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Agent of the week: Des Jennings

JACKSON, Wyo.— When The McPeak Group isn’t showing properties, they’re giving back to the community, participating in outdoor pursuits, and enjoying everything Jackson has to offer.

During this unprecedented time, learn more about The McPeak Group and how they are working to support the Jackson community. This week, get to know Associate Broker, Des Jennings:

Q: What brought you to Jackson Hole? Give us the quick version.
A: I first came to Jackson Hole on a family vacation when I was 10 years old. It was the first trip that my Dad and future stepmother took together with their children—me, my sister (who was eight at the time) and my future step-sisters (who were 13 and 17). For some reason, our parents thought it would be a good idea to stick six people in a minivan and drive around the National Parks in Wyoming for two weeks car-camping on most nights. Our family has come to call that trip the “crucible tour”. I came back here for summer camp, worked in the area every summer in college, and just stayed after that!

Q: What is your favorite hidden gem in Jackson Hole?
A: This is probably not fair to call these guys a “hidden gem” but I have had nothing but good experiences with the guys at Sweet Cheeks Meats. They absolutely crush everything they touch.

Q: What’s your favorite way to give back to the community?
A: As a parent of a young kid, with two working parents in the house, it is difficult to take my weekends to do some of the more involved, hands-on volunteering I would like to do but I spend a lot of time with my roles on the boards of the Teton Board of Realtors as President-Elect for 2020, as the treasurer for Jackson Hole Public Art, and as a trustee for the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Q: What is your fondest memory in the Tetons?
A: I met my wife, Chloe, while working out here in the summer of 2009 and somehow convinced her to move back out here and ultimately marry me in Jackson Hole in 2017.

Q: What you’re looking forward to most when the Covid-19 quarantine lifts?
A: Oh man, where to start. Honestly, I can’t wait to get my raft out and float down the river with some friends with no agenda and no walls to confine us. The symbolic opportunity to just “go with the flow” is not lost on me. That would probably be followed up with dinner on the deck at the Bird.

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