Jerry Reese - President
St. Anthony, Idaho
Jerry Reese recently retired as Supervisor of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, where he served for 11 years. Jerry was raised in Idaho and graduated from high school in Idaho Falls. He has a BS in forestry and a MS in range science from the University of Idaho. After graduation he was hired by the U.S. Forest Service, where he worked for 35 years at all levels of the organization throughout the West and Washington DC. His experience is diverse, with conservation- easement experience while District Ranger at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and lands legislation while in Washington DC. He currently resides in St. Anthony, Idaho, with his wife Barbara. They have been married for 40 years and have two sons: Bruce and Steve. Jerry is currently the president-elect of the St. Anthony Rotary Club and greatly enjoys fly fishing, hunting, skiing and other outdoor activities.
Tim Hopkins - Vice President
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Tim is founder and senior partner at the law firm, Hopkins, Roden, Crockett and Hoopes, PLLC with a considerable portion of his practice devoted to issues involving land use and real estate. He received his law degree from George Washington Law School. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Idaho. He is former Chair of the Board of The Nature Conservancy of Idaho and former president of the United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County and the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Dean Scofield - Treasurer
Dean is a professional investment advisor and co-owner of Pinney & Scofield, Inc., an investment firm based in Massachusetts. He is past Board Member of the Stow Conservation Trust and is currently on the finance committee of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, both land trusts in Massachusetts. He plays trumpet in local musical groups and has two sons.
Amy Lientz - Secretary
Idaho Falls, ID
With 20 years of DOE and commercial nuclear industry experience, Ms. Lientz leads governmental affairs, media relations, public outreach and employee communications with oversight of teams in Washington, D.C., Idaho Falls and Boise. She has worked in management positions in Idaho, Los Alamos, Denver and Hanford. With CH2MHill, Ms. Lientz served as the Idaho Cleanup Project's vice president for Communications and Governmental Affairs before taking a job at the Hanford site, where she served as vice president for Strategic Planning and Outreach for the Central Plateau Project. She worked as a program manager in the commercial nuclear industry where she led the nation's first early site permit and application for a new reactor for Exelon Corporation. Ms. Lientz has served as the president of many not-for-profit community organizations. She is a north Idaho native and has a bachelor's degree in environmental science from Boise State University and a master's degree in industrial engineering from University of Idaho.
Robin Anderson has been in the financial services industry for almost thirty years. She is a financial advisor for high net worth families. She has many years of experience with nonprofit boards in both finance and fund raising. She has been a part time resident of Teton Valley since 2002. She, her husband and her two children presently reside in the Bay Area of California.
Glenn was a resident of Ketchum, Idaho, for 40 years and is currently a resident of Tetonia. She is the founder of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Idaho Heritage Trust, served on the Governor’s Centennial Commission, and chaired the Lasting Legacy Committee. Presently, Glenn is a chairman of the Board of the Idaho Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and is a member of the Global Board of Directors of Nature Conservancy. Glenn also serves as a Consultant to non-profits.
Island Park, ID and California
Rick Sitts holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis and has worked in the ecological and aquatic biology fields. In addition, Rick has worked evaluating, comparing and selecting multi-million-dollar ecological restoration projects in several California watersheds and conservation easements and land purchases by The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Lands. Rick has focused his efforts on the Endangered Species Act compliance and legal contests to avoid jeopardizing threatened or endangered species. Rick lives in Island Park, Idaho and in California.
Gary Grigg is a native of Oregon and started his relationship with Idaho when attending and playing football for Ricks College in Rexburg in the early 1960s. He holds a BS in Agriculture and Entomology from Utah State University and a MS in Agronomy from Michigan State University.
Gary has been involved in the golf course industry since 1968 and has served on many golf association boards throughout the years. He and his brother are founders of “Grigg Brothers Inc.”, a manufacturer of specialty fertilizers for the golf course industry.
He and his wife Coleen, third generation Idaho native, enjoy Idaho’s open spaces and wildlife. Gary is an avid fly fisherman in both fresh and salt water and is active in the Costal Conservation Association, Trout Unlimited, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the Henry’s Fork Foundation.
John is a lifelong resident of Fremont County, Idaho where he farms land his parents started buying in the late 1930's. He and his wife, Sheila, live on the bank of the Henry's Fork west of Ashton and are proud to have protected most of their land with a conservation easement with TRLT. He is very interested in conservation and land use issues in the area. He recently finished six years of service on the Fremont County planning and zoning commission and has a B.S. degree in Agribusiness from the University of Idaho. He and his wife, two sons, their wives and one grandson all wish to keep enjoying the outdoors, the wildlife, scenery and recreation opportunities of the area has to offer. He is honored and humbled to be asked to join the board of TRLT and hopes to be able to give something back to the organization that has helped his family stay on their land and protect it.
As a boy growing up in Pennsylvania, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially backpacking, canoeing, and camping as a Boy Scout. His love of the outdoors and science coalesced in college as he earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a Masters in Environmental Pollution Control. He moved to Idaho twenty six years ago to advance his career as an environmental scientist and enjoy the variety of outdoor recreation the region offers. One of his favorite activities soon became floating and fly-fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River, and to this day he loves to showcase the canyon stretch to newcomers, visitors, and even “locals” who have never had the opportunity to experience a river float trip.
Bob notes, “I’ve seen firsthand the environmental impact of an additional 100 years of human habitation (back East), and we have the chance here in the West to better manage growth and development. The land protection efforts by the TRLT with willing landowners is tremendously important if we want future generations to enjoy the same viewscape, wildlife, and natural beauty that is so much of our quality of life we enjoy here today.”
Bob, his wife and their two children live outside of Rigby, ID. Fourteen years ago he transitioned from environmental consulting to wealth management consulting, and he is presently a financial advisor for a major Wall Street firm.
Tim was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah , Boulder and Denver, Colorado and received a BA in German from the University of Colorado. He taught in the Fiji Islands in the Peace Corps for two years before receiving a Masters in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii. Tim taught English in Japan for a year before earning a MBA from the American School of International Management. Tim has lived in Idaho since 1985 and lived along Texas Slough since 1994. Tim has been a co-owner of Compusmart in Idaho Falls since 1991.He and his wife Wendy placed their property in a conservation easement in 2004 and are passionate about conservation efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Region. Tim is also a member of Audubon and Trumpeter Swan Society.
Beach is a 6th generation Utah native who manages his family’s ranch near Victor, Idaho. At 40 years old, Beach has never held a job working indoors. For the last 22 years he has been a migrant seasonal worker- mostly guiding whitewater and skiing adventures. Summer in Idaho on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, winters from Ecuador to Nepal to New Zealand (to name a few) kayaking and guiding rafting trips. In the fall season Beach spends 2 months cooking for hunters in the 2.3 million acre Frank Church Wilderness where he has a small catering business, 'The Hearty Huntsman'. For the last 7 years Beach has been wintering in Teton Valley, working for Grand Targhee first as a snowcat operator, now as a Cat Ski Guide. In the spring seasons since 2001, he has worked on his family’s ranch in Teton Valley, mostly on restoration projects. His family has been able to restore about 2 miles of Fox creek and its spawning habitat, create waterfowl ponds, plant about 1000 trees and shrubs and over 22,000 native willows. In 2009, Beach retired from raft guiding (after 18 years) to manage the ranch full-time. Seeing the effects of the restoration projects has made Beach want to devote more time to the conservation efforts in Teton Valley. Beach has a B.A. from Montana State and lives with Tara Sanders, his girlfriend of 7 years.