Ron Jackenthal, Founder
Ron Jackenthal has an impactful voice and is well connected in the Park City community. Like Sam, he has a passion for helping others and serves on the Youth Sports Alliance board. He is a supportive father to his daughter Skylar, who is a senior at Park City High School and co-captain of the track team.
Ron founded Live Like Sam and the Sam Jackenthal Fund in honor of his son, hoping to foster opportunities for young athletes to succeed in sports and in life with a sense of gratitude.
A resident of Park City for 18 years, he lived in San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C., London and New York during his career as a senior sales executive in the telecommunications and software industries. Ron is known for his ability to expand revenue and distribution, negotiate complicated deals and influence business on a global scale.
In his free time, Ron enjoys doing yoga, biking, skiing, hiking, surfing and traveling.
Sam’s younger sister Skylar is already making an impact on those around her. A high school senior, Skylar has a passion for entrepreneurship and creative writing. Her TedX Youth presentation about social injustices in her community drew wide acclaim. She’s active as treasurer of the Interact Club and has helped lead fellow students on two service projects to the Hopi reservation in Arizona. She serves as co-caption of her high school track team and president of the PCHS Grief Group.
Trisha Worthington, US Ski & Snowboard
From growing up in Minnesota to becoming one of the most successful fundraisers in Olympic sport, athletics has played a big role in Trisha’s life. Her ability to create passion around the dreams of athletes helped her lead the successful campaign to build U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Center of Excellence. Her passion for community helped her raise millions for local causes with the Park City Foundation. Married to Olympian Trace Worthington, their two young daughters looked up to Sam.
Emily Fisher, YSA
Community, sport and family are key components Emily Fisher instills into her stakeholders at the Youth Sports Alliance, where she serves as executive director. A New Hampshire native, Emily was captain of Middlebury College’s NCAA cross country team and started her career in sports management as freestyle program manager for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Before becoming the leader of YSA, she worked with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. Her spirit of sport and passion for helping others has made a big impact on the Park City youth sports community.
Nora Stowell, WL Gore
Over the past 20 years, Nora has channeled her passion for the sports she loves by working extensively in the outdoor, snow and sporting goods industries. Nora has worked with W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore-Tex) for the past three years as a global sales leader. Nora is also actively involved on the Outdoor Industry Association board, serving as chair for the Nominations and Governance Committee and secretary for the Executive Committee.
Nora has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where she ski raced Division I for four years and was captain of the team her senior year. Nora lives in Park City, Utah, where she can be found mountain biking, trail running, hiking and skiing many of its world-renown trails with her tight-knit community of family and friends.
Kim Raymer, USASA
Making a difference in sport and community for youth winter sports is a passion of Kim’s, which includes helping educate parents, athletes and clubs. She currently sits on the Executive Board for the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association as vice president and is also the chairman for the Strategic Planning Committee’s efforts. Kim is also the USASA series director for the third largest competition series in the country. Kim has worked closely with the USASA and Sam’s family to create the USASA Sam Jackenthal Award.
Julie Glusker, US Ski & Snowboard
Julie’s 30 years of experience crosses academics, client and consulting services, strategic planning, non-profits and athletics, providing her diverse skills in her role as director of athlete career and education at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. She is a passionate advocate of student athletes, promoting whole athlete and character development, and encouraging positive school, sport and team cultures.
Julie has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she played D1 lacrosse, and an M.A. from Middlebury College, where she studied English literature and writing. She co-founded Aptitude Academics and the Park Record Spelling Bee, served on the Park City Education Foundation, and coached Park City Lacrosse and Utah Mamaci. She loves skiing, biking, trail running, hiking, camping and playing in the mountains with her husband, three daughters and friends.
Shauna Wiest, Christain Center of Park City
Shauna Wiest currently serves as the Director of Development for the Christian Center of Park City where she concentrates on philanthropic, collaborative, and community funding opportunities to fulfill the Christian Center’s mission of meeting every individual at their point of need. Prior to the Christian Center, Shauna served as the Executive Director for CONNECT Summit County whose mission is to create a well informed and stigma-free community with access to mental health services for everyone. Prior to her non-profit work, Shauna worked in the legal industry for 25 years focusing on business development. Shauna lives in Park City with her husband, son, and dog named Mufasa. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her family, hiking, yoga, and listening to podcasts.
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