Staff

Mekki Jaidi

Mekki graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in Financial Engineering: Operations Research. After a four-year stint trading currency options for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Mekki moved to Jackson Hole in 2014 to start Outpost. While the vast landscapes and recreational activities in Jackson Hole inspired Mekki’s move out West, it’s the people that make up the community that Mekki has come to love most. Mekki, his wife Jane, and two daughters frequent JHLT’s community spaces and enjoy the interactive aspect of community conservation. Mekki loves the energy inspired by community conservation and strongly believes in its ability to inspire our future generations.

Anita Miles

Anita was raised in Dallas, Texas, as the daughter of a Mexican diplomat. After moving to California to attend college, she became a US citizen. She earned her BA at Stanford University and JD at University of San Diego. After working as a trial attorney, Anita devoted her time to raising her two children and volunteer work. Most recently, she led Stephen Ministry at St. Monica’s Church in Santa Monica, CA and is currently on the board of the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum. Anita and her husband Jim live full-time in Jackson Hole. They were drawn to the valley for its open spaces and wildlife and enjoy the outdoor activities it has to offer, including hiking, biking, and skiing.

Madison Harper

Madison was born and raised backpacking in the Ozarks, kayaking the Buffalo River and calling the Hogs in Arkansas. She knew she belonged out West after a family trip to the Tetons and a 2-week backpacking trip in the Absaroka-Beartooth’s with Outward Bound. Madison received her B.S. in resource conservation with a minor in dance from the University of Montana. She has lived in Missoula, Salmon, and now calls the Wind River Mountains in Dubois home. Working with community-based nonprofits and conserving lands has become a passion for Madison. You will find her shed hunting, teaching dance to youth, and exploring the backcountry with her husband, Mike, and two dogs, Boxley and Murphy.

Alexandra Munger

Alexandra grew up in the foothills of Virginia and moved to the vast mountains of Wyoming with a love and appreciation for wide-open spaces and wildlife. She received a bachelor’s from the University of Mississippi in Hospitality Management. Growing up in a small town and spending most of her time recreating outside she hones a sentiment for connecting the community to the outdoors for a worthy cause and has a passion for advancing her education in western land conservation and wildlife management. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors on horseback with her German shorthaired pointer, documenting adventures through the lens, floating the scenic river, or recreating with her husband shooting sporting clays, upland hunting, camping, and cooking 

Kerry Gold

Kerry was born and raised in Upstate New York and enjoyed spending time in the Adirondack and Berkshire mountains where she developed her interest in natural resources conservation. She focused on this passion when she attended Colorado State University and obtained a B.S. in wildlife biology. She has since gained extensive experience in habitat management and conservation in a variety of different places including the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington, northeastern sand pine forests, Death Valley deserts, and the Rocky Mountains of western Colorado. She spent several years in Pinedale, Wyoming with Wyoming Game and Fish as a habitat biologist focusing on protecting and enhancing natural landscapes for people and wildlife alike. Outside of her conservation work, Kerry spends her time enjoying the public lands in her backyard while sport climbing, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, and bird hunting with her German wirehaired pointer.

Zach Andres

Born in Texas and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, Zach moved to Jackson three years ago. He split his childhood between watching grouse leks on the open landscapes of northern Wyoming and navigating the dense urban areas of Dallas, Texas. Zach graduated from the University of Denver in 2015 with a degree in geography. After working in the fly-fishing industry for several years, he is now pursuing a career that bridges the gap between conservation, wildlife biology, and outreach. He has been fortunate to work on numerous wildlife projects, including research on mule deer migration, wolf-prey dynamics, moose mortality, and microplastics. Zach also has a fondness for photography, fly-fishing, grouse, hummingbirds, and thick-cut bacon.

Katie Jarve

Katie grew up in Northern California where her love for the outdoors was fostered through backcountry skiing, backpacking, and fly fishing in the Sierras. She received her BA from Stanford University and her MA from Harvard University. Katie is passionate about land conservation, education, and equity in the outdoors. In 2018, Katie moved to Jackson to work for Grand Teton National Park Foundation, she spent two years honing her skills in development and event planning. In her free time, Katie can be found horse packing in the Winds and rock climbing in the Tetons.

Amy Staehr

Amy is a local attorney with Long Reimer Winegar LLP. She is a Jackson native and focuses her legal practice on trust, estate, and tax planning, with an emphasis on international issues, wealth succession, asset protection, and state income tax. Amy received an A.B. in English from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Amy has lived throughout the United States, as well as in London, Tanzania, and Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time on the local rivers.

Emilé Newman

Emilé first laid eyes on Jackson in 2003, and made such an impact on her that she went on to pursue her undergraduate studies at the University of Montana receiving a double major in Natural Resource Conservation and Environmental Studies with a minor in International Development. At U of M, Emile spent summers researching restoration ecology and policy in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. After her graduation in 2010, she moved back to Jackson to work as an outdoor educator and naturalist, teaching at the Teton Science Schools and the National Outdoor Leadership School.

In 2020, she went back to school to pursue a Master of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Environment where she is finishing her second year. Prior to Yale, she worked at the Bureau of Land Management, where she conducted habitat assessments, collected ecological data, and worked on federal policy for the Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan. As a field ecologist, she researched and studied pollination ecology in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

During her time at Yale, she has produced a solar feasibility study for the Nature Conservancy’s Ten Sleep preserve that is now being installed. She served as the Co-Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.

In Jackson, WY, Emilé serves as an ambassador for various outdoor brands, and works as a writer, covering topics from outdoor inclusion, Western identity, and the natural environment. On the side, she works as a sustainability consultant conducting carbon accounting and sourcing offsets for clients.

Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay lives in East Jackson with her husband James and four children, Jack, Virginia, Whitney, and Henry.  She and her family are avid skiers and hikers and love the wilderness of Wyoming.  Lindsay started exploring the region as a teenager backpacking in the Wind River Range and is grateful to call Jackson home.

Professionally, Lindsay has been a Private Wealth Advisor with Goldman Sachs since 2004 providing strategic financial advice to families and foundations.  Lindsay is a member of Goldman’s Advisors Council representing the top wealth advisors at the firm and Women’s Council comprised of 30 female leaders within her division.  Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Lindsay received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. from Dartmouth College where she played Varsity squash for four years and studied History and Environmental Studies.  Lindsay is currently a member of Tuck’s MBA Council.