JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Mary Erickson will take the reins of the Doug Coombs Foundation as executive director. She announced she would accept the position to work alongside founder Emily Coombs to “take this amazing organization to the next level.”
The foundation was created by Emily in 2012 as a tribute to her late husband, the world famous skier, Doug Coombs, to address the opportunity gap for youth from low-income families in Jackson.
Doug was known throughout the global ski community for breaking barriers and going places that most people thought were impossible. Doug inspired people to push their limits and do things they never imagined they were capable of doing. He was an extraordinary man who helped people find the extraordinary in themselves.
Now, in its sixth year, the Doug Coombs Foundation has more than 200 children enrolled in ski programs through Snow King Mountain Sports School, Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School, and Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club. And we keep our skiers active year-round through our own summer hiking program, programs in partnership with Jackson Hole Youth Soccer, Exum Mountain Guides, Shooting Star Golf Club, Jackson Hole Land Trust, Rendezvous River Sports, and many others.
Erickson is a former assistant priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church who joined the Community Resource Center in 2014 as executive director. She transitioned that organization through merger with El Puente and the Latino Resource Center last year to create One22. Sharel Love took over as ED for One22 last May.