Our Team

Talent Cultivated Through Experience

We live at the intersection of nature and culture. We find inspiration in the natural world in concert with the world of international design. We made the choice to live inspired, to orient our hopes and dreams in this rare landscape. We refine our eye by immersion… in the textures and beauty of nature.

Rush Jenkins - CEO, Co-Founder of WRJ

Rush Jenkins

CEO, Co-Founder of WRJ

Rush Jenkins has worked in the design industry for over 30 years, but his design aesthetic was formed much earlier. Growing up in Idaho, Rush’s palette was informed by the natural environment of the nearby Teton Mountain Range and the rolling acreage of his family’s farmland. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, Rush set his aesthetic sights across the Atlantic, where he refined his design expertise through his studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Rush’s association with Sotheby’s continued when he became the Director of Design for their New York auction house. There, he had the privilege of leading the design for exhibitions for the collections of many American luminaries.

Following his dual passions for Interior Design and the American West, Rush moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he and his partner, Klaus Baer, established the headquarters of WRJ Design. Rush leads the vision for WRJ’s talented team of designers who have a combined expertise in design conceptualization, technical planning and creative execution of projects for their clients.

Today, Rush’s knowledge of interiors, art, architecture and landscape architecture is applied to designing beautiful retreats, where people find comfort in harmonious surroundings.

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Klaus Baer - COO, Co-Founder of WRJ

Klaus Baer

COO, Co-Founder of WRJ

Klaus Baer has channeled his decades-plus experience with managing international production teams for investment banking firms into overseeing all operational and technological aspects of WRJ. Klaus believes that well-run operations translate into seamless experiences for clients, as well as the internal team. At WRJ, he’s developed the systems on which the company stands, those that support the design team in achieving their goals: homes that are peaceful, calm and harmonious.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Klaus segued from banking to design by earning an interior design graduate degree from Parsons, The New School for Design in Manhattan. Klaus also donates his time and talent to various non-profit organizations in Jackson Hole, and loves enjoying the mountains surrounding his home.

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​Arianne Gray

Senior Designer

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Arianne left her Georgia home and headed West to study at BYU-Idaho, where she graduated with a BS in Interior Design. Today, in her professional life, she’s guided by the design elements of...

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​Arianne Gray - Senior Designer

​Arianne Gray

Senior Designer

Arianne left her Georgia home and headed West to study at BYU-Idaho, where she graduated with a BS in Interior Design. Today, in her professional life, she’s guided by the design elements of pattern, texture and color, while in her personal life, her love of family, outdoor pursuits and nature act as Arianne’s guides. At WRJ, Arianne brings a passion for organization and her love of fine details to all of her work.

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Zack Myers

Senior Designer

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Senior Designer, Zack Myers, grew up in Ogden, Utah and earned his degree in interior design at Weber State University. His work experience has taken him east to Manhattan, and west to Las Vegas,...

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Zack Myers - Senior Designer

Zack Myers

Senior Designer

Senior Designer, Zack Myers, grew up in Ogden, Utah and earned his degree in interior design at Weber State University. His work experience has taken him east to Manhattan, and west to Las Vegas, before bringing to Jackson Hole and WRJ. As movie buff and violin player, Zack enjoys being indoors, but as a passionate downhill skier and hiker, Zack takes full advantage of the outdoor activities Jackson is known for. Catching sight of him on a hike usually means also catching sight of his two dedicated hiking partners: Koda and Kairi, Zack’s two Shiba puppies.

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Jonathan Martinez

Senior Designer

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Jonathan earned his master’s degree in Interior Architecture from Florida International University in Miami FL. Previous to earning this degree, he held a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology...

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Jonathan Martinez - Senior Designer

Jonathan Martinez

Senior Designer

Jonathan earned his master’s degree in Interior Architecture from Florida International University in Miami FL. Previous to earning this degree, he held a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He considers himself an eternal student of design – trying to absorb as much as he can around him to inspire him in creating interesting and functional spaces. He started his career well over 10 years ago in Miami FL where he quickly stepped into the role of Senior Designer for award-winning interior architecture firm Antrobus + Ramirez, working on Luxury High-End Residential and Hospitality projects. He later moved to Chicago where he soon started working with Nate Berkus as head of construction and project management, ultimately leading him to WRJ.

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Sabrina Schreibeis

Senior Designer

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A Wyoming native, Sabrina did her studies at Colorado State University. She graduated cum laude with a degree in Interior Design and Construction Management, and concurrently earned her LEED...

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Sabrina Schreibeis - Senior Designer

Sabrina Schreibeis

Senior Designer

A Wyoming native, Sabrina did her studies at Colorado State University. She graduated cum laude with a degree in Interior Design and Construction Management, and concurrently earned her LEED accreditation. Before joining WRJ, Sabrina worked on a wide range of projects, both residential and commercial, in a wide range of locations, both in the states and abroad. Wherever she is, Sabrina is inspired by the natural beauty she sees and experiences, which is reflected in her designs.

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Renee Crawford

Senior Designer

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From an early age, a creative compass pointed Renee towards design, which she followed with focus and curiosity. This led her to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her degree in...

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Renee Crawford - Senior Designer

Renee Crawford

Senior Designer

From an early age, a creative compass pointed Renee towards design, which she followed with focus and curiosity. This led her to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her degree in Interior Design, a field she’s loved working in ever since. Renee’s childhood was spent exploring the Allegheny National Forest near her rural Pennsylvania home, and today her outdoor explorations continue across the Tetons and far beyond. Renee’s passion for exploring cultures and cuisine through travels take her to exotic locations around the world. There, the same traits of focus and curiosity that define her professional life, guide Renee’s personal pursuits as well.

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Stephanie Hill

Designer

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Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from BYU-Idaho in her hometown of Rexburg, Stephanie moved to Jackson in 2005. She refined her focus on functional interiors, and today is an...

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Stephanie Hill - Designer

Stephanie Hill

Designer

Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from BYU-Idaho in her hometown of Rexburg, Stephanie moved to Jackson in 2005. She refined her focus on functional interiors, and today is an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Today, Stephanie brings more than a decade’s worth of experience designing those spaces, plus other interior areas, to WRJ’s clients. Her own time in the Tetons finds Stephanie outdoors—snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, backpacking and running half-marathons.

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Kate McNichols

Designer

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Kate has made her way West via her hometown of Chicago and carries with her influences from the Bay Area of San Francisco where she began her career and studied, earning her BFA in Interior Design...

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Kate McNichols - Designer

Kate McNichols

Designer

Kate has made her way West via her hometown of Chicago and carries with her influences from the Bay Area of San Francisco where she began her career and studied, earning her BFA in Interior Design. Her love of varying design elements, landscapes and architecture, help inform her passion for design and innovation. Her time is invested in friends and family, and she delivers that same commitment and passion in her work and dedication to the WRJ family as well. Throughout her career she has most valued her client relationships, as helping others achieve their vision is what gives her work its finest purpose.

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Alex Bird

Designer

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After graduating high school in a small farm town near Lake Erie, Alex earned her degree in Interior Architecture at the Ohio University. She moved to Chicago in 2012 and started her career in...

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Alex Bird - Designer

Alex Bird

Designer

After graduating high school in a small farm town near Lake Erie, Alex earned her degree in Interior Architecture at the Ohio University. She moved to Chicago in 2012 and started her career in custom cabinetry and transitioned to a full residential interior design firm working on Historical renovation on one of the oldest residences in the West Village of New York City. She was later sought-out by a high-end residential firm to be their Interior Architect, specializing in the more technical aspects of the design process which eventually lead her to WRJ. Constantly expanding her knowledge, her appreciation for great design is rooted in the details.

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Sammy Barnard

Design Assistant

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Nature has always been Sammy‘s passion. Her strongest memories of her childhood in Idaho Falls are ones that involve being outdoors, and as an adult, that hasn’t changed. Today, given the choice...

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Sammy Barnard - Design Assistant

Sammy Barnard

Design Assistant

Nature has always been Sammy‘s passion. Her strongest memories of her childhood in Idaho Falls are ones that involve being outdoors, and as an adult, that hasn’t changed. Today, given the choice and the chance, Sammy will be outside. Her love for, and belief in, the beauty and benefits of nature is what informs Sammy’s work. A graduate of the University of Idaho, with a Bachelor’s in Interior Design with a Minor in Architecture, Sammy’s ongoing interest in the cohesive and harmonious merging of indoor and outdoor spaces is what brought her to WRJ as a Design Assistant.

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Sydney Shafer

Design Assistant

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Growing up a dancer, Sydney was always drawn to every aspect of design that went into the production of a performance. This led her to majoring in scenic design with a double minor in Graphic Design...

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Sydney Shafer - Design Assistant

Sydney Shafer

Design Assistant

Growing up a dancer, Sydney was always drawn to every aspect of design that went into the production of a performance. This led her to majoring in scenic design with a double minor in Graphic Design and French at Washington University in St. Louis where she received a Bachelor of arts in Theater Production. She’s always been passionate about dance and learning about different cultures. She worked for an event planning company for her college internship that always talked about “creating moments of impact.” This stuck with her as she’s always seeking to put a smile on someone’s face and doing what she truly loves in a place she loves.

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Patience Jones

Design Assistant

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Patience's love of design started at an early age tagging along with her father who owned a flooring company, learning about the newest products and application processes. Her passion for the...

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Patience Jones - Design Assistant

Patience Jones

Design Assistant

Patience's love of design started at an early age tagging along with her father who owned a flooring company, learning about the newest products and application processes. Her passion for the evolving world of design and architecture lead her to San-Antonio Texas where she received her bachelor's degree of fine arts in Interior Design. A Wyoming native, she has a strong wanderlust and craving for adventure – skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.

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Milli Dawson

Design Assistant

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Design has always aligned with Milli’s passion to see and create beauty through all her experiences. Growing up in the Capital of Wyoming, on a historical ranch, Milli had the opportunity to do...

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Milli Dawson - Design Assistant

Milli Dawson

Design Assistant

Design has always aligned with Milli’s passion to see and create beauty through all her experiences. Growing up in the Capital of Wyoming, on a historical ranch, Milli had the opportunity to do just that. Staying loyal to the land that has always inspired her, Milli received a Bachelor’s in Design, Textiles, and Merchandising with a dual Minor in Interior Design and Apparel Design from the University of Wyoming. After interning with WRJ Design, she knew she was destined to find her way back to Jackson. Plains, mountains, valleys, and more, Milli adores all that this beautiful state has to offer.

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Kimberly Hunter

Assistant to COO

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Kimberly spent 25 years as a producer in a photography studio at a large high-tech ad agency before moving to New Hampshire with her husband as Innkeepers, where they were named into Trip...

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Kimberly Hunter - Assistant to COO

Kimberly Hunter

Assistant to COO

Kimberly spent 25 years as a producer in a photography studio at a large high-tech ad agency before moving to New Hampshire with her husband as Innkeepers, where they were named into Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame. Not to mention, she is a nationally ranked swimmer and record holder, was Ski Patrol for the 2020 Winter Olympics and has over 10,000 hours of volunteer work to include Tsunami relief in Indonesia and Japan. Needless to say, she brings a multitude of skills to WRJ and is the right hand of the firms COO.

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David Stanko

Operations Manager

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Born in Chicago, David worked for large retailers around the country, rising through their ranks as he honed his skills in inventory management. Entering the textile industry gave David the chance...

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David Stanko - Operations Manager

David Stanko

Operations Manager

Born in Chicago, David worked for large retailers around the country, rising through their ranks as he honed his skills in inventory management. Entering the textile industry gave David the chance to deepen his knowledge of sourcing and logistics, as well as showroom design. At WRJ, his work allows him to integrate all of his skills from coordinating installations on projects, to forging relationships with global carriers. David’s outgoing nature, and the ease and pleasure he takes in creating connections, makes his work at WRJ especially fulfilling.

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Kelsey Hummel

Operations Assistant

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Prior to joining WRJ’s team as Operations Associate, Kelsey, a graduate of Indiana University, worked in luxury real estate. AT WRJ she’s involved in a variety of integral aspects of the...

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Kelsey Hummel - Operations Assistant

Kelsey Hummel

Operations Assistant

Prior to joining WRJ’s team as Operations Associate, Kelsey, a graduate of Indiana University, worked in luxury real estate. AT WRJ she’s involved in a variety of integral aspects of the company. Whether it’s ensuring installations run smoothly, to sourcing, to organizing the showroom, what supports all of Kelsey’s work is her belief that strong systems and procedures make everything more manageable. A nature lover, Kelsey spends her non-work time hiking the Tetons, camping, backpacking and tubing on the river.

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Debby Hathcock

Office Manager

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Debby’s love affair for Jackson Hole began when she was five years old exploring both sides of the Tetons with her family whom has roots to some of the first settlers in the valley. Her passion...

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Debby Hathcock - Office Manager

Debby Hathcock

Office Manager

Debby’s love affair for Jackson Hole began when she was five years old exploring both sides of the Tetons with her family whom has roots to some of the first settlers in the valley. Her passion for empowering and encouraging others in their pursuits lead her to the University of Oklahoma where she received her degree in Social Work and has been in the customer service and hospitality industry for over twenty years. She loves serving people and creating a safe, positive and supportive atmosphere in the workplace. When she’s not at the workplace, she loves road trips, hiking, tubing, cross country skiing and camping with her daughter and close friends.

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Amanda Jordan

Marketing | Brand Manager

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Originally from the East Coast, Amanda received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at the Maine College of Art. Inspired by the advice of a mentor who said, “Whenever possible, go to the...

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Amanda Jordan - Marketing | Brand Manager

Amanda Jordan

Marketing | Brand Manager

Originally from the East Coast, Amanda received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at the Maine College of Art. Inspired by the advice of a mentor who said, “Whenever possible, go to the original source to do your research,” Amanda moved to Italy where she studied leather handbag craftsmanship and pattern making at the Scuola del Cuoio, in Florence. Her passion for travel informs her passion for the history of craft and culture in fashion and design. Approaching “life as a collection of experiences,” she finds the pattern of beauty in all things.

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