Laurie Andrews is a community leader with a long-standing career in land and conservation. She is embarking on a new path as she takes the helm of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole after leading the Jackson Hole Land Trust for 15 years, spearheading land projects that resulted in nearly 8,000 acres permanently protected. Under her guidance, the Land Trust expanded to encompass the Greater Yellowstone area including the founding of a Wind River program in 2007 and a merger with the Green River Valley Land Trust.
Other key milestones include the navigation and execution of multiple long-term strategic plans, successful completion of significant project-based capital campaigns, and the launch of an inclusive community conservation program which has grown to include robust partner programs and multiple conservation projects such as Rendezvous (R) Park and Save the Block. Previously, Andrews served for seven years with The Nature Conservancy, as Southern Yellowstone Program Director, as Director of Philanthropy for the Washington state program, and as Development Officer for the California program. Prior employment includes major gifts development and event management for St. John’s Hospital and Health Center Foundation in Santa Monica, California.
Andrews recently served as Vice Chair of the Land Trust Alliance Board and served for three years on the Jackson/Teton County Housing Supply Board. She also served on the Legacy Works Advisory Council for the Teton Region. Andrews holds a B.S. from Pepperdine University. An avid trail runner and adventurer, she enjoys exploring local and exotic destinations with her husband Perk Perkins and their three dogs.