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2006 – Present


Grant recipient to deliver improvements in vocational training for Construction and Hospitality industries, as well as for in childcare access.


Lead on two Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentives for creation of 60+ new local jobs


Lead on two broadband project awards for Carey – Picabo totaling $2.7 million


Helped local businesses secure $80+ million in PPP, EIDL & ARPA grants, and supported businesses and government continuity through the pandemic crisis.


Co-founded SVCI with professional programs for students and amateur courses for locals & visitors in a historic building on Main St. Ketchum.


Economic Council including the Ketchum Innovation Center, Visit Sun Valley, The Chamber of Hailey and the Wood River Valley and The Fly Sun Valley Alliance formed to align and coordinate economic development efforts.

SVED teams up with the private and public sector to attract Outer Bike as its 4th location; joining Moab, UT, Crested Butte, CO and Bentonville, AR.

Nationally and internationally acclaimed experts in the resort industry attract 250+ attendees.


2017 Organizes 6th annual Economic Summit

SVED introduces first housing initiative to address the “missing middle” in Blaine County’s housing stock.


2016 Attracts Uber to enter market

2016 Leads consortium supporting Air LOT


2015 Secure tax incentives for Limelight and Auberge Hotel projects

2015 Co-Founder of Ketchum Innovation Center


In the wake of the Beaver Creek Fire, SVED calculates the cost to the community and builds the theme for the 2013 Economic Summit around resilience. The Sun Valley Institute for Resilience is born from the Summit.


2012 Organizes 1st Annual Economic Summit

2012 Merges with Wood River Economic Partnership

2012 Rebrands as Sun Valley Economic Development

2012 Delivers Olympic Training Site certification


SVED conducts economic impact analysis for FMAA highlighting the importance of the airport to our community.


2010 Secures Idaho Department of Commerce grant and hires first Executive Director


2009 Sustain Blaine incorporated as Valley-wide economic development entity


2008 TIPS delivers comprehensive strategic plan for Blaine Co with 5 key goals


2006 “Go Blaine” task force selects TIPS Consulting to prepare community economic plan