Emeritus Board Member
Mike Wardell is currently a Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) emeritus board member. In the past, he has served the Land Trust as a board member, president, and member of various committees. A lifelong Jackson Hole resident, Mike developed a passion for the land as a skier, rancher, hiker, fisherman, and businessman. He was one of the early supporters of the concept of preserving open lands in the valley. His family has protected several hundred acres in Jackson Hole with easement donations on land in the South Park area.
A familiar face in the community, Mike is now a partner at Real Estate of Jackson Hole and in the past he was an owner of Jackson Sporting Goods Company and Teton Village Sports. His first career was at the Highlands Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, which he and his family owned and operated from the late 1940’s to the early 1970’s. Mike also served as vice president of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and is a past board member of the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust.