In 2008 the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance awarded him their “Hats Off Award” for his work in “getting citizens involved in keeping Jackson Hole wild and beautiful.”
Rich’s commitment to the environment began early on, when he received a BS in Renewable Natural Resources from UC Davis, followed by an MA in Experiential Environmental Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught at Yosemite Institute, Keystone Science School, Outward Bound and NOLS, and still leads an annual trip for the latter. In his 32 years in the valley, Rich has served as both Teton Science Schools’ Education Director (1980-1987) and Associate Executive Director/CFO (1996-2006), during which time he managed $40M in land and capital projects. He presently utilizes his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation as president/owner of Teton Wealth Management. Rich is a passionate advocate and neighborhood organizer for land-use planning that complements our natural resource base. In 2008 the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance awarded him their “Hats Off Award” for his work in “getting citizens involved in keeping Jackson Hole wild and beautiful.” He serves as board president of Melody Ranch HOA, on the steering committee for Safe Wildlife Crossings for Jackson Hole, the family selection committee for Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area, and on the communications committee of Teton Science Schools. Rich and wife Rebecca Woods enjoy exploring mountain ranges and cultures around the world.