Jim Stuart – Chair
Jim, 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 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
Rebecca 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.”
Gaines, Youth Ambassadors
Gaines is a junior at the Jackson Hole Community School and he plays and coaches basketball with his free time. He has enjoyed attending summer programs at Stanford University and in Oxford, England.
Diana Waycott, Member
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.
Darcy, Youth Ambassadors
Darcy is a junior at the Jackson Hole Community School and she is actively involved with the Model UN and speech and debate. Darcy has attended summer programs at Stanford University and in Oxford, England, and she loves meeting new people and learning about different cultures in places around the world.
Cannon, Youth Ambassador
Cannon is a sophomore at the Jackson Hole Community School, and he enjoys swimming, as well as playing and coaching basketball in his spare time. Cannon enjoyed returning to his second year of summer studies in Oxford, England this past summer.