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June 19, 2013

Special Advertising Supplement

Business Focus


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All Connected altitude Avalon Laser Spa Azadi Rugs Backcountry Baby Bell Fitness Benchmark Builders Brokers of Jackson Hole Body Sage Spa at the Rusty Parrot Lodge The Chemist Shop at Terra Cutty’s Grill Delidogs Diamond DK Horseshoeing DogJax Forsyth & Brown Gym 22 The Handle Bar

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Healthy Lifestyle Coach High Country Outfitters Hines Goldsmith Jackson Hole Flower Company Jackson Hole Coffee Roasters Jackson Hole Shooting Experience JH Veterinary Rehab & Acupuncture Jackson Whole Family Health Kismet Rug Gallery Lisa’s Boutique & Tanning Lisa’s Salon at the Virginian Matterhouse Melody Creek Guitars Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse Montessori School of the Tetons Mountain West Mortgage Nani’s Cucina Italiana

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Old West Press Persephone Bakery Pizza Antica Road Runner Apothecary/Peek Iridology Salon One-Forty Silver Star Communciations St. John’s Medical Center COE Orthopaedics St. John’s Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging St. John’s Medical Center Oncology Stio Tegeler and Associates Teton Media Works Inc. Teton Mortgage Company Teton Sports Club / CrossFit JH Town Square Tavern The UPS Store

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Twenty years ago, Yippy-I-O Candy Company opened for business. Karla Tessler and Craig Durr opened the Haagen-Dazs shop on the site of Ma Reed’s old Crabtree Hotel. And Peak Engravings got going on West Broadway. We’re reminded of these openings because each business was featured in the inaugural edition of the Jackson Hole News’ Business Focus section. The 24-page spread published on June 23, 1993, and included news about 30 new businesses or businesses offering new services. Remember the Muse Stand? Hot or Not Deli? Joy Victoria? This year’s Business Focus is the 20th annual edition of the special section. It contains news of 50 businesses in the area — new businesses, long-standing businesses with new employees, businesses that have moved or expanded or remodeled. Some of these stories you’re bound to know about already. How could you miss the opening of Persephone Bakery’s new cafe on East Broadway? Or the construction of the future, larger home of Kismet Rug Gallery? But others will be pleasant surprises you might not know about. That makes this special section one of the newsier supplements the

The cover of the first Business Focus section

Jackson Hole News&Guide publishes each year. Open it up and start making plans to visit your friends and neighbors in their businesses. And while you’re at it, stop by Yippy-I-O Candy, Haagen-Dazs and Peak Engravings and congratulate them on their 20th anniversary. — Richard Anderson



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Special supplement written, produced and printed by the Jackson Hole News&Guide Publisher: Kevin Olson Editor: Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Special Sections Editor: Rebecca Walsh Business Focus Section Editor: Richard Anderson Layout and Design: Kathryn Holloway Photo Editor: Ashley Wilkerson Copy Editors: Molly Absolon, Richard Anderson, Jennifer Dorsey, Mark Huffman Features: Molly Absolon, Richard Anderson, Emma Breysse, Josh Cooper, Jennifer Dorsey, Ben Graham, Mark Huffman, Mike Koshmrl, Dina Mishev, Katy Niner, Brielle Schaeffer Contributing Photographers: Price Chambers, Kali Callado, Ashley Wilkerson Brand Manager: Amy Golightly Director of Advertising: Adam Meyer Advertising Sales: Karen Brennan, Matt Cardis, Tom Hall, Chad Repinski Advertising Coordinator: Heather Best Advertising Design: Caryn Wooldridge, Jenny Francis, Kara Hanson, Lydia Wanner, Walter Gerald Pre-press: Jeff Young Press Foreman: Greg Grutzmacher Pressmen: Dale Fjeldsted, Johnathan Leyva, Mike Taylor Office Manager: Kathleen Godines Customer Service: Ben Medina, Lucia Perez Circulation: Kyra Griffin, Pat Brodnik, Hank Smith, Jeff Young Copyright 2013 Jackson Hole News&Guide P.O. Box 7445, 1225 Maple Way Jackson, WY 83002, 307-733-2047 Fax: 307-733-2138,

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Lisa Allen and Jeff Annetts offer a full range of shipping services and also plan to begin small-scale printing, from banners to business cards.

Bill Tucker leaps into a box while doing “burpees” in a CrossFit class at Bell Fitness. CrossFit classes are available several days each week in the morning and evening at Bell.

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ith two convenient locations, The UPS Store offers prompt and personal service for your packing, shipping or printing needs. And if you are tired of standing in line, their store is the place to ship. “You don’t wait in line here,” said Lisa Allen, who owns the shop with Jeff Annetts. Even though the store has more than 500 mailboxes, there’s seldom a delay. “We want you to be able to get in and get out and go about your day,” Allen said. “I think it’s important to realize that The UPS Store and UPS are two separate businesses,” Annetts said. The UPS Store is a locally owned business. “Shipping through The UPS Store does not cost any more than shipping through UPS,” Allen said, “but if you ship with us, some of your fees stay locally. It’s a way to support local business.” The UPS Store is a one-stop shop for boxholders, who can get all of their packages from FedEx, UPS or the U.S. Postal Service in one place. “Here you can get a text as soon as the package arrives,” Annetts said. And if the package is too heavy or there are multiple boxes, the staff will help customers load them, he said. The store forwards mail for out-of-town boxholders, as well. It’s a boutique service for all mail needs, with well-staffed, knowledgeable, friendly service. The store has something called the “pack-and-ship promise” that guarantees any box will get to its destination safely or the sender gets his money back, Allen said. Packages can also be insured for up to $50,000. It also provides pick-up service for shipping — for people moving or sending many boxes, for example. For busy customers, The UPS Store has the last pick-up of the day for airmail at 5:25 p.m. and even one on Saturday mornings. “You can work all day, come here after work and get a package out that day,” Annetts said. The store is expanding its services to offer large- and smallscale printing for everything from banners to business cards. People can still fax, laminate and get documents notarized there, too. And the shop recently started recycling packaging products like peanuts and bubble wrap. “I’ve been a box holder here for 17 years, I saw the operation of it and thought it would be a good investment,” Allen said. Since taking over in August, Allen and Annetts have shipped family heirlooms, science projects, $30,000 works of art and a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones. “Everything we see is special to someone,” Allen said, “and we pack it with care.”

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hances are, when you walk into the office of Brokers of Jackson Hole you’ll be greeted by an owner. That’s because there are seven, all of whom

t the beginning of 2013, Becky Tucker couldn’t do pull-ups. She wasn’t what you’d call out of shape — Tucker owns Bell Fitness with her husband, Bill, where she teaches a wide range of fitness classes — but she said it was just something she’d never been able to do. That changed thanks to CrossFit, the newest addition to Bell’s class lineup. “In three months, you find yourself doing things you’d never imagine,” Tucker said. “I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but I really got into it. You get addicted.” CrossFit is a fitness regime that advertises itself as “constantly varied, functional movement performed at high intensity.” Participants combine strength and cardio training at their own level, working to increase their fitness score. Classes are only 45 minutes long, but they’re hardly a light workout, Tucker said. In fact, CrossFit’s reputation for causing injury was a reason Bell Fitness now offers the classes. CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer Dwayne Ridgeway used CrossFit for his own workouts and knew the benefits of the style. He also knew how much newcomers would benefit from a professional hand to make sure they didn’t end up sidelined with an injury. “To do this kind of thing, you do have to start at your own level,” Tucker said. “There are demands on more than just your muscles, and your technique has to be perfect.” Taking a class at Bell means you are in either Tucker’s or Ridgeway’s capable hands. The idea is that, with them keeping an eye on your form and helping you figure out what you can handle at the beginning, you can focus on your workout worry free. CrossFit classes started in February and are already popular at Bell. Of those who come to try it out of curiosity, 98 percent stick with the program once they see what it can do for them, Tucker said. “It’s just a really cool group of people who are doing CrossFit right now,” she said. “It really does work for everyone. Our oldest participant is 56 years old, and she even competed in the CrossFit Open this year.” Tucker herself is 44, and along with finding herself suddenly able to do pull-ups, she said CrossFit also helped her to do push-ups without needing to be on her knees and cut way down on the time it takes her to go from winter shape to summer shape. “We only started in February, and our participants and even I am able to do things I just never could,” she said. “You really see results so quickly.”

work as brokers. That business structure sets the year-old company apart from many others. “Ownership does create a vested interest that isn’t there when you just work for a company,” owner-broker Kurt Harland. “For me its been exciting and rewarding to work with such a great group of people.” Indeed, the setup inherently increases the level of customer service clients receive. Owners have a stake in the company and thus have a strong interest and responsibility in insuring that Brokers of Jackson Hole stays at the forefront of the industry when it comes to professionalism and creativity, another ownerbroker, Tim Mayo, said. “We strive to spend the time and the interest to find out what our clients’ needs are rather than their wants,” Mayo said, “because if we fulfill needs we’ll have a client forever.” The downtown location of the company — half a block from Town Square on North Cache Street — also provides clients with more exposure. “We can discuss and promote properties with all who walk in,” Mayo said. That adds up to a lot of people on a busy summer afternoon. The firm was formed a year ago with the goal of gathering enthusiastic people who wanted to work in the business full time. “We really just tried to put together a really good group of people,” Mayo said. That team also includes Kathleen “Penny” Gaitan, Zachary Smith, Doug Herrick, Jack Stout and Jennifer Reichert. Mayo described the group as having a combination of youthful enthusiasm and experience. Each owner has indepth knowledge of a different geographical portion of the Teton County real estate market. That happened by chance. All of the owners have long histories in Jackson Hole. Harland, for example, who has been here since 1998, is the newest to the area. Mayo described the firm’s overall level of experience as “remarkable.” The company works on a flat-rate commission and then partakes in profit-sharing. That gives more consistency and allows owners to plan and allocate extra funds to advertise for specific clients as needed. “Because you have consistency, you can plan a little bit to do that,” Stout said.

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ne to One Wellness, a Jackson institution in the fitness community since 1998, is expanding into the realm of group fitness. The new enterprise, Gym 22, specializes in CrossFit-like exercise programs. A collaboration of One to One founder Scott “Smitty” Smith and weight lifter Brooks Woodfin, the new gym is located just behind the still-active One to One studio at the Fall Creek Business Center. The slogan of the combined businesses is, “Gym 22 with One to One presents opportunities for everyone.” It’s currently offering more than 20 group classes a week. What separates Gym 22 from a standard group fitness gym, Smith said, is a program that’s tailor-made for excelling in mountain sports. “It’s like injury-free CrossFit,” Smith said. “We’re really conscious of what works for the Jackson athlete.” Smith’s motivation for expanding was simple: He wanted to reach a broader demographic. “Personal training is hard to afford for people who are, say, making a living as a teacher,” Smith said. “It’s $75, $80 an hour versus $160 a month. I wanted to be able to provide service for everyone.” Another factor that made starting the new gym a no-brainer for Smith was his partner, Brooks Woodfin, whom he described as the mastermind behind the workout program. A Jackson native, Woodfin has six years of experience in Olympic weight lifting and holds CrossFit Level 1 certification. “We try to incorporate functional movements that are directly transferable into the mountain lifestyle and mountain culture,” Woodfin said. “The movements we try to do are tailored for injury protection.” That’s not to say the program is watereddown or easy — not by any means. “We’re still lifting heavy weights,” Woodfin said, “and we still have some extremely fit people working out here.”

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Gym 22 owners Brooks Woodfin and Scott “Smitty” Smith Even though Gym 22 just booted up in May, business has been strong. More than 40 athletes have already walked through the doors of the new facility, Woodfin said just last week. “That’s 15 above our projection,” he said, “and we haven’t even started advertising, other than word-of-mouth and Facebook.” If the story of the beginnings of One to One — which has trained such athletes as Travis Rice — is any indication, Gym 22 will quickly move on to great things. “When I first started One to One, I went in to talk to a banker,” Smith said. “He said, ‘That’ll never work in Jackson — everyone’s already healthy.’ “Well, healthy people want to be healthier,” he said. “So I walked out of there and put $35,000 on seven credit cards, and it’s been a great success. I paid off all the bills in that first year.” ­— Mike Koshmrl

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he sweet designer clothing boutique Terra recently got a face-lift. The remodel was in honor of the downtown store’s 10th anniversary and to expand its offerings to luxury bath and beauty products in a section of the store now called The Chemist Shop at Terra. The Chemist Shop is a tribute to owner Dana Sanders Souther’s mother, who recently passed away. “We shared a love for these kinds of things,” Souther said. The new space “is going to be something that I can look at every day and think of my mom.” Souther’s mother was her first employee when she opened the store in 2003. The new logo also has meaning for Souther. She chose a gardenia because her mother loved the flower, and so does she. The new section of the store has many products that are Souther’s favorites. She handpicked all of the skin, hair, body and suncare lines. “It’s special product that you don’t find at every corner,” she said. “Of course I prefer it to be pretty, but it also has to be able to address specific needs for people in this area.” Lines like Eve Lom, Tata Harper and Ahava fill the shelves in attractive packaging with even better scents and purposes. Souther has been using the Israeli line Ahava since she was a teenager. The company bases all its products on active Dead Sea minerals, she said. “Most lines are plant-based, but they also have well-researched, well-tested ingredients that won’t incite allergic reactions,” she said. “It’s important to have both.” Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the new shop is its makeup line, made exclusively for the shop, called David Scott

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Dana Sanders Souther of Terra

Stephens for Terra. A New York- and Floridabased makeup artist, Stephens has more than 30 years of experience. “He created a line that makes sense for the women out here,” she said. Eye shadows, mineral powders and lip glosses are all included in the line. “Everything is super-affordable,” Souther said. “I’m really excited about it. It’s something this town doesn’t have.” Stephens will be making a trip to Jackson Hole this fall to take appointments to custom blend makeup for different skin types, Souther said. The store has eliminated its men’s lines to expand Terra Tots, its children’s clothing section. “Terra Tots has been steadily growing, and we wanted to give it more space,” she said. The store has clothing and accessories for kids up to age 10. Souther wanted to make it more accessible for people raising kids here, she said. “I built my business around quality and customer service,” she said. — Brielle Schaeffer

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Haley Badenhop serves a fresh pastry at Persephone Bakery’s new cafe on East Broadway The shop offers coffee, pastries and artisanal breads.

Persephone Bakery Cafe

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Monica Ryan, the new owner of Backcountry Baby, has added lines and lowered prices since she bought the business, located on Pearl Avenue. She even has art by local painters on display.

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Matterhouse owner Glenda Lawrence and her husband, Jeff, combine a love of mid-century modern and other design styles at their west Jackson shop.

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s there a more anticipated business opening this spring than that of Persephone Bakery’s downtown cafe?

hen Monica Ryan had her son, Jack, about two years ago, she naturally found herself frequenting Backcountry Baby, one of the few shops in town catering strictly to mothers and their newborns to toddlers. One day, Monica said, she received an email from the owner, Stephanie Thomas, asking her if she was interested in buying the Pearl Avenue business. “At first I said no way.” But then she thought about it. Since April 2011 she had pretty much been at home, taking care of her Jack. She didn’t want a full-time job, but as owner she wouldn’t need to be fulltime. She could bring her boy with her when she was at work, it could be a nice little investment, and she could take pride in running a shop that provided so many things so many mothers and kids needed that they couldn’t easily find without going out of town. So she went for it. “It’s fun,” she said. “It doesn’t feel like work.” The first thing Monica did as new owner, she said, was drop prices to the manufacturers’ suggested retail prices. She also began expanding lines and lining up a few local artists and artisans to bring the Jackson touch to the compact but packed little storefront across from the downtown post office. “I kept a lot of the favorite brands,” she said, like Mountain Buggy and Skip Hop, but she also added other popular names like Stokke and Chewbeads. “I have a little bit of everything: strollers, toys, bibs, utensils, pack-and-plays, nursing supplies. I’m the only place around for cloth diapers. I even get people from Idaho Falls coming for them.” There’s also family-friendly cleaning supplies, gluten-free play dough, Cade and Co. booties, hiking backpacks and even some clothes. “A lot of people from Pinedale have their baby at St. John’s and stop here on the way home,” she said. They can pick up just about everything new parents need to start caring for and having fun with the new addition to their family. There’s even original artwork for sale on the walls by local artists Renee Glick and Scott Steen — bold, colorful, whimsical works to brighten any nursery. Monica also offers classes — like first aid and CPR for parents — and other reasons for new parents to get together, like clothing swaps. Backcountry Baby is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

From the beginning, two years ago, when they opened their wholesale bakery south of town, Persephone owners Ali and Kevin Cohane have dreamed of a retail sister. “We really wanted to open the cafe and bakery at once,” Ali Cohane said, speaking in the shop where chairs were still stacked on tables and stainless steel walls still only hinted at the location of the kitchen-to-be. It ended up taking a little while to build name recognition, find the right spot and nail the concept, but, she said, “It actually worked out better this way.” Just a block and a half off Town Square, Persephone’s new cafe opened June 15 with a limited menu and will be in full swing by July, Cohane said. It will feature all the fresh breads and pastries customers have enjoyed buying at area grocery stores, as well as coffee from Chicago roasters Intelligentsia, teas by Bellocq and a breakfast and lunch menu. “What we’ve created with the wholesale operation is highquality products with a French foundation,” she said. “We want to extrapolate that to the cafe.” Offering a tour of the still roughed-in space, Cohane pointed out a few walls that have been removed and a few that have been added. The front of the cafe is still a bright, open seating area with antique table bases with reclaimed-wood tabletops. “Every light fixture is vintage, one of a kind, funky,” she said, holding up on turn-of-the-century example. “We’re trying to create a unique atmosphere,” said Cohane, who thanked local artists-designers John Frechette and Christian Birch, and Nona Yehia of E/ye Design for their input and assistance in bringing her vision into being. Out an east-facing door, a new deck with small bistro tables and larger communal tables triples the seating capacity. “It should be wonderful in the summer,” said Cohane, who envisioned fun, outdoor events, especially if the business acquires a liquor license. A counter separates the eating area from the kitchen and will also serve as a display case for each day’s batch of fresh baked goods: brioche, focaccia, cakes and cupcakes, and artisanal loaves of bread. To the right of the counter will be shelves offering packaged goods like chocolate sauces, granolas and smores kits. “It will be all our stuff,” she said. “We’re really expanding our packaged goods. … We’ve been experimenting and eating and tasting every day for the past month and a half.” Breakfast and lunch items will be made in the cafe’s “substantial kitchen,” Cohane said. Kevin Cohane will continue to man the mixers and ovens in South Park. “We’re so lucky to find this spot after years and years of waiting,” she said. “There are so many possibilities. We want it to be a creative bastion of pastries and culinary and food. … We want people to be inspired by what we’re doing.”

n a high shelf sit two battered leather boxes. Inside, Glenda Lawrence revealed, are collections of tiny bottles. The boxes, sourced from two locations, were sample cases of a traveling whiskey salesman, circa late-1800s. At Matterhouse, a small showroom and workshop tucked around the corner from chocolatier Atelier Ortega on Scott Lane, the leather whiskey boxes share space with Inuit figures, books about Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, genuine circa-1950s Eames metal chairs and old artillery shells awaiting some creative use. That mix of retro and rustic, decorative and functional fills every corner of Lawrence’s new business, which also offers interior design consultation, custom sewing and refurbishments. “My business two years ago was just a workshop for custom sewing,” said Lawrence, who owns Matterhouse with her husband, Jeff, an architect and artist. Yelsew Studio, the former name of her business, was housed in a basement on King Street. But she came to need more space, “and I’ve wanted to do this for years.” So in January she opened Matterhouse. Packed into about 800 square feet are treasures large and small: chairs and wall units, shelving and couches, and collectibles like vintage poker chips, pamphlets from early Jackson Hole, an album of William Henry Jackson photos. Original art on the walls, much of it by Jeff Lawrence, has a 1950s Art Students League of New York vibe, and much of the furniture has a similar retro-modern look. “We’ve always loved the mid-century modern look,” Lawrence said. “We never thought it would go over well in Jackson, but people have really taken to it. ... When locals find us, it’s kind of their little secret.” The couple spends a lot of time hunting down their inventory, and a lot of time researching the provenance of items. For the whiskey sample cases, they found an expert in California who traced them to 1800s Heise, Idaho. They learned they were rescued in 1927 from flooding on the Snake River in the aftermath of the Gros Ventre landslide. A prominent whiskey bottle auctioneer told them they were “priceless,” given the significance of the brand and extreme rarity of the cases. Many blogs and articles have been written as a result of the find. “It’s fascinating to have that history,” Lawrence said. “The history and patina of the items give them much more richness and significance.” In addition to decor and furnishings, Lawrence offers interior design services — her degree from the University of Tennessee is in interior design — as well as custom sewing for the home and upholstery. The back quarter of Matterhouse is a workshop where a dozen projects are under way, from a refurbishing of a Molesworth chair to custom covers for each canvas in a parttime resident’s art collection. An area is also allocated for Jeff’s paintings. “I’m very meticulous about these projects,” she said, “and I like the challenge that each project brings.”

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t won’t be long — by November — before St. John’s Medical Center’s Oncology Department moves. The new oncology pavilion will give the department twice the space and, perhaps more importantly, offer additional comfort and privacy for patients, said Paige Janssen, one of the nationally certified oncology nurses working there. Patients’ needs are what it’s all about, from the moment a person receives a cancer diagnosis to well after treatment is over and he or she is in remission. Right after diagnosis, Janssen, a certified patient navigator, is there to help people “connect the dots,” she said. She educates them and their families on the disease, sets up appointments, helps coordinate care and assists in many other ways — overseeing travel arrangements, for example, or pointing them to resources if they don’t have health insurance and can’t afford treatment. “This hospital has an incredible network for charity,” she said. People from Teton, Lincoln and Sublette counties and Teton Valley, Idaho, are among those who walk through the oncology department’s doors. But the department also draws people from Dubois, Lander, Riverton, Casper and other areas. One reason is the involvement of Dr. John Ward, a hematologist and oncologist with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City who is in Jackson Hole every other Friday to consult with patients. Through St. John’s Medical Center’s new telemedicine unit, he also communicates with patients long-distance in an electronic version of a face-to-face conversation. The oncology unit handles chemotherapy treatments and also provides infusions for patients with other diseases, such as Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Nurse practitioner Kerry Carr is in charge of the department’s survivorship program, working closely with Ward to develop cancer treatment plans for her patients, she said. The survivorship program isn’t restricted to patients who have been treated at St. John’s. And survivorship is broadly defined: A patient is considered a survivor at the onset of a diagnosis of cancer and remains a survivor through treatment and until the end of life. The survivorship program is whole-health oriented, with nutrition counseling, exercise programs with a trainer educated in the specific needs of cancer patients, acupuncture and a panoply of other supportive services, including journaling, meditation, massage therapy, pet therapy and healing touch. There are outings, too: going bowling, visiting the lingerie shop Ella’s Room for breast cancer survivors and attending performances by the Laff Staff, Jackson Hole’s improv comedy troupe. From diagnosis and beyond, the St. John’s Oncology Department is with cancer patients every step of the way. “You are not alone” is the message.

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Stio, a mountain lifestyle clothing company founded and run out of Jackson Hole, works to combine “technical fabrics” with “lifestyle designs,” said company founder and CEO Stephen Sullivan. “We definitely design products around the life we live here in Jackson,” Sullivan said. “We get excited about creating outdoor apparel that has a whole new level of versatility to it.” Sullivan brings the experience he gained as one of the founders of the Cloudveil line of clothing to Stio, where he said the idea was to go even further into designing clothes for the mountain lifestyle. In fact, he said, he personally designed about 70 percent of the Stio line. There are three categories to the line, each designed to fit into a different type of Jackson Hole living. “Mountain adventure” clothing is intended to fall more into the sporting category, for hardcore backcountry skiing and mountaineering. “Mountain athletic” clothing is designed to be breathable and wind- and water-resistant, suitable for high aerobic activity. “Mountain lifestyle” clothing is intended for work, travel and play, but often includes “some little technical twist,” like being made from a wicking fabric, that allows them to serve more than one purpose in a Jacksonite’s typical, active day. “We’ve specifically aligned ourselves with excellent textile companies,” Sullivan said, noting that Stio’s partners include Polartec®, Schoeller®, Pertex® and Toray. Along with the designs, Stio is unique in that the only store where customers will find the company’s clothing is its own. At least for now, Sullivan said. The bulk of Stio’s business is online at The rest is at Stio’s first and only studio store, located on Town Square. That allows Stio employees, rather than the sales clerks for other companies, to hear feedback and respond to it, he said. “It’s nice, because we control the brand experience,” he said. “We get immediate feedback on color, on style, on design, and we have the ability to quickly adapt to that feedback.” It also means employees can use only their company’s message and their customers as their guide when they innovate. From “curating” the store to include products that may not fit into a traditional outfitter’s milieu — like clothing by Krochet Kids International from Africa, Oliberte footwear, Sunskin sunglasses and Rainbow sandals — to fitting a new suggestion into next season’s line, there is only one focus group involved: the community Stio serves.

oadrunner Apothecary — owned by Babs Melka, a Doctor of Pharmacy and Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine — has been operating for about 10 years, compounding medications in various forms. Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medication to meet a patient’s specific needs. Roadrunner has patients who have sensitivities to color or fillers, for example, so it make its medications without the offending chemical. It can also make a medication in a liquid or topical form for children, adults and animals. Melka also provides health consults, looking at the whole body (mind, body, spirit). She works closely with the patient and health care provider to design a therapy specific to the person. Since relocating in February to a larger space in Smith’s Plaza, on South Highway 89, Roadrunner has expanded. It is now also home to Simply Health of Jackson Hole — which offers a huge array of dietary supplements, organic foods and raw foods — and Peek Iridology. Jennifer Nelson-Hawks, Certified Iridologist, CMA and RPT, owns Peek Iridology. Iridology is a science that examines a person’s iris to detect predispositions to medical issues. Nelson-Hawks closely inspects a high-resolution magnified image of a client’s iris to identify parts of the body that may be compromised or that could indicate serious genetic health issues. She looks at the structure, pigment and color of the iris. Nelson-Hawks can then recommend supplementation and a nutritional program to support and balance the body. For example, if someone has blue eyes with a yellow pigment over the top the iris, she said, their iris will appear green to the naked eye, but through magnification the yellow pigment indicates a weakness in the kidneys. Within the Roadrunner space is also Simply Health of Jackson Hole, owned and operated by Melka and NelsonHawks. Simply Health provides personal consultation on supplements and foods to give custom-tailored support to each individual client’s needs. “Most of our supplements are pharmaceutical-grade, nutraceutical-grade or raw,” Melka said. “These companies treasure their reputations, and all products have been tested for purity, strength and bioavailability, providing superior quality. “In other words,” she said, “you get what you pay for.”

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ith deep experience and creative inspiration, interior designers Amy Brown and Jodi Forsyth think of themselves as “familiar faces with fresh ideas.” The ambiance of their new studio embraces the hospitality woven into their mission: The palette is neutral and clean, a blank canvas on which to help clients express their ideas. “We created a neutral studio space where design ideas can flow uninhibited,” Brown said. “We wanted to be open to design concepts and not tie ourselves to one style.” That way, the homes that Forsyth and Brown design reflect each client and the way he or she lives. “The home becomes a reflection of the clients’ personalities,” said Brown To create such personalized concepts, the designers take the time to get to know their clients and their families. They approach the design process by listening, learning and building a relationship. “When you sit down with your client and their first set of blueprints, you help them visualize how they want the space to feel and look,” said Forsyth, “how it will become their home.” Forsyth and Brown work with clients at every stage of the design process, from drafting architectural concepts to consulting with builders on finishes, flooring, window coverings and paint colors. Brown and Forsyth have each logged 20 years in Jackson as interior designers and have been partners for 15 years. Brown holds a degree in design, which she put into practice in the valley. Forsyth entered the field in the early 1990s, initially by way of retail, moving into design 18 years ago. Both are involved in the American Society of Interior Designers. Stepping out and starting their own firm was a natural progression for their design careers in Jackson Hole, Forsyth said. “To build our new business and stock our library we’ve been on the road looking

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Interior designers Amy Brown and Jodi Forsyth are “familiar faces with fresh ideas.” for new and exciting things,” Brown said. “It’s been a rewarding aspect of the entrepreneurial process, and the result is a collection of classic and new.” Also gratifying is the support they’ve received from vendors they’ve worked with for years. The designers feel fortunate to have worked with so many talented architects and builders in the valley, and they always consider themselves part of a team. “The team that works well produces great results,” Brown said. “We pride ourselves on working within that team in an effective way.” The designers have grounded their business in the diverse panorama of interior design. “Design is more diverse now than it has ever been,” Forsyth said. “We wanted to set up a studio that is flexible to that new landscape.” While Forsyth and Brown are rooted in the valley, their experience stretches beyond the Tetons. “We have worked on projects from coast to coast,” Forsyth said. “We enjoy stretching ourselves creatively and working in all sorts of styles.”


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On the west side of Town Square 307-733-4790 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


hat’s better than eating a prime cut of juicy steak for dinner at an iconic downtown Jackson restaurant? Doing the same thing in the afternoon. For the first time since owners Kevin and Stacy Gries took over the Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse nearly a decade ago, the restaurant will be open for lunch. The daytime menu sports a number of classics from the dinner spread, including the tender, marbleized wagyu skirt steak. But a number of new sandwiches and wraps also will be available. They include a Boar’s Head ham and brie baguette and a curried tuna salad wrap. That’s in addition to ground steak burgers and blackened steak sandwiches. The Gries hope to cater to those in Jackson’s business community looking for a quick, delicious, yet affordable lunch during the busy workday. “I’ve got a lot of friends who do the 9 to 5,” Stacy Gries said. Many of them have only 30 minutes to eat. As a result, the restaurant will offer $8 lunch specials that can be ordered to go. The special will change daily and will be announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Another reason for the new offerings is to provide another option to visitors looking for lunch on the square. “A lot of families try to go into the bar for lunch,” she said, but children aren’t allowed in. With the new lunch menu — served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — families will be able to visit the historic, cowboy-themed landmark for an afternoon meal. “We figure after nine years it’s time,” Kevin Gries said.

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Cowboy Steakhouse owners Kevin and Stacy Gries, with children Samantha and Jeremy, now offer a lunch menu.

The dinner menu still offers the same ample steak and game options. Many of those meats are dressed in dry rubs and sauces developed by the owners themselves. Kevin Gries is the food master of the couple, and Stacy heads up the administrative and financial side. It’s been a long run for Kevin in the kitchen. He got his start at a Burger King at the tender age of 13. “I’m still flipping burgers,” he said. But it’s a little different now. The restaurant serves a number of gourmet burgers, including the Cowboy Steak Burger with an ancho chili barbecue, applewood-smoked bacon, onion rings and cheddar cheese. That will be available for lunch, too. It’s the buzz of the restaurant’s kitchen during the busiest hours that keeps him coming back. “It can be like skiing powder,” he said, “all the adrenaline and energy.” ­— Ben Graham

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Lisa’s Boutique & Tanning

1325 Highway 89, Suite 106 (Smith’s Plaza) 307-734-9693 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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isa’s Boutique and Tanning in Smith’s Plaza is ablaze with color and shine. Racks of bright yellow, orange, red, white and blue bikinis hang next to stacks of colorful jeans. The wall is covered by a display of summery frocks and flowing blouses. And the front case is full of sparkling necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. A table covered with brightly colored leather handbags and totes draws your eye as you enter the shop. And you can find flowery-smelling lotions, citrusy soy candles and other goodies to soothe your soul and ease your body. The place feels hip, young and happening, which is exactly the vibe Lisa Allen and Jeff Annetts are seeking. This dynamic duo bought Lisa’s Boutique from another Lisa this spring. She doesn’t plan to change the shop’s name, and many things will remain the same, but with Allen’s personality — and the influence of her teenage daughter — there will be some subtle shifts in look and feel. “I’m trying to go with a broader range of inventory,” Allen said. “I want to create a trendy, affordable option for people, so they don’t have to go all the way to Idaho Falls. “We have leggings, jumpers and cute summer tops at great prices,” Allen says. “For about $25 you can get a cowboy hat, a top or a brand-new skirt to wear out to dinner. That’s not in line with most of what you can find in Jackson.” Lisa’s niche ranges from teenage girls who need size 0 pants to women who wear a 13. The shop carries a number of fun brands, including Elly Preston, Maitai and Lulah. Allen said she plans to turn her inventory over often, so there will always be a sales rack and new items coming in. She sells candles and lotions that make great

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birthday gifts. She also will be carrying the superfoods EnVvy and V3, which she says “feed the organs,” and you can stop by and place an order for ARBONNE as well. In addition, Lisa’s has tanning beds and offers spray tans. The beds look like spaceage rocket ships, glowing pale blue and sheathed in shiny red metal and chrome. A tanning session lasts 10 minutes and, Allen said, gives people a good base before heading out into the sun. “This is a great alternative to frying yourself outside,” Allen said. “You can do some tanning before vacation, and you are much less likely to get burned.” The beds are up-to-date and use UVA rays, which penetrate deeper and cause less damage than older models that relied on UVB. If tanning isn’t up your alley, you can always come in for a spray and get the same color without the rays. Either way, there’s something there for everyone. — Molly Absolon

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ate here once before I took it over, and I was not impressed by it at all,” says Jerry Fasy, who started as general manager of Cutty’s Grill in October, after it had been briefly closed. A native of Philadelphia who has made well over 40,000 cheesesteaks in his life, Fasy has improved the food quality and menu at Cutty’s Grill and made a commitment to bring more live music into the restaurant. In addition to authentic Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Cutty’s now has Philadelphiastyle pizza. A 16-inch cheese pie costs $12, and toppings are $2 each. Cutty’s also sells pizza by the slice. “New Yorkers like to talk a lot about their pizza, but we’re pretty proud of our pizza in Philadelphia,” Fasy says. “It is crispy but also kind of chewy.” Fasy uses Grande cheese, “one of the more popular cheeses to use on pizzas in the Philly area,” and Cutty’s makes all of its dough and tomato sauce. “All of this food we’re making comes from recipes I learned while working at a pizzaria in Ocean City, N.J.,” Fasy says. “I spent summers in college doing that.” While Cutty’s pizza is good, its cheesesteaks are amazing. “I guarantee you no one else in the valley, and for that matter most of the United States, that sells ‘Philadelphia cheesesteaks’ have ever made them in the Philadelphia area,” he says. “People have no idea what they are supposed to be. They only think they know.” Cutty’s is so committed to authenticity that it brings in Amoroso’s bread, baked fresh in South Philadelphia; no self-respecting Philly cheesesteak is served on anything but, Fasy says.

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Cutty’s has Philadelphia-style pizza.

“The cheesesteak you get [at Cutty’s] is just like what you’d get back in the Philadelphia area,” he says. “I do have Cheese Whiz, but I don’t recommend it because it’s gross.” The cheesesteaks at Cutty’s are generally topped with American cheese, sometimes provolone. “I love hearing people tell me, ‘That’s the way they do it in Philadelphia,’” Fasy says. “It’s really funny to me how a few tourist traps have shaped everyone’s ideas on what a cheesesteak is supposed to be.” It’s not just the kitchen at Cutty’s that has changed. The bar and grill now bring in DJ Fiesta Bob on Wednesday evenings, and Friday nights alternate between live music and Latino Night with a DJ. Latino Night sometimes has a cover charge, but “I’m generally trying to avoid cover charges,” Fasy says. He hopes to bring more live music as the summer goes on. Although the weekly Trivia Night is moving on the schedule in order to work around local softball schedules, it will be kept. This summer, Trivia Night will be Sunday. “I like the idea of coming out at the end of a weekend and doing something mellow,” Fasy says. “It’s free entertainment.” To find Cutty’s on Facebook, search “Cutty’s Grill.” — Dina Mishev

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Azadi Rugs 156 N. Center St. 307-733-3388 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


tacks of intricately woven and brightly colored rugs line the new, rectangular Azadi Rugs space downtown. The shop, which has been in Jackson for 13 years and was formally known as Heriz LLC Artisan Rugs and Accessories, used to be on Pearl Street. It recently moved to Center Street to be closer to all the art galleries for shoppers interested in buying home decor, manager Kelzang Lhaden said. “A rug is the anchor of the decor in your home,” she said. “It pulls everything together.” Rugs provide beauty and warmth and enhance a whole room, Lhaden said. They help people feel comfortable right away when they walk into a room. Among the store’s thousands of rugs are three lines and styles called Azadi, Heriz and artisan. They are from different regions and are made with different techniques. “We are grateful we are able to use all three,” Lhaden said. The store has handmade carpets that are created with natural dyes. “We have all sizes and all types of patterns, from Western to modern to floral to traditional,” Lhaden said. The rugs are mostly from Asia, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Tibet. Rugs for every budget are available. Pricing depends on how long the carpet took to make, which varies by size but also pattern, she said. “Sometimes people think they are expensive, but these carpets last a long time,” Lhaden said. “It’s a piece of art that you can enjoy every day.” In addition to selling rugs, the store offers appraisals, cleaning, restoration, trial periods and consultations for residents. People can try out rugs for two days to see whether they like it, Lhaden said. The store’s employees will also make house calls and provide free decor advice to help customers decide what might be a good fit for their homes, she said. The employees are not interior designers, she said, but they can help if people can’t decide. The store also carries small home decorations such as candleholders. “We try to serve our customers in the best possible way,” Lhaden said. Azadi Rugs wants all customers to be content with their purchases, which can last a lifetime. “Once you invest in your rug, you want to love it,” Lhaden said. — Brielle Schaeffer

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Deli Dogs manager Kevin Elks shows of one of many possible combos. Bored with mustard? Top your dog with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, chipotle aioli and more.

Delidogs 160 W. Gill Ave. 307-734-2930 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


ver wonder what a hot dog would taste like with feta cheese on it? How about hard-boiled eggs? Wonder no more. Delidogs now offers a huge array of premium toppings for your hot dog, which, the restaurant boasts, makes it “not your average wiener.” Have it just the way you like it. Or try something new. The choice is yours. “It’s a very custom experience,” said Pamela Longley, director of sales and marketing for the White Buffalo Club, in which the corner dog shop is located. “Customers choose from all the special toppings to create their own dog. First the dog is placed on a gourmet deli bun, and then the customer has free rein to create their hot-dog masterpiece.” The restaurant is located at the corner of North Milward Street and West Gill Avenue and has the aesthetic of a modern deli in a major metropolis. Customers can get their orders carryout, or they can sit at one of the three high tables along windows that look out onto Miller Park and East Gros Ventre Butte beyond. In addition to its 100 percent beef dog, Delidogs also offers a turkey dog, Andouille sausage, beer bratwurst and a hot Italian beef dog. Among the many topping choices are sauerkraut, artichoke hearts, pepperoni, bacon, sausage, olives, relish, gerkins, sport peppers, pepperoncinis, pepper jack cheese, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted garlic, mushrooms, onions, fresh jalapenos, tomatoes, bell peppers, avocadoes, green onions, cilantro and chives. Customers can also try a wide array of sauces on their dog — not just ketchup, mustard and relish, but ranch dressing, horseradish, pesto, chipotle aioli, mayo and balsamic vinegar. “Whatever your hot-dog dream is, they can do it,” said Longley. “Really, how ever many toppings you want, it depends on what your mood is.” The first time Longley created a custom dog, she was sold. “The first one I had had sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese on it, and I was blown away,” she said. Hot dogs are not all Delidogs has on the menu. It also serves a variety of sodas, salads and award-winning chili by the cup or by the bowl. Open a little more than a year, Delidogs and hopes to expand to more locations, including malls and airports. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Josh Cooper

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ackson residents play and work hard. Whether we’re climbing, skiing, horseback riding, biking, running or hiking, we like to push ourselves. As we get older, that pushing can have consequences: aches, pains and decreased mobility go hand in hand with well-used, aging joints. Injuries, obesity and genetic conditions can also cause bone deterioration that may require a replacement. Whatever the cause, more than 1 million Americans get an artificial joint each year. In Jackson Hole, the place to get a joint replaced is St. John’s Center for Excellence in Orthopaedics. Dr. Angus “Gus” Goetz is the program’s medical director and chief of surgery at St. John’s Medical Center. He began developing the program in 2008 to ensure that all patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery were treated with the latest evidence-based technology and protocols to maximize patient safety and comfort and to ensure the best clinical outcome possible. “We started the Center of Excellence to offer a better program than other hospitals relative to quality, compassionate care and superior outcomes,” Dr. Goetz says. “It’s important to us that patients from the community feel confident about their choices to have surgery locally, combining top-notch procedures with all the benefits of being close to home.” All orthopaedic surgeons at St. John’s had a role in developing the program, and all of them adhere to the same protocols, including the World Health Organization’s protocols for patient safety. Goetz assembled a team made up of nurses, surgeons, physical therapists, social workers, anesthesiologists, dietitians and holistic practitioners — all of whom have a special passion for joints — which resulted in “a revolution in patient safety, comfort and experience,” he said. The team’s motto is “One Mission, Many Hands,” with the mission being the patient and the many hands being those of the care team. As each patient is unique — with different needs, health issues and concerns — St. John’s offers a twice-monthly joint-replacement class, where patients and their caregivers can meet the team, learn about the entire process and ask questions. Patients who attend the class have less anxiety and a greater level of confidence in having a successful outcome when their questions are answered and they know who is going to be with them during the process. St. John’s is a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry. This independent, not-for-profit database stores comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures, helping physicians and artificial joint manufacturers improve the experiences of patients who undergo joint replacement surgery. “We care for our patients as whole beings,” Dr. Goetz said, an approach that ensures good experiences and superior outcomes.  — Molly Absolon

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Jack Hoagland of Melody Creek Guitars specializes in custom-building guitar electronics and custom-winding guitar pickups. He is moving to the Tetons from Ohio.

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1230 Ida Lane, Suite No. 12 307-734-5300 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


ue Bullock recently reopened her boutique-style flower shop in downtown Wilson. Jackson Hole Flower Company, now located in a small log cabin, is filled with an abundance of flowers, artisan containers and gifts. Along with florals, Bullock has graced the shop with beautiful phaleonopsis as well as earthy organic succulents and air plant creations. Customers can find peace and calm amidst the fragrant buds in the little cabin, located in Fish Creek Center. The flower shop’s new abode will allow wider access to her unique and distinct array of plants. The homey cabin even has a potbellied stove to provide natural therapeutic heat. Carefully selected peonies, ranunculus, berzillia berries and chocolate cosmos fill the floral cooler alongside traditional tulips and garden rose varieties. Bullock’s elegant and organic style has long been recognized throughout the valley. The new location will promote weekly arrangements in private homes and businesses. With this program customers are able to receive regular fresh and creative arrangements reflecting Bullock’s artistic style and eye for beauty. Although businesses such as local hotels are the primary recipients of the weekly flower designs, she caters to all budgets with the program and waives delivery charges for the weekly clientele. “I really love being in the center of Wilson,” said Bullock, “where I am able to add new value to my community.” Customers can stop by and pick out a single stem for their loved ones or order one of Bullock’s more elaborate speciality arrangements. She also has been designing and installing gardens in the valley for the last 10 years. She loves the challenge of working with a blank canvas, she said. The Jackson Hole Flower Company is gearing up for the wedding and event season — a satisfying and creative foundation of the floral business. Clients are attracted to Bullock’s receptive attitude and her instinctive ability to guide them toward their taste in florals, caterers, event sites and musicians. The Jackson Hole Flower Company is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Visit online at JacksonHoleFlowerCompany or find the store on Facebook. — Ben Graham

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elody Creek Guitars isn’t a new business, but it is new to Jackson Hole.

Having shut down a successful shop in Pickerington, Ohio, owner Jack Hoagland is relocating to the Tetons to be with his business and life partner, Karen Langenberg, and to bring his business here. That’s good news for area guitar players looking for expert service. Among other things, Melody Creek Guitars offers basic setups, custom guitar wiring, custom pickup winding, nut replacement, truss rod adjustments and basic repair. Hoagland’s specialty is custom building guitar electronics and custom winding guitar pickups. If you’re aiming for a bluesy Stevie Ray Vaughn effect, for example, Hoagland will help you replicate that sound. “You can’t get that kind of service from a manufacturer,” Hoagland said. “It’s a real specialty.” This fall, Hoagland expects Melody Creek Guitars will have a storefront operation in the Jackson area. The business will offer parts for acoustic and electric guitars, including bodies, necks, hardware, strings, pickguards, straps, cables and turning keys. If customers have guitars, amplifiers or other equipment they want to sell, Melody Creek Guitars will offer a consignment service. A website under construction,, will enable customers to purchase parts online. They will be able to browse and order custom wiring solutions, which will be shipped with diagrams and operating instructions. At least 50 percent of Hoagland’s business has come from outside the U.S., he said, with England and Australia being his two biggest overseas markets. “Our customer,” he said, “is the do-it-yourselfer.” Hoagland’s own do-it-yourself talents led him into the business. A guitar player since 1966, he has played in several bands. Later, when he was raising a family, his kids became interested in guitars. Instead of buying one off the shelf he taught himself to build one. “That turned out really well,” he said. One thing led to another: He kept learning more about how to get different sounds out of the instruments, friends in bands asked him to work on their guitars and then other people heard about his skills. “It went from being a hobby to being a business,” Hoagland said. “Now I get to work at what I love doing every day.” Hoagland said he’s eager to get involved in the Jackson Hole music scene and is pleased that Melody Creek Guitars will fill a gap in the market. “I’m really excited about bringing something like this to Jackson Hole,” he said. — Jennifer Dorsey

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hooting doesn’t have to be about politics, hunting, conservation, fear or religion,” says Jackson Hole Shooting Experience co-founder, National Rifle Association instructor and business manager Lynn Sherwood. “It really can just be fun.” Founded in 2010 with her husband, Shepard Humphries — a NRA training counselor and a former law enforcement officer — Jackson Hole Shooting Experience makes shooting fun through its luxury entertainment shooting experiences. “We don’t waste people’s time with fluff,” Sherwood says. “Guests are actively shooting within minutes of arrival and their safety briefing, learning the fundamentals every step of the way — and all with a smile on their faces.” The company also offers group and private skill-development opportunities. “This year we have an amazing team of 16 instructors,” Sherwood says. JH Shooting’s most popular event is its three-hour MultiGun Rifle and Pistol Experience, which exposes shooters to an enticing variety of firearms — about two dozen. New this summer is a stand-alone Pistol Experience and a stand-alone Archery Experience. In the former, you’ll shoot a variety of revolvers, pistols and blackpowder muzzle-loaders. The archery experience is “a quieter way to have fun,” Sherwood says. It’s also a highly portable way to have fun. “We can go to someone’s house for a birthday party or to a guest ranch for a wedding,” Sherwood says, “or we can make a backyard barbecue anything but typical.” Jackson Hole Shooting Experience welcomes shooters as young as 7 years old. “We’ve had four generations out shooting together when hosting family reunions,” Sherwood says. In addition to working with families and groups of friends, JH Shooting also hosts corporate events. “It’s a huge part of what we do,” Sherwood says. “We divide the large group into smaller teams that rotate through exciting stations. We customize to ‘taste-test’ pistols, shotguns, rifles, tomahawk- and Western knife-throwing, and archery.” On the skills-development side, Lynn, Shepard, their coaching team and guest instructors have 19 community classes scheduled this year in addition to offering personalized instruction. “We evaluate the shooter’s goals and match them with the instructor best suited to that discipline for private coaching,” Sherwood says. Personalized instruction can include defensive rifle and pistol shooting or prehunt-skill development. “We meet shooters, whether they’re here for serious instruction or a unique activity, where they are in terms in their experience and their shooting goals,” Sherwood says. “And they have a blast while learning with our safe, educational and fun style.” — Dina Mishev



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magine you tweaked your knee taking a tumble on the ski hill or falling off your mountain bike. It hurts. But what worries you more is not knowing exactly what’s wrong. A ligament tear? A bruise to the bone? With those concerns flooding your mind the last thing you want is to be stuffed into a tiny diagnostic imaging machine to have your worst fears confirmed. That’s what St. John’s Medical Center had in mind when it bought its new, stateof-the-art magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, machine. The hospital’s board agreed to spend $2.2 million on the technology. It will be running by the end of June. The new model, a Siemens Magnetom Aera, produces higher-quality images and is more comfortable for patients. The tube in which the patient lies during the imaging process has a diameter of 70 centimeters, providing much more room than the average MRI machine. And with the tube just 145 centimeters long, many procedures can be done with the patient’s head outside. “It’s going to be short, and it’s going to be wide, and yet it doesn’t compromise in any way the strength of the magnet,” said Dr. Richard Ofstein, a radiologist at St. John’s. The stronger the magnet, the better the image, he said. “It has become the workhorse of diagnostic imaging,” Ofstein said of Siemens’ most recent model. The new machine also improves ventilation and cools patients during the imaging process. For starters, the larger hole allows air to flow through the tube, providing relief for the patient. For some procedures, such as a pelvic MRI, the patient’s head will actually be out of the machine. New software that comes with the MRI shortens the time it takes to complete a scan, which also adds to patient comfort. That allows the hospital to do more scans if necessary, decreasing wait times. “We could do 30 very good scans in a

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The hospital’s new MRI machine will be in service by the end of this month.

day,” Ofstein said. “When we need speed with this scanner, we can get speed.” And at the end of the day, the improved image quality helps doctors increase the accuracy of their diagnoses, he said. The upgrade also includes a newly designed MRI suite featuring illuminated ceiling panels covered in high-definition images of the outdoors, further enhancing the patient experience. In addition to the advanced imaging technology, St. John’s Diagnostic Imaging Services still offers top-notch CT scans, ultrasounds, virtual colonoscopies and mammograms.

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ced shellfish and lobster rolls on the patio on a warm summer evening may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the winter wonderland that is Teton Village. But famed chef Michael Mina, the brains behind The Handle Bar, a pub-style restaurant located in Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, has changed that. The new restaurant’s expansive deck is open for business this summer. And that means lots of seafood, cold brews and even live music. “This is the perfect deck to go out and have oysters on the half shell,” said Mina, a two-time James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef with 18 concept restaurants across the country. “People love to eat like this in the summertime.” Starting at 5 each evening, patrons can take a seat outside and order from an extensive menu with many items from the ocean. One of those is the seafood boil. Shrimp, mussels and other tasty undersea creatures are thrown into a mesh bag and seasoned with Old Bay-infused court bouillon. Then a server snips the steaming bundle open into your bowl, which is coated in butter and herbs. In addition, The Handle Bar offers an allday menu that has all of the items that have become the restaurant’s staples, including a falafel burger and pork green chili with tortillas and crema. Every Friday and Saturday, The Handle Bar will feature live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and special happy hour offerings on food and beer. The base of the ski resort is indeed an idyllic summer hangout. With the snow line receding up the ski runs, patio diners over-

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Chefs Jeffrey Hileman and Michael Mina of The Handle Bar invite folks to spend summer evenings on the restaurant’s deck.

look a lush field of grass and up the mountain as long summer evenings slowly turn to twilight. When asked about the inspiration for the summer spread, Mina answered simply: “It’s all about embracing summer. This is what I do at my house.” The Handle Bar opened last winter to much fanfare. Skiers and snowboarders flocked to the large bar and cozy interior of the restaurant for beers and burgers. Diners came hungry and eager for a quick bite between ski runs. “With the winter behind us and a splendid summer ahead, the patio promises to be a place for good fun and great food at the base of the mountain,” says Executive Chef Jeffrey Hileman. “We’re planning on attracting hikers and bikers, but also locals,” he said. “We want to give them something to come out for and stay for.” Here is to warm nights on the patio, summer’s tastiest ingredients and a new season at The Handle Bar. — Ben Graham

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ackson Hole residents and visitors can enjoy all the classic Italian dishes Nani’s Cucina Italiana has offered for years but now in a completely revamped and newly stylized setting. The restaurant, located just a few blocks north of Town Square, underwent a face-lift this offseason. Vintage brick walls, a large L-shaped bronze bar top and a smattering of pop and contemporary art on the walls now greet restaurant patrons. The new design was by ek.REEDY Interiors, construction by Anders Rae of PLS Construction and the copper bar by Creative Metal Works. “Our food has always been what brings people back,” said Buck Parker, whose family owns Nani’s. But with the restaurant’s new look inside, people will have a whole new atmosphere in which to enjoy authentic Italian favorites. “We were able to take Old World elements and balance them with modern design,” said General Manager Erin Neary. “It’s the perfect combination of rustic and sexy.” Take the Sicilian room. Now backed with a wall of real brick and sleek red banquettes, the room also boasts the original arched window that once was part of the restaurant’s entrance. Opened by the Parker family in 1990, Nani’s Cucina Italiana has long served some of Italy’s best-known fare to locals and tourists. But with the remodel have come a few tweaks to the menu. One change that is sure to keep the bar crowded on summer nights is the addition of small plates — “piccoli” — that are perfect for sharing with friends over glasses or bottles of wine. “We set up the menu in a way that allows our guests to try a little of everything,” Neary said. For example, there are four varieties

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Erin Neary checks in on Kathy Reed and Tom Ward at Nani’s. of flatbreads, made with the restaurant’s famous focaccia bread. Barflies and their friends can enjoy a cocktail while sampling margherita, piccante, funghi and prosciutto e rucola versions of the flatbread. “That’s how I would want to eat my way through Italy,” Neary said. The restaurant’s most popular dishes, originally created by Chef Camille Parker, haven’t changed. That includes the Norcina, which is done with Nani’s house-made sausage, pancetta, truffle-infused oil and parmigiano. Other menu items that may seem exotic to American palates are actually Italian staples, such as the Melone: linguini tossed with cantaloupe, tomato, white wine, cream and parmigiano reggiano. “It’s a traditional summertime dish,” Neary said. “One taste and you’ll dream about it all summer long.” The family-owned restaurant is ushering in the interior changes with a new weekly special event. Since May, Nani’s has begun to host a Thursday night dance party, when the tables are cleared out and DJ Vert One and DJ Tonight spin tunes. Overlooking the scene is Nani herself: Buck’s 1942 photo of grandmother — clad in a bikini — hangs among the new art and redesigned interior. ­— Ben Graham


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e’re upscale casual,” said altitude owner Jean Schwartz. “The clothing and shoes we sell are comfortable but also look fabulous. We’re not aiming to be a dressy-dressy, sequin-y store.” After briefly closing for a remodel during the offseason, altitude has reopened with expanded room for shoes and denim while continuing to sell ready-to-wear clothing lines that speak to the Jackson Hole lifestyle. The shop also offers one of the most smartly curated selections of gifts and small home goods in the valley. With the expanded shoe and denim areas come new brands for the store. In the shoe department, altitude has brought in Jeffery Campbell, Freebird by Steven, Emu, Matt Berson and the Canadian line Mjus (pronounced “muse”). Emu is well-known for its winter boots, but, Schwartz said, “we’re carrying more of their design line.” With any designer it carries, altitude tries to be its exclusive outlet in the valley. Schwartz says she goes to about six shows a year — clothing, shoes and gifts — to pick brands and designers to carry. “And then we actually get a lot of people that want to have their clothing in here,” she said. Brands that fall into the latter category includes Henry and Bell denim, new to the store since the recent remodel. “I was impressed by what a good fit they are,” Schwartz said, “and they’re getting lots of great press.” Altitude carries about six different denim brands now. In addition to Henry and Bell, there’s J Brand, Page Premium and Hudson. “We like to have a variety of price points and styles,” Schwartz said. Altitude hasn’t just brought in new shoe

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After a recent remodel, altitude is open again. and denim brands. The shop now also carries Zoe Karssen T-shirts, Paul and Joe Sister and Doma leathers. Founded in Amsterdam in 2010, Zoe Karssen collections are easy-to-wear, tongue-in-cheek styles worn by cool girls around the world. Husband-and-wife team Zoe and Quince Karssen reinterpret and modernize the T-shirt, ending up with quirky designs that often reference pop culture such as rock ’n’ roll, fashion and famous icons. “They’re really fun,” Schwartz said. On the accessories side, altitude now carries sunglasses. The boutique is the exclusive retailer of Shwood and Raen. The former has frames made from wood. The latter is pronounced “rain.” Altitude also has Alexis Bittar jewelry. Bittar, who is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., went from hawking his creations on the streets of New York to selling them in 34 countries around the world. “We’re establishing ourselves as an overall lifestyle kind of store,” Schwartz said. “And we’re comfortable in the lifestyle we’re selling — easy and casual, but also good-looking and quality.” — Dina Mishev

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New flat-screen TVs along with seats offering good views are among the upgrades at Town Square Tavern.

Town Square Tavern

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The Build Your Own Package at the Body Sage Spa allows clients to choose from their favorite wraps, scrubs, soaks, facials and massage.

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hen Rusty Parrot owner Ron Harrison encounters a problem, he sees opportunity. When a small fire in a storage structure required rebuilding at the hotel, he seized the opportunity to improve the facilities for guests of the hotel and for members of the community. Now, in addition to a new den for conferences and private events and a deck with fire pits and oversize umbrellas, the Rusty Parrot has a new home for its Body Sage Spa. Run by Ron’s daughter, Heidi Harrison, the Body Sage has for going on 20 years offered massages and treatments for the lodge’s guests and for many loyal local customers. Guests to the Body Sage are greeted with robes and slippers and either warm neck wraps or cool compresses, depending on their preferences. They can relax with herbal or berry-infused water — creations of the chefs at the Rusty Parrot’s Wild Sage restaurant — or tea. Windows in the treatment rooms face Saddle Butte, giving guests a true Jackson view — one that sometimes includes wildlife — while they relax. “We were thrilled to see a black wolf running across the hillside the first week we moved in,” Heidi Harrison said. Two of the new rooms have double-size soaking tubs to allow for a refreshing dip before a massage, she said. The Body Sage has come a long way, Harrison said. The spa started as a one-woman operation in a small room inside the Rusty Parrot. In fact, it was less a spa than Harrison herself offering massage as one of the new services at her family’s business when she moved to Jackson in 1991. As word got out, Harrison couldn’t handle the demand on her own, and the Rusty Parrot expanded the service into the Body Sage Spa in 1995. From the start, the spa offering natural and organic products and linens — “Way before it was popular,” Harrison said — along with massages that drew both hotel guests and valley residents. The things that made the Body Sage a hot spot before the move are still around, Harrison said. “The extremely experienced team of massage therapists and aestheticians remains at the ready,” she said, “and new members bring great skills and experience as well.” In its new building, the spa is great for private affairs for small groups, such as wedding parties, birthdays or other special occasions, Harrison said. Couples treatments remain a speciality. And of course, warm cookies from the Rusty Parrot’s kitchen still appear every afternoon. — Emma Breysse

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High Country Outfitters, on the south side of Town Square, now offers rare and antique firearms as well as a wide array of outdoor clothing and gear.

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Town Square Tavern, located — where else? — on the south side of Jackson’s famous Town Square, underwent major renovations this spring that improve both the daytime and evening dining experience and the late-night rockin’-tillthe-wee-hours experience. The front of the downtown drinking establishment contains a mix of bistro tables, cushy cocktail-conversation sitting areas and that amazing deck overlooking the intersection of Broadway and Cache. “The best place for people-watching in Jackson,” General Manager Stephen Carter said, almost in unison with Michael Mattheis, who has owned the bar with his brother, Steve, since 2007. The front also has a dozen flat-screen TVs, and most any seat offers a good view of the game, whatever game that might be. Steve Mattheis took the photos of local landscapes and wildlife that hang on the walls, making it impossible to forget you are in incomparable Jackson Hole. And don’t miss Greta Gretzinger’s twin murals depicting Jackson Hole life — wild and wilder — on the way up the stairs. The rear third is separated by removable panels. By day, the partition gives the front a cozy but bustling feel. “It was such a big room,” Mattheis said of the original open space. Even if business was jumping, it could feel empty. “Now it has a much more intimate feel.” Those panels allow the rear third to be closed off for private events — Christmas parties, ski groups, wedding receptions, even art openings, like the one the tavern hosted for Jackson painter Amy Ringholz — or they can be quickly removed and stowed, returning the space to one big room for live music. The southern end of the tavern is home to a permanent stage, with a better sound system and better lighting. That’s already attracting more and better bands, said Carter, who also books acts as 307 Live with partner Harper Hollis, and has made for a better musical experience. Town Square Tavern has live music or DJs four to six nights a week and is looking forward to another great summer of talented acts. The emphasis, Carter said, will remain on local bands. “Uncle Stack and the Attack has blown up,” he said of the local blues rockers who pack the place many a Tuesday night. And on Saturday nights, when the JH DJs of WYO Bass descend on the joint, the place turns into a club, complete with lasers, lights and fog. But the bar also has hosted Robert Earl Keene, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Andy Frasco and others, many of whom Carter said are on the books for 2013. The remodel, executed by Paul Davis Construction, was mostly designed by the Mattheis brothers and Carter. “The first five years of owning this place has been a huge learning curve,” Mike Mattheis said. “We ran it successfully, but we tried to find the deficiencies and make it better.”

here can you find collectible firearms in Jackson Hole? That was a hard question to answer a month ago, before the newly christened High Country Outfitters opened its fine gun consignment room. The recently renovated and reinvented Town Square store plans to sell a selection of firearms that aren’t available elsewhere in the valley. Take, for example, the I.M. Reilly side-by-side 12-gauge hammer shotgun on display. “It’s still fully functional for modern shot, but 100 years old,” said Brad Schwarm, head of the hunting department at the store. The consignment room, located upstairs, has a dozen such weapons. “Guns with history is what I like to call them,” Kristie Eggebroten said, vice president of the corporation that owns High Country Outfitters. The entity also owns Pepi Stiegler Sports. The new fine firearms department is just one part of the face-lift the owners have given the store, long known as Jack Dennis Outdoors. It now sells pretty much anything a Jacksonite needs to take advantage of the great outdoors. Visitors headed to the national parks also will find what they need. And that all comes with a little more flair for fashion than the store once was known for. “We’re still all about fishing,” Eggebroten said, “but we’re also trying to give locals an alternative for shoes and clothing.” When shoppers step onto the newly finished hardwood floors of the store this summer, they’ll be greeted by fishing and camping merchandise. A little farther back, women will find clothing that is both fashionable and athletic. For men, there are a number of utilitarian offerings, such as long-sleeve shirts with insect repellent in the fabric. Then there’s the Mountain Khakis display. As a premier dealer of the Jackson Hole brand, High Country Outfitters offers an immense variety of hardy pants. Upstairs, an entire wall will be devoted to footwear, from heavy backpacking boots to trail-running shoes. “For what Jackson has to offer, it’s definitely going to be the most comprehensive footwear department in the valley,” said Ryan “Bootsie” Huggins, footwear buyer at the store. The new hunting section, also on the second floor, has the consignment room as well as an assortment of new guns for sale. That inventory is accompanied by a wide selection of gear aimed at outfitting the typical hunter. Another section will have fine hunting apparel. That includes nice boots and other items, such as designer Ghurka bags. In the fall, the fishing gear will be replaced by ski gear. And, of course, the store still offers guided fishing trips.

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hat’s working well in your life? What drains your energy? Where are you feeling stuck? These are questions that integrative life coach Laurie Brown of All Connected: Integrative Life Coaching & Health Consulting asks clients. She helps each individual envision his or her ideal life, set goals and map out multiple action plans. Just as athletes have coaches to push them to peak performance, Brown’s clients have her unbiased support as they create their optimal lives. “I want to see people thrive around me,” Brown said. “It’s a true calling.” She is not only a board-certified life coach but also a master’s-prepared, licensed adult nurse practitioner, a certified clinical nutritionist and a reiki master practitioner. After some 25 years of clinical health care work, she started All Connected in 2006 to inspire people to focus on health in every aspect of their lives. She’s also a health consultant who helps people navigate the spectrum of health care options, thus customizing their ideal program of care. “What I do is unique,” she said of her business. “I offer a plethora of different tools with which I assist clients.” Brown promotes the Mind-Body-SpiritEarth connection. People can eat the most healthful food, get the optimal amount of exercise and make a lot of money but still feel they’re missing something. “If they are not in joy, in a place of feeling fulfilled, it doesn’t matter,” Brown said. “They will still tread water on a cellular level.” Life coaching complements other programs, including therapy. It’s not as much about fixing problems but more about polishing up what’s good and plugging leaks. “Coaching takes the individual from today forward,” she said. “I teach people to approach life differently, to look at life with more selfawareness, discernment and determination. I support individuals in being proactive with

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Life coach Laurie Brown promotes the Mind-Body-Spirit-Earth connection.

their lives (i.e., taking the reins), and I begin assisting a client at whatever point they want to begin their work.” The premise of coaching “is that there is nothing wrong with you,” she said. “I can’t tell you how many people are moved to tears when I say that.” Brown has clients in Jackson Hole, elsewhere in the U.S. and even in foreign countries. She works with them by phone, Skype or in person. If you’re in Jackson Hole, your sessions might involve a hike. People of all ages and at different stages of life come to her, and she loves that variety. “It makes me so happy to learn about an individual’s uniqueness and to help them polish up and create multiple action plans to achieve what they want in life,” she said. Brown will offer half-price introductory sessions through July. “Joy is the greatest healer,” she said. “If people are stuck, if their lives are not vibrant and fulfilling, then we have an important focus to attend to. My hope is for every good life to be made extraordinary.” — Jennifer Dorsey

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ackson Hole Coffee Roasters relocated just this spring, resetting its roots a half block away from Jackson’s world-famous Town Square. The move, co-owners Stefan and Luba Grainda said, wasn’t just tactical. It also gives the couple the space to roast in the building rather than off-site. And that roasting operation will take place in clear view of customers who walk through the establishment’s doors. “People will be able to watch us roast,” Stefan said in mid-June. “This is going to happen in the next couple weeks.” It’s a nice addition, and one among many to the new store, located just below the Pink Garter Theatre. Jackson Hole Roasters, Stefan and Luba said, is expanding its food menu to include paninis, baked goods and other goodies. “I’m hiring a new baker,” he said. “As much as we can, we will prepare our food in-house.” Traditional favorites at the coffeehouse — such as the juice bar and an array of breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads — aren’t going anywhere. Those popular items will remain available for patrons. Then of course there’s the coffee. “We always had the biggest coffee selection in Jackson,” Stefan said. “At any one time, we have anywhere between 20 and 30 coffees available. “I’m buying the best coffee beans from all over the world,” he said: Africa, Central and South America, Hawaii, Indonesia, Jamaica and elsewhere. Stefan and Luba helped create the Eu-

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JH Roasters’ custom espresso machine

ropean vibe you feel when you stroll into Jackson Hole Roasters. The couple are originally from High Tatras, a region in Slovakia. They went on to become baristas and worked with coffee all around Europe. Stefan is especially proud of their espresso machine. It took two years for him to build it from scratch. Located just inside the shop, by the cash registers, the machine is fun for customers to watch in action. At the shop, coffee beans are roasted in small batches and then packaged and sold immediately. What you get is the freshest coffee in town, Stefan said. As of mid-June, the new custom-made roaster was still in the manufacturing process, and there was no word on the timing of a celebration for the first in-house roasted batch at the new location. But there will be one: Check for updates. Meanwhile, Stefan and Luba will be busy getting their new store into tip-top condition, both in terms of service and accommodations. “We want to improve our operation,” Stefan said. “But you can’t do everything at one time. Little by little, you have to do it right.” — Mike Koshmrl

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Kaley Parent, with chocolate Lab Derby, now offers her animal patients acupuncture treatment.

JH Veterinary Rehab/Acupuncture 1035 W. Broadway (at Spring Creek Animal Hospital) 307-733-1606 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


ackson veterinarian Kaley Parent would do anything to make a four-legged friend feel better. Starting this spring, that includes acupuncture. Parent is recently certified as a veterinary medical acupuncturist and now offers this service to the pets of Jackson Hole. “I have struggled with some chronic disease myself,” she said, “and I decided through the experience that my passion is pain management. That led me to go into rehab therapy and then acupuncture. That and the fact that I have two senior dogs who can benefit from acupuncture.” Parent had been a vet for 14 years when she decided to make the switch from general practitioner to specializing in rehab and acupuncture. Her instructor in veterinary acupuncture was a medical doctor and human acupuncturist, along with a vet and a veterinary acupuncturist. Veterinary acupuncture focuses on the medical aspects of treatments rather than the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine. Starting from acupuncture’s roots as a human treatment, the acupuncture points are transposed onto an animal’s body. Parent even uses the same hairline-thin needles on her patients, identifying the right anatomical points to impact specific areas of an animal’s body. Longer needles are for larger, hairier dogs, like a Newfoundland patient of hers. Shorter ones are for smaller, shorter-haired dogs, like a dachshund she regularly treats for back pain. Parent largely works with dogs and cats for now, many of which were already her rehab patients. Pain management and injury recovery are big focuses for her new rehab and acupuncture practice, she said. When her son’s 12-year-old dog Hank had surgery on his ankle, for example, Parent gave him a quick treatment to help him feel comfortable when he woke from the anesthetic in the post-operation room. A trio of needles in his hip triad and five others at the top of his bandaged leg were a treatment designed for pelvic limb pain. Other conditions acupuncture can help include skin problems, urinary tract disorders, gastrointestinal issues and respiratory disease. Acupuncture can also be beneficial in controlling many of the problems associated with cancer treatment, including pain relief. Just as with humans, acupuncture can be used on animals for pain relief in other areas or even to access organs through the nerves that cross them, Parent said. “Obviously some animals will respond better than others to the treatment,” she said. “Anything I can do to keep an animal comfortable and from being in pain.”

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Teton Sports Club owner Andrew Kittleson continues to add new classes and has expanded the CrossFit room. The club also now rents stand-up paddleboards.


Kismet Rugs offers a vast selection of rugs, from the very affordable to extremely rare, antique floor coverings. The store has moved to a larger space on Broadway.

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nother busy summer is upon us here in Jackson Hole, and that means great promotional deals at Teton Sports Club/CrossFit Jackson Hole. A summer membership to the upscale gym in the Aspens can be had for just $249. The couples rate for a summer membership, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is $339, and you can pick up a pass for the whole family for $399. The single and couple rates include dependents younger than 13, and the family rate includes all dependents up to age 24. The summer passes get you pool, sauna and hot tub access, free rein in the gym and opportunities to attend a wide array of fitness classes. “It gives them access to everything,” Teton Sports Club owner Andy Kittleson said. Starting this summer, you’ll even be able to partake in some outdoor activities with your sports club membership. “We’re working on adding more of an outdoor influence to the gym,” Kittleson said. “For example, we have 10 standup paddleboards available for rent to the public and at a discounted price of $30 a day for members.” The paddleboards are the first step in a long-term goal of making the gym a place to train for specific outdoor objectives. Plans include indoor rock climbing and a wide selection of outdoor trips. Classes that have been added at Teton Sports Club include swim lessons, Zumba, TRX, SUP-YO (yoga on paddleboards) and “high-energy” spin classes. That’s on top of the CrossFit program, yoga, boot camp and other group classes the sports club has been offering for years. The club has long had some of the best personal trainers in the valley and is actively adding more. For example, the club is in talks with an instructor to get an intro dive class going, Kittleson said. The last several months have seen some changes to the physical layout of the facility, too, including opening the rear space of the facility back up to club members and expanding the CrossFit room. Teton Sports Club is also adding some retail space to the facility. Give’r, a spanking-new Jackson-based outdoor and workout clothing retailer, is setting up shop inside the gym. The addition adds to the number of businesses that operate out of Teton Sports Club, including a smoothie bar, Pilates studio, and a number of massage and physical therapists. “We’ve always been a wellness facility of sorts,” Kittleson said. “We plan to maintain that atmosphere while adding new programs.” Stay tuned and check for updates at Teton Sports Club’s website,

f you’ve strolled east of Town Square on Broadway this summer, you might have noticed that Kismet Rug Gallery is relocating next door to a more expansive, multilevel space. The new gallery will be more than just larger. Scheduled to be finished in July, it will be transformed into a more social scene, with a bar, balconies and more, owner Myna Aslani said. “I want to make it more of a community-type of place,” she said. “We’d like to host Grand Teton Music Festival’s Bravo group and perhaps some chamber of commerce mixers and other organizations. I want this to be a more social place where all the designers get together.” At 6,000 square feet, the new gallery is about two and a half times the size of the old one. For Kismet Rug Gallery, the extra space is much needed: Only about a third of its 18,000rug collection is on display at the current gallery, which it has occupied since 1990. While the gallery’s roots in Jackson reach back about two decades, the provenance of the business dates back much further: The family has been in the Persian rug business since 1870. Aslani stressed the vast diversity of Kismet’s high-end collection. “We have a good range of antique rugs,” she said, “ranging from fairly ordinary antiques to special collector’s rugs.” The Kismet collection includes one-of-a-kind rugs as well as smaller, more contemporary rugs that can be had for as little as $100. The gallery has furnished fine rugs for homes all over the world. All of Kismet’s rugs are handmade, primarily from wool, but there are also wool-silk blended rugs as well as all-silk rugs. All are made with natural dyes. “One of the wonderful things about having a naturally dyed rug is that it takes you to the colors of the region,” Aslani said. “They use local roots and vegetables and other products that are found locally to dye the rugs. You’re kind of looking through the rug into the landscape.” Kismet Rug Gallery has other fresh changes in store. It has expanded its repair and restoration department by hiring a professional rug cleaner and repair specialist. Kismet also is revamping its website and boosting its social media efforts as part of Aslani’s effort to “inject some vibrancy of youth” into the business. “I’m also digitizing all of our inventory so we can get it online to the website,” she said. From that website,, people will be able to buy rugs and get them shipped to anywhere in the United States. “Nationwide shipping,” Aslani said, “and worldwide recognition.”

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he Montessori School of the Tetons is back in business and ready to provide quality education in the Montessori Method. After 13 years of operation, which ended in 2005 when the school closed, Montessori School of the Tetons is now reopened, and school administrators say the program is better than it’s ever been. “We’re so excited to be back working with children after a break,” said school president Dee Buckstaff. “It’s such a great program for teaching young children.” In 2005 the school had two facilities: an infant and toddler center on Willow Street, and a preschool in the Aspens off the Village Road. The school now has one classroom for children ages 2 and a half to 6 years, with full-time, part-time, all-day and half-day enrollment options. The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori and emphasizes the child’s independence and natural development. Among the distinguishing features of a Montessori School is mixed-age classrooms, a technique that supports the mastery of educational milestones by allowing the older children to act as role models for the younger children with whom they spend their days. The method also emphasizes working with specialized Montessori Materials. These materials allow children to

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Dee Buckstaff’s Montessori School of the Tetons serves preschoolers up to 6 years old. use their natural tendency for physical movement while developing their cognitive skills. Each material is scientifically designed to meet the needs of a child’s brain development. There are an estimated 7,000 Montessori schools across the globe, “in every continent except Antarctica,” Buckstaff said. Buckstaff said the method is unique and effective. “Montessori is a proven education method,” she said. “We’re a traditional Montessori school, and we have all the Montessori materials.” In addition, the classrooms are staffed with Montessori-trained teachers. Buckstaff said the school will employ four staff members. Buckstaff said that she couldn’t be happier than she is about the reopening of her school. “I’m so glad to be back,” she said. “It’s what I should be doing.”

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hile banks close their doors at the end of the workday, Arto and Rebecca Pihlajisto of Teton Mortgage Company welcome customers’ calls any time — day or night, Monday through Saturday. Whether 10 a.m. or 10 p.m., customers’ queries will be answered by an experienced loan officer. As the company’s slogan states, “When banks close — we are OPEN.” The Pihlajistos understand that every customer has different goals, and as such, the couple offers a spectrum of full-service commercial and residential loan products to suit each one’s needs and dreams. “We treat everybody like they are the most important person in the world,” Arto said. In the finance world, which he knows well, excellent customer service translates into significant referrals. He has found this to be true in the mortgage industry as well: In its first few years, the company did no advertising because the majority of new customers who contacted Teton Mortgage Company called as a result of positive referrals from previous clients. “Many customers who could not get approved by local banks came to us, and we could get them approved,” Arto said. “We have a extensive list of satisfied customers.” Arto and Rebecca have logged 15 years in the mortgage industry. Arto grew up in Finland, served in the military and became a pilot. He then moved to the United States to earn degrees in finance and banking. While working in corporate finance and venture capital in North America and Europe he also entered the mortgage industry, and he continues to work with international companies on finance projects. Rebecca grew up on a farm in Idaho, a childhood that instilled in her a tireless work ethic. Her professional life has seen her thrive as a mortgage administrator and processor. Several big, nationwide lenders love working with her, Arto said, which allows Teton Mortgage Company to be creative about securing residential loans. The Tetons have always been a special

Rebecca and Arto Pihlajisto

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place for the Pihlajistos. The couple met here in the summer of 1988: He was working for the Grand Teton Lodge Company during a college summer, while she was a seasonal employee of Heart Six dude ranch in Moran. “Our little spark apparently started the Yellowstone fires,” Arto joked. Equipped with the latest financial tools, the Pihlajistos help their clients make sound financial choices. With Teton Mortgage Company the process of securing a residential or commercial loan is simple and straightforward. By having a wide range of programs and tools at their disposal the Pihlajistos are able to service all phases of residential lending as well as commercial loans. Their website TetonMortgageCompany. com offers a suite of online tools to help clients explore their loan options and begin the process of finding the right loan to suit their needs and goals. The Pihlajistos recommend that people complete the initial application online. The online submission is immediately flagged on Arto’s smartphone, so that he can pull a person’s credit report and analyze it nearly on the spot to see what services might be available. “We can typically let people know within 24 hours what we can do,” he said. — Katy Niner

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Pam Davidson, Michalle Boyce, Lynnette Kern, Kay Kopcho man the Jackson Hole office of the statewide insurance company Tegeler and Associates.

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he Jackson branch of Wyoming’s most storied insurance provider has had a shake-up in its staff. Tegeler and Associates, which has roots in the Cowboy State that reach back to 1943, has added one employee and expanded its reach into business insurance. “There’s been some changes as far as who’s actually in the office,” said Tim Robeson, Tegeler and Associates’ marketing director. “We’re welcoming Michalle Boyce to the team, and Lynette Kern has moved from focusing on personal insurance to business insurance.” In addition to Boyce and Kern, office manager-producer Pam Davidson and Kay Kopcho also hold down the fort at the Jackson office of Tegeler and Associates. Among the foursome, there’s a “ton of experience in the office,” Robeson said. The growing staff will allow the office to focus more on one of its specialties: providing insurance to the businesses of Jackson Hole and the surrounding area. “We have some great insurance programs for specialty businesses, but we are certainly not limited in what types of businesses we can insure,” said Davidson. “Right now, in the summer season, we’ll see more outdoor-oriented businesses. Later in the year we might see more nonprofits or retail businesses. No matter what it is, I feel like we can really help them in all aspects of their insurance programs.” Tegeler and Associates is pretty much a one-stop shop for anyone’s insurance needs. Besides business insurance, it offers a wide array of personal options including home insurance, auto insurance, life insurance and health insurance. Need coverage for your motorcycle or boat? They’ve got your back. “We’re an independent agency, which means we’re not bound by a single insurance company,” Robeson said. “At the same time, we offer insurance policies for almost any type of coverage imaginable.” While Tegeler has 14 branches throughout the state, it still has the feel of a personable “Ma and Pa” insurance agency. The Pinedale-based business is dedicated to its Wyoming roots. “We’re a Wyoming-centric agency,” Robeson said. “We’re based in Wyoming, and always have been and always will be.” That dynamic holds true to its local offices. “Tegeler and Associates has a ton of dedication to the Jackson Hole area,” Robeson said. “We’ve been there for 30 years now.” The insurance agency, whose slogan is “Insuring Wyoming since 1943,” is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Have a question about Tegeler’s insurance policies or plans? You can request a free quote by visiting Better yet, take a walk down to 375 W. Broadway, the location of the Jackson office. “If somebody walks through the door and has an insurance question, we’ll be there to help them out,” Robeson said.

ackson Hole’s most prominent publishing company experienced change in the last year — most notably, a shuffling of ownership and a new business name. Readers of Teton Media Works publications will continue to enjoy their favorite products on the newsstands: The Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jackson Hole Daily, Jackson Hole magazine and a host of other publications. Where change will occur is the company’s presence in the digital world. Subscribers will be able to access local news and information any way they want. A new website, tablet- and mobile-friendly news and more engagement in social media are all in the works at Teton Media Works in the coming months. “We recognize that as people become more mobile they’ll want local news more timely and in different formats,” said Kevin Olson, the new owner and publisher of the 62-employee company. Teton Media Works was formed in December when Olson and his wife, Shelley, bought out the owners of the Jackson Hole News. Like its storied predecessor, the company is locally owned and is well engaged in the valley community. “We serve the community and understand our role in creating a sense of community for our residents and visitors,” said Olson. Business at Teton Media Works is thriving. “Our total brand audience is at an all-time high,” he said. There are currently more than 12,000 weekly readers of the News&Guide, and another 13,000 folks pick up a copy of the Daily. Additionally, the website receives more than 230,000 visits a month. “In today’s changing media industry, companies that focus on local news have the attention of their residents,” Olson said. “This niche of media is strong. The more readers we serve, the more potential for our advertisers.” To that end, Teton Media Works has begun a methodical process to transitioning to being a local media company. The new website, pencilled in to go live in the fall, and the upgrades to digital news delivery will enable Teton Media Works to integrate local advertising to better reach print and digital audiences. The company plans to offer bundled ad packages to get to both kinds of readers. For readers who love to pick up a physical paper — and two-thirds of Teton Media Works’ readers still do — Olson emphasizes that the focus of the business will remain on local content and the foundation will be print media. “We recognize what has made these brands trusted and well-received in the market,” he said of the News&Guide and the Daily. “We remain committed to quality journalism and effective advertising solutions.” “It’s an exciting time,” Olson added. — Mike Koshmrl

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Owner Dawn McKibbin and office manager Dwayne Hammons of Old West Press are now able to do all your color printing in Jackson, saving time and shipping costs.

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1755 High School Road, No. 620 307-733-8228 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


he shop at Old West Press is a lovely mess. There are shelves and shelves of paper, of course, can after can of every color of ink you can conceive of, and presses — six of them now — ranging from a circa-1950s workhorse to a stateof-the-art, four-color computer-controlled Heidelberg. With the smell of ink hanging thick in the air, there’s no question: This is a busy, working print shop. In all fairness, some of the clutter is because of three new presses owner Dawn McKibbin purchased from Jones Boys after the 40-plus-year-old business closed its doors last fall. “That all kind of happened fast,” McKibbin said. “The dust is still sort of settling” thanks to the hard work of Old West office manager Dwayne Hammons and pressman Mike Campbell. But she gets excited when she starts talking about the capabilities of the new presses, especially the Heidelberg. “The new machines allow us to do full color very quickly and cost effectively,” she said. “”It’s fast, efficient … the ink is richer. With this, we don’t have to subcontract out color. We can run it right here in town.” McKibbin bought Old West Press from Jim and Sharon Gretzmacher in May 2005. Before that, she worked at Bear Print, another defunct shop. “I’ve been printing forever,” said the former editor of the Daily Guide, back in the mid- to late 1990s. “I started in screenprinting.” She also does design work — “I love doing design,” she said — so she can work with clients from their first ideas to their finished products on business cards, rack cards, brochures and flyers. “You give me the pictures, give me the text, and I can take it from there,” she said. Sometimes, for simple jobs, like a straightforward business card, she ends up not even charging her usual $35 per hour design charge. And if she has the right paper in stock, she can usually take a finished design and turn it around in two to three days. “We’re never going to be as cheap as the online companies,” McKibbin said, “but you get better service and you keep it in the valley.” When you go with some mega online shop out of LA, and the job gets messed up, who are you going to call, she asked. “I’m here for you,” she said. And, of course, there are no extra (and ever-increasing) shipping charges for local customers. “We have not changed what we offer, but how,” she said. “We can do it all in town. It’s faster and in some ways most cost-effective.” — Richard Anderson

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lassy and calm are just two ways to describe Salon One-Forty. Down-to-earth, experienced and professional are other words that come to mind. The modern yet Western-style decor of the shop’s new location on East Broadway also adds a nice touch, putting customers at ease. While Salon One-Forty is quite different from the rustic log cabin feel of Wright’s former business, Salon in Wilson, it still retains the same comfortable atmosphere. “It’s pretty laid back in here,” owner and nail artist Robyn Wright said. “It’s not your typical salon. We want people to feel comfortable. Most of us don’t work on clients in our stilettos.” That attitude is perhaps why the salon draws a wide range of customers, from construction workers to corporate people, she said. While the salon has no pretenses, that doesn’t mean it does not offer quality hair and nail services. “We still know how to do hair in here,” Wright said. Salon One-Forty provides all hair and beauty needs, including cuts, color, blowouts, perms, updos and hair extensions. It’s one of the last places in Jackson Hole where you can get a permanent, Wright said, and the shop sells some specialized hair products, too. Facial waxing, eyelash tinting, makeup, manicures, pedicures, gel manicures and artificial nails are also all available from the salon’s six skilled employees, who have decades of experience between them. The new location is perfect for primping



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Salon One-Forty — Libbey Haney, Mitch Theriault, Kim Stelzer, Robyn Wright, Chesney Harris, Jenny Statter — offers comfort and convenience on Broadway. before events. “You can rent it out for a wedding and have your whole crew in here.” A courtyard area outside the shop provides a relaxing place to eat lunch or take a break during a salon visit. The salon was in Wilson for several years before moving to its new digs in January. Wright and her friends originally began the Salon in Wilson together, but Wright eventually took over as the sole owner. She wanted to do nails for the flexibility, lifestyle and ability to spend time with her family, including her toddler. She stayed because of her clients. Wright and company work hard to accommodate all their clients’ hair and nail needs. That includes keeping flexible business hours, whether that be Saturdays, evenings or earlier morning appointments. Walk-ins are also welcome. Soon you’ll be able to check them out on Facebook for weekly specials. — Brielle Schaeffer

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y mid-July, Joe Rice of Blue Collar Restaurant Group hopes to be able to invite you to have high-quality pizza for a reasonable price at his new place. That place is the space that formerly housed Giovanni’s Italian restaurant — the new home of Pizza Antica. “It’ll be a really great place to have really great Napolitano pizza at a really great price,” Rice said. “You can get pizza downtown, but there really isn’t anything like this south of town. And the style of pizza we’re dong is a little different.” Rice knows what works for Jackson Hole restaurants. Pizza Antica will be his and his wife Denise Rich’s sixth foray into the world of Jackson dining. The couple also own Dolce and Merry Piglets downtown and Sidewinders and Ignight along Broadway, and they recently took over Bubba’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant. They’re putting in the time to make Pizza Antica unique. Rather than the New York-style pizza you might see on the Sidewinders menu, Pizza Antica will specialize in artisan Neapolitan pizza, which has a thinner crust and is made in a stone oven with the best tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. The two big stone ovens in Pizza Antica will face the dining room, so guests will be able to watch every entree and appetizer go in and out of the fire, Rice said. There are plans for a new big deck with tables for outdoor dining, an herb garden


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where the restaurant will grow the seasonings it uses, and a community table where those waiting for a table can sit and, if they choose, stay to eat. “We’re trying to do some real unique stuff but keep it a real affordable, highquality place,” Rice said. “All our concepts, we try to appeal to the masses, not just one type, and it seems to work.” Already the inside of the old Giovanni’s building looks different. The goal was to give Pizza Antica a more open feel, Rice said, so he took out a few walls and lowered the booths in the main dining room a few feet. Eventually, the wall facing Broadway will open out onto the deck with big double doors. Rice hopes to have Pizza Antica open by mid-July, he said. In the meantime he and his team are hard at work planning the menu. They just returned from a trip to Seattle, where they learned from some of the Emerald City’s finest Italian chefs, he said. “The thing with this style of pizza is it’s all high-quality ingredients,” Rice said. “Over in Naples, they’re been cooking it for thousands of years. Americans are just now catching on. We want to get it right.” ­— Emma Breysse

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ines Goldsmiths on Town Square is dazzling with exciting new designs. The array of gemstones and diamonds is undoubtedly the largest in town, ranging from turquoise and fossilized dinosaur bone to some of the world’s finest collectible stones. Owner Carolyn Hines strives to have quality jewelry that costs from $10 to well over $100,000. The store’s trademark line is crafted on the premises by goldsmith Gary Smith. He painstakingly creates each and every piece of Teton jewelry, a large selection of unique charms, the Wyoming bucking bronco pieces and custom jewelry that uses elk ivory. “Our local clientele as well as our out-oftown visitors really appreciate the quality and large variety of our Teton line depicting the mountains from the Snake River overlook,” Carolyn said. The pendants and charms have evolved over the last couple of years to have pave diamonds, blue diamonds, Australian opal inlay and turquoise inlay. Hines Goldsmiths’ created the first pieces of Teton jewelry 42 years ago. “We are constantly being copied,” Hines said, “but Gary and I just keep moving forward with new ideas.” The store’s designs and other collections are catalogued on the store’s new website, “We have such a large selection of jewelry that the website has become an enormous project,” Hines said. “I don’t know if it will ever truly be done.” A new salon area in the back of the store showcases one-of-a-kind designer jewelry with exquisite large gems like Paraiba tourmaline, Tanzanite, and Afghani peridot. There also are minerals like dendritic agates, fossilized coral, Gibeon meteorite and natural uncut diamonds. “We have also introduced a line of silver jewelry that is flying out the door,” Hines

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Hines Jewelry has exciting new designs.

said. “Gary found the artist and knew it would be a hit.” This designer’s earrings and neck pieces have a unique, soft look, but the designs — especially the earrings — are wild, elegant, stately and very affordable. The store also proudly displays a new line of fine crystal and glass barware, vases and serving pieces depicting Hines’ Teton and bucking bronco designs as well as elk, moose, buffalo, bear and other animals found in the area. Custom glassware with initials, brands or corporate logos can also be made. “I enjoy my customers, and I truly like to have something for everyone,” Hines said. “I make it a point of working within my customers’ budgets for diamonds, engagement rings and fine pearls, or creating a custom piece from a family diamond or gemstone. “Since selling quality is my No. 1 priority, I only buy ideal-cut or premium-cut diamonds and colored gems,” she said. “Cut is one of the most important attributes. It can make a stone extraordinary or ordinary.” Hines Goldsmiths is one of the oldest businesses under the same ownership on Town Square; it’s been there for 42 years. “Fine classic jewelry becomes family heirlooms,” Hines said, “a keepsake associated with many fond memories. I am honored to have so many wonderful customers.” — Brielle Schaeffer

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alance is our bottom line.” That’s the slogan of Deliverance Kochanowski of Diamond DK Horseshoeing. “Balance is what you want in shoeing,” Kochanowski said. “Horses feel better when their feet are balanced. They perform at a higher level.” Kochanowski specializes in hot-shoeing, which he said results in a better fit. But he isn’t just interested in hooves. He believes in the natural horsemanship philosophy, which entails working with the animal and not trying to impose his will on it. Each horse is an individual to him. He is patient with them and likes new customers to tell him about their animals’ personalities before he starts shoeing. It’s satisfying to him to get the job done just right. “It’s nice when you see a horse you just put shoes on and it’s walking well,” he said. Available May through October, Kochanowski shoes horses Friday through Sunday and from 6 to 9 p.m. week days. When customers call, he gets back to them within 48 hours to make an appointment. He believes in shoeing horses every six to eight weeks and prefers that customers have him work on all their horses in one visit. Kochanowski charges $80 for shoes all the way around and $40 for hoof trims. Servicemen and -women who are members of veterans organizations will get a $10 discount, he said. Originally from Wisconsin, Kochanowski grew up on a farm. He had a metalworking background and trained at the Minnesota School of Horseshoeing. He has traveled to all seven continents, including Antarctica, where he worked for six months at McMurdo Station. He’s a lifelong learner,


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he said, and has explored horse cultures around the world. “I’m partial to Western riding,” he said. What drew Kochanowski to Wyoming was the mountains. He has horse-packed extensively in the Rocky Mountain region and currently has a National Park Service job supporting trail crews. The friendly spirit of Wyoming has been a bonus. “People here still wave to you when you’re driving down the road,” he said. — Jennifer Dorsey



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hesney Harris helps people forget their past. At least that’s part of it. As owner and operator of Avalon Laser Spa, Harris treats and eliminates all sorts of skin imperfections. One thing people want to disappear are unwanted reminders of romances goes wrong: the names of ex-wives or former boyfriends, for example, prominently and embarrassing tattooed on you. “I’ve taken off tattoo wedding rings from people who ended up getting divorced,” Harris said, laughing. “And there’s also people who get drunk and get tattooed.” Some people, she said, come to her for laser treatment to remove just one small part of a tattoo they don’t like before having it redone. She’s the only one with tattoo-removal equipment in the area, and she doesn’t know of anyone else who offers the service closer than Casper or Salt Lake City. But not all her customers come out of regret. The normal changes everyone experiences as the years pass are often easily fixed too, she said. Among the many kinds of things Harris sees are brown spots caused by age, red spots, “cherry angiomas” caused by a defect in capillaries, “skin tags” — harmless but unsightly growths that look like hanging skin — and spider veins. All can be treated with her Dermo-lo equipment, with which she also can perform what’s called a “Cinderella lift,” a kind of nonpermanent face-lift. She can do wrinkle reductions and skin resurfacing and works on crow’s feet and frown lines, and she can reduce stretch marks and do skin tightening. She admits that being in the business has made her quick to spot people who might appreciate what she can do. “Sometimes it’s hard not to hand out my business card and say, ‘Let me help you,’” she said. Harris is a certified laser technician who uses a machine by Cynosure, a top-notch laser company, for her treatments. She also performs CO2 treatments and works with a local plastic surgeon when his expertise is needed. Her medical director is longtime Jackson physician Dr. Roland Fleck. Though people who don’t need her help

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Chesney Harris of Avalon Laser Spa gives Pam Sell a “Cinderella lift,” a kind of nonpermanent face-lift. Harris can treat or eliminate all sorts of skin imperfections. might think Harris caters to vanity, she has seen the lift people feel when they can rid themselves of a blemish that’s been bothering them. “It’s absolutely crazy, the effect,” she said. “Doing one little thing can brighten someone’s day, and doing that makes me love my job, making people feeling better about themselves.” And while most of the work is cosmetic, some has medical benefits. Some spots she removes are precancerous, Harris said. Though she had her start in the business when she “just kind of fell into it” in Denver, Harris has continued to broaden her education and enlarge her treatment options. She has been in business in Jackson for just short of a year. Avalon Laser Spa is at 140 E. Broadway. Find it easily by going into the courtyard that separates Kismet Rug Gallery and Trailside Galleries. — Mark Huffman

Silver Star Communications

1325 S. Highway 89, Suite 112, Smith’s Plaza 307-734-9040 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––



f you think about how businesses have to adapt and move forward to be relevant to consumers and to stay profitable, broadband services are the currency of the new information age,” says Ron McCue, president of Silver Star Communications. Thayne-based Silver Star Communications recently finished installing 120 miles of fiber optic cable throughout the valley. “We’re at the forefront of using broadband,” McCue says. Installing the fiber optic cables took Silver Star nearly two years. The project was finished in February. All the main corridors in and out of the valley are now fiber routes. “And we’re working on branching out from there,” McCue says. “We went into this knowing it was a long-term commitment and project.” Even though the broadband project itself is a game-changer for valley data speeds, Silver Star isn’t ignoring wireless. The company, which has been in business for more than 65 years, is deploying Long Term Evolution, LTE or 4G, in most of the valley this summer. “We don’t think there will be one particular technology that will win at the end of the day,” McCue says. “Customers will want and need a combination of fiber optics and wireless.” McCue explains that the combination of the two will allow customers to “go home and still be connected to their business.” And customers will have access to speeds they didn’t before. Once LTE is live, Silver Star will offer a variety of plans that include it and broadband.

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While laying conduit for fiber optic cable in Grand Teton National Park, Silver Star used techniques to minimize effects on sensitive areas and to rehabilitate disturbed areas “That’s the differentiator,” McCue says. Recently Silver Star conducted 100-gigabyte trials between Jackson and Riverton, Jackson and Casper and Jackson and Sheridan. The trials went smoothly. “This is something that has largely only been done in metropolitan areas in the Rocky Mountains, like Denver or Phoenix,” McCue says. “One hundred gigabytes is more than sufficient to haul all of the Internet traffic of the whole state of Wyoming simultaneously.” In addition to helping businesses address their data and speed needs, Silver Star this summer will be launching cloud-based Google services and a Jackson Hole app that will enhance visitors’ experiences while in the valley. “Visitors will be able to scan a QR code at the airport and get current specials at restaurants and businesses and information on upcoming events,” he says. “It’ll bring more business to our customers.” — By Dina Mishev

Healthy Lifestyle Coach

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ersonal chef turned lifestyle coach Anne Freeman has a plan for those hoping to get healthy, get fit and become debt-free. A recent transplant to Wyoming from the East Coast, Freeman offers whole-body nutritional products, lifestyle coaching and a potential business opportunity through her new venture, Healthy Lifestyle Coach. “Are you looking to get healthy? Or lose weight? Or lean out?” Freeman asked rhetorically. “Basically, this project covers it all. It’s full-body nutrition, from head to toe.” Central to Freeman’s business, operated out of her Alta home, is a meal replacement product called Isagenix. She’s been working with the company for five years. “It’s a supplement to eating healthy fruits, vegetables and lean meats,” Freeman said of Isagenix. “All products are natural and organic. Nothing’s processed.” Freeman didn’t land on Isagenix as her product of choice by happenstance. When she was living in Connecticut, she owned an organic health food store,and before that she was a personal chef. In all, Freeman said, she has worked in the food industry for 30 years. There’s no need to make the trek all the way to Alta to be a client of Freeman’s. She’s keen on the idea of visiting Jackson Hole to get you with the program. “You don’t have to travel to me — I will travel to you,” she said. “I like to actually meet the people I work with.” Once a relationship is established, business typically is conducted over the phone and online, she said. If the Isagenix plan suits one of Freeman’s clients well, he or she will then have the opportunity to become a business partner. “I am looking for six entrepreneurialtype people to join my team,” she said. “I tell people that if they want to get in on the business side of it, they have got to try the product first.

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Anne Freeman of Healthy Lifestyle Coach

“I have people that really want to work the business, and people that really just love the product and want to do nothing else,” Freeman said. Two octogenarians Freeman serves who live back in Connecticut fall into the latter category, she said. The two elderly woman make regular purchases through her website, For an Isagenix success story, there’s no need to look any further than Freeman herself. “Are you looking to get fit and get healthy? If so, talk to me,” she said. “I’m in my 50s, and I have to say that I feel better in my 50s than I did in my 20s.”

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Being located south of town, we want our services to be easily accessible to those living or staying to the west or north, too.” It is easy to set up a one-time or regular shuttle service for your four-legged friend. Drop by DogJax, located at 3590 South Park Drive, and you’ll see for yourself that the pooches are treated with great care in a very clean space. Several handlers are always on their feet in and around the divided play yards, a generously sized and fenced-in enclosure that offers plenty of doggy stimulation. In the middle of the outdoor play yard is a full pup playground with tractor tires, climbing ramps, long benches and other equipment to keep the animals enthused. DogJax promotes peace of mind for pet owners by providing the next best thing to owner care when you are out having fun. As a promotion this summer, pet owners new to DogJax can choose between a free day of doggy day care or a bath. That’s quite the catch if you’re itching to go play in the Snake River or the Tetons all day. — Mike Koshmrl

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ogJax pretty much covers all your dog needs these days. Doggy day care? Yes. Boarding? You bet. Teaching your dog new tricks? Definitely. So what’s new about DogJax services? Grooming. “We offer brushing for deshedding, regular baths, flea and tick treatments, nail trims, breed-specific haircuts and full shaves,” owner Thomas Mikkelsen said. “We focus on all aspects of dog health at DogJax: mental, emotional and physical. “We added grooming because after a play date we wanted to send dogs home to their families well-socialized and smelling great,” he said. “This new service allows us to be an easy one-stop shop for our dogloving friends. We even give free baths and trims to dogs from the Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to help them get ready for their forever home.” Pricing depends on the size of dog, coat length and desired service. A golden retriever needing a summer haircut and a bath, for example, is going to run a bit more than a miniature pincher’s nail trim. Unique to Jackson, but like all DogJax services, grooming is available seven days a week. Another new addition is Doggy Pick Up and Delivery. A shuttle van is complete with dog-friendly interior and a bold exterior wrap. “We can pick dogs up at businesses or homes,” Mikkelsen said, “even meet you in town for an impromptu change of hands.

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Mountain West Mortgage

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o you need a mortgage loan? Do you want help from someone who is not only knowledgeable but available? Do you want someone who has been on your side of the lending process over and over again? Rob Broadbent says he’s your man. With experience as a builder, a real estate agent and business owner, Broadbent knows firsthand the hurdles people face when trying to get a loan. Plus, having been a mortgage broker in Jackson since 2002, Broadbent has experience that makes him a uniquely qualified lender for the Jackson-VictorDriggs area. When the real estate boom ended in the fall of 2008, lending did too, so Broadbent closed Jackson Hole Mortgage and went into early retirement. Now that real estate is picking up again, Broadbent is ready to begin serving customers throughout Idaho and Wyoming with the same level of customer service and expertise he provided for years with Jackson Hole Mortgage. “Getting back into the game, the regulations have all changed and are far more stringent,” he said, “so it made more sense for me to get on board with a company that was already dealing with the licenses and regulations.” Broadbent has partnered with Mountain West Mortgage, a firm out of Idaho Falls, to provide a platform to serve clients. Despite the change, the focus remains on honesty and communication. “I pride myself on being straight-up and telling people exactly what’s going on with their loan all the time,” Broadbent said. “Sometimes I over-explain. Sometimes I tell people things they don’t necessarily want to hear. But I have found what works best for me and my clients is to give more information rather than not enough. “As a businessman and a builder, I’ve needed many loans for many projects over the years,” he said, “and that makes me uniquely qualified to understand what people are going through when they apply for a loan and the issues they have getting loans.” The company is small — Broadbent and his partner in Idaho Falls are the sole employees — which has advantages. “It’s a great thing,” he said. “We get to talk

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Rob Broadbent of Mountain West Mortgage

to the lenders who are buying these loans directly. We get to choose which lender is right for each scenario. We know exactly what’s going on with the loans in our pipeline at all times.” That’s different from larger firms handling loans from brokers from all over the country. “Operating as a small lender with low overhead guarantees that we can provide lower rates and costs than any other lender,” Broadbent said. If you are looking for a quick initial approval, Broadbent says he can often get it done the same day. “Generally I can tell if a client will get approved in the initial conversation,” he said. “I can tell what the problems with the scenario may be and whether the borrower will qualify pretty quickly without having to send the loan to a loan committee.” Broadbent said he is never offline, meaning he is always accessibly for his customers. “And that makes for better service.” Broadbent said.

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265 E. Kelly Ave. 307-733-4013 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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wo Jackson contractors have combined their powers to form a new construction company, one that allows clients to work with an owner throughout the entire building process. The merger, which resulted in the newly christened Benchmark Builders LLC in early 2013, permits co-owners Paul Nash and Mike Hodes to broaden their focus and provide an increased level of customer service. “You’re dealing directly with the owner,” Nash said. He and Hodes will be project managers and supervisors, all in one. “There isn’t the typical hierarchy,” he said. “We each see what needs to get done. It speeds up the process without moving through the chain of command.” Nash and Hodes bring to the table a combined 25 years of expertise in the valley, and each has a slightly different area of expertise. Nash, also a town planning commissioner, previously ran Symmetry Contracting. He has a commercial contractor license and in the past did a lot of work with alterations, remodels and additions. Hodes has a degree from Colorado State University in construction management and has operated Three-Sixty Building Contractors since 2004, with a focus on residential remodels and new construction. He moved to Jackson Hole in 1991 and worked his way up from being a laborer. In addition to new construction, the two hope to focus on remodels, which they say can be more arduous. They can involve dust control and working around the personal pos-

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Paul Nash and Mike Hodes have joined forces to create Benchmark Builders.

sessions and lives of owners. “They are more complex,” Hodes said, “and you’re often dealing more with an owner.” But Benchmark invites those challenges. That’s part of the beauty of having two owners: Clients will be able to troubleshoot directly with Nash and Hodes. They also like to be involved early in the design phases of a project, which can help them identify potential issues with costs and scheduling. That ultimately helps save clients time and money. Hodes and Nash will help uncertain homeowners answer some basic questions that aren’t always obvious: Is an architect needed? What about an engineer? A permit? Under the new name Benchmark, Nash and Hodes hope to be able to better react to the market, which they believe is turning around quickly. Benchmark still is a small, local business, but with more capacity. “We wanted to get prepared for the new climate that is coming,” Nash said. — Ben Graham

Lisa’s Salon at the Virginian

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isa Harris has been cutting and coloring hair in Jackson for the past decade and has owned the salon behind the Virginian for the past four years. Always looking to offer her clients more, she recently added a massage therapist and an aesthetician to the salon’s staff, and she recently remodeled and updated the space. “I had planned on giving the salon a facelift for some time,� Harris says. “It’s now all new and updated.� The face-lift was finished in mid-May. “I had gradually been updating things and fixing stuff, but this was much more extensive,� she said. It shows. The salon is now as welcoming and friendly as its staff. Lisa’s Salon isn’t just cuts and coloring, massages and facials. “We’re completely full-service,� Harris says. The salon does waxing, manicures, pedicures, permanent cosmetics, tanning, hair extensions and eyelash extensions, and it has a private treatment room. “You can get everything done here,� Harris says. Although there has been a salon in this location for more than 20 years, it wasn’t until Harris owned it that it grew to offer its present range of services. In fact, few salons in the valley offer as much as Lisa’s Salon does. It’s not just the extensive menu of services that makes Lisa’s Salon stand out, but also its prices. Facials, which often cost upwards of $100 and sometimes even north of $150 elsewhere in the valley, start at only $75 at Lisa’s, and massages are $65 an hour. “I’m trying to keep it where normal people can afford to have these services done,� Harris says. Lisa’s Salon uses Sesha Skin Therapy products in its facials. “Sesha skin care is results-driven skin care developed by physicians to reverse and pre-

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The staff at Lisa’s Salon includes, back row, Krista Hahlbohm, Emily Mickus, Jenny Rinde, Cherri Abrams, Krysta Miller and, front row, Jamie Ferguson, Lisa Harris, Jack Russell terrier Scooter and Sami Sanchez. vent damage done by environment and lifestyle,� said aesthetician Krista Hahlbohm. “You really can see a difference with Sesha,� Harris says. “It’s an incredible line.� “We also have just brought in the La Bella Donna mineral makeup line used by Michelle Obama and the Kardashians,� Hahlbohm said. Harris has taken great care in selecting all of the products used in her salon. “I like natural products that don’t do damage,� Harris says. The salon, which is known for helping create many of the valley’s best blond tresses, uses L’Oreal Platinum ammonia-free coloring. “It’s less damaging than other products,� Harris says. Lisa’s Salon is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. “But I don’t like to tell anyone no,� Harris says. “Our hours can be flexible.� — Dina Mishev

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ackson Whole Family Health is a patientcentered, wellness-oriented family medical practice founded in 2002 by family nurse practitioner Charlotte Mason. Kerry Carr joined shortly thereafter, and the two have been providing Teton County and the surrounding communities with outstanding urgent, acute and chronic health care services ever since. In order to enrich their successful practice, Charlotte and Kerry have always made continuing education a priority. Most recently, the two board-certified nurse practitioners reached educational goals they believe will offer a greater scope of practice and improved care to their patients and the community. Mason graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Utah in December, and Carr recently earned her  Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner certificate. Carr’s certification helps to improve outcomes for cancer patients and their families. She is increasing health care access, promoting clinical excellence, improving patients’ quality of life and increasing the cost-effectiveness of care. Mason’s DNP degree focuses on advanced clinical expertise and improving patient outcomes. The degree is geared toward nurse practitioners seeking to improve their clinical practice rather than the academic focus of a Ph.D. Mason will be presenting her dissertation, “Optimizing Diabetes Care in the Very Elderly,� at an international research conference this summer. The women have recently begun the process of gaining national accreditation as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This accreditation, which can take upwards of two years to accomplish, will en-

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Kerry Carr and Charlotte Mason operate Jackson Whole Family Health. able Jackson Whole Family Health to better serve patients. The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care philosophy that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal health care providers. The goal is to ensure that patients get appropriate care when and where they need it, in a culturally appropriate manner. The basic premise of the Patient Centered Medical Home is better wellness care, more preventive care and less duplication of care.  Jackson Whole Family Health also has recently expanded the cosmetic products it offers. XeominŽ is a neurotoxin, similar to BotoxŽ, that acts as a therapeutic musclerelaxing agent, helping to eliminate facial lines. The advantage of Xeomin is that it contains just one ingredient: botulinum toxin A. Xeomin is a “naked injectable,� meaning it does not contain any additives. The major benefit of a pure-form injectable is that the human body is less likely to become resistant to Xeomin. Jackson Whole Family Health also offers a variety of dermal fillers that use a solution that “fills out� wrinkles and slows down the aging process. RadiesseŽ is one of the few filler options that  stimulates your own natural collagen to grow resulting in a long lasting result. — Dina Mishev




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Business Focus 2013  
Business Focus 2013  

This year's Business Focus is the 20th annual edition of the special section. It contains news of 50 businesses in the area - new businesses...