Stella grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and graduated from the University of Alabama. Stella has an entrepreneurial spirit. She has created companies, products, and services all over the world … from selling real estate in Atlanta, Georgia; to starting a shopping service in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore; to being a floral designer and event planner in Atlanta; and building a wholesale import gift line. She is currently the owner and designer of Bellemonde, a luggage and travel accessory company, and the CEO (Clever, Enthusiastic & Opinionated) of Mini Many Memories, a custom keepsake Christmas ornament company. She does not take herself too seriously but loves to work and has jumped in with both feet to give back to Teton Valley, which has already given she and her family so much. In addition to being on the Board of the Community Foundation, she is active in St. John’s Episcopal Church and is a member of the newly formed City of Victor volunteer Event Committee which started the first annual Downtown Halloween celebration and the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. More to come.
Tom and Stella followed their son to the Tetons beginning a decade ago. After his 2ndwinter in the Tetons, they realized their son George was never coming back east. In 2019 he married a local Jackson girl and they live here in Victor. Their winter visits were magical, but when they visited one summer, they were smitten and found a home on the river during the pandemic. It instantly felt like HOME and they found a community of people and places they cherish and adore. Stella says, “We must have done something right in this life, to be so lucky to call this home!”
Tom and Stella have 2 sons and daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren plus, at last count, 3 dogs who love the snow… and 3 cats guarding the farmhouse back in Alabama. Their daughter-in-law, Jenna, is with the Animal Adoption Center in Jackson.
Stella is truly honored to serve on the Board of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley. It is so refreshing to see a community work together for the greater good. The mission of the CFTV is one of the many reasons Tom and Stella fell in love with this valley.