Meet Our Board of Directors
Jennie Rosenthal Berliant
Jennie was a camper from 1975-1979 and a Junior Counselor in 1980. Her two children have enjoyed the camp experience as well-- Andrew 2006-2007 and Liz 2004-2009. Jennie spent 15 years working as the fifth generation in her family's book and magazine publishing company and now volunteers for a variety of organizations including The Contemporary Arts Center and The Seven Hills School. Additionally, she's leading a neighborhood group which is working to revitalize a 10 1/2 acre public park near the center of the city. Jennie and her husband are both political activists and spend just about every vacation hiking and exploring throughout the world with their children, who too, love the out of doors.
Annie is a pediatrician and partner of the Carithers Group, a large private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally from Greenwich, CT, Annie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Yale School of Medicine and completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has served on several boards focused on children’s services and advocacy. Annie and her husband George are the happy parents of Paul and Ben (twin boys) and Neely and Grace (twin girls). Paul and Ben were Trailblazers in 2010 and Expeditions participants in 2011. Neely and Grace will be Trailblazers in the summer of 2013.
Park City, UT
Chris remembers as clear as yesterday his first day of camp, which was also his first day “out West.” Both events changed his life, and made Teton Valley Ranch Camp a daily influence. Chris was born in Vermont, but his soul was born in Jackson Hole during that first visit to TVRC. Chris was a Rough Rider, a Top Hand and Wrangler from 1988 to 1990. Chris’s mom and uncle are also proud to call themselves Rough Riders. Throughout his camper years Chris was a grateful beneficiary of TVRC’s scholarship program -- a gift he has never forgotten. He returned to TVRC from 1994-1996 as a counselor, trip leader, and member of the barn staff, along with co-board member Kate Schutt. In 1997, Chris had the rare opportunity to serve as the ranch’s irrigator, assisting the Wilson family raise over 150 Texas Longhorns. He remains close with many of his co-counselors and campers.
TVRC super-charged Chris’s love for the outdoors and for animals -- interests that led Chris to pursue a pre-veterinarian degree with a focus on environmental law from the University of Vermont followed by his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Chris is now an intellectual property attorney for the law firm of Holland & Hart, LLP in Salt Lake City, Utah, primarily focused on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation. In 2011, Chris returned west from Boston, and now calls Park City, Utah home with his wife Barbara, and his two children, Jake and Charlotte.
A camper from 1970-71, John sent all four of his children to camp and three of his children have worked at camp in various capacities during the summer. John has spent most of his professional career in leadership positions in public and private companies in the energy field. He is currently Managing Partner of IBA, LLC, a private financial and strategic advisory partnership based in New Jersey focusing primarily on the energy and telecommunications sectors. John has served on a number of public and private boards including the American Gas Association, the Gas Research Institute, NUI Corporation (NYSE:NUI) and KCS Energy (NYSE:KCS), and a member of the Young President's Organization. He has also dedicated his time to education serving as a trustee of the Morristown Beard School, a founding member of the Kean University Foundation and NJ State Chairman of the School Counts Campaign. He currently serves as a board member for PIM Corporation, BCN Telecom and the Liberty Hall Foundation and as a trustee for Kean University. He and his wife, Abby live in New Jersey.
Back in 1969, Pete Kenyon took the Union Pacific Railroad across the country to become a Rough Rider. He returned the next two summers as a Top Hand and Wrangler and then worked as a scullery boy, counselor, and trip leader through 1979. A generation later, Pete’s son, Ryland, and step-son, Ian, have attended camp as Rough Riders, Top Hands, Wranglers, and Trailblazers. Ryland also hiked the Teton Crest Trail and climbed The Grand with Expeditions in the summer of 2009. Pete’s daughter, Anna, has attended Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado for the past four summers and will return again this year. Pete was born in Detroit, but grew up in Connecticut. He attended the Hotchkiss School (1975), Middlebury College (B.A., 1979) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1985). After a couple of years in private practice, he joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Boston Office in 1987. At EPA, Pete is the Senior Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel. He prosecutes environmental criminal cases in the six New England states and serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is also a part-time instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, where he teaches criminal enforcement of environmental law. Pete and Louise Kenyon currently live in Dedham, Massachusetts and have five children between the ages of 12 and 18. Pete still enjoys getting out and mixing it up with other “age groupers” in an occasional triathlon.
Robbin was a TVRC camper from 1980-1983, staff in 1985, 1988-1990, and a member of the Board of TVRC-EF from 2001-2003, and 2011 to present. Though raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Robbin has spent most of her adult life in Jackson Hole. Robbin is now a partner in a real estate and business transaction law firm in Jackson. She focuses her practice on real estate transactions and land use matters. She spends her free time out and about in the mountains with her two children, Amelin (11) and Wyatt (9), her husband Chris Mommsen and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Sadie.
Wally was a camper from 1979-1980 and staff member in 1982. Wally was a second generation camper, along with his brother Scott, following in the footsteps of his father who attended TVRC in the 1940’s. His son, Wally, is now a third generation camper, enjoying his sixth summer at the ranch in the Expeditions prgram. Wally lives in New York City and runs a small boutique financial advisory and asset management firm. He also sits on various corporate, conservation-focused and other non-profit boards of directors.
Los Angeles, CA
Chuck grew up in Los Angeles and received his A.B. from Stanford University and his MBA from Dartmouth College. Chuck and his family lived in Europe for several years, working to represent California and its wide array of industries throughout Europe, while also addressing many leading-edge issues. The Nelsons returned to Los Angeles in 2002 where Chuck now runs a small consulting firm. Chuck enjoys sports and reading, along with keeping up with his children. Chuck's son was a Trailblazer in 2009, and his daughter just finished her Trailblazer year at the end of the 2012 season!
New York, NY
A camper from 1987 to 1990, counselor in 1994 and barn staff in 1996, Kate has drawn from the teamwork and leadership skills she learned at TVRC through many aspects of life. Those skills and others she learned at TVRC (self-reliance, self-confidence, persistence, and determination) carried her through her busy time at harvard. Kate played two Division One sports for Harvard: women’s ice hockey and women’s lacrosse. She also completed six semesters at Berklee College of Music, studying guitar and jazz performance. Since graduation, Kate has pursued music full-time, making records and touring across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Brazil. She has played countless shows, produced nine albums, and collaborated with an impressive array of musicians, producers and engineers. After living in Canada for the past seven years, Kate now calls New York City home.
Peggy Meyer Seybolt
New York, NY
Peggy was a camper in 1971 and her brother, sister-in-law, and stepbrothers were campers as well. Peggy and her husband, Crossan, have sent three children to camp. Most recently, their son George was a Trailblazer in 2009 and a staff member in 2012. Their oldest daughter, Bailey, was a camper from 1998 to 2001 and was a counselor for three summers. Margo was a Trailblazer in 2004 and was a counselor for two summers. Before having a family, Peggy was a publicist for Doubleday Publishing. The Seybolts have enjoyed attending final rodeos each year. When not in New York, Peggy spends as much time as possible at their home in Chatham, Cape Cod enjoying family time, the beaches, boating, tennis, and painting.
Sheryl Crockett Tishman
Sheryl Crockett Tishman is an active philanthropist and environmentalist. She holds a BS in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and MS in Education from Lesley University. As a Trip Leader for the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute from 1981 to 1986, Sheryl guided students who were pursuing a deeper ecological understanding of environmental education, leadership and advocacy. From 1986 to 1991, she continued in the field of education as a teacher for the Weymouth House in Maine, her home state. During this time, she and her husband, Daniel, also owned and managed the Sleepy Hallow Llama Farm in Jefferson, Maine.
Ms. Tishman currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Open Space Institute, Mianus River Gorge Preserve and Teton Valley Ranch Camp, and is a former Trustee of the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute, The George Mitchell Scholarship Foundation, and The Meade School in Stamford, CT. She resides in Bedford, NY with Daniel and two sons, Josh and Gabe. In her spare time she enjoys all outdoor pursuits and wilderness travel.
Matthew Karres was a staff member at Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Kelly, WY from 1984-1987, and he is now a proud camp parent of a rising Trailblazer and a future Yearling. He is an active duty Colonel in the US Army where he has served for over 22 years. Matt lives in Pinehurst, NC with his wife Courtney, three boys, and two dogs.