Jay Hagenbuch and his wife, Kim, moved to the Wood River Valley full time in 2003 after having been part-time residents since 1995. They have five children, Henry (28), Hunter (26), Hilary (25), Sydney (CS Class of 2015) and Johnny (CS Class of 2020).
Jay is co-founder and Chairman of M&H Realty Partners and of WestLand Capital Partners, California-based, real estate opportunity fund businesses. He is also a private equity and venture investor and has been a Director of a number of public and private companies.
Jay previously served as a Director of Community School from 2002 through 2010. He spent eight years on the board of the San Francisco Symphony, serving six years as Chairman of the Finance Committee. For eight years, he was a Trustee and Board Chair of Town School for Boys in San Francisco, where Henry and Hunter attended. Jay received an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA degree from Stanford University.
Peggy and her husband, John, moved to Ketchum in 1997. Their three children were born in Ketchum and attend Community School: Blair (Class of 2016), Hayden (Class of 2018) and Wilson (Class of 2022).
After college at UCSD, she worked in San Francisco in advertising before becoming involved in special events for nonprofit organizations. Locally, she has been active with St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, serving on both the auxiliary and foundation boards as well as on the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club Board.
Over the past seven years, Peggy has been involved with Community School as a room parent and has co-chaired the Annual Fund, achieving the goal of 100% participation for two years.
Guy and Mia Cherp moved to Sun Valley in 2006, staying three years before moving to Omaha, Nebraska. But in 2011, they moved back to Sun Valley to raise their kids. Guy and Mia have two children at the Community School: Grace (Class of 2017) and Henry (Class of 2019). They also have a third child, Frances (age 9).
Guy is the vice president of operations for Cox Communications. He has worked in a number of operating roles for several Cox companies in his over 20 years with Cox. Guy graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Economics and Environmental Conservation.
Ellen Gillespie and her husband, James, are the parents of two Community School students, Lily (Class of 2014) and Thomas (Class of 2016).
She is the co‐owner of Sun Valley Events, organizing some of the largest events in the Wood River Valley, including Wagon Days and the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. Prior to moving to Sun Valley from New York in 2003, Ellen worked for Time Warner in Washington D.C. and London. She is a graduate of Duke University.
Bill and his wife, Michelle, have kept a home in Ketchum since 2007. In 2011, they moved to the Wood River Valley full-time from Santa Monica to place their children at Community School. They have two daughters, Avery (age 10) and Alexandra (age 8), and a son, Billy (age 5).
Bill has been active in the international art market for twenty years. His business and gallery, headquartered in Los Angeles, focuses on investment niches in the contemporary art marketplace and works with private collections, foundations and museums. Bill is a 1988 graduate of the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.
Pirie, a Texas native, previously lived in Los Angeles and worked in the entertainment industry. She produced and hosted television specials for Lifetime, Encore, Fox, CMT, FX, ABC, and NBC networks. She moved to Sun Valley in 1997.
She has two children at Community School, Buey (Class of 2020) and Saba (Class of 2022). Their father and uncle are graduates of the school as well.
Pirie continued producing after moving to Sun Valley, but in different venues. She produced "The Children's Day," during which 10,000 children came to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he visited Sun Valley in 2005. From 2006 to 2009, she was the co-chair of the Special Olympics World Winter Games, during which 3,000 athletes from 100 countries came to Idaho to compete on the world stage.
Pirie also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sun Valley Wellness Institute. She graduated with a master's degree in Business and Communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rob and his family have been residing in the Valley on a full-time basis for the past four years, previously living in Los Angeles.
Rob and his wife Katherine have two children at Community School: Chloe (who will begin her second year this fall in the first grade) and Peter (who will enter his second year in the newly developed ECC). In 2004, after selling a business founded in 1993, Rob started Architectural Resources, a business that specializes in interior architecture and design. Rob also sits on the Board of Directors of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Jim and his family moved to the Wood River Valley in 2005 from Seattle. Jim and his wife Jennifer have two daughters attending Community School, Madison (Class of 2015) and Molly (Class of 2018).
In 2003, Jim started a small private investment company focusing on acquisition, private equity and venture capitol named The Great Day Group, which is now based in Ketchum. Jim sits on the board of directors for two additional non-profit groups, The Sun Club and The Great Day Foundation.
Tory was born and raised in the Wood River Valley. She graduated from Community School in 1985.
After spending two years at the University of Arizona, she went to work as a manager for Sgt. Leisure Inc, a retail clothing company, and opened several stores in Hawaii and California. She returned to Sun Valley and spent ten years as the Human Resources Manager at Atkinsons’ Markets. Tory met her husband Sean and moved to San Francisco Bay Area. She served as treasurer of her sons pre-school for three years.
Tory and Sean moved back to the Wood River Valley in 2005. Their two boys Matt (Class of 2018) and Andrew (Class of 2020) have been at Community School since kindergarten and preschool. Tory has been an active part of the CS Parents’ Association for the last seven years, serving as a room parent several times and as President from 2010 to 2012.
John and his wife Stephanie moved full time to Ketchum in 2004 from Santa Monica, California. They have four daughters: Robin (24), Lauren (23), Gabi (Class of 2012) and Lena (Class of 2014).
John is chairman of Fearless Records, LLC, a boutique record and music publishing company. He is also a private investor and lawyer. John has over 18 years of experience as a director of public companies and he is currently a director of Deckers Outdoors Inc. and chair of its governance committee.
John has been on the board of Heal the Bay, a southern California environmental non-profit, since 1989. John has previously served on other non-profit boards, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, where his responsibilities included chairing its Hollywood Bowl committee. John is a graduate of Brown University (AB Political Science 1977) and the University of San Diego School of Law (JD 1981).