On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of Friends of Alta, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our two newest board members, Lucy Jenkins and Nora Pincus. In a time when Alta is facing many threats, we feel very fortunate to have the background and strong commitment to Alta these women both bring to the table. Please visit our board members page here for more information or read their bios below.
Lucy grew up in upstate New York, skiing at Greek Peak. Her passion for skiing led her to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder and then to move to Utah in 1976 for law school. She lives in Sandy, not too far from the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and skis and hikes at Alta regularly. She has observed changes to Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon over the past 39 years. She feels very connected to Alta and enjoys participating in FOA’s efforts to conserve and protect Albion Basin. Lucy Jenkins is a shareholder at Jones Waldo and serves on the Board of Directors. She is also chair of the Environmental Law Practice Group. Her areas of focus include Environmental Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law and Estates and Trusts. She was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law, 2012-2015.
Nora was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Montana, where she was fortunate to spend her formative years growing up at the end of a dirt road surrounded by National Forest. Nora moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah and fell in love with Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Nora graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in history and received her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Nora is an attorney in the Salt Lake City office of Welborn, Sullivan, Meck and Tooley, P.C., where she focuses her practice on natural resources, public lands and environmental law. Nora feels incredibly fortunate to live in an urban environment in such close proximity to world class mountain environments and feels strongly about working to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to share the same life experiences she has had with Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon.