Meet the folks who keep our wheels turning towards a cleaner future.
Alicia CoxInterim Director, Clean Cities Co-Coordinator
Alicia , originally from Flushing, MI, was joined YTCEC staff in 2011 through the Department of Energy's Clean Cities internship program and was the Coalitions Program Coordinator and then Program Director preceding her current position as Coalition Interim Director and Clean Cities co-coordinator. Alicia received her bachelor degree from Central Michigan University with a major in Biology and received her Masters degree in Environmental Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. During summer breaks from college Alicia spent her time in the Jackson area as a backpacking/adventure trip leader for young adults and as a research assistant in Yellowstone National Park. Alicia returned to Jackson as soon as she completed her Masters course work to pursue her career.
Alicia loves working for an organization that is truly improving the air quality and environment of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Christy LewisProgram Associate
Christy Lewis is a recent graduate from Northwestern University, where she studied Environmental Engineering and Chemistry. After spending a summer in Yellowstone as a wrangler, Christy decided to spend her senior winter in Jackson, where she first learned about the YTCEC. Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Christy decided to return to the west after college to begin interning with YTCEC.
Previously, she has worked with Design for America at Northwestern on projects ranging from increasing use of public transportation to encouraging helmet usage on bicycles and skateboards. In the summer of 2012, she received a grant from the Initiative for Energy and Sustainability at Northwestern to continue research on solar fuels. She is excited to combine the design-process approach to solving problems with her passion for promoting positive environmental decisions.
Phil CameronClean Cities Co-Coordinator
Phil joined the Coalition as its first Executive Director in late 2009. In the fall of 2011 he was recognized by the Department of Energy as a ‘Rising Star’ in the National Clean Cities program.
In 2011, Phil worked with cornerstone stakeholders in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to submit and fund a pilot project under the Clean Cities/National Parks initiative, funding more than $500,000 in projects with Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Phil and his wife Robin, a high school biology teacher, have lived in and around Jackson for nearly ten years. His past work experience includes guiding, environmental education, environmental monitoring, and resource management.
Hailing from Aurora, OH, Phil received his B.A. in Geology from Amherst College and completed the Teton Science Schools’ year-long Professional Residency in Environmental Education shortly after moving to the area.
Phil also sits on the boards of Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited and the Murie Center.