Advisory Board Northern Rockies

David is a retired portfolio manager, Executive Vice President, member of the Board of Directors and 30 year veteran of Capital Group/American Funds where he was also President of American High Income Trust and Income Fund of America, two large income oriented mutual funds.

Currently Laura is Of Counsel with the Phoenix Philanthropy Group, a consulting firm that supports the non-profit sector. Prior to this, Laura served as president and CEO of The University of Montana Foundation in Missoula, Montana from 2003-2013.

Larry is retired after a 30-year career in high tech. He worked with many of the creators of the networked computer industry in Silicon Valley, including Xerox and Sun Microsystems, as an engineer and executive.

Richard was the Managing Partner with Santa Fe Venture Partners, a General Partner with the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm invencor/ International Venture Fund (invencor/IVF), an early stage Venture Capital group with investments in California, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, and New Mexico. Concurrent with forming Santa Fe Venture Partners in 1998 and becoming a General Partner with IVF, he was actively involved in technology commercialization at the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Paul retired in 2002 after a 36 year career in law, commercial banking and consulting in the Southeastern U.S.  

Originally from Dover, Massachusetts, Anne moved to Jackson Hole in the late 80s, and has lived there ever since. She attended Hamilton College, and later earned a Master’s in Landscape Design.

Beedee Ladd is a resident of Dover, MA, and Wilson, WY, where both of her children and their families reside. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Charles River Watershed Association, and Board member of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

In 2004 Mr. Lea formed a partnership to create Lea + O'Reilly based in Chicago, with a practice limited to promotional marketing law, including sweepstakes, sponsorship and talent/endorsement agreements, as well as charitable commercial co-ventures. Prior to starting the firm, Mr. Lea practiced in the antitrust and trade regulation group at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (now KL Gates) working primarily on mergers, acquisitions and marketing matters.

Sue arrived in Idaho’s Wood River Valley in 1969. It’s an area she has come to love and, after all these years, feels as if she is a real stakeholder in its future.

Robert is owner of Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery in Moss Landing, CA. He currently is a board member and past Chair of the Santa Cruz County Land Trust.

Ed has 30 years of experience managing VC funds and portfolio companies; as founder, builder, president and director of entrepreneurial companies; and as a mentor to others.