At the start of the new year, City Kids was fortunate to be joined by two new staff members. Starting with the new JET Program Manager, Paige McLaughlin. Paige joined the team in January and will be overseeing the planning and implementation of JET Programming. The JET Program is designed to give experienced City Kids a meaningful job experience while supporting the development of their professionalism and leadership skills. Paige graduated from the University of Baltimore in Maryland with a B.A. in Modern Languages and Linguistics. Prior to joining City Kids, Paige was a teacher for nearly a decade. She spent three of those years teaching English in South Korea. Paige enjoys learning new languages, traveling, and painting.
Greg Ley has also assumed the new role of Human Resources and Operations Manager at City Kids. Greg will be responsible for a range of operational functions from policy to people at the organization. He was born and raised in Colorado, and lived for many years in Moose, Wyoming, just outside of Jackson – the place that he met his cats and still considers home. Prior to City Kids, Greg worked as Field Education Faculty at Teton Science Schools and as Store Manager at Grand Teton Association, pushing both organizations towards compassionate efficiency. He holds a dual Master’s degree in Natural Science from the University of Wyoming and enjoys learning new things in his free time.