Amy moved to Jackson in 2004 from Boston, MA where she spent 13 years in corporate marketing. She joined PAWS of Jackson Hole as Executive Director in 2006 because of her passion for animals and her desire to make a positive impact on animal welfare issues facing our communities. Since joining the organization, she has forged strong relationships with federal, municipal and non-profit organizations across the valley to broaden program offerings and expand PAWS’ reach to neighboring communities. She shares her home with her constant companion, Derby who came from the Shelter in Star Valley in 2008 as just a 4 pound puppy. Amy continues to be actively engaged in growing our non-profit and finding innovative methods of advancing animal welfare causes and providing support services to members of our communities.
Jess Farr, our Program Director, brings loads of energy and passion for animals to PAWS. Prior, Jess worked for the Animal Adoption Center, as an Adoption Counselor, caring for animals and helping them find their forever homes. On a trip to Nicaragua, her travel companion asked what she would do if income was not an issue. Jess responded that she would champion spay and neuter for all the animals to reduce suffering and unwanted pets. Seven years later, the companion, Dave, is now her husband and she’s doing work to realize a better, kinder world for pets. She translates her experience in rescue to impactful projects here and in our surrounding communities. Jess is the mama to a young spaniel, Revvy, and a cat named Lil Dave. Both Revvy and Lil Dave are local rescues who share a common interest in the art of butterfly chasing.
Eunice’s passion to make a difference attracted her to the nonprofit world more than a decade ago. In Dallas she was part of the communications team with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers National Headquarters. Next, Eunice found her true calling – raising funds for the SPCA of Texas, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country. When she moved to Jackson fulltime in the Spring of 2019 with her husband Robert Frodeman and two rescue cats Spook and Inkie, Eunice signed on with the National Museum of Wildlife Art as the manager of membership and planned giving. When the position with PAWS became available, her love for animals and previous experience made it a perfect fit. In her free time, Eunice enjoys hiking, writing and visits with the yaks, sheep, and horses in Hoback where she lives. Canadian born, she looks forward to getting to know the many animal lovers who support our mission
Sam has been in the valley for nearly 7 years and prior to PAWS, Sam worked at Spring Creek Animal Hospital where she quickly realized how much she truly enjoyed helping and working with people and their furry family members! Sam is also a passionate runner and a bit of a bird nerd. She loves volunteering with the High School Cross Country and Track teams as well as with the Conservation Team over at Teton Raptor Center. Sam is excited to continue learning more about animal behavior and apply it to assist PAWS in helping pets and their people in any form she can! Sam is mother to Oso the pup, a very happy-go-lucky guy who loves nothing more than to play the day away and snuggle up with his humans.