Clare Stumpf grew up in Oakland, California. For reasons beyond her, she left sunny California and attended the University of Rochester in upstate New York where she earned a B.A. in psychology and philosophy. She moved to Jackson after graduation for “one fun summer” and has spent every summer in the valley since working as a raft guide.
After a few winter seasons globe-hopping, Clare decided to return to school and moved to Boulder, Colorado. She earned a M.S. in Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado, where she worked on voter registration and food waste campaigns—but she still returned to Jackson every summer to guide visitors and friends down the Snake.
Feeling the need to be more involved in the politics of Jackson, Clare decided to stay one fall for CLI Round 9 and has lived here full-time ever since. Her CLI team decided to tackle the hotel upzone proposal for the Café Genevieve block, which has since grown into a successful campaign protecting historic buildings and cherished green space in the heart of Jackson. She continued working with the Alliance after CLI, where she has lobbied state legislators regarding problematic bills affecting Teton County. When she’s not advocating for affordable housing or campaigning for a balanced vision for Snow King, Clare is probably contorting herself in a yoga class, pickling various vegetables, or planning her impending outdoor exploits.
Clare is thankful that she has the opportunity to live in Jackson while working on critical issues with great friends. The Alliance helped her find her voice and place here in the valley, and she’s thrilled to continue her work with the Alliance.