Jennifer Lee

Executive Director

Jennifer Lee has been working with arts & culture nonprofits in the valley for over thirty years. She holds a master’s in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Phoenix. Jen joined the Art Association after working at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for 20 years. She has experience in accounting, human resources, program development, fundraising/art show sales, and event management. She enjoys camping, fishing and traveling to exotic places with her family. Besides her travels in the United States, she has also traveled to Paris, Korea, Jamaica, Spain and Portugal. She enjoys sewing, needlework, and collecting art.

Amy Goicoechea

Director of Development & Marketing

Amy Goicoechea is an arts & culture non-profit professional. She holds an MA in philosophy from the University of Utah. Amy joined the Art Association after working in the Education and Programs & Events Departments at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for nearly 20 years. She has two decades of experience in formal and informal education program development, fundraising and constituency raising event management. She contributed to the success of numerous advancement related programs & events by working closely with donors and sponsors. Amy has collaborated with many local organizations to promote the arts in Jackson Hole.

Jessica Koncak

Director of Education & Studios

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jessica moved to Jackson two decades ago after a summer-long family road trip brought her to the mountains. After graduating from Jackson Hole High School, she received her BA from Colorado College in art history with a focus on Late Ming Dynasty Monumental Landscape paintings with a minor in mathematics. Following a brief stint in the beautiful city of Seattle, she returned to Jackson to be near family and enjoy the outdoors. Jessica has spent the last ten years in the buzzing and fast-paced restaurant industry in management and is excited to return her focus back to art, education and creativity at the Art Association.

Jen Hoffman

Art Sales Coordinator

Jen Hoffman is a professional artist and long-time Jackson resident who has always been involved in the local art community. She earned a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from the University of Delaware. She joined the Art Association after being a partner at Trio Fine Art and a full time artist for many years. She has exhibited in national and international exhibitions and holds signature memberships in the American Tonalist Society and the Pastel Society of America. Her work is in private collections internationally and held in the permanent collections of the National museum of Wildlife Art, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Jackson Hole Airport, and St. John's Sage Living Center. Hoffman enjoys the opportunity to connect our community with creativity and expression through the unique and community-centered gallery space and the best (and only!) art supply store in the valley. Learn more about Jennifer's work at  

Patrice Gonzales

Youth Education Coordinator

Patrice Gonzales is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from upstate New York. She has a BFA in Art Photography and a MS in Art Education from Syracuse University. As the Education Coordinator, Patrice is able to combine her love of community, art and education. In her free time you can find her playing roller derby, going to karaoke and playing with her dog, Casserole.

Annabelle Rey

Adult Education Coordinator

Annabelle has spent most of her life bouncing around the Mountain West from California to British Columbia to Colorado with a few stops in between, making art and admiring the landscape along the way. She has an BFA in Oil Painting and a minor in Jewelry and Metal Arts from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California. In the aughts she cut her teeth on bear grass and tulips in the San Francisco floral world and now she cuts metal and stones making jewelry in her home studio.

Amber Mouton

Outreach Associate

Amber Mouton moved to Jackson from New Orleans, Louisiana. As a professional musician in New Orleans, she toured nationally and internationally, performing as a vocalist and unconventional French Horn player, using effect pedals in rock, jazz, blues, polka and country music settings. During the coronavirus lockdown, Amber made a career change into the science and application of behaviorism. She is currently enrolled in a dual degree program in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies. She is additionally pursuing certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her dream is to apply behavioral technologies to art and movement to assist people of all backgrounds in living more happily, relaxed, and engaged. Since moving to Jackson, Amber has taken up upright electric bass and continues writing and playing music as often as possible.

Sylvie Polonsky

Studios Coordinator

Sylvie Polonsky grew up in ceramics studios in Colorado and is excited to join the Art Association as their Studio Coordinator. With a degree in geology, Sylvie is always happy to talk about wild clays and the scientific process of ceramics. When she's not playing with clay, Sylvie can be found outside looking at rocks, throwing a frisbee, or trying out a new craft.

Loren Scales

Development Coordinator

Loren grew up in Amarillo, Texas where she was a dancer and cellist. Growing up with musician parents, she was instilled with a deep love and appreciation for the arts. Loren moved to Jackson in 2018 after completing a BSBA in International Business from the University of Denver. She has a range of experience with non-profit and for-profit organizations, and she’s eager to engage with new art mediums through the Art Association. Loren spends her free time skiing, hiking, traveling—truly any activity that ensures she’ll be playing outside.

Shane Barnhart

Ceramics Associate

Originally from Austin, Texas, Shane has been teaching both adult and youth ceramics at the Art Association for about 8 years. He enjoys skiing and mountain biking with his 14 year old son and will soon be teaching yoga in the valley, as well. Before arriving in Jackson, Shane was a scientific diver for the University of Hawaii; if he’s not in the mountains, he’s in the ocean surfing and diving!

Samantha Soper

Sales Associate

Samantha Soper was born and raised in the Tetons and knew she wanted to be an artist from a very young age. She earned a BFA in Art and Design from the College of Idaho with minors in Music, Business, Educational Psychology, and Natural Science and has been teaching youth classes for the Art Association for 6 years.

Jon Stuart

Photography Associate

Jon Stuart's photographs examine the modern West. He began teaching as an assistant to Ansel Adams' Yosemite Workshops. Since the 1970s he has led workshops for Teton Science Schools, Snake River Institute, Central Wyoming College and the Art Association. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Wyoming State Museum, and the Wyoming Arts Council Gallery.

Wil Windham

Administrative Coordinator

Wil Windham is originally from Columbus, Georgia, and has bounced around several parts of the country. He earned his BA in Clarinet Performance and Certificate in Music Composition from Columbus State University, and his MM in Clarinet Performance from the University of New Mexico, with a focus on contemporary classical music. While pursuing his degrees, Wil performed in many genres, from chamber music to symphonies to operas. In addition to performing, he has worked in various education settings. He was a math tutor for elementary through high school students, taught clarinet lessons in grad school, and worked in higher education administration at Florida State University's registrar's office. Now as the Art Association's Administrative Coordinator, he is looking forward to supporting new mediums of art and creativity.