Our Staff

April Landale
Executive Director

April joined Grand Teton Association (GTA) in early 2018 and oversees the execution of GTA's mission supporting 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, leadership, and administration. April's past experience includes serving as Academic Director for the School for International Training's semester abroad in Cairns, Australia and as a founding faculty member of Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, and the Teton Science School's (TSS) Graduate Program in Kelly, Wyoming. She most recently served as Associate Executive Director and Vice President for Educator Development for TSS.

Tracy Logan 
Director Of Operations

Tracy Logan, a native of Wyoming, joined GTA in early 2019 as the Director of Operations. She oversees human resources, daily operations, systems and safety. Prior to this, Tracy worked as the Director of the Kelly Campus and Graduate Admissions for the Teton Science School for 15 years, connecting young adults from all over the country to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Erin O’Brien
Director Of Retail Operations

Erin joined GTA's staff in 1992 when she spent a summer working as a sales associate. Since then, Erin has advanced within the organization to serve in her current capacity as Director of Retail Operations. She is responsible for the management and oversight of all functions related to retail and warehouse operations and personnel. This includes buying, trend analysis, inventory control, supervision of personnel, and general administration. Prior to GTA, Erin was a volunteer English teacher in China, a data analyst, a full-time volunteer missionary, and lifetimer/historian of the Grand Teton Association.

Ann Schroeder
Director of Finance

Ann joined GTA in 2020 as the Director of Finance. She is responsible for all functions related to financial reporting, analysis, accounting, audit, and payroll administration. Having owned her own retail store and over 20 years as a controller in tech, retail, and non-profit, she brings a unique perspective to the organization. With her husband growing up in Swan Valley, ID, joining GTA was an ideal opportunity to move back to an area they love. In her off-hours, Ann enjoys crocheting, hiking, kayaking, and playing with her dogs.

Jer Ramirez
Warehouse Systems Manager

Jeremiah has spent his life in the Rockies, first working for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, which supports Rocky Mountain National Park. Today, Jackson, Wyoming joining Grand Teton Association(GTA) in the spring of 2017. Working for GTA is fulfilling to him because it not only supports Grand Teton National Park, but the National Elk Refuge and Bridger-Teton National Forest. When not working at the National Elk Refuge, Jeremiah enjoys spending time mountain biking, bird watching, snowboarding, and kayaking.

Elizabeth Gardner
Webstore Associate & Website Editor

Elizabeth joined GTA in 2018 as the part-time website and webstore associate. She oversees GTA’s online store, fulfills wholesale and mail order requests, and manages GTA’s website content. Before joining GTA, Elizabeth held many positions within the environmental field. She worked as a biological science technician for the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nature Conservancy; as a project manager for a watershed program with the University of Georgia; and as a park interpreter with the National Park Service.

Jana Barrow
Manager of Craig Thomas Discovery VC Store

Originally from Utah and Arizona, Jana has spent a great deal of time in the Tetons. After retiring from federal government service and owning her own business, it was time to pursue a new career. The idea of working for a non-profit organization that benefits Grand Teton National Park, The National Elk Refuge, and Bridger-Teton National Forest was particularly appealing. As a result, in 2019 Jana joined GTA as a sales associate and in 2020 advanced to store manager of the Craig Thomas Discovery Visitor Center. Working for GTA and living in close proximity to the area she has grown to love is a great pleasure. In her spare time, Jana enjoys the three S’s (sightseeing, sewing, and soap making).

Jimmie Barrow
Lead Associate, Airport Store

Jimmie, along with his wife Jana, joined Grand Teton Association at the Greater Yellowstone Jackson Visitor Center for the 2019 and 2020 season. Born on a cattle ranch in Ogden Utah, Jimmie loves the western lifestyle which included rodeoing in his younger days. He has always been involved in sales, working in a western wear store and in wholesale western tack. He also owned an art gallery and custom frame shop for several years before moving into inventory auditing. Jimmie is an avid reader, especially history. He also collects and “plays” with fountain pens and has recently started hand-tooling leather.