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Paige Curry

Paige Curry

Executive Director,
Astoria Park Conservancy
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Paige Byron Curry has over 10 years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management; during that time, she helped complete multiple $6M+ capital campaigns and launch two new organizations: Astoria Park Conservancy and Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. She is an avid outdoorswoman, a Teton County, Wyoming native.

Dory Sumner

Dory Sumner

Manager of Development and Programming,
Astoria Park Conservancy
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Dory has a background in nonprofit development, marketing and strategy. Since graduating from the University of Vermont in 2017, she has worked in the field of Environmental Law as a paralegal, and brings park expertise from her time with Prospect Park Alliance– a nonprofit which sustains Brooklyn's flagship park. She is an avid hiker, snowboarder, and painter.

Vanessa Chavarriaga

Vanessa Chavarriaga

Office Manager and Program Assistant,
Astoria Park Conservancy
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Vanessa Chavarriaga is an environmental sociologist who focuses on the intersection between society and nature. She is currently earning her Master's in American Studies and Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming. Her experience spans from working on a clean water initiatives to grizzly bear corridor studies. Vanessa is passionate about environmental justice and enjoys skiing, climbing mountains, and foraging.

Astoria Park Conservancy Board

Chris Deming

Chris has worked for The Trust for Public Land for 19 years, conserving land for people; currently, as Senior Project manager, he works across the Northern Rockies. He lives in Jackson and enjoys raising two kids here because of the value of outdoor opportunities.

Gary Gigot

Gary is the co-founder and CEO of Vennli, a content intelligence platform. He brings experience in advertising, software, and in both venture capital and angel investing. Gary is the benefactor of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame.

John Qualy

John is a retired Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual, after a 41 year career. John is a graduate of University of Missouri College of Journalism and continues to participate as a member of the Deans Advisory Council. He splits time between St. Louis, MO and Jackson, with his wife Kathy and his four rescue dogs.

Charlie Hagen

Charlie Hagen's love of Jackson started at birth and has intensified with time. He believes that Jackson Hole is a treasure and should be carefully managed so that everyone can enjoy its unique wonder today and tomorrow. Charlie is an Engineer that facilitates the ambitious ideas of high energy physics, and dreamers, alike.

Joe Cranston

Joe Cranston has over 30 years of experience in the club business. Joe currently serves as GM/COO of Snake River Sporting Club. Joe shared that while he never saw the original pools, he is amazed at how many people have shared their experiences at Astoria. Joe lives in Jackson with his wife and family.

Lauren Grossman

Lauren is the Founder and Executive Director of Across the Table, a nonprofit which brings together people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives for topic-focused, facilitated conversations over delicious meals. Prior to Across the Table, Lauren founded a nonprofit outdoor education program serving youth in Chicago. Lauren, her husband and two boys are part-time residents of Jackson and feel lucky to be a part of the Astoria and Jackson communities.

Bill Schwartz

Bill is the founding partner of the law firm of Ranck & Schwartz in Jackson. Bill has over 35-years of experience resolving civil disputes in and outside of the courtroom. Throughout his career, Bill has been very engaged in non-profit service. He is energized to be a part of restoring Astoria to the community.

Kristen Fox

The Tetons have been home for Kristen for nearly two decades. Her time is spent working as Client Service Associate at First Republic Bank, as well as skiing the Teton backcountry or biking wildflower-lined trails with her husband Phillip. Connection to nature and community drive her passion and vision for Astoria.

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Astoria Park Conservancy

Astoria Park Conservancy's mission is to connect our community through inspiring experiences in nature that improve livability, health, and wellbeing. Astoria is a non-profit, donor funded park, stewarded by Astoria Park Conservancy. Astoria's nearly 100 acres include critical wildlife habitat and wetlands, a commercial public hot springs facility, and, once completed, trails, community gathering places, and much more. Our vision is that time spent at Astoria will foster healthier and happier individuals and a more broadly connected community.

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