Board of Directors

Board of Directors
David Sollitt

Dave Sollitt is a communications and marketing consultant with his own firm in Jackson, with both commercial and not for profit practices. Prior to moving to Jackson, Dave spent over 24 years in advertising in New York and Chicago, working on well known national and international campaigns for Miller, Coors, MetLife, Citibank, Cadbury Beverages International, […]

Kirk Davenport

Alliance board member Kirk Davenport is an enthusiastic new member of the Jackson community. Kirk was a securities lawyer in New York City for 32 years until the end of 2016 when he and his wife Peggy (also a lawyer in NYC) decided to pull the plug and make Wilson their home. Like most Jackson […]

Luther Propst

Luther Propst has advanced conservation and smart growth in the North American West since 1988. Propst established the Sonoran Institute in 1991 and served as executive director until 2012. Under his leadership, the Institute grew into what High Country News described as “a regional conservation powerhouse” working to advance community-based conservation and smart growth throughout […]

Dan Smitherman

Dan currently serves as the Wyoming Representative for The Wilderness Society in the Northern Rockies region. Previous to this assignment he was with Citizens for the Wyoming range as an outreach coordinator. His diverse group worked with other conservation groups including The Wilderness Society and Wyoming Outdoor Council to purchase and retire over 58,000 acres of existing oil and […]

Mike May

Mike’s Jackson Hole tale begins with a somewhat familiar refrain: he moved here for a “summer” after college and never left. “Since the day I stepped foot in the valley I knew it was home and like any home Jackson needs safeguarding, proper maintenance and regular care, which is why I’m excited to be working with the Jackson […]

David Hardie

In 2012 David Hardie returned to Jackson Hole after seven years living in Scotland, happy to be home again just outside Wilson. His professional background has been in commercial real estate in the US, France and the UK; he co-founded IDI in Atlanta, Geo., and later moved to Jackson in 1993 and continues commercial real […]

Alexander A. Kastor, CFA

Alex is the founder and managing partner of Thisavros Partners, an investment partnership. Before founding Thisavros Partners in April 2011, Alex was a portfolio manager for Jennings Investment Advisors, LLC responsible for $100 million in assets under management. He has been working in the investment industry for the past ten years and in January 2010 […]

Claire Fuller

Born and raised in Jackson Hole, Claire has always considered the valley to be home. At eighteen, she left home to spend a year studying music at Vassar College in New York, but felt pulled back to the west. She then headed to Flagstaff, AZ, to attend Northern Arizona University, where she graduated with a […]

Bruce Hawtin

Bruce was raised in a small town in Maryland surrounded by dairy and other agricultural farms. After school and athletics Bruce spent time with his closest friends helping out on their farms. This influence has remained with him throughout his life as he has always chosen to be in an environment with more open space […]

Lin Heffner

Lin brings to the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance experience in both the not-for-profit world and the corporate world. Early in her career, Lin focused on her interest in marketing, with engagements at, Cray Super Computers supporting Asia Pacific Marketing, and Microsoft Corporation’s Global Marketing. Her work at Microsoft led to her first professional involvement […]

Tim O’Donoghue

Tim O’Donoghue is a consultant providing services for communities, destinations, and businesses in sustainability, sustainable tourism, and geotourism as Principal of Riverwind, LLC. He is leading the collaborative stakeholder sustainable destination development efforts of Teton County, Wyoming for Jackson Hole & Yellowstone. In addition, he is leading Geotourism program development as Chair of the National […]

Karla Pendexter

Karla and her late husband, John, have been steadfast supporters of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance since moving to Jackson Hole in 1990. Prior to that they spend 30 years in Darien, Conn., where Karla worked in child development. She was coordinator of a protection team for child abuse and neglect. Upon moving to Wyoming, […]

Honorary Board Members

Addie Donnan

Addie, along with her late husband Ted, have been supporters of the Alliance since its inception and have taken turns sitting on the Board of Directors. The Donnans’ immense generosity with their time, efforts and knowledge has been invaluable in making the Alliance what it is today.

Addie has played a vital role in organizing major fundraisers for the Alliance, including the Silent Art and Antique Auction and the annual “Addie’s Trunk Show.” She’s also the major driving force behind the Alliance’s needlepoint rug project, rallying volunteers to create exquisite rugs, which are then sold to support the work of the Alliance. Meanwhile, she is a full-time volunteer for St. John’s Hospital, Junior League, Red Cross, YWCA, United Appeal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, the League of Woman Voters, and the list goes on. She is currently affiliated with the Teton Science Schools, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, the R.E. Lee Memorial Association and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Addie owns the Owl Ranch in Wilson and has been a property owner in Jackson Hole since 1967, where she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and granddaughters.

Gil Ordway

Gilman Ordway has been working to protect wildlife, wild places, and the community character of Jackson Hole for many years. Gil and his wife Marge own and operate the spectacular Fish Creek Ranch in Wilson. Ordway moved to Jackson Hole in 1954 and was one of the first Jackson Hole landowners to donate a conservation easement on his property to The Nature Conservancy to ensure its preservation as open space.

He is a former board member of the Alliance, and has also served on the boards of the Woods Hole Research Center, the Wyoming field office of The Nature Conservancy, the Teton Science Schools, The Wilderness Society, American Farmland Trust, and the World WIldlife Foundation where he currently serves on their National Council. He is interested in environmental education and has endowed several scholarships at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

He graduated from Yale University, class of 1947, and received a law degree from the University of Colorado.

Ted Donnan (1921-2014)

Kathe Henry (1934-2011)

Louise Murie MacLeod (1912-2012)

Tom Wiancko (1915-2006)

Phone: (307) 733-9417
685 S. Cache St. PO Box 2728
Jackson, Wyoming 83001