The R Park Advisory Board is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and advocating for Rendezvous Park, our community’s first privately owned public park.
Patrice Kangas lives in Wilson Meadows with her husband, Tim and her two sons, Leo and Carson. She balances her schedule by working as a personal assistant, caretaker, and property manager, while volunteering as Jackson Hole Youth Soccer’s travel coordinator and team manager, as well as serving on their executive committee. This past year, Patrice also took on the role of volunteer coordinator at the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club. While the rest of her family enjoys alpine skiing, Patrice prefers Nordic. She is often seen hiking on the trails up and around Teton Pass.
Corey Milligan is owner of New West KnifeWorks and the Mountain Man Toy Shop based in Jackson Hole. He served on the board of the Snake River Fund for 6 years, was one of the founders of the Summit on the Snake, and served on the Teton County Search and Rescue Team for over ten years. Corey was also a board member of the Campaign for the Snake River Headwaters, which successfully achieved Wild and Scenic designation for the Upper Snake River and its tributaries in 2009. He was active in the passage of SPET 8 funding for development of South Park and Wilson Bridge Park and Put – Ins. Corey currently serves as co-chair of the Jackson Hole River Parks Project and is an active member of the Jackson Hole Moose Rugby Club. He lives in Wilson with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and their three children Ruby, Buck, and Lucas.
Reynolds Pomeroy has been a resident of Teton County since 1980. He served two terms as Teton County Planning Commissioner and two of those years as its chair. He served six years on the board of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and is a founding and still-active board member of the Snake River Fund, currently serving as its president. Reynolds was a founder and principal co-owner of Westbank Anglers, a locally-based outfitter, retail and mail-order business from 1986 until 2002. He became the general manager of the Crescent H Ranch in 2003 and, later, in 2010, the general manager of Watchguard Security Systems. He recently finished a season as a volunteer JHMR Ski Host, was a scenic boatman for Barker-Ewing Scenic Trips in Grand Teton National Park in 2013, and is currently a sales associate with The Clear Creek Group in Jackson. He lives in Wilson with his wife of 28 years and their two teenage children and formally announced his candidacy as a Republican for the Teton County Commission in May 2014.
Aaron Pruzan is the owner of Rendezvous River Sports and Jackson Hole Kayak School. As an instructor and coach he has introduced thousands to the sport of kayaking since 1993. In 1996 he founded the Jackson Hole Kayak Club to promote youth kayaking in the Jackson Hole area. In 2009 he began working with Teton Adaptive Sports to provide adaptive paddling opportunities in Northwest Wyoming. In addition to his activities on the water Aaron has worked tirelessly for river stewardship as a founding board member of the Snake River Fund and a board member of American Whitewater. His river stewardship work continues with the Wilson & South Park Beach Parks Project. Aaron lives in Wilson, Wyoming with his wife Tamsen and their kids, Noah, Nate, and Neve.
Katrina Ryan was born a raised in Wyoming and has lived in Jackson since 1988. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder to get a BA in Psychology. She lived in New York City where she worked for Zac Posen, Michael Kors and Tod’s in fashion Public Relations but returned West to Jackson in 2006 with her husband Brandon. Since returning they have had three kids and now own Aspen’s Market, Westside Wine and Spirits and Sudachi. Katrina has been involved in the community since she was 16 volunteering at Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding and has since served six years in their board. She had also served on the Grand Teton Music Festival board as the Wine Auction Chair, the Art Association Board, Porter’s Board, Raptor Center board, and her family foundation.
Veronica Silberberg moved to Jackson in 2000 from New York. She is a co-founder of Center of Wonder, StoneRiver Foundation, and New Initiatives in Public Education. In addition, she serves on the board of the Dancers Workshop, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and their Arts and Culture Committee. Veronica loves to ski and hike, and despite her college math major, she aspires to grow the right side of her brain. Veronica and her husband Gary have three children.
Jennifer Sparks is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner at Friess Associates, managers to the Brandywine Mutual Funds. She has worked at Friess Associates for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1989 and traveling West, Jennifer thought she would stay in Jackson Hole for just one year. She fell in love with the Valley and has been here ever since. She has been an active member on Teton County Search and Rescue for 16 years and has dedicated her time to serve on numerous Boards of Directors. She believes volunteering and community involvement are an important part of what makes Jackson Hole so special. Jennifer and her family brave the wilds of Town living in Jackson proper and she enjoys fishing, trail running and wintertime activities.
R Park is privately owned and managed by the Rendezvous Lands Conservancy. For biographies of the Rendezvous Lands Conservancy’s board of directors, visit here.