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Center of Wonder is a 501(c)3 support organization for our arts and creative education community. We depend on the generosity of donors like you to help us fulfill that mission. Your tax-deductible donation will provide support to Artists-in-Residencies, Creative Education and strategic partnerships to further a collective cultural vision.

  • Board & Staff

Our Board

VERONICA SILBERBERG

Board Chair

Veronica Silberberg, and her husband, Gary, have raised their three children in Jackson after moving from New York in 2000. She is a cofounder of Center of Wonder, StoneRiver Foundation and New Initiatives in Public Education. In addition, Veronica currently serves on the boards of Dancers’ Workshop and Off Square. She is a member of the Executive and Programming Committees of the Women’s Thursday Roundtable. Veronica has previously served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the Art Association. She attended Brown University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

GEORGE A. BELLER

Dr. George Beller and his wife, Katherine Brooks, have homes in Virginia and Jackson Hole. He is an emeritus professor of cardiology at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the UVA Medical School and Dartmouth College. After spending four years at Massachusetts General Hospital, he returned to UVA as chair of the Cardiovascular Division. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. He is a Past President of the American College of Cardiology. As a community volunteer, he served on the board of Live Arts, a Charlottesville repertory theater, and Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA). As President of PCA, he helped develop a comprehensive strategic plan for arts and culture in the Charlottesville region. He currently serves on the board of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a nonprofit that provides the public with non-partisan information and research on land use, transportation, community design and public education issues.

BROUGHTON COBURN

Broughton Coburn, of Wilson, Wyoming, is a Visiting Assistant Professor for Colorado College, and has worked on conservation and development projects in Nepal, Tibet and India for more than two of the past four decades, for a variety of international agencies. He has written or edited eight books, including two national bestsellers.

STEPHEN DYNIA

Stephen Dynia, FAIA, is the design director of the firm of his founding. Dynia moved to Jackson, Wyoming, and started Dynia Architects in 1993 after working in the design department of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York. Stephen received degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and was admitted to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2013. Stephen has great depth of experience on Jackson arts boards, including the Art Association, Center for the Arts, and Dancers’ Workshop. Dynia is inspired by the phenomena of nature, fueled by innovation, and motivated by the essence of architecture in society and culture.

JULIE FAUPEL

Julie Faupel is a Founding Principal of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates which is the largest Real Estate Company in the Teton Region and the 2011 and 2014 recipient of the coveted Christie’s International Real Estate Global Affiliate of the Year award. As the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, JHRE Associates offers clients a comprehensive balance of local ownership and worldwide reach. Julie is also a Partner in the Teton region’s most successful real estate team. Prior to her real estate success, Julie has 12 years of management and consulting experience for luxury hotels and small businesses. Julie serves on the Executive Committee of the Jackson Hole Community Foundation, she is the former Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, she serves on the Christie’s International Real Estate Global Advisory Board and she is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Julie and her husband are avid supporters of entrepreneurship as trustees of the Silicon Couloir and independent investors in a number of start-up ventures. They are dedicated community contributors through numerous organizations including Co-Challengers of Old Bill’s Fun Run, Rungius Members of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and Sponsors for the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. In her spare time, you will find Julie skiing, hiking, biking, paddle-boarding and enjoying Jackson’s active lifestyle with her husband and their dogs.

GRACE HARTMAN

Grace Hartman moved from New Haven, Connecticut to Jackson Hole in 2008. She was previously the Web Director at the Office of Public Affairs for Yale Law School and continues to work on discrete projects for them. Prior to the Yale Law School, she worked in publishing at Yale University Press. Grace currently helps manage her brother Jimmy Chin’s film and photography business. She serves as a board member of Spread the Love, a local non-profit that works with the homeless. She has a BA from Stanford University and lives in a yurt in Wilson with her husband and two children.

CATHY KEHR

Cathy Kehr has been Chairman of the Board of Southwestern Energy Company since May 17, 2016 and has been its Independent Presiding Director since 2014. She has been an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Company since July 15, 2011. She served as Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Research Company until 2006. Ms. Kehr has extensive background within and related to the energy industry. She has over 17 years of experience in various financial, investment and management positions with Atlantic Richfield Company, Payden & Rygel and The Capital Group Companies, the latter from which she retired in 2006. From 1997 to 2006, she served as an investment analyst and fund manager for The Capital Group Companies. She served as an Independent Director of California Resources Corporation since March 15, 2015 until May 10, 2017. She has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

GARY SILBERBERG

Gary Silberberg moved to Jackson in 2000 from New York. He is a cofounder of Center of Wonder, StoneRiver Foundation and New Initiatives in Public Education. In addition, Gary currently serves on the boards of CityKids and Grand Teton Music Festival and has previously served on the board of the Murie Center, the Center for the Arts, Cultural Council of Jackson Hole, Teton County Education Foundation and Public Education Coalition. Gary loves the outdoors and can be found skiing, hiking or mountain biking on most days.

Advisory Council

PETA ROUBIN

Chair

LOU HOCHHEISER

MATT LUSINS

BO MILLER

KATHRYN MAPES TURNER

Our Staff

JULIANNE THOMAS

Director of Communications

JuliAnne has lived in Jackson, WY off and on throughout her life and permanently moved back in 2010 after spending 14 years in Washington, DC. She owned and operated j4 Strategies, a public relations and strategic planning consulting business. She has worked in the advertising, public relations and government relations areas for over 30 years, primarily focusing on the travel and tourism, energy, healthcare and telecommunications fields. Locally, she has served on the boards of Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited, The Murie Center and Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities.

JuliAnne’s love of Jackson Hole and exploring the outdoors began at a young age when her family vacation regularly in the Pinedale area, visiting family friends and her great uncle who was a professor at the University of Wyoming. In her downtime she enjoys the outdoors with her husband, John, and their family, fly fishing, kayaking, hiking and skiing. A native Iowan, JuliAnne received her B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism from Iowa State University.

HELEN DODDERIDGE

Marketing Coordinator

After 10 years in New York City, 2 years exploring the world and having visited over 40 countries, Helen has found a new home in Jackson Hole and its thriving art community. She brings with her over a decade of hands-on, strategy-driven account management and creative development skills to build, launch, and grow brands across all media with a focus on digital and production. Helen is also the Communications Director at Turner Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY. When she’s not promoting the arts, you can find her exploring her second favorite mountains: the Tetons.

OUREE LEE

Special Projects

Ouree is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker from Wilmore, Kentucky. She graduated from Stanford in 2017 with a B.A. in Film & Media Studies. Her creative endeavors infuse many forms including new (and old) media, film, performance, movement, and installation. Ouree has performed at the de Young Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, and the Gray Area. She moved to Jackson in 2018.