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 Jim Gersack, Chair 

Joined First Interstate Wealth Management in March 2006.  Originally from Livingston, Montana, his professional career began in 1997 with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in San Francisco.  In 2000 he moved to Bank of America Securities as head of Business Development for an internal hedge fund and later became Senior Vice President of the bank’s Wealth Management Group for the Idaho market.  Jim earned his bachelor's degree in Finance & Economics from Montana State University in 1997.

 

Frank Marinaro, Vice Chair

A career Global Human Resources Leader with broad experience in Not for Profit leadership to include development of rural modern and balletic dance programs in West Virginia, creation of a SPARS a youth dinghy construction and sailing program in St Augustine Florida, creation of Clarksburg Kayaking Club providing basic skills courses and race promotion, and local chapter development for Society of Human Resources Management.  Frank was elected and served on the Southern Berkshire Regional School District Board of Education on an activism ticket to save and celebrate education in historic one room schoolhouses where today children continue to learn in traditions steeped from the early 1800’s.  Today, Frank is co-creator of INTENCIONS, a gallery and studio located in Jackson, Wyoming serving the spiritual and healing arts community.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from West Virginia University as well as completion of 60 credits towards a PhD in Learning Management from Walden University. 


Stephen Vletas, Treasurer

Born in Austin, Texas, Stephen is an international entrepreneur who over the past three decades has started multiple companies and worked with brother David on oil and gas deals. Stephen co-founded international retail/adventure travel company Westbank Anglers in 1986, which included a worldwide network of fly fishing lodges that spanned over a dozen countries. Stephen sold Westbank in 2002 to focus on new ventures in Argentina; a hotel and wine tourism company, Postales del Plata, and Southern Cross Land, a real estate investment company, both based in Mendoza. In 2010, when Stephen joined David at Eagle Production, Inc., Stephen took the lead in providing financial management and project planning necessary to bring together larger and more complex drilling ventures. Stephen holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology and American Literature from the University of Southern California. He speaks fluent Spanish.

 

 

Betty Andrikopoulos

Betty Andrikopoulos is an owner of Solitude Management, LLC, a Jackson-based firm focused on real estate investment management and marketing strategy consulting. She is an active Board Member in local non-profit organizations that enhance the community through cultural and socio-economic diversity. Betty has served on the Latino Resource Center Board of Directors since 2007. Betty served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust from 2005-2009,where she was a member of the Executive Committee.
Previously, Betty held several senior marketing and product development positions in the medical device industry. She has also worked in the commercial banking industry where she was a commercial loan officer. Betty lives in Jackson Hole with her husband and two children, Sophia and Alex. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida.

 Bruce A. Hawtin

 Following school, Bruce worked in Denmark and in the District of Columbia area, then moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1969. He opened his own office in 1971. Bruce has maintained a high level of involvement with the wide range of projects produced by this office. Bruce was recently made a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He just completed twelve years as a member of the State Board of Architects and Landscape Architects of which he was President five years and is the immediate past president of the Wyoming Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

  

 Mickey Goetz

Goetz is the founder and CEO of Think Picture Productions, a digital marketing company in Jackson, WY.  Recently, he produced "Latinos de Jackson", a short film featuring the Latino Resource Center.  Originally from Durham NC, his entrepreneurial career began as a proprietary trader for T3 Trading Group, a hedge fund in New York City. In 2007, he co-founded T3 Live, an online financial media network that helps traders and investors make more money in the stock market.  Mickey earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 2006.  

Juan Morales, interim secretary
Juan Morales earned his BA from Boise State University in Communication Sciences, which he enriched with a business study abroad program in Lyon France. Juan spent time in Los Angeles gaining experience as an architect apprentice, Model/Actor and promoter before returning to Jackson Wyoming. Currently, he is an Associate to a wellness company assisting individuals and families gain financial freedom. Outside of his growing business he teaches Salsa Dancing, loves to learn more languages and about new cultures, and enjoys helping people achieve their goals. 


Daniela Botur

Daniela Botur is the founder of INTENCIONS, a high vibration gallery and studio in downtown Jackson and owner of Aromaje, Inc., a jewelry design company. She has been a member of the LRC Board of Director since 2012.  Daniela lived in Tepotzlan, Mexico for 15 years where she raised her 3 children.  During her time in Mexico she worked closely to build local community outreach in areas of education and children's orphanages.  Daniela earned her bachelor's degree in history at the University of Colorado.


Gordon Schawabacher

Gordon has worked extensively with Latino communities in Jackson and Pinedale. In 1979, Gordon spent one year studying and learning Spanish at UNAM, Mexico City. Gordon came to Jackson in 1990 to manage a cattle ranch and worked with Mexican ranch hands for several years. During that time he got to know some of the newly arrived Tlaxcaltecos. He was hired in 1995 to run a small hotel in Costa Rica. The operation involved living and speaking Spanish with staff, guests, vendors, and local & state government. In 1998 he moved to Daniel, Wyoming, where he managed a cattle ranch with Mexican ranch hands, using Spanish daily in a wide range of actives and work. In 2008, Gordon organized his family to live and learn in central Mexico for a year.