Originally from Boston, Carolyn Ripps arrived in Jackson Hole via Washington, DC in 2004 for “just one” post-collegiate summer and has remained ever since. A graduate of the Groton School and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Carolyn has worked as a ski instructor at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in fundraising at the Grand Teton Music Festival, and is currently in sales and marketing at the Tayloe Piggott Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Jackson. She lives in town with her husband and young daughter Gwenith (and their two troublesome dogs). Carolyn is inspired by the local community and serves on the board of GAP! (girls actively participating) and has been on the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Open Space Council since 2013. With a background in the arts, Carolyn is particularly interested in the connection between conservation, community engagement and the visual arts.