Jonathan A. McLaren
Originally from New Jersey, I first visited the Tetons as a teen at 15 and realized that this Valley would be my home as well as my life one day. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BS in Accounting and Minor in Computer Science I entered the “New York World” of public accounting. After two years with the firm, I elected that my goal was to live a life that was based on “Quality” not “Quantity” and headed West towards the Tetons.
I have managed to combine my passion for the active outdoor lifestyle and my professional background in various positions throughout my time here. Most my professional career was spent as Grand Targhee’s Chief Financial Officer facilitating the operational aspect of the resort as well as the due diligence relating to the (2) two sales of the Resort in addition to the lengthy “Land Exchange” with the US Government. In 2006 I entered the banking world in Jackson Hole as a VP Commercial Lending with the Bank of Jackson Hole in Teton Village. This was a fascinating experience as it was during the beginning and end of the “Financial Crisis” and as it related to the economy. After that experience, I elected to return to my original goal of the lifestyle I wanted to live. That brought me Croakies, Inc (formerly Lifelink International) a Jackson created and based outdoor company as their Chief Financial Officer. I facilitated the sale of the Company in 2017.
Given my background, experiences and local knowledge of the Teton area, I elected to enter the real estate world in a professional capacity. Having worked with Silver Peaks in numerous professional transactions in the past, my choice to whom to associate myself with was clear.
I am married to Kate Halsey Mclaren, Massage Therapist, and have three sons from a previous marriage. We live an adventurous and active lifestyle and look forward in sharing My Passion with You in achieving your Teton area Real Estate Dreams!!!!!!!
My motto is “Luvnlife”
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