Our dedicated board of directors works continually to envision and utilize our strategic framework to cultivate resources, further organizational health, build a community of giving around the Tin Cup Challenge, award competitive grant funds in a strategic, impactful way, and invest in local nonprofit talent with nonprofit workshops.
Current Board Members
Gene grew up in a suburb on the south side of Chicago and has a BS in Finance from DePaul University. During his 20 year career, Gene worked with several group health insurance companies. Early on in Gene’s career, he decided a skiing sabbatical was in order. This is when he discovered and fell in love with the Tetons.
Not willing to live in a garage or out of his car, Gene returned to Chicago after three years to work and save for a permanent life in the mountains. That time came in February 2011 when he and his wife, Jenny, retired to Teton Valley permanently. They chose Teton Valley not only for the natural beauty but also for the outstanding community.
Gene is making up for a misspent youth and young adulthood by giving back to our Teton Valley Community. In addition to his Community Foundation of Teton Valley board service, Gene also sits on the board of Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, and Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue, while volunteering with other nonprofits when he can. When not volunteering, Gene can be found mountain biking, hiking, on one of his many pairs of skis, or at the Pub usually with his dog, Darly.
Hailing from Anoka, Minnesota – Halloween Capital of the World – LeAnn, along with her husband and high school sweetheart, Tom, first found Teton Valley in 1980 while traveling to Jackson Hole for LeAnn’s job with Mountain Bell, a telecommunications company. For LeAnn and Tom, it was love at first sight and they promptly bought land along the Teton River, setting down roots and making Teton Valley their permanent home in 2004.
LeAnn holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A. from the University of Wyoming, and she attended the Stanford Executive Program. Recently, she retired as a Senior Vice-President for Comcast, running cable operations in the Midwest and east coast, including leading a team of 6,000 employees through Hurricane Sandy recovery. Though she has lived and worked in some of the largest cities in the United States, Teton Valley remains her happy place and serves as a constant reminder of what is really important in life.
“I grew up with humble beginnings but learned from my parents that you always shared because there was someone who needed more. I can’t imagine a life without service as a key part of it.”
After receiving an MBA from the University of Wyoming, Megan found her way to the sunny side of the Tetons in 1998. Meeting her husband on a chairlift at Targhee and joining her family’s startup paved the way for turning Teton Valley into home.
Twenty plus years later, Megan is now CEO of that startup (CityPASS) and is raising 3 children and a cattle herd with her husband Travis. Teton Valley is a special place that allows for a unique balance of career, family, community and mountain living. Megan looks forward to contributing to the Teton Valley Community Foundation and its inspiring mission of elevating lives through the power of generosity.
Justin Bowersock is the founder of Rockhill Advisors, which provides tailored wealth management services to high net-worth families across the United States. Prior to Rockhill, Justin spent 17 years in a variety of energy sector jobs.
Most recently he was a research director at a Stanford University think-tank where he worked on a market-based solution for the commercialization funding problem for new energy technologies. He is the co-author of Renewed Energy, published in 2018 by Kauffman Fellows Press, and is a former instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. Justin lives in Victor with his wife and two children – skiing and biking less frequently than he would like.
Delwyn Jensen was born and raised on a potato farm in Eastern Idaho. Growing up he spent his weekends skiing at Grand Targhee. When the opportunity to move to Teton Valley presented itself in 2005, he jumped on it. He and his wife Loriann have enjoyed living and raising their four boys (Jack, Jonas, Cache, and Teague) in Teton Valley over the last 14 years.
After graduating from BYUI, Delwyn was recruited into banking and went on to earn a second degree from Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington. His banking career lasted 15 years with extensive experience in financing commercial C&I, commercial real estate, and commercial/residential construction lending. Currently, he owns and manages a transportation and logistics company called Iron Horse Express. He has also recently started a new business, Snake River Capital Funding, geared toward helping small businesses access the capital they need to grow.
As a committed community leader, Delwyn has served on various boards in Teton Valley, with the most recent being the Teton County School District #401 School Board. He’s also served on Driggs Planning and Zoning, the Driggs Airport Board, and the Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce Board.
After Delwyn’s time on the School Board, he wanted “to continue to be part of an organization that benefits our community as a whole. The Community Foundation doesn’t just benefit a specific type of person or activity in Teton Valley, it benefits all who live here. In giving my time and efforts to this foundation, I feel like I can be a benefit to others.”
Sue became a board member in 2018 motivated by a strong passion to give back to the community she and her husband have called home since 1996. Sue grew up in Utah then moved to Colorado where she graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Psychology. Sue has nearly 20 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector primarily working in fundraising and development. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and plays a mean game of Scrabble.
“I am grateful to have been asked to join the Community Foundation of Teton Valley board. Teton Valley is a beautiful place with so many generous people willing to give their talent, time and treasure to ensure our community remains strong, vibrant and diverse. I am honored to have the opportunity to help further the vision and the mission of the Community Foundation into the future.”
Like so many others, Nan arrived in Teton Valley for the snow and mountains. She stayed because of the community. A passionate adventurer (mostly by bike) and a philanthropist, Nan is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana and has worked in outdoor education for NOLS, Outward Bound, and other similar programs across the country.
She has also served as director of the Pugh Family Foundation whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education in south Louisiana. In addition to her work with the Community Foundation, she serves on the board of the Pugh Family Foundation, Teton School District 401, Teton Valley Education Foundation, and Rotary Club of Teton Valley. As an active member of the Teton Valley nonprofit community, with an understanding of the issues and needs of Teton Valley, Nan is excited to bring her experience and ability to think outside of the box to her role as a board member for the Foundation.
Ben grew up in South Carolina and earned a B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University.
Born with a fascination for airplanes and a love of the outdoors Ben pursued the first of those passions by learning to fly at 17, and ultimately retired from American Airlines as a senior captain. And it was through his travels that he discovered the beauty (and bugless, low humidity) of the Western US. He discovered Teton Valley in the late ’90s, shortly thereafter purchased a home here, and began scheming on how to live here full-time.
Ben keeps busy flying a corporate jet, has multiple business interests, piddles with little airplanes, but more than anything enjoys biking and hiking with his wife Joni.
Susan M. Rose joined the board in 2019. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she taught K-12 Visual Arts for 30 years. After retiring, Susan served as Interim Director of Indoor Education at Fredrik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
As a young girl, Susan traveled throughout the United States and Canada with her parents and siblings for 8 weeks every summer. She developed a deep connection with the Teton area and as an adult returned most summers to sketch, paint, hike, and fish.
Susan is now a full-time artist and enjoys exploring the area and working with various organizations in the valley. Following her husband’s retirement, they decided that Teton Valley was the perfect place to live to enjoy the outdoors and became full-time residents in 2016. Susan and Bill also recently welcomed a new puppy into their lives.
Nancy Siverd received a BA in biology from Vassar College and an MS in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame. Professionally, she worked as a Scientific Writer, Manager, and Consultant for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
She and her late husband, John, built their home in Alta in 2001. They enjoyed riding their mustang horses together, as well as hiking and biking in the surrounding area. John was also an avid fly fisherman.
Since moving to Alta, Nancy has participated in community activities as a nonprofit board member and active volunteer. She and her husband were enthusiastically involved as Registration Co-Chairs for the first 4 years of the Tin Cup Challenge event. Nancy has enjoyed helping the Community Foundation of Teton Valley work to improve and assure quality of life in our valley. She looks forward to continuing to contribute through working on the Community Foundation Board.
Herb has been practicing law in the areas of real estate development, general business and corporate law, dispute resolution and estate planning for over 20 years, first as a partner in a large and prominent law firm in Buffalo, New York, and for more than the past 10 years in Teton Valley, Idaho. Herb has extensive experience in all areas of transactional and litigation practice including areas such as real estate, tax, estate planning, corporate, municipal, finance, and alternative dispute resolution laws.
Herb has always volunteered in his community. While practicing law in Buffalo, Herb was a board member of several not-for-profit entities, including the nationally renowned Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership which is Buffalo’s think-tank for stimulating economic growth and business development in Western New York. Herb has served on the Board of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley since 2010. After visiting the Tetons for many years, Herb and his family decided to move to Teton County in 2007. In addition to practicing law, Herb enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, hiking, windsurfing, golf, and tennis.