The Housing Trust Board of Directors and Advisory Board are comprised of passionate members of our community that are committed to the complex issue of affordable housing.
|Board of Directors||Advisory & Emeritus Board|
|Lynne Wagner, President||Bomber Bryan|
|Kim Stertzer, Vice-President||Bob Hartman|
|Brandie Orchard, Treasurer||Jim Moses|
|Katy Niner||Arne Jorgensen|
|Bill Collins||Margot Snowdon|
|Stan Zaist||Frances Tessler|
|Dale Hoyt||Berte Hirschfield|
Lynne moved to Jackson in 1988. She remembers the first
question she was asked when applying for a job: "Do you have a place to
live?" 30 years later, Lynne remains grateful to have a home in Jackson.
With a background in accounting, finance, real estate and property management,
Lynne has a clear view of the costs required to develop and maintain affordable
Kim’s professional background is in financial analysis and property management. She has served on community action boards in California and New Mexico. As a fulltime resident of Jackson, she is energized by the potential to positively impact local socio-economic problems. Kim’s work in real estate locally deepened her appreciation of Jackson’s housing issue and motivated her to help the Trust address the housing challenge.
Brandie is a Wyoming native. Prior to joining the Housing Trust board, Brandie spent 14 years as a research manager at Friess Associates, and Manager of the Brandywine Funds. Despite Brandie's career and her husband's work as a trial lawyer, they faced challenges as they worked to establish a footing in Jackson. Today, she is passionate about helping others find their footing in Jackson, providing them an opportunity to thrive, and become leaders in our community.
Bill Collins has over 30 years experience as a community planner, including ten years as the Teton County Planning Director. He has worked on issues ranging from affordable housing to environmental protection; growth management to economic development; and community character preservation to transportation strategies. Bill has been an advocate for affordable housing developments for more than 20 years.
Bomber has been actively involved with the Housing Trust since 2001 as a board member, chairperson, and advisory board member. Before Bomber engaged in our community's housing issues as a realtor, Bomber experienced the impact of Jackson's housing shortage as a major employer. When employees of Bomber's Bump and Grind lost their housing, Bomber and his wife Amy were required to open the coffee shop themselves. (At 4:30am!) Bomber is also working to maximize the positive impacts of home ownership through ForeverJacksonHole.com.
Bob was the president, CEO, and chair of Universal Technical Institute. Bob served on the board of the Housing Trust as Treasurer from 2005-2012, and served on the board of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation board for nine years, acting as chair for three. He also supports children’s charities in Arizona, including as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Phoenix.
Stan has been involved with construction, engineering and project management for over 35 years. Stan has been involved with nearly every major construction project in Teton County, Wyoming, including reconstruction of the JHMR Tram, the development of the Journeys School campus, and the public-private partnership to transform the trails, bridges and visitor complex at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park.
In 1989, Arne joined Bruce Hawtin at Hawtin Jorgensen Architects. Arne is the past president of the Wyoming State Board of Architects, and has won two AIA Wyoming Awards. Most notably, Arne was a founding board member of the Housing Trust. In addition to his life appointment to the Housing Trust board, Arne is also the past president of the Wyoming Community Foundation.
Jim began his banking career as President and CEO of Wyoming’s Capital Savings and Loan and became involved in affordable housing through work with the Cheyenne Housing Authority in the early 1980s. In 2001, he came to Jackson as the President of First Interstate Bank. In 2011, Jim became the President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Bank. Locally, Jim has served on the boards of St. John’s Hospital Foundation, the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Teton County Library Foundation and the Center for the Arts.
Berte Hirschfield is retired from a career in new product development and market research. She has lived in Jackson for 30 years and has been very active in the non-profit community. She was founder and serves on the board of the Pediatric Audiology Project as well as founder and served on the board of Jackson Hole Child Care Helpers. She has also served on the boards of local and state organizations including Bennington College, Teton Literacy Center, Grand Teton Music Festival and the Governor appointed board of the Wyoming Arts Council. The dire housing situation is of great concern to her and she looks forward to serving on the Housing Trust Board to find solutions.
I moved to Jackson in 2000 after coming out to visit a few times for Spring Break with the Hoofers of UW-Madison. The energy of these mountains was something I noticed immediately-something that just felt right. What originally was supposed to be a one winter break before plugging into the real world, turned into a life-long love affair with this community and have been here ever since. Jackson's mix of small town lifestyle, accessibility, bike to work footprint, and amazing community filled with interesting, unique people just felt like home. I have a background in finance while my wife, Mrs. Steinberg, is a 7th grade science teacher at the JH Middle School. We were lucky enough to be chosen for a home in Daisy Bush in 2012 and look forward to giving back that generosity to this community in any way that we can. When not keeping up on local politics, I spend my time mentoring through the Teton Mentor Project, chasing a soccer ball or broomball. I also enjoy being able to hunt, bike, and run around the mountains straight from our front door. I am honored to be a Housing Trust homeowner and happy to help anyone navigate our challenging housing market anytime!