April joined the Grand Teton Association (GTA) as Executive Director in early 2018. She will oversee the execution of GTA's mission, enhancing outreach programming and retail operations in support of education and research for Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge. Prior to joining GTA, April spent over 25 years in non-profit educational program development and administration. In the past April has served as Academic Director for the School for International Training in Cairns, Australia and was a founding faculty member at both Landmark College in Putney Vermont and the Teton Science Schools (TSS) Graduate Program in Kelly, Wyoming. She most recently served as Associate Executive Director and Vice President for Educator Development for TSS.
Tracy Logan, a native of Wyoming, arrived in Jackson 24 years ago with the idea of raising a family. Catching the nonprofit bug, she grounded herself in the field that has given her so much in return. Tracy has spent the last 14 years connecting young adults from all over the country to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as the Director of the Kelly Campus for the Teton Science Schools. The opportunity to become the Director of Operations for Grand Teton Association, a position which fosters a connection with the outdoors and provides the ability to help support public lands, in early 2019 was a dream come true. Outside of work Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Erin’s affiliation with GTA began in May of 1992 when she spent a summer working as a sales associate. During that summer, Erin met people who were passionate about protecting public lands. She recognized that a career with GTA provided an outlet to express her creative side through interpretive products and merchandising. Since then Erin has advanced within the organization to serve in her current capacity as Director of Retail Operations. Before landing with GTA Erin was a volunteer English teacher in China and created merchandise for musicians. Erin is now surrounded by nature, which she uses as inspiration while developing GTA’s retail business.
Judy came on board as Accounting Manager in March of 2009. She was seeking a new challenge and was drawn to GTA because of its diversity. Working with partnering agencies and a variety of funding sources appealed to her interest in professional development. Judy brought 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience working with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Judy feels a connection to all of GTA’s partners and their missions. She is honored to be part of protecting the beauty of, and recreating on, our public lands.
Nancy moved to Kelly from the Chicago area in the fall of 2017, having fallen in love with Wyoming on a family vacation several years earlier. After spending most of her work life in the revenue cycle of the healthcare industry, the move was an opportunity to follow her heart and work in the nonprofit sector. As luck would have it, Nancy found a home at GTA in October of 2018 and is excited to be part of an organization that supports our public lands as well as the remarkable people who protect and sustain them. When not at work you will most likely find Nancy photographing the mountains, home brewing kombucha or watching the moose along Ditch Creek.
Lori’s employment with GTA began in the summer of 2015. Her time was split between working as a seasonal administrative assistant and sales associate at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center. She then worked as year-round administrative assistant before promoting to Inventory Manager in the fall of 2017. Lori’s background working with numbers in bookkeeping and problem solving gives her a solid foundation for inventory management. She is committed to providing support for her coworkers and appreciates having opportunities to advance her career within the Association.
Bridget joined GTA in 2013 as a seasonal store supervisor. She was promoted to Events and Outreach Coordinator in 2017. Her prior experience in sales and event coordination instilled strong interactive skills that have enabled her to easily connect with others. Bridget is excited by the creativity this position provides and enjoys connecting people with public lands. Her fond memories of family vacations in Jackson and the Tetons motivate and inspire her work.
Sarah was born and raised in sunny Southern California, where she was used to a fast paced, hectic lifestyle. When her husband accepted a Park Service job, they moved to Wyoming. Although she was skeptical at first, she found it a refreshing and life-altering experience. The first time she laid eyes on the Tetons, she fell in love. That same day she sighted her first grizzly bear. At the end of that day, she was in awe of the wildness and beauty of Jackson Hole. Her love affair with the valley soon led her to work for the Grand Teton Association. She now has the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of individuals within an organization that helps preserve a place that is deeply precious to her.
Jay Koeppel grew up in northern Wisconsin and double-majored in History and Political Science at UW-Stevens Point. Jay worked for 10 years as an interpretive ranger and visitor use assistant at six national parks, including Grand Teton.
Elizabeth Gardner joined GTA as the webstore associate in June of 2018. Elizabeth moved to Grand Teton after her husband accepted a job with the National Park Service in 2017. Before joining GTA, Elizabeth worked mostly in the environmental field with government and non-profit organizations. She is excited to join an organization that helps support our public lands and provides educational materials that help foster a sense of stewardship among visitors.
Danielle moved from Kansas City, Missouri in 2012 and joined Grand Teton Association (GTA) in 2014. She began her career with GTA, working as a seasonal employee. Now, she is employed full time, year round as the Warehouse Lead. Danielle enjoys the fast pace of the warehouse during the summer months. Her knowledge of inventory systems and merchandise allocation enables her to provide valuable support to retail locations.