Scott Steen, Board 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.
Ian McGregor, Vice President
Ian started a career related to Slow Food entirely by accident. When he graduated from Skidmore College with a shiny new degree in English it was December 2008 and the economy had just avalanched. So instead of launching into the teaching scene, he started a small garden in a south facing window and waited for spring. He opened a small stand at the Jackson Hole Farmer’s Market and sold salad greens and baked goods that summer as a way to make a little money. Since then, he has used farming as an excuse to travel and live in new places, from sunny California to chilly Chilean Patagonia. Recently he spent a year working at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture outside NYC. In October 2014 he moved back to his hometown of Jackson to farm full time and embrace Jack Frost as a friend not a foe.
Carter Cox, Treasurer
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!
Kim Mellick, Secretary
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.
Shauna moved to Jackson from Seattle a measly 5 years ago but she hit the local food scene hard when she married a grassfed cattle rancher with a giant vegetable garden. After growing up eating fish sticks and tater tots, Shauna found a passion for good, healthy, sustainable food while living among hippies at UC Berkeley. Shauna works as the Events and Outreach Coordinator for Grand Teton Association, a nonprofit that raises money for public lands in Wyoming. She spends her free time hiking, skiing, gardening, and looking after a flock of hens.
Claire grew up in South Carolina and moved to Jackson in 2011. Her background is varied, with experience in hospitality and supporting a local philanthropic family foundation. She currently works for a local design firm with a role focusing on business development.
Claire is an active participant in Jackson’s food culture and has personal passions in line with Slow Food. First off, she loves food! Growing her own food, participating in CSA programs, shopping at local farmers markets, cooking, entertaining and supporting local chefs is her way of connecting with the source of her food, it’s heritage and the community around her. She also loves to travel and experience new restaurants and chefs.
Claire loves to skate ski, hike, go to yoga, garden and hang out with her beagle, Cody. Her favorite food is Thomas Keller’s roast chicken.
Krissy was born in the beautiful garden state of New Jersey. Yes, beautiful and yes, Garden State! She was raised on nine acres of wooded oak forest and learned to develop a respect and enthusiasm for the life outdoors. Beginning with the magic of growing vegetables in their backyard garden and spending time cooking with her sister and mom, she became passionate about food and all of its benefits: family togetherness, expressions of love, cultural development, holiday traditions and healthy living.
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.