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).
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.
Eva grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. After high school, she moved to England to train with the British Dressage team. She competed and studied at Surrey University, where she earned a degree in Business Management. She went on to work for Apple Europe in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Work brought Eva to the United States, where she met her husband, Jim. Together, they moved to San Francisco, where Eva founded the Swedish School. Eva ran the Swedish School for 10 years until her family moved to Ketchum. Eva still serves on the board of the Swedish School and also runs her own company, designing and remodeling homes.
Her daughter, Sofia, graduated from Community School in 2013 and is now at UCSD. Eva has three sons at Community School Kristian (Class of 2016), Lukas (Class of 2017) and William (Class of 2021). All four children are ski racers.
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.
Community School first grabbed the attention of Will Hovey while he was attending Middlebury College with several alums of the school. Since then, Will’s dream was to live in the Sun Valley area, and have his kids attend this incredible school.
After working as an equity research analyst for Brown Brothers Harriman and Credit Suisse in New York and London for eight years, Will moved to Ketchum in 2003. Today, Will and his wife Brooke have two children at the school, Taylor (Class of 2025) and Tommy (Class of 2027). Will is a managing director at Greyhawk Capital Management, a private equity firm that he co-founded with former Community School Board Chair, Jack Bunce in 2006.
Will serves on the board of several of the firm’s portfolio companies. Will has served as Treasurer of the Pioneer Montessori School Board of Directors, was Chair of the Board of Higher Ground (then known as Sun Valley Adaptive Sports) and volunteered as development director of Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Will is also a volunteer firefighter on the Ketchum Fire Department. Will received his BA in American Civilization from Middlebury College in 1991.
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.
Molly and her family moved to the Wood River Valley from Vail, Colorado in 2007. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Lilia (Class of 2023) and Henry (Class of 2025). Molly is a graduate of Bowdoin College (A.B. Economics and Government).
She worked for a hedge fund in New Jersey after college and then ventured west. In Vail, Molly worked for Vail Resorts for seven years in Investor Relations, Strategic Planning and Mountain Operations Management.
Since moving to the Wood River Valley, Molly has been an active member of the Papoose Club - chairing their Holiday Bazaar and serving as Secretary. Molly recently joined the Board of the Sun Valley Ballet School. At Community School, Molly was Co-President of the Parents' Association. She has co-chaired the Read-a-Thon and Annual Fund Campaign.
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.