Christian Beckwith announced he will be stepping down from his role at SHIFT. Photo: Greg Von Doersten

JACKSON, Wyo. — Christian Beckwith, SHIFT’s founder and Executive Director, announced on Dec. 17, that he will be stepping down from his position.

Beckwith founded SHIFT in 2013. He outlined no immediate plans for his next ventures and is working with SHIFT’s Board of Directors on the transition to new leadership.

“We are so grateful for Christian’s dedication, creativity, and energy,” said SHIFT board member Sandy Hessler. “He brought together so many different voices to improve the health of both the earth and humanity synergistically.”

Beckwith ran for Teton County Board of County Commissioners in November, running on the platform of “Place first-prioritizing the needs of the ecosystem ahead of special interest groups.” and labeled himself, “the conservation candidate.”

“The connections, collaborations, and friendships sparked by SHIFT and The Emerging Leaders Program are some of the most satisfying of my career,” said Beckwith. “I look forward to supporting the organization as it takes its next steps forward.”

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.