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.
Stephanie LaMeer, Treasurer
Stephanie moved to the area in 2007 after graduating from the University of Minnesota. While studying journalism nutrition peaked her interest. After reading In Defense of Food, Animal Vegetable Miracle and being a work share on Comic Apple Farm she has found herself engulfed in the sustainable food movement. She recently took the Communication Manager position at Grand Teton Brewing to allocate her free time to working on Cosmic Apple Farm, tending to her garden plot, volunteering, and trying to eat as local as possible.
Annie came to Jackson, WY twenty years ago to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a small town doctor, she delivered hundreds of babies, took care of multiple generations of women, and specialized in menopausal health care. A few years ago, Annie retired from private practice to spend more time with her family, to cook and to write. She created the blog www.jacksonholefoodie.com, where she writes about cooking, growing and foraging for food in Jackson Hole. She writes regularly for Teton Home and Living, Teton Family Magazine, and Dishing magazines. Earlier this year, Annie received a first place award for magazine writing by the Idaho Press Club for her Teton Family Magazine feature article “Milky Ways: Getting the Scoop on Raw Milk.” She teaches cooking classes through Central Wyoming College, and partners with the Teton County Public Library to moderate a Food Lit Book Discussion Group, a book club/cooking class featuring food inspired by the reading selection. When not tinkering in the kitchen or the garden, Annie can be found hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fly-fishing, or watching her twelve and fifteen year old boys play soccer. She splits her time between Jackson, WY and Felt, ID.
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!
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.
Amelia has spent over 15 years as a dance educator and teaching artist in public schools, reaching thousands of students and teachers across the US through arts-integrated learning. She is the founder of Mobius, a curriculum company that teaches science standards through movement to help kids develop their academic and creative abilities. In her roles as a teacher and mother, Amelia is passionate about connecting kids to wholesome, local food.
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 Mucaster, 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.