Brian Schilling, Jackson Hole Community Pathways Director: Brian has served as Director of Jackson Hole Community Pathways since 2006, coordinating capital projects, public information, planning, and programming for non-motorized transportation and recreation for the Town of Jackson and Teton County. He joined the pathways program as a staff member after four years on the Pathways Task Force volunteer advisory board.
In his position as Pathways Director, Brian has fostered partnerships with numerous private entities and public agencies at the local, state, and federal level, and has procured over $16 million in federal transportation funds through competitive grants.
Since 2006 the Teton County pathways system has grown by 50%, with 15 miles of new pathways either completed or under construction. Notable projects include the 6-mile North Pathway from the Town of Jackson to Grand Teton National Park along the National Elk Refuge and US Hwy 89 (and continuing for another 15 miles in GTNP to Jenny Lake), and the recently completed 700-foot pathway bridge across the Snake River (part of the 5-mile Path22 project to be completed in 2015).
Jackson has been recognized since 2008 as one of seventeen Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Communities by the League of American Bicyclists.
In addition to serving as the Pathways Director, Brian has coached high school cross country, track, and Nordic skiing and been active in the cycling community since moving to Jackson in 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, are parents to 5-year old Mairi and 2-year old Andy.