Teton Valley Aquatics is pleased to announce Katie Hoskinson as the nonprofit’s first executive director.
Katie brings depth of nonprofit leadership and relationship building experience that will continue to forward Teton Valley Aquatics’ mission. Katie leaves a 7 year long tenure at Teton Science Schools where she focused on building partnerships to expand organizational capacity for STEM literacy through the AmeriCorps program at nonprofits and government agencies. Hoskinson was a competitive swimmer and past swim coach, water safety instructor and lifeguard for numerous organizations and resides in Victor with her fiancé Bill McNamara and their dog Tupper.
“We are thrilled to have Katie come on board for our effort,” says current Board Chair Kelly Sadauckas. “We had an incredibly talented applicant pool for this position, and Katie stood out above the rest with her passion for our project, passion for swimming in general, and her extensive educational, professional and personal experiences. All of these are a huge asset to our organization and to the valley as a whole.”
In the past 12 months, Teton Valley Aquatics has conducted a community needs assessment, a capital campaign feasibility study and is currently undertaking a facility feasibility study. Teton Valley Aquatics has provided free swim programming as part of Teton Valley Swims for over 230 Teton Valley residents since November at the Teton County Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center. The next upcoming Teton Valley Swims program is Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10:30 a.m to noon.
Teton Valley Aquatics is also excited to sponsor 44 Tetonia Elementary students, providing free swim lessons through the school district’s Winter Sports Program at Green Canyon. Hoskinson believes strongly in access to the essential life skill of swimming and the benefits an aquatic facility can provide to expand health, wellness, recreation and safety opportunities for community members. She is excited about being able to serve the valley through her efforts with TVA. One of her immediate priorities is building connections with community nonprofits, local government officials and community members.
Katie joins the Teton Valley Aquatics team and board which includes Kelly Sadauckas, Dick Weinbrandt, Eva Marmsater, Wray Landon, Rick Smith, Chris Scheuhler, John Riley, Sven Taow and Hannah Van Arsdell.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Teton Valley Aquatics,” said Hoskinson. “I care deeply about the organization’s mission in the valley and I am excited to leverage my experience and background to steward the TVA vision to action.” Teton Valley Aquatics will be hosting a Meet and Greet to welcome Katie to their team at the Teton Geotourism Center, Thursday December 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.