|Meet Our Board|
Richard Carr joined the Board of Directors in 2012. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Michigan State and later earned his MBA from the University of San Francisco. Richard worked as a management consultant, trouble shooter, and officer in a number of high-tech companies, many in the telecom industry. Additionally, Richard is a long-time board member of Trout Unlimited (Hemingway Chapter). He is a full-time resident of the Wood River Valley, taking advantage of the great skiing, snowshoeing and hiking our region has to offer.
Ed Cutter is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. For the last 14 years of his professional career, Ed was Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of The Clorox Company in Oakland, California. He retired in 1998, and he and his wife Susan became full time residents of the Wood River Valley.
Unlike most in the Valley, Rick was born in Hailey and raised his family in Hailey. He graduated from Wood River High School and attended Montana Tech in Butte, Montana, while working for the FBI operating security equipment. Rick has been active with the Sun Valley Rotary Club for years and served as its president twice. He served as a Hailey City Councilman for 16 years and as mayor for four years. When he is not volunteering, he works as the Marketing Director for Sun Valley Title. Rick has two sons, a daughter and three grandchildren. Rick said "I love the quality of life and the people that live in the Wood River Valley. You give a smile and you get one back.
John T. Flattery spent most of his career in the development and management of over 15,000 apartments as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of The Worthing Companies. He holds a BA degree in Political Science and Economics from Middlebury College and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University.
Jack and his wife Marie moved to the Wood River Valley in 1999. Their road here began with a ski vacation in 1970 followed by more ski trips and, soon, their first summer vacation. Jack’s career in real estate investment management took him, Marie, and their two children to Japan in the late 1980’s. It was during those years that Marie and the kids began spending their summers here in the Valley. Jack joined our Board of Directors in 2005 and became Treasurer in 2006.
Jane Mason's history in the valley began when her Grandfather started Idaho Bank and Trust. Jane and long time legendary fisherman Bill Mason, have a daughter attending Berkshire School, MA, and a son at Miami University, OH. She is currently president of the Richard and Shirley Hemingway Foundation which supports Idaho and Utah and is committed to preserving lands and wildlife. She attended The University of Puget Sound and graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Asian Studies. Jane worked in banking for nearly 10 years in marketing and finance.
Rebecca and her husband, Tom, first visited the Wood River Valley 15 years ago, returning often to hike and ski, developing a love for the land. They bought a home in the valley in 2003. Rebecca spent 20 years working in Silicon Valley companies followed by 8 years in management roles with The Nature Conservancy. She has a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Wolf Riehle has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for 11 years, and many of you may know him as the former owner of Bigwood Bread. Prior to the bakery business, where he focused on creating great-tasting organic breads and working with local growers, Wolf obtained two MBAs and had a career in product marketing. He moved to the Wood River Valley from Hamburg, Germany, with his wife, Feli, and their son, Fynn, for the area’s natural beauty and remoteness, as well as for the casual, athletic, and friendly community. Wolf is an active mountaineer, and he hopes to hike and climb in our mountains for many years to come.
The Land Trust is pleased to welcome Megan to our Board of Directors. She says that because of her parents’ conservation easement donation to the Wood River Land Trust, “I learned first hand the value of protecting open space and wildlife habitat.” After graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman she returned home to work for her family’s business, Rocky Mountain Hardware. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time in the mountains biking and skiing with her husband and two dogs.
Steven Strandberg is the founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Ventures in San Francisco and has a background in investment banking and entrepreneurial endeavors. He graduated from the University of Chicago, and earned an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business. Steve currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Barbara Thrasher and her husband, Rick Koffey, became part-time residents of the Wood River Valley in 1999. In the winter, Barbara is an avid downhill and cross-country skier; in the summer, she enjoys hiking in the mountains that surround our community. Three years ago she co-founded the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation, which has distributed more than $250,000 to charities in our community. She has been active in fundraising for the Blaine County Recreation District in support of the Harriman Trails Endowment and was the originator of the annual high tea, which raises money to support the trail system. In Seattle, where she and Rick live when they are not in the Valley, Barbara served for many years on the Board of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Trent Jones, President
Natives of the southeast, Trent and his wife, Cecile, moved to the Wood River Valley in 1994. After spending his first summer in Idaho working at Silver Creek Outfitters, Trent took a position with the Idaho Nature Conservancy (TNC) where he spent the next 8 years involved with conservation real estate activities around the state. Trent joined Hall and Hall Ranch Brokers, a rural property brokerage firm founded in 1946 and based in Billings, Montana. Trent spent 4 years on the Hailey Planning & Zoning Commission addressing local land use and development issues. Trent is a dedicated fly fisherman and upland bird hunter. Trent became a Land Trust Director in 2007 and has been serving as Board President since July 2012.
David Anderson, Vice President
David H. Anderson is an attorney specializing in environmental law and is past president of the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, where he currently serves as General Counsel. Additionally, he is current Chair of the Land Trust Alliance Board of Directors. David received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College, law degree from the University of Southern California, and master’s degree in environmental law from Stanford University.
John French, Treasurer
John French was a principal with Trammel Crow Company, Spieker Partners and successor Spieker Properties, a real estate investment trust, where he was Chief Operating Officer. He received a BA from Harvard College and MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to graduate school, he was a naval aviator and captain in the US Marine Corps flying combat missions in Vietnam.
Robin Garwood, Secretary
Robin Garwood is a wildlife biologist for the Sawtooth National Forest. She previously worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho, and the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. She holds a BS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee and a MS in Raptor Biology from Boise State University.