Jeske Gräve grew up in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the Utrecht University. Her interest in exploring other parts of the world brought her to study and work in Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and the US. After graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2013 with a Masters in Education, she relocated to the beautiful Tetons to pursue working in conservation and education. Although it proved challenging to find the right nitch at the time, she did not sit still and helped start up a non-profit in Jackson (Hole Food Rescue) of which she became the Co-Executive Director.
She currently calls Teton Valley her home and is thrilled to be working for the Teton Regional Land Trust, bringing with her extensive fundraising experience, a strong understanding of community engagement and a great passion for protecting and conserving wildlife habitat. She is looking forward to being able to bike to work and to give back doing meaningful and important work for our valley and its residents.
When she is not at her desk you can find her out mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, floating the Teton River or simply enjoying spectacular Big Hole sunsets.