Anna Cole has lived and worked in Jackson Hole for over 10 years. Born and raised in southwest Virginia, Cole moved to Jackson in 2005 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. The plan was to “ski bum” for one winter but her love of the mountains, ski industry and the community kept her in the valley. She and her husband Eric are passionate trail users, and can be found with their two dogs biking, hiking and camping in the summer, and skiing in the winter.
As the Communications Manager for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Cole has worked collaboratively with the Jackson Hole community and state of Wyoming to grow awareness around the special place that is Jackson Hole. A passion for outdoor recreation year-round, trails, open lands, and the protection of the valley’s assets drew Cole to join the Land Trust Open Space Council in October 2014. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Open Space Council, and look forward to working in partnership with the Land Trust to help educate and engage our locals and destination visitors about conservation efforts in our valley,” says Anna.