Hal Hutchinson, President
A multi-generational Colorado native, Hal developed his love of mountains and all the beauty and pleasure they provide during his years exploring the Colorado Rockies. After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Northeast US, Hal returned to the Rocky Mountains to bring his knowledge and experience in historic preservation and land use planning to the region. After many years working in these fields in his home state, Hal and his wife Robin moved their three children to Jackson Hole to raise their family among the mountains and rivers of northwest Wyoming. Hal is the Executive Director of the LOR Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to enhancing livability in the Intermountain west. What is Hal looking forward to doing at R Park? He says “My family and I can’t wait until we can hop on our bikes and ride down to the Rendezvous Park on a hot summer day, go swimming and let the kids fish in the ponds.”
Scott Pierson, Vice President
Scott is a leading member of the community locally, regionally and on a state basis. Over the past 38 years in Jackson Hole he has developed a thorough understanding of the issues facing the Jackson Hole area and the surrounding communities. His degree in biology created a foundation to understand the land and how it relates to public use. Pierson Land Works LLC was founded over 25 years ago as company focused on community land use and development. Scott works in the community on land use issues and is recognized for his unique knowledge of regional and local land issues.
The depth of his community involvement is longstanding with the local, state and professional communities. Currently, in addition to the Rendezvous Land Conservancy, he is a member and former president of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, a member if the Teton Conservation District board of supervisors and the Teton County Building Corporation. One experience at the park that Scott is looking forward to is the day that a child walks up to cut the ribbon to open the park and all the families run in to explore it.
Laurie Andrews, Board Member
Passionate about the outdoors, Laurie has spent the past 15 years assuring that prime wilderness in Wyoming is under protection. As Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Land Trust since 2008, Laurie leads strategic conservation efforts across the Greater Yellowstone region. Prior, she secured land and raised support for conservation with The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, Washington and California. Laurie spends every free moment in motion on the land that motivates her; running, fishing, biking, skiing. She dreams of open and wild spaces. At R Park, Laurie is very much looking forward to riding her bike or taking a run out to the park and seeing families and all the young and young at heart enjoying the park – playing in the water, sitting on the grass, just being outside while being close to home.
To learn about Rendezvous Park’s Advisory Board, visit here.