The Young Professionals of the Tetons was launched in Spring of 2018. The group is a committee of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. The members of the committee are volunteers and represent a variety of different industries in Jackson Hole.
The mission of the Young Professionals of the Tetons is to serve our participants by engaging them in our community, embrace diversity, inclusiveness, and support their personal and professional development so they can become the future leaders of our region.
MEET OUR COMMITTEE
Originally from Baltimore, Jackson Hole was supposed to be a 3 year stop on the way to adulthood for Ariel. Nine years, one husband, and three kids later she’s still falling in love with Jackson.
Currently Associate Director of Marketing at Snow King Resort, she hopes to reach fellow Young Professionals of the Tetons to help them build an authentic community and find “their people” in Jackson. Her current aspirations are to own a home in Jackson and one day learn how to ski.
Stephanie Sokol relocated from Michigan to Teton County in 2021 and is grateful to be a part of the Jackson community. Stephanie graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Retail, and is currently the Director of People & Culture at Rendezvous Mountain Rentals.
Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys long walks with her husband and 2 rescue dogs, running, hiking, and watching wildlife. She gives back to her community by serving on the Young Professionals of the Teton committee and has previous experience volunteering with Detroit Dog Rescue. She is excited to create meaningful connections, provide innovative ideas and give back to the place we are so lucky to call home.
Wendy Martinez was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico, and was raised in Jackson. She received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming and returned to Jackson with an interest in giving back and serving her community. Wendy now works for Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area as the Homeowner Services Manager where affordable housing programs and policies is at the center of her work. Additionally, she currently serves on the Teton Library Foundation Board, the Immigrant Hope Board, the Humanities Council of Wyoming, the Town of Jackson Planning Commission and is a member of Jackson Hole Diversity Equity and Inclusion Collective.
Now as a member of YPT, Wendy hopes to engage with young professionals of our community through mindful conversation and connections that will foster cultural awareness and empathy.
Suzanne moved to Teton County for a summer job at Grand Targhee Resort in 2017 and then like many others, fell in love. With this area, a one-eyed rescue dog from the Animal Adoption Center, her husband, another rescue mutt, and most recently, baby Oscar (in that order). From the deep South, she prides herself in being able to create meaningful and memorable experiences over shared interests and good food.
She currently works as the Old Bill’s & Special Projects Coordinator for the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. Suzanne’s professional and philanthropic goals both revolve around service to the community, creating opportunities for youth and animal well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring (on skis, wheels, or by foot) and cooking with family & friends.
The Young Professionals of the Tetons rely on strategic business partnerships as well as a robust membership of dedicated young civic leaders to help nurture a sustainable and economically vibrant community.
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