The Center for Jackson Hole is excited to announce the addition of two new members to its Board: Sandy Schultz Hessler and Mickey Fearn.
Sandy’s passion is to help people and teams catalyze the power within for maximum health, growth and success. She has over 30 years experience in business from blue chips to start ups along with a lifetime of study on human potential and consciousness.
She began her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble, then cofounded a start up called Imagitas which sold to Pitney Bowes in 2005 for $265 million. She has taught leadership, communications and marketing at Tufts, Miami of Ohio and Harvard Kennedy School where she served as Assistant Dean, running the office of career advancement, field experience and internships for students. For the last six years she has co-created and taught the Start Up Intensive—a 20-week intensive entrepreneurial training program in Jackson Wyoming through Central Wyoming College—while also doing private leadership coaching and consulting. She has her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and advanced degrees from Harvard, Miami of Ohio and the University of Santa Monica.
Whether she’s running a brand, climbing the world’s tallest mountains, raising five beloved children, teaching, or co-founding a start-up, Sandy lives her life joyfully and intentionally.
Mickey Fearn has been a public servant, parks, recreation, and conservation professional for more than 50 years.
Currently a Professor of Practice in the North Carolina State University’s School of Natural Resources, Mickey served as the National Park Service’s Deputy Director for Communications and Community Assistance from 2008 until 20013.Before his tenure at the National Park Service, Mickey worked in Seattle, where he held positions as Director of Innovation, for which he managed the creative energy of Seattle’s 10,000 employee workforce, created and facilitated a city-wide idea management system, and created and led Seattle Facilitative Leadership Institute. He also served as the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Leadership Program, led Seattle’s transformation to inclusionary public engagement, was manager of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, for which he created the architecture and led the Mayor’s initiative to end racism and create equity in the City of Seattle, and served as Director of Communication and Citizen Engagement in the Department of Parks and Recreation.
In addition, Mickey led the creation of the architecture to end youth violence in the City of Seattle, and developed programs connecting young people with nature.
Mickey served as a Washington State Parks and Recreation Commissioner for 12 years. Prior to his work in Seattle, Mickey worked for the Governor of California, t and he California Department of Parks and Recreation, as Community Outreach Specialist. He served the Mayor of Oakland California as the Coordinator of Special Projects, Community Outreach and Community Organization.
Mickey’s serves on the Boards of Directors of Groundwork USA, the City Parks Alliance, the Core Network, Northbay Environmental Learning Center, on the Board of Advisors for the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, and on the State Park Leadership School Board of Regents.
Mickey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Park Administration from California State University, Sacramento and his Master of Science Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Oregon.