Al Young

Al Young is a retired music teacher and the retired manager of Trail Creek Nursery in Victor.  She is a Certified Nursery Professional and Certified Plant Diagnostician as well as an Advanced Master Gardener. She owns Bio-Diverse Gardening and grows for the Driggs Farmers Market as well as does landscaping jobs on the side. She…

Betsy Hawkins

Betsy is a Tennessee native who serendipitously found her way to Teton Valley in 2016. Having been taught elements of environmentalism and conservation as a child, she naturally carried it into adulthood, and now strives to live a sustainable, low-waste lifestyle, alongside her husband and children. A registered nurse for many years, Betsy has worked…

Dede Draper

Dede and her husband Mark Harbaugh moved to the Teton Valley area in 2004. They got into the weed grazing noxious weeds business and quickly improved their property, getting the leafy spurge under control. Dede makes willow furniture in her wood shop and facilitates business meetings at their ranch on the Fall River. She has…

Emily Selleck

Secretary

Emily moved from the Adirondacks in Upstate New York to Teton Valley in July 2015 and quickly settled down roots in her Cabin in the Woods on Grove Creek in Victor. Prior to her move, she worked as Community Educator in Horticulture and ran the Master Gardener Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Essex County,…

Iris Saxer

Executive Director

With a background in education and wildlife biology, Iris has worked on conservation projects ranging from penguin research in Antarctica to rat eradication in the Aleutian Islands, but her home in Teton Valley kept calling her back. After earning a Masters from Cornell University and spending 20+ years leading outdoor expeditions with the National Outdoor…

Jeannette Boner

Jeannette has carved out a sweet little life tucked into the Tetons having worked as a publisher, an editor, a business owner, and most passionately as a journalist. Having spent over 10 years in Teton Valley working in all capacities of the publishing industry, she is now the Managing Editor of the Teton Valley News.…

Julie Mueller

A long time advocate for sustainable living, Julie Mueller is a Physician’s Assistant serving regionally in rural western communities from her home base in Teton Valley. She is passionate about the outdoors —from the mountains to the rivers, the local trails and remote spaces in-between, Mueller also brings to the Teton Valley Community Recycling board…

Kate Bierman

Kate Bierman grew up in Chicago and, after having worked in advertising for several years, decided to take a gamble, gain a more reasonable work-life balance and move west with her dog. She never looked back, having met friends of a lifetime, gotten married and settled into a friendly neighborhood in Teton Valley. Having come…

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas has served in a number of positions that should fit well with the mission of Teton Valley Community Recycling. He is recently retired from the Sierra Club as the Western States Director for that organization supervising their activities and staff in the 12 Western States. He was responsible for raising funds for the…