Will, who is currently serving as our Board Vice President, attended camp as Rough Rider in ’85 and worked as a Counselor and Trip Leader from ’92-‘94. He is the parent of a camper returning for her Rough Rider Year this summer. His sister Kitty Northrop Friedman attended camp for five-years. Will is married to Patricia and they have two children, Victoria and Harry. The Northrops live in Boise, ID after starting their family in Ketchum, ID. Will is the founder and principal of What-if-Concepts and has worked as a consultant for nine years. What-if-Concepts specializes in empowering those who inspire to articulate their purpose and build a tribe of committed individuals. His work in the social sector incorporates strategic planning and enhancing organizational effectiveness. He is a graduate of Board Source’s Advance Consulting programs. Will has recently served a number of nonprofit boards: Riverstone International School, The Campfire Foundation, Holderness School, and Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Jimmy’s connection to TVRC begins with being dad to Jade, who completed her Rough Rider year in the summer of 2018. He is an Episcopal priest serving as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Before moving to Jackson, he was the founder and priest at Thad’s, an emergent, fresh expression Episcopal Church in Santa Monica, California. He has also served as the Campus Missioner at the University of Texas in Austin, at All Saints’ in Austin, Texas and All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, California. He is a graduate the University of Texas at Austin and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and in years past has worked with Red Bull High Performance teaching athletes spiritual disciplines, with Naval Special Warfare working to create systems for character development within special operations teams, and was a speaker at TEDx, Venice Beach.
Married to Cindy and dad to Jas (17) and Jade (13), the Bartz family loves to spend time outside mountaineering, skiing, fly-fishing, hunting and surfing. Jimmy is currently writing a book on the spirituality of risk.
Karen serves currently as Board Secretary. Karen believes that TVRC is so much a part of her core that it’s hard to unravel exactly how it has or hasn’t influenced her decisions. She followed in the footsteps of her father and, like two of her sisters, attended camp from 1982-1986 then returned as a counselor in 1991. Her husband, Ted, attended TVRC and each of her three children: Carolyn, Owen and Van have been fed stories and sung songs of camp since their birth. Karen graduated from Georgetown University and worked as a registered nurse for five years. She then became a nurse practitioner with a masters from the University of California, San Francisco and researched breast and cervical cancer screening, particularly treating chemotherapy induced nausea with acupressure and marijuana, until her first child was a year old. She serves on the board of Room to Grow in New York City, which provides support to children born into poverty for the first three years of their lives, and the Canterbury School, as well as volunteers at her children’s schools. She enjoys skiing, swimming, tennis, reading and almost anything outside with her kids.
Mike Duncan has a storied history with TVRC. Camper, Counselor, Trip Leader, Ranch Hand, Founding Board Member, Camper Parent, and Past Board President, Mike has served TVRC and its mission with his time and talents for many years. The experiences that Mike had as a Camper continue to inform his leadership.
Peter Kenyon was Rough Rider, Top Hand, Wrangler, scullery boy, counselor, and trip leader. Pete’s sons, Ryland and Ian, also attended camp. Ryland joined the staff as a counselor in 2011 and a trip leader in 2013. Pete’s daughter, Anna, spent six great summers at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado. Pete lives in Dedham, MA with his wife Louise and is the Senior Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston.
Betsy and her husband Wight have three girls Stella, Pia, and Teagan. All three have attended TVRC, beginning with Yearling year. Before starting a family, Betsy worked in the fashion industry - mainly for J. Crew as their men’s fashion editor. She did all of the photo shoots for the mens and unisex lines and travelled extensively. After her girls were born, she stopped working, the traveling was too much. Betsy has since worked as a landscape designer part time. The Martindales have a home in Telluride where they spend as much time as possible. Betsy has a great love and respect for the outdoors. Fellow board member Sheryl Tishman is a good friend and that is how Betsy learned about TVRC! Betsy is absolutely honored to be a part of TVRC - it is and amazing place and she has the same passion about its special ability to change lives and a kids future.
Wally was a camper from 1979-1980 and staff member in 1982. Wally was a second generation camper, along with his brother Scott, following in the footsteps of his father who attended TVRC in the 1940’s. His son, Wally, also attended camp as a third generation camper. Wally lives in Nashville and runs a small boutique financial advisory and asset management firm. He also sits on various corporate, conservation-focused and other non-profit boards of directors.
Britt attended TVRC for four years, Rough Rider through Trailblazer years. Then following many others he returned as a counselor for two years at the Kelly ranch. His love for the outdoors and appreciation for the spirituality of nature was bred in the Wind River range, overlooking for the Gros Ventre river and wrangling horses before sun-up. He will tell you his life changed because of camp and his passion for TVRC has never wavered.
Britt grew up in the Northeast and then moved back to where his roots are from on the West Coast. Having been in San Francisco for 20 years, his career has been focused on marketing. Having worked at some of the most awarded agencies in the world, Britt then took his background to Cisco where he led their global advertising campaigns.
When not helping to make brands famous, he can be found playing Chutes and Ladders with his 6 year old daughter Bennett, chasing after his 90lb white lab named Charlie or soaking up life with his wife Robyn. Britt also surfs every free moment he has..another passion that keeps him balanced (sort of).
Joe lives in Cincinnati with his wife Sophie and three children-Cecilia, William and Andrew. Joe was a camper in the late 80’s and was a staff member from ’96 – ‘99 working as a counselor (Yearlings, Top Hands, Wranglers and Trailblazers) during boys’ season and in trip foods and as a trip leader for a few years during girls’ season. Joe says, “Those years will always rank as some of my finest.” He then taught 10 and 11 year old children Environmental Science at The Orange Country Outdoor Science School with several TVRC alumni before jumping into the “real world”. Joe worked for an internet travel company first in Los Angeles and then in the UK. It was in the UK that he met his wife. They returned to Cincinnati so Joe could work in the family business. Joe is the Chief Operating Officer of The Gorilla Glue Company and has worked in the business, along with his four brothers and fellow co-owners, for the last 10 years. The company has three brands, Gorilla, O’Keeffe’s (Working Hands) and Lutz Tool. He divides his time evenly between Strategic Operations, Gorilla New Product Development and their International Business. Joe remains an avid outdoorsmen and tries to get outside as much as possible. He regularly hikes and horseback rides, though considers himself a hiker/backpacker first. He loves to ski and enjoys the comradery of hunting and fishing. Joe is a Cincinnati sports fan, gardens and loves spending time with his family. He remains a practical environmentalist at heart.
A camper from 1987 to 1990, counselor in 1994 and barn staff in 1996, Kate has drawn from the teamwork and leadership skills she learned at TVRC through many aspects of life. Those skills and others she learned at TVRC (self-reliance, self-confidence, persistence, and determination) carried her through her busy time at Harvard. Kate played two Division One sports for Harvard: women’s ice hockey and women’s lacrosse. She also completed six semesters at Berklee College of Music, studying guitar and jazz performance. Since graduation, Kate has pursued music full-time, making records and touring across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Brazil. She has played countless shows, produced nine albums, and collaborated with an impressive array of musicians, producers and engineers. After living in Canada for seven years, Kate now calls New York City home.
Crossan serves our organization as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Crossan’s three children were each four year campers, and all followed up with several years as staff. His wife Peggy was a camper, and served 11 years as a TVRC EF board member. Crossan has always felt “the hidden prize for parents of TVRC campers was the excuse to come to Wyoming every year to explore and enjoy the extraordinary Jackson Hole area”. This love of the outdoors follows on Crossan’s college education in rural Vermont at Middlebury College, and high school on the Ocean in Newport, RI. After 35 years as a wealth manager in New York City, Crossan finds tremendous pleasure playing outdoor ice hockey all winter, littering the waters off of Chatham Cape Cod with fishing lures all summer, and shooting on his family farms on the Eastern Shore of Virginia whenever he can. Crossan also serves as board president of Leak and Watts, one of NYC’s oldest and largest social service agencies helping families and children.
Camp alum 1969-1972; camp staff 1973-1974 and 1978-1982; camp parent 1999-2005; TVRC-EF Board Member 2001-2008; TVRC-EF Advisory Council member 2008-present.
Terry and his wife Rachel continue to live in Great Falls, Virginia outside Washington DC. He is currently involved with a number of projects, including working with two local non-profit organizations. Terry enjoys sailing Lagniappe, helping run regattas, and racing restored International 210’s on the Chesapeake Bay.
Camp alum 1969; camp staff 1975-1976; camp parent 2001-2009; TVRC-EF Board member 2002-2008; TVRC-EF Advisory Council member 2011-present.
After serving as board president, Phoebe continues to be active with TVRC-EF as a member of the Advisory Council. Her three children, Crispin, Leslie and Everett, have all been campers at TVRC. All three have been counselors at the ranch as well. She lives in Houston with her husband, Gray.
Camp Parent 2006-2014; Staff Parent 2014-2015, 2017-2018; TVRC-EF Board Member 2010-2018; TVRC-EF Advisory Council member 2018-present.
Annie is a pediatrician and partner of the Carithers Group, a large private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally from Greenwich, CT, Annie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Yale School of Medicine and completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has served on several boards focused on children’s services, education and advocacy. Annie and her husband George are the happy parents of four former campers/Expeditions participants/staff members.