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Board of Directors

 
Mike Eden (Chair)

Mike Eden joined the JHCS board in 2016. Mike is the Market President 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 Cincinnati, 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.

Steven Dunn (Vice-Chair)

Steve and his family moved to Driggs full time in 2013 after six years as part time residents.  He is currently a nursing student at the University of Wyoming. Prior to that, he owned a mobile construction supply business serving the Jackson and Teton Valley areas and worked at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is a US Navy veteran with experience in project management, quality assurance and nuclear operations, maintenance, and engineering. He holds an Aerospace Engineering degree from CU Boulder and an MBA from George Mason University. He and his wife Michelle have a senior at JHCS and a sophomore at Stanford who is a JHCS alum.

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 JHCS alums. 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.

Mary Coyne

Mary and her family, Bill and Ethan Kolasky, moved to Wilson in 2015 from Washington, D.C., after many years of vacationing in the Valley.  Mary has decades of experience with the in-house practice of law including as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at both Verizon Communications and AR Global, where she was responsible for litigation. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991, where she was a member of the Law Review.  After law school, she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and practiced at various law firms. She has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and her undergraduate degree from George Washington University.  

Mary is passionate about space and astronomy, Greek archeology and classical literature, the importance of life-long learning, and her shepherd-mix, Tag.  Her son, Ethan, is a proud member of the class of 2019.

Scotty Craighead

Scotty Craighead grew up in Kelly Wyoming where he enjoyed playing in the wide open landscapes. Scotty attended JHCS and graduated in 2008. He then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Colorado College. He currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming where he makes art in a variety of mediums including mixed media photo-collage, painting, sculpture, metal fabrication and printmaking. He is on the Boards of The Art Association of Jackson Hole and Teton Artlab. Scotty has also enjoyed being a substitute teacher for Art and Photography at the JHCS.

May Herr

May Herr moved full time to Jackson Hole in August of 2018 after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years. She grew up in New England after emigrating from the Philippines. May received her BA from Boston College and her MHSA from The University of Michigan. After working in quality and operations management in hospitals and health care consulting, May has been an active community and school volunteer, and looks forward to contributing to organizations in the Jackson Hole community.  She and her husband, John, have twin daughters (class of 2021) at JHCS, a daughter at Vanderbilt University and a son at Amherst College. 


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.

 

Elizabeth King 

Liz King joined the JHCS Board in 2015. Before moving to Jackson in 2007 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 currently is Development Coordinator at Teton Literacy Center and teaches online Geology courses. Liz also serves on the board of Geologists of Jackson Hole. Liz and Andy’s oldest two sons attended JHCS. She enjoys biking, hiking, skiing and playing the oboe.

 Bill Kucera

Bill 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.

Anne Ladd

Anne has lived in Jackson for over 30 years, having been raised in Boston. She and her husband, Len Carlman, lawyer and community activist, live in Wilson and have two children, Madeline and Reed, who are 22 and 18 respectively. Reed graduated from Jackson Hole Community School in 2019, and is headed to Bowdoin College after a gap year in South America and New Zealand. Madeline graduated from Hamilton College in 2019, and is studying abroad on a Bristol Fellowship.

Anne is the Development Director for Center for the Arts. Presently she serves on the Boards for Jackson Hole Community School and Trust for Public Land Northern Rockies division. Anne graduated from Hamilton College and later earned her Master’s in Landscape Design.

Together, Anne and her family are avid cyclists, skiers, hikers, equestrians, and river runners.

 

Remy Levy

Remy currently works as a volunteer Lieutenant for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, as a private investor and is active within the Teton 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 (21) and Warren (17). Remy's passions include photography, cars, and enjoying our magnificent valley.

Mark Wan 

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.