Michael Stern is a native New Yorker and joins us with expertise in planning, urban design, and landscape design. He holds a bachelors in Anthropology from Grinnell College and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard School of Design. Although he spent much of his career leading planning efforts for Eastern cities, he was drawn to the wild character of Jackson Hole. He lived here in the 1970 – 80s as a NOLS instructor and gained some first ascents on the West Face of the Grand Teton. “We have a microcosm of the global challenge here: preserve the character of the place while making it a great place for us to live.” We are grateful to have Michael’s help in tackling that challenge.