Our Board of Directors and Officers

Jim Stuart – Chair

photo-james-stuart-2016-octJim, a materials engineer, serves as the sales and marketing manager for a local technical business. He divides his time between Idaho and Jackson, and has a long family history of public service in Wyoming. He has worked in Teton County for four years.

“You can find a commonality with anyone, if you try.”

Derek Schaefer, Treasurer

derek-headshotDerek is an experienced financial controller with extensive international experience. He has called Jackson home since 2001.

“I have been able to return the favor – the fortunes gained from my own travels – by helping through Global Ties Wyoming to show international visitors Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”

Rebecca Bextel, Executive Director

photo-rebecca-bextel-2016-octRebecca is a business owner serving a global clientele, and brings extensive international experience to Global Ties Wyoming. Rebecca is also on the board of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and she has lived and worked in Jackson Hole for more than 15 years.

“I’ve seen lives change in front of me because of the face-to-face encounters that Global Ties WY creates.”

Darcy and Gaines, Youth Ambassadors

Darcy and Gaines Darcy and Gaines are both sophomores at the Jackson Hole Community School. Darcy is actively involved with the Model UN and speech and debate, and Gaines plays and coaches basketball. They have both enjoyed attending summer programs at Stanford University and in Oxford, England, and they love meeting new people and learning about different cultures in places around the world.

Diana Waycott, Member

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Diana is a business owner and a lifelong resident of Teton County. She is active in the community and with several local nonprofits, and has traveled extensively throughout the world.

Cannon, Youth Ambassador

Cannon Cannon is a freshman at the Jackson Hole Community School, and he enjoys swimming, as well as playing and coaching basketball in his spare time. Cannon looks forward to returning to his second year of summer studies in Oxford, England.