founder of the Jackson Hole Community School, where he served as Head of School from 2004-2014. Following his tenure at the Community School, Scott and his family moved to Northern California. Scott spent his entire professional career in the field of education, as an administrator, a teacher, and a soccer coach. Scott is fluent in Spanish and has spent a great deal of time in Central America. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford University.

 

Renee Holik

Renee, along with her husband Bobby, found their love for Jackson and decided to stay in 1994. Renee graduated with a BA from Seton Hall University and worked for a Superior Court Judge while in New Jersey. She resumed competitive show jumping and started a business, Czech Mate, LLC which imports and develops European horses. She is also a managing partner for Holik on Hockey. Currently a board member of Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding and committed to animal welfare and advocacy with Animal Adoption Center and various organizations. They have a 20 year old daughter, Hannah, JHCS class of 2015, and as a family they enjoy horses, travel and love the outdoors.


Elizabeth King 

Liz King joined the JHCS Board in 2015. Before moving to Jackson with her husband Andy and their three boys, Liz was an Associate Professor of Geology at Illinois State University. She received her BA from Carleton College and an MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In Jackson, Liz has done development work for Teton Valley Ranch Camp, JHCS, and Teton Literacy Center. Liz also serves on the board of pARTners. Liz and Andy’s oldest son is a current student at JHCS. She enjoys biking, hiking, skiing and playing the oboe.

 

Bill Kucera

Biii is currently Co-Chair of the law firm Mayer Brown's M&A practice in the Americas. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions. Bill was recognized by Chambers USA (2010-2016) as one of the top Corporate M&A lawyers in Illinois and by Legal 500 US (2010 and 2012-2015) as one of the leading lawyers for large M&A deals. Bill's two daughters attend the Community School.

 

Remy Levy

Remy currently works as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, as a private investor and is active within the Teteon County non-profit community. Remy previously worked with The Capital Group Companies as an analyst, portfolio manager, and helped lead the development of retail mutual fund businesses in Canada and Europe. Remy and his wife, Cathy Kehr live in Wilson with their two sons, Ryan (19) and Warren (15). Remy's passions include photography, cars, and enjoying our magnificent valley. 

 

Krista Mixter (Treasurer)

Krista is a certified public accountant and a Partner at Leavell & Mixter PC, a local accounting firm. She started working with the firm shortly after moving to Jackson and has over eighteen years of accounting experience. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Oregon. Krista has been involved with the Jackson Hole Community School since 2007 when she was asked to serve on the school’s finance committee. She has been on the Board since April of 2010 and is currently the Board's Treasurer. Krista has called Jackson Hole her home since 1994. She lives in Wilson, Wyoming with her husband Jed and their two small children Izzy & Mac.

 

Ted Staryk 

Ted Staryk moved full time to Jackson with his wife, Noa, and their two children in 2012. Their son, Mac, is currently at JHCS and their daughter, Olivia, is a 2016 graduate from Journeys School and is attending Whitman College. Ted is the President of C-Note Management, a family office, and is also the owner of Snake River Brewery. Ted is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is currently on the board of The McKight Foundation. He also serves on The McKnight Foundation Investment Committee and chairs their Impact Investment Committee. 
 

Mark Wan (Chair)

Mark brings over a quarter century of successful private equity and venture investment experience to his position as Managing Partner at Causeway Media. Prior to forming Causeway, he was a co-founding partner of Three Arch Partners from 1993 to 2012, a healthcare-focused investment firm that raised over $1 billion of capital commitments across five funds. Prior to Three Arch Partners, Mark was a general partner at Brentwood Associates, a private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Mark is a graduate of Yale University and earned an MBA from Stanford Business School.



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