JACKSON, Wyo. — Longtime Teton Media Works leader Adam Meyer has joined the Olson family as a new business partner and minority shareholder of Teton Media Works (TMW). The transaction of TMW shares was completed May 1, 2021.
Continuing in the tradition of local news entrepreneurs Alex Sherrig (1911-Jackson’s Hole Courier), Floy Tonkin/Fred McCabe (1952/1968-Jackson Hole Guide), Virginia Huidekoper/Ralph Gill (1970-Jackson Hole News), Michael Sellett/Paul Bruun/David Whitlock (1978-Jackson Hole Daily) for more than a century in Jackson, the local ownership and operations across the community’s local media lives on.
The Olson family remains the majority shareholder, and Kevin Olson continues to serve as TMW’s CEO, president and publisher. Adam’s role expands to chief operating officer and continues as vice president and associate publisher. Adam remains responsible for leading revenue and operations. Kevin’s focus remains on publishing, diversification of business lines, and the strategic progression and direction of TMW.
Kevin and Adam began working together in 2005 when he was hired as an advertising account coordinator for the Jackson Hole News&Guide and Jackson Hole Daily advertising sales team. In 2006 he was promoted to advertising sales and managed a high-performing account territory until moving into advertising sales management as director of advertising in late 2012.
In 2012, Kevin acquired the Jackson Hole News, Inc from decades-long owner/publisher Michael Sellett and other local minority partners, and formed TMW to carry forward Jackson Hole’s longest-operating newspaper and magazine company into a future vision with expanded digital publishing and services. Three years after the formation of TMW, Adam’s skills spread wider into operations as vice president and associate publisher.
“Adam has earned my full confidence and trust as a steady and confident leader in our business through a multitude of business conditions. He has successfully managed our operations and revenue since 2015 and joined the News&Guide Editorial Board in 2018. He knows our business inside and out, and is an ideal partner for the Olson Family moving into the future,” said Olson.
Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism – Professional Strategic Communication. He spent summers during college continuing a Meyer family tradition working for Grand Teton Lodge Company guiding scenic trips on the Snake River. He currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and president of his HOA board. Adam and his wife Jen live in South Park. He loves the outdoors and spends time riding anything with handlebars and especially things that go fast.
“Those of us who spend time around Adam know he brings passion, thorough-thinking, empathy and enthusiasm into everything he does at TMW. He has helped us grow as a company, and is genuinely interested in everyone who works here and how he can help each of us develop professional achievement and satisfaction in what we do,” Olson added.
Teton Media Works is a local media company, publishing newspapers (Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jackson Hole Daily), magazines (Jackson Hole magazine, Grand Wedding, Teton Family and Best of Jackson Hole), digital news sources (JHNewsAndGuide.com, Buckrail.com, Hole Scroll), commercial printing services for cold set offset web printing, and digital creative agency services through Orijin Media. The TMW mission is to be catalysts for an engaged and inspired community. TMW has 65 full and part-time employees and operates at 1225 Maple Way in Jackson.