Nona is uniquely positioned as at once a practicing Architect and Principal at GYDE Architects and the Co-Founder, and CEO of the first vertical hydroponic greenhouse in the United States.
Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole is a cutting edge commercial scale greenhouse not only grows food for communities, in communities – but futures as well. This flagship project embodies Nona’s efforts to pursue projects that are able to have a profound impact on communities based on architectural, economic and social innovation. Because of this work, she was recently named by CNN as a Champion of Change.
Nona moved to Jackson Hole with her husband in 2003 to raise their two children Wyatt and Lucy. While her husband thrives in the mountains, Nona finds her inspiration and strength in the artistic community. She has been involved in multiple organizations, serving on the Boards of the Grand Teton Music Festival where she founded the young patrons organization ‘Bravo,’ the Art Association, and KHOL Jackson Hole Community Radio. She is proud to be serving her third term on the Center for the Arts board. In her off time, Nona spends her time recreating and enjoying in and near the beautiful waters of the Tetons. She will also enjoy skiing and winter sports in order to keep her husband happy.