Rachel Keller

Rachel Kay Keller is a new and active resident of Jackson, WY. Rachel has worked for the Mary Kay Foundation in Dallas, Texas doing fundraising, seminars, speaking, and grant selection since 2005. In 2014, Rachel joined the Board of Family Directors for the Golden Rule Family Foundation where she aids in grant proposing and selection. After moving to Jackson, Rachel expanded her work in non-profit by serving as a Director of St. John’s Health Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Behavioral Science and continued her studies at Southern Methodist University’s Master Liberal Arts program focusing on human rights. Rachel is a full-time mom with two young sons who enjoys skiing and being outdoors.

She has always held a special place in her heart for pets & animals. Getting to be an advocate & voice for them is why she is excited to join PAWs and make a true difference. Rachel has a spunky Brussels Griffin named Elton who even has his own Instagram @SirEltonBrussel!

Michael Coles

Michael Coles is a transformational leader, accomplished entrepreneur, author, education advocate, and motivational speaker. Michael co-founded the Great American Cookie Company and was Chairman, CEO and President of Caribou Coffee Company. He has been heavily involved in the business world and has been actively engaged on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards.  Along with these skills, Michael shares a strong passion for pets and community. Michael and his wife, Donna currently share their home with an 8-year-old miniature schnauzer named Journee… Although she is Donna’s dog, Michael wouldn’t trade her for anything. She is not a big barker but if you come to their door she turns into a Rottweiler. 

Paul Mower

Paul Mower’s caring for animals started at a young age dairy farming in the UK, studying agriculture, he initially pursued a career in livestock husbandry with responsibility for quality assurance and animal welfare standards. A change of career path saw Paul move to a role in private wealth management. Following time working at financial institutions in the Channel Island, Switzerland and New York, Paul eventually moved to Jackson Hole to set up and run a multi-family office. Paul, with his wife Amy, three children and dog Penny have called the valley home for the past three years. Paul’s passion for helping animals follows his desire to give back to the community he loves.

Reece Jenkins

Reece lives in East Jackson with his German Shepherd/Border Collie mix Nika, who came from the Wind River Reservation. Reece is a Mountain Host at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In a former life, he enjoyed a 25-year career with Ernst & Young, working internationally in developing markets. Before talking sports, it’s important to know that Reece is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so you need to be on your game. He has degrees in economics and history (B.A.), accounting (M.S.) and taxation (M.S.) from Colgate, Northeastern, and Bentley, respectively.

Amy Vignaroli

Amy Vignaroli

Amy hails from Michigan and has called Jackson home for over 20 years. She and her husband Bob have a daughter and a menagerie of critters (3 dogs, a cat and six fish to be exact). She can be found running the trails with their chocolate lab Copper, coaching her daughter’s soccer team, and coddling their two geriatric dogs- rescue Pete the pug (complete with a tracheotomy & no teeth) & Hatch, a well fed-and loved black lab. Amy owns and operates Teton Tails and is celebrating 15+ years in business. She enjoys providing dog and cat owners the right foods and products to help improve their pet’s quality of life. An advocate of animal adoption and spay/neutering, Amy joined the PAWS board to give back to the animal

Dick Beck

Richard (Dick) Beck

Richard P. (Dick) Beck is presently retired and a private investor. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Advanced Energy Industries Inc. from 1992 to 2001 and a member of the board of directors from 1995 to 2015, non-executive chairman of the board from 2014 to 2015, chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committee, and a member of its audit and finance committee. He has served as a member of the board of directors of seven publicly held technology companies, chaired nominating and governance and audit committees, and was non-executive chairman of two of those companies. Since 1999 he has served as a member of the board of directors and treasurer of Polar Bears International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of and education about polar bears. Since 2016 Dick has been a member of the Board of Trustees of The National Museum of Wildlife Art. Dick and his wife, Val, have lived full time in Jackson since 2003 and have two young and energetic English Springer Spaniels, Abbey and Windsor. He has a B.S. degree in accounting and finance as well as an MBA in finance from Babson College.

Lori Bantekas

Lori Bantekas

Lori moved to the valley in 1991 as a CPA. While she is an accounting enthusiast, her passion is in helping and caring for animals. Lori first got involved with PAWS as a volunteer at adoption and fundraising events. Nicknamed, “the puppy pusher” Lori feels strongly that everyone should experience the love of a furry friend and that a home is not complete without at least one four-legged member. Today Lori shares her life with her partner of 10-years, Chris Lundberg and two dogs, both adopted from the Animal Adoption Center: Sophie, an 85-pound wiener dog and Bertie a Black Mouth Cur/Pittie mix.