Audrey Smith, Board President
Audrey is an avid outdoorswoman and lover of the wilderness. She was born in Seattle, and has lived in many states throughout the West. Her family has been in the Jackson Hole area since the 1940′s. Audrey grew up hiking, mountaineering, skiing, boating,andparticipating in all activities having to do with enjoying the great outdoors. She has gardened throughout her life, and began intensive organic gardening and farming in 1999 on her family’s farm in New Mexico. She took up permanent residence in Jackson Hole in 2001. She has developed a deep passion for healthful, sustainable living, and stewardship of the Earth. Audrey has been on the board of Slow Food in the Tetons since 2008 as the Events Committee Chair. She is currently serving as President.
Scott Steen, Vice President
Scott grew up in a big family in the woods of the Colorado Rockies. His folks emphasized the importance of community, travel, the natural world, and giving back. This education has made its way into his adult life. He is currently the Outdoor Program Director and Sustainability Coordinator at Camp Dudley, and is earning a Professional Certificate at the University of Colorado’s Sustainable Practices Program. Scott first moved to Jackson in 1999, and apart from a few intermittent departures, has lived here ever since. Like so many others in the valley, he feels incredibly connected to this place. He has traveled extensively, worked in outdoor education, and found his way into (and out of) plenty of back country adventures He is passionate about sustainability and local foods. He loves music, laughter, good friends, gardens, recycling, eating great food, and dressing up like a yeti.
Carter Cox, Director of Operations
Carter Cox moved to Jackson in January of 2013 and is excited to be making her home in the mountains with her husband and young daughter. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Carter is haling from South Carolina, where she spent the last seven years. Carter’s background is in community engagement and outreach. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Curator of Education and Exhibits at the National Museum of Wildlife Art where primary role is as the volunteer coordinator.
Food has always been a love for Carter. While at the University of South Caroline, she worked with local farms, Slow Food Columbia, and Sustainable Midlands to support the food community in Columbia. Some of her projects include developing Carolina Community Gardens at the University and working with the Food Systems Team to provide connections between the University and local farmers. Combing her education background with food, Carter developed and taught “Local Food as a Catalyst for Community Transformation.” She has also taught courses on Community-Based Social Marketing and “Green” Leadership. Carter believes that our sustainable future will be realized through first engaging people in local food systems. She is excited to jump right in to the community and get her hands dirty!
Kristin Ladd, Secretary
Kristin Ladd is a lover of the outdoors, education, and advocacy. Born and raised in the metro areas of Southern California, she came first to northern Utah in 2011 followed by the Jackson area in May 2013. She has found here peace and an even greater admiration for the wilderness and the preservation of ecosystems and all types of communities. Slow Food first attracted her in 2010 when she came across Spain’s chapter and found a deep connection to it both for its love of food and promotion of wholesome, but progressive values. With food at its center, she sees how it can strengthen communities while helping to find alternatives to modern issues with transportation, social inequality, and poor nutrition in the US and abroad. She loves its international vision in part because she enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures. She is excited to be working with Slow Food in the Tetons as it works toward bringing together more cultures and people here through its main focus of plainly delectable and nutritious food.
Kim was raised in Portlandia, Oregon and credits her “Foodie” parents for instilling a love of tasty food prepared in celebration with family and friends, as well as a duty to provide service to her community. With a background in Environmental Education, Kim has a passion for promoting nourishing food that was produced with ethics, fairness, accessibility and sustainability. Her career has led her to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and she believes that eating a clean diet promotes a healthy and vibrant community. You can find her skiing, dancing to live music, shopping at the farmer’s market, bicycling, rafting and cooking. She joined the board in 2014.
Steven Michel, Jackson Hole People’s Market
Steven Michel has worked as the Director of Sustainability for the Jackson Whole Grocer for the past 3 years, where he has helped them become a sustainable business, both environmentally and fiscally. Under his stewardship, they have earned community accolades, including the Chamber of Commerce’s Green to Green Award for the best green business in 2009. In this capacity, he has organized the Jackson Hole Eco Fair and Harvest Festival for the past since 2008. He has also worked closely with local producers and farmers to help promote their products in the store, through the Jackson Whole Grocer’s Farm-to-Market programs. Steve graduated from Cornell University with a degree in business management and then moved onto graduate school at the University of Connecticut to earn a Master’s degree in accounting. Prior to moving to Jackson, he became a registered CPA in the State of California, while working for Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche. Steve can be found skiing and hiking in his spare time.
Sue Muncaster, Chapter Founder and Board Emeritus
Sue helped establish and worked as Convivium Leader of Slow Food in the Tetons until December 2011. She is a freelance writer, and in 2009 she founded Teton Family Magazine and currently serves as its editor. Sue is also vice president and co-owner of the international guide service Aerial Boundaries, and she heads up the marketing and PR for the Teton Valley Creamery. Sue’s passion for cooking, writing and photography stems from her love of good food eaten with friends and family, traveling the world, seeing the impact of Westernization on traditional cultures, and a vision for a healthier, happier world for her children, Mariela and Nico. Her blog can be found at www.ecogastronomy.org.