Brooks, who is currently serving as our Board President, was a staff member at the Kelly Ranch from 1997–2000 where he served as a counselor during Boys’ Season, maintenance during Girls’ season, in later years on the trail as trip leader, and in the office as trip coordinator. In the summer of 2000, Brooks met his wife Carolyn while on staff and will tell you that camp changed his life. Those years of adventure and nights on the ground were transformative and in keeping with the majesty of TVRC helped craft the confidence and self-reliance that he hopes never to take for granted.
After the summer of 2000 they returned to South Carolina but having maintained numerous friendships with fellow staff and former campers they have returned to the area many times over the years. Their love for the trail, both afoot and horseback, not to mention a mild obsession with the trout stream has brought their family back to the area summer after summer. Brooks and his wife Carolyn have two boys James and current camper, future Trailblazer Charles along with two Labrador shaped shadows Piper and Mackie.
Jimmy’s connection to TVRC begins with being dad to Jade, who completed her Trail Blazer year in the summer of 2022. Jimmy currently serves as our Board Vice President. 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 and Jade, 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.
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Daryl found her way to TVRC as a Rough Rider in 1987.She was a four year camper (Trailblazer 1990) & upon graduating from high school she returned on staff from 1993-1996. She worked as a Junior Counselor, Trip Foods, Counselor & Trip Leader. After graduating from William Smith College in Geneva, NY, Daryl yearned to be back to the mountains and moved to Jackson in 1997 where she has been ever since. She & her husband, Fred, have three children, Teddy (15), Finley (13) & Gus (11). They own two restaurants, Cafe Genevieve & Orsetto & run a catering business, Genevieve Catering. She currently serves on the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson & chases around three very busy kids. Her days at TVRC fostered a deep love & respect for the incredible valley of Jackson she is so lucky to call home.
Dave attended TVRC as a Yearling through Wrangler summers, and then returned to camp as a counselor of Rough Riders in 2000. Dave has multiple cousins who also reflect fondly on their summers at Camp.
Originally from New York, Dave and his wife, Jamie live in Houston. Their 6-month year old son, Davey, has a Yearling spot reserved in the summer of 2031.
Dave works in the energy and technology sectors and is involved in various non profit and scholastic programs.
Carla fell in love with TVRC as a “camper” at Family Camp in 2012. She has attended at least one rodeo every year since, watching her 3 boys go from Yearling through Trailblazer. Her oldest son, Jed was a trailblazer in 2016, Paul in 2018, and Charlie in 2022, after 6 years (including the COVID bonus).
Carla grew up in Dayton, Ohio before moving to Nashville for her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University ‘91. After school she moved to Niger West Africa where she did 2 years of Peace Corps service in women’s health in a small village, Kouli Kwara. She returned to the US to attend Columbia Business School ’94-‘96, and stayed in NY, taking a position in High Yield research at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase). Carla has stayed at that job since and is now a Managing Director in Credit Research, covering Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, and Retail across the credit spectrum. She spends her free time serving as the PTA HS Treasurer and working with other senior colleagues at JPMorgan coordinating women’s and junior sales, trading, and research networking and work/life balance events. Carla joined the TVRC board in 2022 and hopes to spend as much time in Jackson and Dubois as possible!
Dan is a Wyoming native who grew up in Laramie where he spent much of his early life hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing in and around the Snowy Range Mountains with his family. Later he attended college in Colorado, studied economics and explored the Rocky Mountains.
Dan and his wife Isabel currently live in Washington, D.C. with their two children, Danny and Anita. Both kids have attended TVRC and Danny will be a Wrangler this summer.
Dan works for the U.S. Senate. He and his family travel regularly to Spain, his wife’s home, and are back in Wyoming often to work, play, and spend time with good friends.
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.
Debbie was a camper at the Kelly ranch starting as a ruffrider and completed her Trailblazer year in 1997. Her experience at TVRC led to a lifelong love for horses and nature.
Debbie lives in Denver, CO and works as a consultant in finance and marketing. She enjoys riding her horse Galleon, competing in hunter jumper shows, spending time with her dog Scout, skiing, and traveling every opportunity she gets.
Will attended camp as Rough Rider in ’85 and worked as a Counselor and Trip Leader from ’92-‘94. He is the parent of a former camper. 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.
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 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.
LT feels strongly about the important and formative role TVRC can play in the lives of current and future campers. He attended camp for three years in the late eighties and early nineties, then returned for a year as a junior counselor and a year as a counselor. Many of LT’s family members have camped and worked at Teton Valley including his wife, father, and four children.
LT lives in Hickory, NC with his wife and four children. He serves on the board of multiple local charitable organizations, his church, and spends as much time as possible coaching soccer and lacrosse. When he has any extra time he tries to spend it running, biking, hiking, golfing, or playing tennis.
Darin was introduced to TVRC by lifelong friends that were TVRC campers in the 1960’s & 70’s. Fascinated by the opportunity, Darin and Lisa, his wife, decided it was the experience they wanted for their three daughters. Hannah (1 yr, RR), Ali (3 yrs, RR-TB) and Raegan (4 yrs, RR-TB). The summer of 2022 marked Darin’s final year as a camper dad, but the TVRC experience was so profound on his family he sought service on the board as a way to help the tradition continue for families of the future.
Outside of family life, Darin is a business leader for manufacturing-based organizations specializing in team development, operations, sales and marketing leadership. Also,together Lisa and Darin run a small business and a non-profit organization with both organizations focusing on serving individuals dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy based medical treatments. Darin enjoys free time on their hobby farm in Wisconsin caring for a variety of animals and riding their horses.
Reyn was a camper from Yearling through Trailblazer during the summers of ’95 to ’99 at the Kelly Ranch, and she returned to TVRC to work as a counselor during the summers of ’03 to ’05. She has the distinction of having been a part of camp at each of the three ranches where TVRC has made its home. Reyn has worked extensively in outdoor education as a trip leader for various private schools and for the High Mountain Institute where she was the English faculty member from ’08 to ’11. These days, Reyn works as a psychotherapist in private practice and treats primarily adolescents and young adults. In her free time, Reyn can be found enjoying the outdoors on foot, bike, ski, and sometimes by boat. She lives with her blind beagle, Henry, and enjoys accompanying him for sniffs down new and old trails.
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.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Kim was a camper at the Kelly Ranch from Yearling through Trailblazer during the summers of ’91 to ’95 and she returned to work as a counselor during the summers of ’98 to ‘00. Kim’s time at TVRC helped lead her to her professional work as a school counselor and she currently serves as the Director of Wellness and Upper School Counselor at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine. She is passionate about helping students build resilience and supporting educators in the important work they do with young people. Kim, and her husband Gus, have three kids (7, 10 & 13) and are regularly found hiking, skiing and boating as a family. Their eldest, Virginia, will be returning for her third summer as a Top Hand in 2023, and is a fourth generation camper from the Storer family. Kim’s connection to Wyoming runs deep and she is excited to reconnect with the TVRC family.
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.