Laurie Andrews,President of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Announces Departure

Laurie Andrews will continue career as a community leader as President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole

Jackson, WY –It is with gratitude and commendation that the Board of Directors announces today the departure of Laurie Andrews as President of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, effective late February 2020. Andrews will be starting her new position as Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in March 2020.

Since 2005, Andrews has played a critical role in land conservation for Northwest Wyoming and beyond. During her 15-year tenure at the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Andrews was responsible for the protection of over 8,000 acres of conservation land, led the organization through multiple forward-thinking strategic plans, and expanded the reach of the Jackson Hole Land Trust to encompass the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

“Laurie has been an exceptional President and leader for the Jackson Hole Land Trust” said Jason Snider, Board Chair. “We are grateful for Laurie’s visionary direction, which embraced inclusivity, produced strong results, created strong partnerships and prioritized the conservation needs of the whole community.”

“Under Laurie’s leadership, the staff of the Jackson Hole Land Trust more than doubled, the organization successfully completed two significant fundraising campaigns – Forever Our Valley and Save the Block, and we experienced record-breaking annual fundraising and asset growth benchmarks. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited about what her new role means for Jackson’s community and network of non-profits,” continued Snider.

The Board of Directors of the Jackson Hole Land Trust have created a search committee to identify an Interim Director and hire a new permanent leader for the Jackson Hole Land Trust. While the search is underway, the organization is in an excellent position with its accomplished senior leadership team of Jennifer Wolfrom Holladay, Director of Advancement and Engagement, Liz Long, Director of Conservation, and Derek Schaefer, Chief Financial Officer.

“I feel so fortunate to have been a part of such a strong and impactful organization for the past 15 years,” said Andrews. “The Jackson Hole Land Trust has taught me so much about what community means and the passion and generosity that I’ve seen shine through over and over again has been incredibly inspiring. I’m excited to continue my journey as a leader in this special place, and to continue working with extraordinary partners on meaningful projects.”

Continued Andrews, “While it is bittersweet to leave the Jackson Hole Land Trust, I know that the organization is in good hands. The current board and the leadership team are knowledgeable and talented and I will miss working with such a tremendously effective team. While my career is changing directions, my commitment to protecting open spaces is steadfast and I know I will be working with the Jackson Hole Land Trust in some capacity in the future.”

Lori Fields, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Jackson Hole Land Trust, will head the committee that will conduct a wide ranging and broad-based search for a new Executive Director.


About the Jackson Hole Land Trust

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1980 to protect and steward the treasured landscapes of Northwest Wyoming including Fremont and Sublette counties. With over 55,000 acres protected, our vision is a legacy of protected open spaces, wildlife habitat, working lands and community spaces that inspire current and future generations. For more information, please visit


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Jr Rodriguez

Jr joined the Land Trust in October of 2017. Born and raised in the Bayou City, Jr’s appreciation of open space grew from exploring his local waterways and bikeways. He graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science focusing on International Relations. Jr brings environmental non-profit and community engagement experience from his positions as Manager of Programs and Development for the Greens Bayou Coalition and Trip Leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions. Jr enjoys trail running, travel photography, kayaking, and eating banh mi.

Ellie Stratton-Brook

Ellie joined the Land Trust in 2017. Originally from bustling metropolis of Charlotte, North Carolina, she moved to the smaller town of Burlington, North Carolina to pursue her undergraduate degree, where she graduated from Elon University in 2012. Shortly afterward, Ellie relocated to Jackson, Wyoming to pursue her love of the outdoors. Ellie brings non-profit experience from her position as Communications and Events Analyst at Rendezvous Park. Ellie has now been in the Jackson region for over 5 years and enjoys skiing, backpacking, mountain biking and cultivating her expansive collection of vinyl records.

Peggy Gilday

Peggy has been personally and professionally involved as a member of the Jackson community since moving to Jackson in 1995.  As an architect, most recently as a partner in GYDE Architects, her extensive portfolio embodies her passion for commercial and residential projects, including workforce housing.

Peggy’s community engagement includes serving on the boards of The Center for the Arts, Teton Science Schools, and as a former board president of the Jackson Hole Land Trust.  She has also served on numerous committees and panels in varied capacities over the years.

She is a 1984 graduate of The Cooper Union in New York City and has worked with Davis Brody Bond and Toshiko Mori Architects while in NYC.  As an architect, citizen, partner and mother, Peg enjoys tennis, skiing and travelling, as well as great cuisine in some of the most beloved dining spaces she has designed in Jackson, including her home. She shares a blended family with Maho Hakoshima, and raised her children in this special place.