Meet Our Board of Directors
Jennie Rosenthal Berliant
Jennie was a camper from 1975-1979 and a Junior Counselor in 1980. Jennie and her husband, Allan, have two children who 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, Findlay Market (Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market, founded in 1852), and Cincinnati Parks.
New York, NY
Karen believes that TVRC is so much a part of her core that it's hard to unravel exactly how it has or hasn't influenced her decisions. She followed in the footsteps of her father and, like two of her sisters, attended camp from 1982-1986 then returned as a counselor in 1991. Her husband, Ted, attended TVRC and each of her three children: Carolyn (10), Owen (7) and Van (4) have been fed stories and sung songs of camp since their birth and are eager to get started as Yearlings. Karen graduated from Georgetown University and worked as a registered nurse for 5 years. She then became a nurse practitioner with a masters from the University of California, San Francisco and researched breast and cervical cancer screening, particularly treating chemotherapy induced nausea with acupressure and marijuana, until her first child was a year old. She serves on the board of Room to Grow in New York City, which provides support to children born into poverty for the first three years of their lives, and the Canterbury School, as well as volunteers at her children's schools. She enjoys skiing, swimming, tennis, reading and almost anything outside with her kids.
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, education and advocacy. Annie and her husband George are the happy parents of four former campers and Expeditions participants.
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.
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.
A camper from 1970-71, John sent his four children to camp. Three of his children have worked at camp during the summer. John has spent most of his professional career in leadership positions in public and private companies primarily in the energy field. He is currently the head of a non-facilities based telecommunications company based in New Jersey. John has served on several boards including the American Gas Association, the Gas Research Institute, NUI Corporation (NYSE:NUI) and KCS Energy (NYSE:KCS), PIM Corporation, BCN Telecom and is a former member of the Young President's Organization. He attended St. Mark’s School (1975), Lake Forest College (B.A. 1979) and Harvard Business School (AMP 1994). He has also dedicated his time to education serving as a trustee of the Morristown Beard School, the Liberty Hall Foundation, Kean University Foundation and Kean University Board, and has served as NJ State Chairman of the School Counts Campaign. He and his wife Abby live in New Jersey.
Peter Kenyon was Rough Rider, Top Hand, Wrangler, scullery boy, counselor, and trip leader. Pete’s sons, Ryland and Ian, also attended camp. Ryland joined the staff as a counselor in 2011 and a trip leader in 2013. Pete’s daughter, Anna, spent six great summers at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado. Pete lives in Dedham, MA with his wife Louise and is the Senior Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston.
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!
Will attended camp as Rough Rider in '85(?)and worked as a Counselor and Trip Leader ''92-'94. He is the parent of a camper returning for her Rough Rider Year this summer. His sister Kitty Northrop Friedman attended camp for five-years. Will is married to Patricia and they have two children, Victoria (age 12) and Harry (age 10). The Northrups live in Boise, ID after starting their family in Ketchum, IDWill is the founder and principal of What-if-Concepts and has worked as a consultant for nine years. What-if-Concepts specializes in empowering those who inspire to articulate their purpose and build a tribe of committed individuals. His work in the social sector incorporates strategic planning and enhancing organizational effectiveness. He is a graduate of Board Source’s Advance Consulting programs. Will has recently served a number of nonprofit boards: Riverstone International School, The Campfire Foundation, Holderness School, and Sun Valley center for the Arts.
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.
New York, NY
Crossan’s three children were each full four year campers, and all followed up with several years as staff. His wife Peggy was a camper, and has served 11 years as a TVRC EF board member. Crossan has always felt “the hidden prize for parents of TVRC campers was the excuse to come to Wyoming every year to explore and enjoy the extraordinary Jackson Hole area”. This love of the outdoors follows on Crossan’s college education in rural Vermont at Middlebury College, and high school on the Ocean in Newport, RI. After 35 years as a wealth manager in New York City, Crossan finds tremendous pleasure playing outdoor ice hockey all winter, littering the waters off of Chatham Cape Cod with fishing lures all summer, and shooting on his family farms on the Eastern Shore of Virginia whenever he can. Crossan also serves as board president of Leak and Watts, one of NYC’s oldest and largest social service agencies helping families and children.
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 has been a TVRC board member since 2006. She and her husband, Dan, are proud parents of Gabe, a former camper, and Josh, a former camper and staff member. She is an active environmentalist. She currently sits on the National Board of Trustees of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), an organization she has worked with to protect land across the country. Sheryl is a former Trustee of The Open Space Institute, the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute, Mianus River Gorge Preserve, The George Mitchell Scholarship Foundation and The Meade School.
Sheryl holds a BS in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and MS in Education from Lesley University. In her spare time she enjoys all outdoor pursuits and wilderness travel. She and her family split time between New York, Colorado and Maine